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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

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(Nov. 29) POST-HOLIDAY HAPPINESS The holidays are a happy time and all, but there's a bevy of "happiness hotspots" on M Street in Northwest Washington tonight as author Dan Buettner discusses Thrive, his book about the happiest places on Earth, at National Geographic Live's Grosvenor Auditorium. Buettner plans to share highlights from his research on quality of life around the globe and even has some ideas on how to get your happy on in the District.

(Nov. 29-Jan. 9) FOUR WALLS, FIVE WOMEN True to its name, Four Walls, Five Women focuses on the contemporary visual art of five women and spreads the works across four walls at DC Arts Center on 18th Street through early January. The artists employ sundry materials to have an open dialogue about black femininity in the 21st century.

(Nov. 26-Dec. 12) MAD ARTISTS Quotidian Theatre has a comedic dialogue about Christmas, salvation, and the occult in The Seafarer. A stranger joins four friends for a Christmas Eve card game and a shot at redemption at The Writer's Center in Bethesda through Dec. 12.

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