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The Flying Karamazov Brothers juggle chainsaws, dance routines and philosophy.
Hylton Performing Arts Center
The Flying Karamazov Brothers juggle chainsaws, dance routines and philosophy.

(Sept. 17) Free Speech and the Digital Age
Saturday is Constitution Day or Citizenship Day. Either way, Baltimore’s Maryland Institute College of Art is marking the occasion with a discussion of the boundaries of unrestricted speech in the 21st century. Advocates, experts and artists get together for Free Speech and the Digital Age.

(Sept. 15-Oct. 2) Lithuanian Trilogy Takes Flight
Arlington’s Artisphere debuts part one of the Lithuanian Trilogy today. Actor Paul Rajeckas traveled to Lithuania to trace his family’s roots. While there he discovered some conflicting history: His mother worked for the Gestapo while his grandmother helped rescue Jews during World War II. The poignant and funny plays based on his experience and discoveries are showing through early October.

(Sept. 17) It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Flying Karamazov Brothers!
The Flying Karamazov Brothers touch down at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas Saturday night. They juggle chainsaws, dance routines and philosophy. 

(Sept. 17) Two’s a Crowd
For a quick laugh there’s Two’s a Crowd Saturday night at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast Washington. The docu-comedy short about romance and rent control follows a happily married husband and wife who are forced to live together for the first time as a result of the Great Recession.

Music: “Running From Love (Instrumental)” by Marvin Gaye

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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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