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Sophie (Megan Graves) looks through the BFG's (James Konicek) collected dreams.
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Sophie (Megan Graves) looks through the BFG's (James Konicek) collected dreams.

July 20 to 24: Monty Python Live (Mostly)

For the first time in more than three decades, the comics behind Monty Python are reuniting for a live performance at London's O2 Arena, where the gang is performing some of their greatest hits with a modern twist. But assuming you don't want to schlep all the way across the pond, you can grab a seat at theaters in Arlington, Leesburg, Rockville and more to watch a live broadcast of the performance this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Monty Python Live (Mostly) will be rebroadcast on July 23 and 24.

July 18 to Aug. 10: The BFG

It's not too late to take your kids to Bethesda's Imagination Stage to see The BFG. Based on the book by Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood, the play follows the Big Friendly Giant and a little girl named Sophie as they go on a magical journey to save the children of England from other giants who aren't so nice. Puppetry and imaginative storytelling help this tale of courage, dreams and friendship come to life. You can see the show through Aug. 10.

Music: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" by Emilie Autumn


In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It's a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it's also a tragedy.

Google Thinks We're Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

The world has been Googling up a storm on how to make cocktails like the Moscow Mule, Mojito and Whiskey Sour, according to the tech giant. So it created a new feature to bring you that info faster.

Source: Justice Dept. Prepares To Charge N.J. Sen. Menendez With Corruption

It is alleged that the Democrat did political favors for a friend and donor. It is not clear how long it will take for actual criminal charges to emerge, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.

DOJ Indicts 3 Men Accused Of 'Largest Data Breach In History'

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged in connection with the hacking of eight U.S. email service providers and the use of stolen addresses for spam marketing.

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