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D.C. 2010 Pride Parade.
D.C. 2010 Pride Parade.

(June 10-11) The First Amendment Acts Out

George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment hosts the "First Light Discovery Program" Friday night and Saturday in Fairfax. Student, community, and professional playwrights stage readings of their works and get some audience feedback.

(June 11) We The People

A festival celebrating the lives, art, and culture of Muslim and Arab women comes to the Takoma Park Community Center all day Saturday. "We The People" features visual art, film, and performance by women that explore all avenues of Muslim and Arab life.

(June 10-12) Capital Pride

The annual Capital Pride Festival closes out a week and a half of events with a parade and film this weekend. The film is the 1957 romantic comedy "Desk Set", screening Friday night at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and the parade marches through Dupont and Logan Circles Friday evening.

(June 11) Itching To Stitch

If you've been itching to pull your crocheting hooks and needles out of the closet the Textile Museum celebrates World Wide Knit in Public Day Sunday afternoon. Knitters and crafty types are invited to tie the knots in the Museum’s garden. Picnic baskets are welcome.

Music: "Fast Peter" by Moonface

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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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