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(July 9-17) THE NINA VARIATIONS The vicissitudes of a doomed relationship are wrung dry in The Nina Variations, aptly staged in The Bedroom at Fort Fringe tomorrow night through July 17. Nina and Treplev revisit their relationship over the course of several short scenes in the half-homage, half-deconstruction of Anton Chekhov's classic, The Seagull.

(July 8-December 30) INUIT TO WIN Contemporary Inuit art has arrived at the Canadian Embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington and it’s staying put until the end of the year. Nipirasait: Many Voices showcases a distinctive portrait of Inuit life and culture in the Canadian Arctic through 36 prints from artists of all ages.

(July 9-10) ENTER THE SANDMAN SIMS The hook of Howard "Sandman" Sims used to denote a bomb at The Apollo Theater, but the man behind the hook was an artiste in his own right. The tap and sand dancing innovator is paid homage in Keepin It Moving: The Legacy of Sandman Sims playing Friday and Saturday nights at Dance Place in Northeast Washington.

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