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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 1

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Robert Sheire performs in last year's Monologue Fest competition.
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Robert Sheire performs in last year's Monologue Fest competition.

Apr. 1: Monologue Fest

You can head to Rí Rá Irish Pub in Bethesda tonight at 7 for an acting competition and fundraiser. Nearly a dozen actors will compete in Monologue Fest, which is judged by both the audience and a panel of local theater professionals who will determine the winner of a $100 prize. Tickets are available at the door, with proceeds benefitting Unexpected Stage Company.

Apr. 1-5: WILLPOWER!

Montgomery College's annual Shakespeare festival kicks off today, running through April 5. WILLPOWER! features a series of lectures and workshops celebrating the world of William Shakespeare. Events are free and open to the public, including a performance of Romeo and Juliet by the National Players on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena on the college's Rockville Campus.

Music: "Wolfman's Brother (Instrumental)" by Cas Haley & Tanya Stephens

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