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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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(June 23-August 15) PIRATES OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA It's obvious pirates had a hand in naming Arrrlington but their influence on Bethesda is murky at best. You can find out more through August at Bethesda's Imagination Stage during the play How I Became a Pirate, as a youngster is carried away by a motley crew of pirates in this musical adaptation of Melinda Long's book. The ducat counting commences this morning at 10:30.

(June 23-August 15) GLASSY LADIES If you're looking for a "glassy" lady, American University's Katzen Museum presents Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics by Women of Japan. The innovative ceramic culture of the Far East is on exhibit through August 15th, showcasing the work of 25 exceptional women who were once banned from practicing their art form.

(June 24-July 17) A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE It's all Irish all the time during Solas Nua's (meaning "New Light") presentation of Johnny Meister and the Stitch at Flashpoint theater in Downtown DC, running through July 3rd. Morning begets night as two bad lads from Belfast spend a summer's day trying to stay out of each other's way.

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