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(Jan. 6) THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINATION Northern Virginia's Creative Cauldron gears up for the New Year with a lecture this evening at ArtSpace in Falls Church. A neuroscientist, educator and a couple of theater mavens discuss The Science of Imagination -– how our brains function, desire creation and have a proclivity for telling a good story.

(Jan. 7-16) LYME PARK If you'd rather just take in a good story, there's Lyme Park debuting Friday at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. Inspired by the works of Jane Austen, the play follows a modern-day debutant faced with living in a charming fantasy worn or an untidy reality.

(Jan. 6-Feb. 27) HAIRSPRAY HIVE If you yearn for the bygone reality of the 1960s, you can relive them at Toby's Dinner Theater in Balitmore. Beehive opens Thursday and features the talents of six women, countless wigs and music from some of the biggest musicals of the day through the end of February.

Music: "Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse" by Minus The Bear

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