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Photos by Frida make their national debut at Artisphere this month.
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Photos by Frida make their national debut at Artisphere this month.

(Feb. 27-March 17) El Abrazo Lunar

If you're looking for something to tie up your time before spring arrives, consider heading south of the border. Washington's Teatro de la Luna presents a variety of Latin American plays in El Abrazo Lunar or "The Moon's Embrace". The festival features productions from Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina, and Uruguay, and touches on themes including family, immigration, class, and magic through March 17 at the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington.

(Feb. 27-March 25) Frida and her photos

Arlington's Artisphere celebrates the work of Frida Kahlo for the next month. Kahlo's life is revealed through a recently released collection of personal photographs showing for the first time in these United States. The show is complemented by a number of film screenings, concerts, and workshops.

(Feb. 29-March 7) Gala Flamenca

For some Spanish tradition Washington's Lisner Auditorium hosts a week-long Flamenco Festival beginning Wednesday. A few of the form's finest performers explore flamenco's gypsy roots and contemporary innovations.

Music: "Clockwise Witness (The Field Remix)" by DeVotchKa

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Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

Step up your summer grilling game by re-creating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It's called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels.
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Food Packaging & Pricing

Have you ever popped open a bag of potato chips only to be disappointed by the number of crisps in your bag? It's not just you. To avoid raising prices, companies often increase their "nonfunctional slack fill" or the difference between the volume of product and its container. We talk about how food packaging affects your recipe and wallet.

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Environmental Outlook: The Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

A look at the growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

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Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.

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