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You hear that? It's Barry Manilow bringing the romance back to D.C.
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(Aug. 16) Edible Poems & Other Literary Foodstuffs

More and more folks have been reading about food lately, so it only makes sense that we have more events devoted to the folks who write all that stuff about food. Northwest Washington's American Women Writers National Museum devotes an afternoon to some of the females behind the food lit this Thursday. Several authors talk about food-related fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

(Aug. 13-26) Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!

Artists with and without disabilities collaborate to present Untitled Me at Alexandria's Target Gallery through late August. The exhibition of local work features portraits of the artists' heroes and self-portraits expressing how the artists envision themselves in their respective ecosystems.

(Aug. 16-17) Wolf Trap meets Copacabana

Speaking of heroes, Barry Manilow plays Woo Trap, I mean Wolf Trap this Thursday and Friday. The legendary pop star and hitmaker promises two back-to-back nights of romantic ballads, reminiscing, and Copacabana.

Music: "Afria Talks To You" by Delicate Steve

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