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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 26

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Barbara Frank put her personal touches on this ceramic bowl, which is featured in Alchemical Vessels.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Barbara Frank put her personal touches on this ceramic bowl, which is featured in Alchemical Vessels.

Apr. 26-May 26: Other Desert Cities
Homecomings and family reunions don't always go too well. In Other Desert Cities, Brooke returns to her conservative parents' home in Palm Springs after a six-year absence. But the mood changes after Brooke's parents learn their prodigal daughter's soon-to-be-released memoir dishes out some top-secret family dirt. The play opens tonight at Arena Stage in Southwest, and runs through May 26.

Apr. 26-May 7: Alchemical Vessels
A new exhibit called Alchemical Vessels opens today at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing + the Arts on U Street. Inspired by the alchemical process, the exhibit features pieces by more than 100 local artists, who each channeled their personal style and medium to transform a plain, ceramic bowl into a work of art. Does art have restorative powers? You can decide for yourself through May 7.

Music: "Secret - Instrumental" by Maroon 5

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