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(Dec. 14) FINGERS TO THE BONE The District is known for the depth of its trombone bench, so it's unsurprising that some of the best players in town have banded together to form The Capitol Bones. Five trombonists are joined by a 12-piece big band to hammer out some holiday classics tonight at Blues Alley in Georgetown.

(Dec. 14-17) LIMINAL ART The George Mason University School of Art closes out the year with an exhibition of work by its graduating seniors. Liminal: A Sensory Threshold features fresh sculptures, paintings, animation, and graphic design through Friday in Fairfax.

(Dec. 14-Jan. 9) IN THE PRESENT It may not get much fresher than In the Present at artdc Gallery in Hyattsville, Md., through early January. Two artists take totally different approaches to examine modern humans and their stuff. Monotype print master Jenny Walton manipulates ink on polypropylene sheets, while sculptor Alexandra Zealand repurposes discarded reels of 16mm film into some theatrical patterns.

Background music: Hurricane Season by Trombone Shorty

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