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Art Beat for Thursday, October 7th, 2010

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"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Thursday, October 7, 2010 (October 7-9) D.C. VELOCITY A second serving of Velocity DC Dance Festival kicks off tonight at Washington’s Sidney Harman Hall. Superlative dancers bust the best in regional and international moves during the three-day fete. The highlights include a performance of Trey McIntyre’s High Lonesome, featuring the music of Beck and the rug cutting of The Washington National Ballet.

(October 7-10) SUPERPOPS GOTTA DANCE, TOO! And the dancing is contagious - if not compulsory - this weekend. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents BSO Superpops: Gotta Dance! tonight at the Strathmore in North Bethesda and Friday through Sunday at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore. Conductor Jack Everly guides a crack team of dancers through a brisk repertory of tap, ballroom, tango, ballet, and Celtic dance.

(October 8-9) CRAFTING A NATION If you end up danced out, you can have a seat and take in a symposium at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Northwest Washington tomorrow and Saturday. Crafting a Nation brings key players in the world of crafts together for two days of discussions and lectures on how craft makers an integral part of the economy.

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