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(March 25-July 31) GET CRAFTY If spring is the season you like to get crafty, the Smithsonian American Art Museum is opening the exhibition for you this weekend. The 2011 Renwick Craft Invitational "History in the Making" features the work of four exemplary artists. You can draw inspiration from a ceramic artist, a silversmith, a glass master, and a furniture maker through July.

(March 25-27) THE GREENEST FILM FEST IN TOWN There are three days remaining to take in D.C.'s 2011 Environmental Film Festival, which means you still have a chance to see dozens of documentaries about elephants, the ever-expanding universe, and everything in between. The films are screening at our cinemas, our museums and our universities.

(March 25-April 24) PHOTOGRAPH 51 The life of British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin is liberally imagined in Photograph 51 at Washington's Theatre J through late April. The scientist played a key role in mapping the contours of DNA, but the production is more concerned with her romantic heart.

(March 26) MOM, BUT MOSTLY POPS MUSIC Some of the country's most beloved music awaits eager ears at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas Saturday night. The American Festival Pops Orchestra performs favorites by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, John Williams, and many more.

Music: "Temptation" by New Order


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