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(Feb. 23-March 31) GET HITCHED During his six decades, Alfred Hitchcock made over 50 films, so programming a career retrospective is something of an undertaking. Silver Spring's AFI Silver breaks the pioneer's work into three parts this year, beginning with his early British films. "The Man Who Knew Too Much" screens Wednesday night and the series continues through the end of March.

(Feb. 24-March 12) ANARCHY IN THE UK For more stories about the UK in Silver Spring, there's "One Flea Spare" playing Thursday through March 12 at Round House Theatre. Quite possibly the only Black Plague comedy you'll come across, Naomi Wallace's bawdy play tests the limits of compassion in a story of sex, class and disease in 17th century London.

(Feb. 22) PRIVATE ARTS Opinions about sex and nudity in art galleries inspired "Censored 2011" on display now at artdc Gallery in Hyattsville. Artists exhibit revealing figure work, but the private parts are covered by Post-it Notes that viewers are invited to remove and reposition.

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