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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 27, 2013

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Pasties and Popcorn will be hosted by Tilted Torch's "femme-cee extraordinaire," Shortstaxx.
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Pasties and Popcorn will be hosted by Tilted Torch's "femme-cee extraordinaire," Shortstaxx.

Jun. 28-Jul. 4: A Band Called Death

Before the Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, heck! Before punk, there was a band called Death. During the early '70s, three brothers from Detroit started making fast and loud rock music, but were shunned by record companies. Nearly three decades later, a dusty demo tape made its way out of the attic and into the hearts of a new, and much younger, fan base. You can see the documentary A Band Called Death through July 4 at AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring.

Jun. 28-29: Capitol Steps @ Ronald Regan Building

Local improv group the Capitol Steps perform at the Ronald Reagan Building tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The political comics will be recording their performance, and your laughs, for the national broadcast of their July 4 radio special.

Jun. 28-29: Pasties & Popcorn

You can start your weekend on a saucy note with Pasties & Popcorn, an evening of risqué films from the DC Shorts' archives and burlesque entertainment by Tilted Torch. The event will be held at VisArts at Rockville tomorrow and Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Music: "Sex and Candy (Rhythm Scholar Instrumental Remix)" by Marcy Playground

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