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Damsels & Daemons is showing at Arlington Arts Center through September.
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Damsels & Daemons is showing at Arlington Arts Center through September.

Bluegrass, Lego, Damsels & Daemons and the Red Power Squad.

(Aug. 6) Porch Pickin’ Bluegrass

The C & O Canal starts the weekend off harmoniously tomorrow morning. Porch Pickin’ Bluegrass brings local musicians and artists to the park’s Bowles House Visitor Center in Hancock from 11 to 2.

(Aug. 6-7) Lego is for lovers

For the region’s Lego lovers there’s the BrickFair Lego Fan Festival all weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Hundreds of Lego masters from across the country show off their customized creations. If you’ve never seen a Lego Mona Lisa, this is your chance.

(Aug. 5-Sept. 25) Damsels & Daemons

Washington’s Rachel Schmidt mashes Victorian aesthetics with a modern world in Damsels & Daemons at the Arlington Arts Center through late September. The multimedia presentation explores the fantastic word of two women and their monsters with photos, drawings and sculpture.

(Aug. 6) Red Power Squad on the Mall

The National Museum of the American Indian closes out its annual Indian Summer Showcase performance series tomorrow. The Red Power Squad brings Native rap and a primer on break dancing all the way from Alberta, Canada.

Music: “Indian War Whoop” by John Hartford

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Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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