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Both performances of SLUT will be followed by an action hour with local women's rights organizations.
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Both performances of SLUT will be followed by an action hour with local women's rights organizations.

(Oct. 22-23) SLUT Staged Reading Festival

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words can shatter ceilings. You can visit the Arlington Arts Center tonight and tomorrow night for a staged reading presented by local theatre company The Disreputables. SLUT is a two-night festival consisting of original, short plays designed to raise awareness about what organizers are calling the "War on Women."

(Oct. 22) The 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Ellen DeGeneres

Women ought to be seen and heard, especially when they're as funny as comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The Kennedy Center will ring with laughter tonight, as a cast of comics appears to present DeGeneres with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. So start your week laughing, you've got a long way 'til Friday.

(Oct. 22-Nov. 4) The Rocky Horror Show

How long has it been since you last did the time warp? Well you can do it again through November 4th at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. This musical performance of cult classic The Rocky Horror Show takes viewers on a whimsical journey into the wacky world of Dr. Frank N. Furter and his off-color pals. If you want to contribute to Art Beat, you can visit us online at WAMU.org slash arts.


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