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Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" is showing at the National Gallery of Art through early July. 
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Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" is showing at the National Gallery of Art through early July. 

(June 30-July 11) Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival takes over the National Mall this weekend and next. 2011's edition celebrates the Republic of Colombia, the first fifty years of the Peace Corps and rhythm and blues. It would be easier to list the things you won’t see on the Mall, but highlights include Colombian cowboy stories, traditional dancers from Botswana and a dance party courtesy of the Funk Brothers.

(June 30-July 8) Gallery of the Louvre at National Gallery of Art

If you end up needing a respite from the sun while you’re out on the Mall, the National Gallery of Art has a good reason to be indoors: Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre is showing through July 8th. The renowned painting depicts the painter and his daughter in the Louvre among the museum’s most well-known works.

(June 30-July 10) Reefer Madness

Before the days of medical marijuana and Harold & Kumar there was Reefer Madness. A raucous musical comedy inspired by the 1936 propaganda film leads clean-cut kids on a downward spiral filled with sex, violence, and jazz at Baltimore’s Theatre Project through the end of next weekend.

Music: “Here Comes the Meter Man” by The Meters

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