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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 14

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A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books delves into the past, present and future of comic book culture.
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A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books delves into the past, present and future of comic book culture.

Apr. 14-Jun. 8: A Shared Universe: The Art of Comics
A new exhibit in Bethesda’s Mansion at Strathmore dives into the comic book pop culture wave started by Superman in the late 1930’s. A Shared Universe: The Art of Comics will be on view through June 8, and features more than 130 works that explore the history, evolution, impact and future of comic book culture. You can attend a free opening reception on April 24 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Apr. 14-May 4: Camp David
You can head to Arena Stage for the world premiere of Camp David, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright. Directed by Molly Smith, the historical drama details the events that unfolded back in 1978, when Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visited President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn at the presidential retreat to nail down a solution for peace in the Middle East. You can see the show through May 4.

Music: “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Pt. 1 (Instrumental)” by The Flaming Lips

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