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Ken Beerbohm's fun-loving flightless birds nestle in at the Artists' Gallery in Columbia.
Ken Beerbohm
Ken Beerbohm's fun-loving flightless birds nestle in at the Artists' Gallery in Columbia.

(July 7-24) Tales from the Fringe

The annual Capital Fringe Festival brings two and a half weeks of adventurous performance arts to the District beginning today. You can expect theater, dance, puppetry and even some film and visual arts all over Northwest Washington. Some of the highlights include the beyond black comedy Fat Men in Skirts following people doing bad things after being stranded on a desert island, Night Sky -- a drama about family, aging and rent control, and Cry for the Gods -- depicting a Hawaiian queen’s struggle against American dominance in the 19th century.

(July 7-29) I believe I can't fly

For some more adventurous art, there’s Odd Birds at the Artists' Gallery in Columbia, Maryland through late July. Ken Beerbohm's mixed media sculptures depict fun-loving flightless birds adjusting to life in the 21st century. The winged ones are welcomed with a reception Friday night.

(July 7-Aug. 6) NSO @ Wolf Trap

The National Symphony Orchestra kicks off a month of classics, Broadway tunes and video game scores at Vienna's Wolf Trap tonight. The season opens with Tcheers for Tchaikovsky which closes with the thunderous 1812 Overture.

Music: "Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture" by The Boston Pops

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