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Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey bring all sorts of fun to Baltimore's Patterson Saturday night.
Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey
Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey bring all sorts of fun to Baltimore's Patterson Saturday night.

(July 28-Aug. 7) A rock opera that isn't afraid to hit rock bottom

The last days of a dying rock band are chronicled in Rock Bottom at Northwest Washington's DC Arts Center. The rock opus is set in Amsterdam, where a band called Blood Orphans is attempting to complete the last leg of its tour. The dark comedy sees the band's members through some tough times until early August.

(July 30) Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey

If you'd rather see a band that isn't on the brink there are the eclectic sounds of Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey at Baltimore's Patterson Saturday night. Baptista's Brazilian percussion has helped flesh out the sounds of Paul Simon, David Byrne and Dr. John. With his own band, the veteran musician blends world music with jazz for a singular style that's sure to make you move.

(July 27-Aug. 28) Culture & Clay

The Washington Ceramic Guild presents Cultural Crossings: Culture & Clay at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria for the next month. Time-honored clay-making techniques from Native American tribes to the Far East are shared in the exhibit.

Music: "Anarrie" by Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey

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