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Slab-built stoneware by Andrew Van Assche.
Slab-built stoneware by Andrew Van Assche.

(April 14-17) CELEBRATING A CRAFTY COUNTRY The 29th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show brings some of the nation's most creative artisans to the National Building Museum Thursday. Over 120 juried exhibitors display everything from wearable art to woodwork through Sunday.

(April 15-May 1) WELL LIT ART IN FAIRFAX For the 26th year, Fairfax spends a couple of weeks celebrating local visual and performing arts in the Spotlight on the Arts festival. There are over 40 events to choose from including a 10 Minute Play Festival, courtesy of the George Mason University Players and a Polka Til Ya Drop dance party.

(April 15) NO TANGO WITHOUT REPRESENTATON Dancing is a lot like filing your taxes, or at least you can pretend it is Friday night in the North Hall of Washington's Eastern Market. Tango Your Taxes Off invites amateurs and professional dancers out to celebrate April 15 falling on a Friday.

(April 17) VIRGINIA CHAMBER IN DC If you want to close out this coming weekend with the soothing sounds of Mozart, Handel, and Britten the Virginia Chamber Orchestra makes a rare District appearance at the National Presbyterian Church in Northwest Washington.

Music: "Organum" by Penguin Cafe Orchestra

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