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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, June 25-27, 2010

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(June 25-26) CAPITOL STEPS STEP UP The Capitol Steps have had enough of feeling walked all over by the powers that be. The troupe of irreverent political satirists bites back at Beltway insiders every weekend at the Ronald Reagan Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. You can catch live recordings of their radio special Politics Takes a Holiday this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

(June 26-27) CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL Meanwhile, this weekend Georgia Avenue undergoes a complete metamorphosis during the D.C. Caribbean Carnival Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 7. Various island parties will erupt, including a pulsating parade kicking off at Georgia and Missouri Avenues Saturday morning at 11.

(June 26-July 25) NEW JERUSALEM Or, delve into metaphysics through late July at Theater J off 16th Street Northwest, as New Jerusalem covers interrogations and the Torah from 1656, (http://washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/theater-j/on-stage/09-10-season/new-jerusalem/TJ-New-Jerusalem-Main.html), as a philosopher faces excommunication.

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