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Art Beat With Sabri Ben-Achour, Monday, August 16, 2010

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"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Monday, August 16, 2010 (August 16) BEHIND THE CURTAIN Vienna’s Wolf Trap lets families Behind the Curtain today from 10 to 1. You and your young ones can catch a glimpse of the backstage, meet performers, and craft masks in celebration of the Opera Company’s presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

(August 16) STAR TREK/CHARADE Two summer film series close out their seasons tonight. The National Theatre in Northwest Washington ends its Cary Grant tribute in debonair fashion with the romantic thriller Charade co-starring Audrey Hepburn. That’s at 6:30. And over in Crystal City you can let your inner-Trekkie out for one last night with 2009’s Star Trek) reboot at 18th and South Bell Street at sundown.

(August 16-December 12) LOSING PARADISE The National Museum of Natural History opened Losing Paradise: Endangered Plants Here and Around the World on the National Mall this past weekend. The exhibit features 45 botanical illustrations that emphasize importance of plant conservation through mid-December.

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