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Judy Byron's "Perfect Girls," showing at her home studio in Northwest Washington.
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Judy Byron's "Perfect Girls," showing at her home studio in Northwest Washington.

(May 25-July 3) VENUS IN MANHATTAN "Venus in Fur" opens Wednesday at Northwest Washington's Studio Theatre. The saucy play based on the notorious 19th century novella sets all the sadomasochistic action in a Manhattan audition room. An actress and a playwright-director battle each other for power through early July.

(May 25-June 19) PERFECT GIRLS D.C.-based artist Judy Byron compares the pressures facing today's young women to the ones the artist herself faced in the 1950s in "Perfect Girls". Byron presents the comparison with life-sized 3D drawings made through a process of wetting handmade linen paper and then fitting it to her subjects. The works are accompanied by audio samples at the artist's home studio on Park Road in Northwest through mid-June.

(May 27-Sept. 9) GREEN JAZZ Summer unofficially begins this weekend and the National Gallery of Art kicks off the season with its Jazz in the Garden series Friday evening. This week it's Brazilian jazz trio Origem and the jazz continues every Friday through September with Afro-funk, salsa sounds, blues fusion, violins, and vibraphones.

Music: "Intro" by Minus the Bear

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 14

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