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(March 11-April 8) MORE THAN A GLIMPSE Journalists, artists and photographers teamed up with children in Palestinian refugee camps for "Glimpse: 500 children, 500 cameras, 500 moments". The professionals taught the kids the basics of photography and then gave them cameras to document their lives. The collection of intimate stills is on display at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery in Northwest through early April.

(March 11-13) MIXING IT UP The D.C. Arts Center in Adams Morgan showcases the paintings of five emerging artists from the region in "Paint Mix" this weekend. The artists show up to talk about the boundaries between abstraction and representation Sunday evening.

(March 11) WYE OAK AT BLACK CAT Baltimore duo Wye Oak bring a blend of indie rock and 21st century folk to Washington's Black Cat tonight. The band takes the "less is more" approach with simple song structures; quiet, introspective vocals; and the occasional electronic flourish.

Music: "Romance to the Grave" by Broken Social Scene

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