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(Jan. 13-29) A CRE@TION STORY FOR NAOMI Washington's Bright Alchemy Theater debuts "A Cre@tion Story for Naomi" Thursday at the District of Columbia Arts Center in Northwest. The production follows a curious teenage girl whose quest to find the meaning of life leads her deep into the World Wide Web, where she encounters a number of contradictory accounts of mankind's origins.

(Jan. 13-May 1) R.C. GORMAN'S EARLY WORK The National Museum of the American Indian opens R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings Thursday and it runs through the end of April on the National Mall. You can see the iconic Navajo artist's first portraits of Indian "madonnas" that would bring him international acclaim later in life.

(Jan. 14-15) THE SOCIAL PART OF ART If you like to take part and appreciate art, ArtJamz on Columbia Pike in Arlington may be the perfect place for you this coming weekend. Painters of all skill levels gather in humble spaces to imbibe, create, and discuss art that goes home with you at the end of the night.

Music: "Matadjem Yinmixan" by Tinariwen

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