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(Jan. 5) JULIE DEXTER DOES BLUES British vocalist Julie Dexter brings a powerful set of pipes to Georgetown's Blues Alley Wednesday night. The classically trained composer seamlessly samples neo-soul, bossa nova, reggae, and afrobeat at 8 p.m. and again at 10 p.m.

(Jan. 5-30) OFF-KILTER COLORS Washington's Touchstone Gallery opens Off-Kilter Wednesday. The exhibit features the unbalanced artworks of local painter Leslie Nolan, whose over-saturated acrylic depictions of humans attempt to relate the energy and instability of modern life.

(Jan. 5) BLANK SPACE, OPEN HOUSE Blank Space SE is a pop-up gallery that provides temporary space to creative folks in need of a showcase and Wednesday’s Open House fits the bill to perfection: Washington's Critical Exposure hosts a one-day exhibition of youth photography with dance and music courtesy of D.C.'s Urban Artistry collective.

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