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All The President's Men screens at AFI Silver during the DC Labor FilmFest.
AFI Silver
All The President's Men screens at AFI Silver during the DC Labor FilmFest.

(Oct. 13-Nov. 6) After The Quake
Washington’s Rorschach Theatre decided to stage Haruki Murakami’s After The Quake more than a year ago. Recent events have certainly informed the actors’ portrayals of folks recovering from a Tokyo earthquake in a world where the real and surreal overlap. The production is showing at Northeast Washington’s Atlas Performing Arts Center through early November.

(Oct. 15) Bach in business
Maryland’s Bach Sinfonia kicks off a season of performance Saturday with Suoni Belli: Instrumental Wonders of the Italian Baroque at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. The performance includes works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Albinoni.

(Oct. 14-18) DC Labor FilmFest
Silver Spring’s AFI Silver has the DC Labor FilmFest Friday through Tuesday. Films about working and workers include the 1976 Watergate classic All the President’s Men and the 2010 documentary Inside Job.

(Oct. 14-16) Ready? Set? Fashion!
For some fall fashion there’s ReadysetDC’s Fashion District 2011 Friday thorough Sunday at Dunes Gallery in Northwest and Eastern Market. Local designers and models showcase stylish threads.

Music: “Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons - Largo from ‘Winter’ Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297” by Yo-Yo Ma and The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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