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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 18

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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

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