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Sierra Maestra pumps out traditional Cuban tunes at Artisphere Tuesday night.
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Sierra Maestra pumps out traditional Cuban tunes at Artisphere Tuesday night.

(July 19) Cuban Maestra Crisis

Cuba's Sierra Maestra brings Latin rhythms to Artisphere's ballroom in Arlington tonight. The band largely credited with introducing traditional Cuban music to the world dares you to resist a couple hours of dance.

(July 19-31) Candy and Dorothy

Unexpected Stage Company presents Candy and Dorothy at VisArts in Rockville until the end of the month. The co-founder of New York’s Catholic Worker Movement Dorothy Day meets transsexual actress Candy Darling in the afterlife and together they work to save an unlucky drug-selling librarian. Believe it or not, the play’s an oddball homage to filmmaker Frank Capra.

(July 20-24) Can he be trusted? You decide.

If you don't much care for theater and care less still for thespians, you may appreciate Love Me! Why Everyone Hates Actors, staged at D.C.'s Fort Fringe through Sunday. An actor explores why he’s a self-proclaimed crazy person in the somewhat circular production.

Music: "En el silencio de la noche" by Sierra Madre

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