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(April 5-10) A NEW YORK STATE OF BIND The New York City Ballet brings its mixed repertory programs to the Kennedy Center's Opera House this week. The troupe sticks to the movements, eschewing elaborate costumes and storytelling for the black and white dance of pioneering choreographer George Balanchine.

(April 5-July 3) ZART GALLERY AT 33 Northwest Washington's Zenith Gallery turns 33 this year and it's throwing itself a three-month-long birthday party at the Chevy Chase Pavilion. Its new show, "ZARTiculation", features the work of over 40 artists who have graced the gallery's walls and spaces over the past three decades.

(April 5) DESTROYER Vancouver's Destroyer is a band, but it's mostly the singular vision of a man, Dan Bejar. The songwriter's knack for crafting catchy melodies to accompany his wordy, idiosyncratic lyrics has made the band a critical darling and earned it a decent following, too. Destroyer plays Washington's Black Cat Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Music: "Kaputt" by Destroyer


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