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Plein air painters bring picturesque scenes to Easton, Maryland this week.
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Plein air painters bring picturesque scenes to Easton, Maryland this week.

(July 18-24) Plein air attack!

Easton, Maryland is overrun by plein air painters today through Sunday. It’s all part of the seventh annual Plein Air Competition & Arts Festival. Dozens of pros paint natural landscapes and other picturesque scenes and some of them share trade secrets. The Festival includes workshops, stand-up, operettas and a screening of the 2009 Barnes collection documentary The Art of the Steal.

(July 21-30) Titus Andronicus

Alexandria’s Empty Chair Theatre Company takes on the madness of Titus Andronicus through the end of July at Arlington’s Theatre on the Run. Shakespeare’s tragic tale of fruitless revenge is set in a modern world with some extra inspiration drawn from the paintings of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Francisco Goya.

(July 18-19) The other NY

Grammy award-winning bluesman Jonny Lang plays the Birchmere in Alexandria tonight and tomorrow, but the most pleasant surprise may be opener Natalie York. The Vienna native seamlessly bounces from folk to blues to R&B.

Music: “What Do We Do?” by Bill Frisell


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