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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 5

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The United States Army Chorus spends the afternoon at Washington's St. John's Church.
The United States Army Band
The United States Army Chorus spends the afternoon at Washington's St. John's Church.

(Oct. 5-Nov. 5) In response to Flashpoint
Artists swearing allegiance to materials ranging from Styrofoam to dirt to bed sheets converge at Northwest Washington’s Flashpoint Gallery through early November. Site Aperture (PDF) features installations customized specifically for Flashpoint’s space.

(Oct 6) Crafty Exchange
Takoma Park’s Dance Exchange typically uses its space to cut rugs, but tomorrow night it’s all about quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are invited to take part in some activities that will have everyone in stitches. There will be baked goods.

(Oct. 5-6) Encuentros
Encuentros is a two-day symposium examining the artistic exchange between the United States and Latin America. Folks in the know consider how artists from this country and points south of Mexico have created dialogues and influenced each other’s work at the American Art Museum

(Oct. 5) U.S. Army Chorus comes to St. John’s
The United States Army Chorus takes to the stage of St. John’s Church in Lafayette Square today at noon to kick off a season of afternoon concerts the first Wednesday of every month. The Chorus harmonizes on traditional military music, Broadway’s best, pop, folk and classical music. 

Music: “Wolverine Blues” by Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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