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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, March 12

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(March 15-April 14) About Time

Not every week presents a chance to travel through time and space. This one does. Four students at the Catholic University curate an exhibit exploring the two concepts this Thursday. About Time features works that will move, grow, and evolve over the course of the exhibit. You can appreciate motorized steel, mold-growing clay, and unpredictable ant farms through mid-April.

(March 12-April 30) The Grin goes to Washington

You can travel back in time along with Burt Lancaster at the National Theatre in Northwest this spring. The Hollywood icon is remembered tonight with From Here to Eternity and other favorites screen every Monday until the end of April.

(March 15-24) The Search for Mind Zap and Oh My, An Invasion!

For a little space travel the Washington area's ArtStream has two original one-act musicals beginning Thursday at Arlington's Gunston Theatre One. Evil aliens threaten to take over the universe in Star Corps IV: The Search for Mind Zap and Oh My, An Invasion! finds a few aliens after our most treasured artifacts while some secret agents led by Pocahontas try to stop them.

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