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Art Beat With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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(May 12) CZECH OUT A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN The Avalon Theatre presents a slice of celestial cinema tonight at 8 in Northwest DC, honoring the best films from the Czech Republic with a screening of A Little Piece of Heaven, a story of love, friendship, and solidarity set within the walls of a Communist prison in the 1950s.

(May 14-June 3) PEREZ HILTON SAVES THE UNIVERSE If you're more about TMZ than BBC, Laurel, Maryland's Landless Theatre Company may have your style of entertainment with the play Perez Hilton Saves The Universe - the show debuts at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan this Friday night. In this irreverent musical it's up to the blogerati's favorite gossip monger to save L.A. from pop-culture persecutors.

(May 15-July 3) IF I TOLD YOU ONE TIME... New York-based designer Chris Rucker presents his functional furniture in If I Told You One Time…, opening Saturday at Industry Gallery off Florida Avenue in Northeast DC. The craftsman's constructs of engineered wood are on display through July.

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