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(April 1-10) ELEPHANT MAN IN FAIRFAX! It's the first of April and "Elephant Man" is in Fairfax. No, it's not a prank. It's a play! The difficult life of 19th century London's most famous disfigured man is portrayed in the sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes uplifting production at George Mason University's Center for the Arts through April 10.

(April 1-10) HOUSE ARREST AT 1600! "House Arrest" is staged through April 10, too. Other than that, it has little to nothing in common with Elephant Man. Playwright Anna Deavere Smith's search for morality in and around the White House features familiar faces from the 1990s, the 1790s, and the interim. The play opens tonight at Northwest Washington's All Souls Church.

(April 1-10) A TIDAL BASIN OF CHERRIES Washington's annual Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing, so there's going to be plenty of tree hugging taking place on the National Mall and beyond. This weekend brings the Ikebana International Spring Flower Show to the National Arboretum, an Anime Marathon to the Freer Gallery and fireworks to the Southwest Waterfront Saturday night.

Music: "Day One" by Explosions In The Sky

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