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Mathew Mann is one of five new fellows at Hamiltonian Gallery.
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Mathew Mann is one of five new fellows at Hamiltonian Gallery.

Uncle Vanya, five new fellows and birds-lots of birds.

(Aug. 16-27) Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is staged at the Kennedy Center through next Saturday. Australian playwright Andrew Upton’s adaptation of the tragicomedy finds the title character struggling to manage a farm as love affairs and unwanted visitors complicate things. Upton’s wife Cate Blanchett stars.

(Aug. 16-Sept. 10) Five new fellows

Hamiltonian Gallery in Northwest Washington welcomes five new Hamiltonian Fellows with an introductory exhibit through September 10th. Visual artists from across the continent present sculpture, photography, paintings and video that tackle topics like racism, pop culture and convention.

(Aug. 16, 18) The Birds are back in town

Silver Spring’s AFI Silver is now in Part III of its Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective. The film center is focusing on the master director’s peak Hollywood output through Labor Day. Tonight and Thursday it’s The Birds. Angry avians invade Bodega Bay, California in the classic 1963 horror film.

Music: “Love Like A Sunset Part I” by Phoenix

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