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Artists explore 'confinement' with ceramic pieces at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.
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Artists explore 'confinement' with ceramic pieces at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.

Ceramics exploring confinement, free Shakespeare, and the Identity Festival dances into Bristow.

(Aug. 17-28) Confining ceramics

The theme is confinement. The medium is ceramics. The show is at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton through August 28. The Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition showcases fifty ceramic works that explore limited space with everything from tea sets to actual sculptures of humans stuck in restrictive places.

(Aug. 18-Sept. 4) Free Caesar!

D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company opens its 25th season with its annual Shakespeare Free for All tomorrow. The tragedy Julius Caesar is staged through Labor Day weekend completely gratis.

(Aug. 18) Identity issues a dance party in Bristow

A touring dance party that bridges the gap between carnival and rave makes a stop in Bristow, Virginia tomorrow. The Identity Festival features instrumental hip hop pioneer DJ Shadow, disco revivalists Hercules and Love Affair, jam band The Disco Biscuits and at least twenty other musical attractions on three stages. The fun gets underway just after noon at Jiffy Lube Live.

Music: "Home Again" by The Disco Biscuits


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