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Thomas "The Lion of Zimbabwe" Mapfumo plays the Kennedy Center Saturday.
Thomas "The Lion of Zimbabwe" Mapfumo plays the Kennedy Center Saturday.

(July 22-Jan.2) Hey Earth, how are you?

If you ever find yourself talking to planet Earth, you’ll be happy to know you’re not alone. Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change opens today at the National Museum of the American Indian. Indigenous peoples from the Arctic Circle to the Andes Mountains offer perspective through photography, video and audio recordings.

(July 23) Reinventing the wheel

The Mall’s Sackler Gallery opens Reinventing the Wheel tomorrow. The exhibit features 20th century Japanese ceramics from the masters and young virtuosos.

(July 23) Big theater near river of quick, rising water

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to head out to Rappahannock County, Virginia the Castleton Festival closes out with a double bill of theater tomorrow. The Seven Deadly Sins follows two sisters leaving the banks of the Mississippi in search of fame and fortune. And L’enfant et les sortilèges is a one act fairy tale opera about a boy left to his own devices in his bedroom.

(July 23) The Lion of Zimbabwe

For something closer to the city Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited take to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage tomorrow evening. The seminal musician known as The Lion of Zimbabwe sings uplifting songs of struggle with the help of some friends.

Music: “Gore Iro” by Hallelujah Chicken Run Band


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