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Art Beat: Tuesday, Oct. 12

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"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour

(Oct. 13) GO-GO 101 If your familiarity with go-go is so-so, you may want to take advantage of the refresher course offered by Kip Lornell tomorrow night at the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library in Northwest Washington. Lornell explores D.C.’s homegrown fusion of funk and hip-hop music with a little help from the quintessential go-go film Good to Go), starring Art Garfunkel as the intrepid reporter.

(Oct. 15-16) NIMBLE FINGERS Nimble Fingers is a posse of quilters straight out of Potomac, Maryland. The gang presents over 200 quilts ranging from the traditional to artistically daring new-fangled numbers at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville this Friday and Saturday.

(Oct. 15-17) BAD SEED AT BURKE Maryland’s Stroyka Theater Company brings The Bad Seed to Burke Theater at the US Navy Memorial in Washington this weekend. The sociopathic 8-year-old so commonplace in contemporary cinema was perfected in this production based on William March’s 1954 novel.

Background music: Happy Up Here by Royksopp

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