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Landscapes and maps from a few friendly walks are recalled in 'Field of Vision.'
Washington Printmakers Gallery
Landscapes and maps from a few friendly walks are recalled in 'Field of Vision.'

(Dec. 15-18) A new kind of Cabaret?

What do you look for in your cabaret? If your answer is klezmer music, jazz, steel drums and a gospel choir you're in luck. Baltimore's Center Stage covers all of those bases with four floors of music in its Special Holiday Cabaret Thursday through Sunday.

(Dec. 12-31) A cross-continental field

A local artist and one from England recently met and realized they shared a passion for printmaking and walking. They took a few long strolls in each other's neighborhood and created some art based on the landscapes and maps they encountered. Field of Vision: Two Printmakers, Ten Walks, Two Countries is actually showing in two countries, but if you can't make it over to the UK the work is on display at Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring until the clock strikes 2012.

(Dec. 12-15) E Street has Le Havre

If you've never been to Le Havre the city you can get to see it in Le Havre the movie, showing through Thursday at Washington's E Street Cinema. The award-winning Finish feature about the French port city tells the story of a young African refugee who strikes up a friendship with an older bohemian shoe shiner.

Music: "Tally Ho, Mr. Basie!" by Count Basie and The Kansas City Seven


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