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(April 15) THE EXTRA PLAYER MAKES THEM FAUX The Fab Faux play favorites by The Beatles Friday night at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Northwest. The tribute band covers "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in full before taking on other fan favorites.

(April 16-Sept. 11) IT'S NOT EASY BEIN' GREEN Washington's Textile Museum opens "Green: the Color and the Cause" Saturday. Artists and designers from five continents explore the color as a symbol of nature, rebirth, and environmentalism. And, for the first time, the museum features installations designed specifically for its own spaces, including a sprawling paper sculpture representing the ecosystem of coastal New Jersey and a lace-covered arbor in the Museum's garden.

(April 16) CONSORT CONCERT The Smithsonian Institution's ensemble-in-residence goes green with Time Crunch Saturday evening at the American Art Museum. The time lapsing environmental short film provides visuals as the 21st Century Consort chamber players perform modern classical works.

(April 16) GRASS IS ALWAYS BLUER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POTOMAC If you prefer to go blue this weekend there's the D.C. Bluegrass Festival all day Saturday at Langley High School in McLean.

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