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(Feb. 28) PALESTINIAN PEACE DOCTOR "I Shall Not Hate" is a hopeful and heartbreaking first-person account of life in Gaza. It was written by Harvard-trained Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, who was born and raised in Gaza and has spent most of his life crossing the lines that divide Israelis and Palestinians. Abuelaish discusses his quest for peace tonight at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Northwest Washington.

(March 1-April 24) ARENA'S NOT AFRAID OF EDWARD ALBEE Southwest's Arena Stage is throwing a festival for its favorite living American playwright. You can enjoy performances of Edward Albee's "Who's Afriad of Virginia Woolf?" and "At Home at the Zoo" through April.

(Feb. 28-May 13) LISTEN TO HIM As far as artful chairs go, you can't do much better than the work of Joel D'Orazio, whose work is showcased in "Listen to Me" at Zenith Gallery in Northwest through mid-May. In addition to chairs, the artist uses found materials to fashion abstract sculptures and he paints, too.

Music: "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service

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