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"Autumn Marsh, Early Morning," by landscape painter Ed Cooper, whose work is showing at Susan Calloway Fine Arts.
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"Autumn Marsh, Early Morning," by landscape painter Ed Cooper, whose work is showing at Susan Calloway Fine Arts.

(May 19-June 11) A PLEIN AIR AFFAIR Landscape painter Ed Cooper is a professional wanderer. He travels around in his car, on his bike, and by foot with his oil paints and his easel looking for inspiration. A collection of works capturing open spaces in early morning and late afternoon light is showing through mid-June at Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Northwest Washington.

(May 19-21) A FAIRER JAZZ FEST The Kennedy Center kicks off the 16th annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival tonight. Dee Dee Bridgewater hosts three evenings of jazz performances by powerhouse females including Diane Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, and Terri Lyne Carrington.

(May 20) DRAMATHON If your Friday night wouldn't be complete without a little drama, The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts has a Dramathon at Northwest's Theater J. Washington actors perform short new productions penned by Washington playwrights in just 24 hours. The fundraiser to send kids to theater camp begins at 11 p.m. Friday and continues into the early hours of Saturday morning.

Music: "Groovin'" by Willie Mitchell

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