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Next to Normal plays at the Kennedy Center through Sunday.
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Next to Normal plays at the Kennedy Center through Sunday.

(July 6-Aug. 6) Ms. Frieze

Washington native Leila Holtsman spent some time in Denver making art near a metal recycling scrap yard and it sparked her interest in re-purposing materials for her works. Artisphere in Arlington has one of those works through early August. The Frieze Project layers colors and prints of images onto 12 eight-foot-long steel panels. The piece depicts the movement of the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur from the banks of the Nile to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(July 6-10) Almost weird

The Kennedy Center has Next to Normal through Sunday. The Tony award-winning musical from the director of Rent sets the story of a family struggling to care for itself behind a soaring rock score.

(July 6) Age of the Aegean

Washington’s Avalon Theatre has another taste of Greek cinema tonight as part of its monthly Panorama series. Loafing and Camouflage: Sirens in the Aegean follows a small group of Greek soldiers as they cope with the arrival of a ship filled with beautiful women on the island of Kos.

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