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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 21

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The Hands of Orlac screens with a live score in Herndon Saturday night.
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The Hands of Orlac screens with a live score in Herndon Saturday night.

(Oct. 22) The Hands of Orlac
A world-famous pianist loses his hands in a freak railway accident only to have them replaced by those of a murderer in 1924’s The Hands of Orlac. The horror tale screens at ArtSpace in Herndon Saturday night. Two local art-rockers provide a haunting live score.

(Oct. 21-24) The Poe Show
For more spooks Columbia’s Rep Stage opens The Poe Show at Howard Community College today. The one-man show features performances of The Raven, The Tell Tale Heart, and The Black Cat with only very basic props.

(Oct. 21-23) To the Zoo with your Boo?
If you’re looking for Halloween fun for the family the National Zoo has Boo at the Zoo this evening and the two following ones. The Zoo gets dressed to the nines for the most beastly trick-or-treat in town. 

Music: “Black Sabbath” by Black Sabbath

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