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(April 6-May 15) NESTING AT TORPEDO FACTORY Alexandria's Torpedo Factory Art Center collaborates with Habitat for Humanity on The Nest Project through mid-May. The show is an examination of the nest as a home and as a refuge. You'll see a big nest built by the entire Torpedo-community, smaller ones built by local artists, and lots of pots and garden decorations.

(April 7-17) FILMFEST DC Filmfest DC kicks off 10 days of movies from Scandinavia to South Korea Thursday. The festival celebrates its 25th year at a number of Northwest Washington's picture houses.

(April 8) FOR THE GOOD OF THE ART The D.C. Collaborative works to provide D.C. public school students with access to the arts -- be it through field trips or professional development. The group hosts a benefit gala at the French Embassy Friday night. "Taking Flight: The Transformative Power of Arts Education" promises the typical gala trappings along with butterfly sculptures and a performance by the D.C. Youth Orchestra.

Music: "Phoenix Rise" by Maxwell

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