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Alex Meade's Spectacle is showing as part of Irvine Contemporary's second Artist Tribute.
Irvine Contemporary
Alex Meade's Spectacle is showing as part of Irvine Contemporary's second Artist Tribute.

(July 26-Aug. 27) A decade under the influence

Northwest Washington's Irvine Contemporary turns ten this summer and it's looking back at a decade of visual art before relocating at the end of August. Irvine's second Artist Tribute features paintings, sculpture, prints and photography from some of the most notable names in modern visual art, including street art guru Shepard Fairey and abstract painter Oliver Vernon.

(July 26-Sept. 18) Kodachrome color

Kodak's Kodachrome film stock was the gold standard of color photography until it was discontinued in 2009. Glen Echo Park's Photoworks reminisces with sharp, saturated color in The Kodachrome Summer Exhibition through mid-September.

(July 26-31) The Omnivore's Dilemma

Georgetown University’s Department of Performing Arts premieres The Omnivore's Dilemma tonight. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Pollan, the play moves from the corn fields of Iowa to fast food restaurants to answer the question: "What should we have for dinner?" The quandary presses on until Sunday.

Music: "Butterfly" by Delicate Steve

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