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(March 14) DUKE SPECIAL St. Patrick's Day isn't until Thursday, but don't be surprised if people around you start going green a little early. Monday night, Washington's Gibson Guitar Showroom spurs on the celebration with Duke Special. The Irish songwriter is known for his Vaudevillian performances and distinctive style, which he describes as "hobo chic." You can find out what exactly that entails Monday at 8 p.m. in Chinatown.

(March 16) MAXING OUT ON INDIA The Kennedy Center is still celebrating all things India. Monday night Odissi Vision & Movement Centre brings classical and experimental Indian choreography to the Eisenhower Theater and Eisenhower houses Broken Images Wednesday. Shabana Azmi, one of the most respected actresses in Indian cinema, stars in the one-woman psychological thriller about a Hindi writer who faces accusations of betrayal after writing a best-seller in English.

Music: "Savage Night At The Opera" by Destroyer

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