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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 23

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Bag It is one of many documentaries screening this weekend at the Chesapeake Film Festival.
Bag It
Bag It is one of many documentaries screening this weekend at the Chesapeake Film Festival.

(Sept. 23-26) Chesapeake Film Festival

If you're feeling like a film this weekend you may want to upgrade to a festival: The Chesapeake Film Festival kicks off today and continues through Monday. Expect a full slate of narrative, documentary and short films, including some classics like Network and A Woman Under The Influence at venues in and around Easton, Cambridge and Chestertown.

(Sept. 24) By George!

George Mason University holds its annual ARTS by George! benefit Saturday. You can appreciate and support student work before conductor Marvin Hamlisch and pianist Michael Feinstein take to the stage for a tribute to the Great American Songbook.

(Sept. 25-Jan. 2) Warhol on the Mall

The National Gallery of Art pays tribute to a Great American Artist with a number of events this fall. Warhol: Headlines is one of them and it opens Saturday. The collection features works that Andy Warhol based on tabloid headlines.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) A Moon for the Misbegotten

Silver Spring's Heritage O'Neill Theatre Company has Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten through late October. The tale of a family's efforts to avoid implosion has love, tragedy and redemption in all the right doses.

Music: "Det haster!" by Casiokids

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