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Local artist Rebecca Lasky discusses her goo Tuesday night at the Morrison House in Alexandria.
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Local artist Rebecca Lasky discusses her goo Tuesday night at the Morrison House in Alexandria.

(July 5) A gooey opportunity

Washington native Rebecca Lasky went off to study sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design and while she was there she grew tired of traditional materials, so she invented a dynamic putty paint-like substance of her own. She calls it Goo. The artist discusses her creative process and sculpts live Tuesday night at the Morrison House in Alexandria.

(July 5-24) The Merchant of Venice

Washington’s Shakespeare Theatre Company stages "The Merchant of Venice" for the first time in over a decade this month. A misunderstanding over a pound of flesh sends some of the Bard’s most memorable characters on a journey of revenge, mercy, love and duplicity.

(July 5) USS Cyclops continues to puzzle

The USS Cyclops vanished without a trace close to the Bermuda Triangle in 1918. The mystery has puzzled many over the years, including author Marvin Barrash who wrote a book about the disappearance. You can join him for a discussion about the Cyclops over lunch Tuesday at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History in Northwest Washington.

Music: "Improvisation on Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ (Andante)" by Django Reinhardt

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