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Art Beat: Weekend Events, Oct. 29-31

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Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour: Weekend Events, Oct. 29-31

(Oct. 30) DRACULESQUE DOUBLE FEATURE If you’re into celebrating Halloween in dark spooky spaces, consider the AFI Silver in Silver Spring. The cinema screens Germany’s classic unauthorized take on Dracula Nosferatu Saturday night. DC’s Silent Orchestra accompanies the silent film live.

(Oct. 30) GHOSTS OF ALEXANDRIA Alexandria Virginia has a dark and haunted past, one that award winning journalist Michael Pope has written a new book about it entitled Ghosts of Alexandria - and yes that’s the same Michael Pope who reports for WAMU. He’ll be discussing the ghostly history he’s uncovered and leading a tour of the town’s most haunted spots on Saturday evening at the Carlyle House in Old Town starting at 5:00. It’ll all be capped by a funeral re-enactment.

(Oct. 30) CHUCK BROWN And North Bethesda’s Strathmore hosts Chuck Brown Saturday night. D.C.’s “Godfather of Go-Go” brings his singular funk meets jazz meets soul music to the Music Center, which opts for general admission over reserved seating to accommodate the dancing of what’s sure to be a rapturous crowd.

(Oct. 30) CHUCHO VALDÉS AND THE AFRO-CUBAN MESSENGERS Pianist [Chucho Valdés] http://www.valdeschucho.com/) is often called “the dean of Latin jazz.” He schools Washington’s Warner Theatre with the help of The Afro-Cuban Messengers Saturday night at 8.

(Oct 30-31) DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Though celebrated close to Halloween, [Día de los muertos](<>< />

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.


We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.


Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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