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(Feb. 23-May 15) CONCAVE CRAFT Pioneering sculptor David Smith is best known for his abstract steel works, but the artist produced a vast number of paintings and drawings too. "David Smith Invents" details his multimedia love of concave forms through mid-May at the Philips Collection in Northwest.

(Feb. 24) OUTSIDE THE LAW The Mall's National Museum of African Art closes out its month-long North African Film Festival Thursday night with "Outside The Law". Three reunited brothers struggle with freedom after losing their family home in Algeria.

(Feb. 24) ELEMENTAL, MY DEAR WATSON Earth, Wind & Fire reunites at the Kennedy Center Thursday night. The elements align for a 40th anniversary concert presented by Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts. A couple of the school's students take part in the funk.

Music: "September" (Shinichi Osawa's Remix) by Earth Wind & Fire

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