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Not just soda cans! Soda cans about space travel! 'Are We There Yet?' goes intergalactic at Corcoran Gallery of Art.
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Not just soda cans! Soda cans about space travel! 'Are We There Yet?' goes intergalactic at Corcoran Gallery of Art.

(Dec. 4-March 11) Well, are we?

Are We There Yet? A question that has plagued many a driving parent for decades and now, an exhibit showing at Northwest Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art through March of next year. The work isn't actually about an endless road trip or family outing. Australian artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro use items from toy stores and supermarket shelves in installations meditating on space travel - 50 years after man first made it up there and amidst the recent shuttering of NASA's space shuttle program.

(Dec. 7-31) The landed gentry vs. Bethesda

If you've read the book and seen a few of the film adaptations but never caught Pride and Prejudice on stage you have a chance at Bethesda's Round House Theatre. Jane Austen's world of the landed gentry brings desperate spinsters, determined bachelors and a few embarrassing relatives to the Round House stage through the end of the year.

Music: "Across the Universe" by Bill Frisell

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