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(Nov. 22-Dec. 19) FROM STRINGS TO ROPES Keegan Theatre's Golden Boy follows a conflicted individual from the strings to the ropes. Joe Bonaparte can't decide whether he wants to be a violinist or a pugilist. He does a cost-benefit analysis tonight through mid-December at Church Street Theater in Northwest Washington.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 18) FROM THE STREET TO THE STUDIO Washington's Irvine Contemporary hosts Street/Studio 2.0 until the works are released back into their native urban environments on December 18th. The second installment of the exhibit showcases visual art innovators who value accessibility -- be it producing murals or plastering works all over the Internet.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 18) DIN DIN And Industry Gallery hosts an unorthodox dinner party in Northeast Washington for the next month. din-din is an exhibition of new work by Jerry Mischak. It has nearly everything you'd expect: 12 chairs, 40 plates, cutlery, glasses, and wine bottles, but they're all wrapped in 3,000 yards of orange vinyl tape. And there’s no food, because it's all about the memories.

Background music: Smothered Mate by Chilly Gonzales


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