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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, July 12, 2010

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(July 12) SREEN ON THE GREEN D.C. summer favorite Screen on the Green) returns to a National Mall near you, opening as the sun goes down with Bond, James Bond in Gold, Goldfinger. You can take in a few monumental silver screen gems in the shadow of a few Washington monuments over the next four Mondays between 4th and 7th Streets.

(July 12-September 5) LEGO ARCHITECHTURE: TOWERING AMBITION The building blocks of childhood are put to professional use through September at the National Building Museum in downtown D.C., as certified LEGO-lover Adam Reed showcases 15 international landmarks made entirely of LEGO bricks during LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition. Once you've taken in the works, you can get to work yourself, helping the museum create a mini LEGO city.

(July 10-September 4) CHALKED UP TO EXPERIENCE And it may only be Monday, but if you're having trouble chalking up plans for the weekend, swing by the Corcoran Gallery of Art near the White House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Chalk Drawings as Corcoran alumnus Randolph Williams recreates highlights from the gallery's collection for your ephemeral enjoyment every Saturday through September 4th.

(July 13) PITY THE FOOL 'Tis Pity She's A Whore plumbs the profane tomorrow night at Warehouse Theater in Northwest D.C. You can catch this charmingly depraved version of Romeo and Juliet through this weekend as part of DC's ongoing Capital Fringe Festival.


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Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

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