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Target Gallery in Alexandria has some small scale masterpieces this month.
Target Gallery
Target Gallery in Alexandria has some small scale masterpieces this month.

(Dec. 9-31) Dishing it out
A couple of months ago Target Gallery in Alexandria issued a challenge to see what artists could create when given some serious spatial restrictions. How serious? The work had to fit within the parameters of a standard petri dish. The remarkable results run the gamut from colorful blobs that look like they’d belong in a science lab to comical portraits and abstract designs. The work is showing through the end of December.

(Dec. 9-11) Breathing new life into The Nutcracker
The Kennedy Center has its annual presentation of The Nutcracker all weekend. The American Ballet Theatre performs Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed take on Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite.

(Dec. 9-11) Brooklyn: The Musical
A rags to riches story is staged by homeless musicians living under the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn: The Musical, showing at Baltimore’s Theatre Project this weekend.

(Dec. 10) Belly up, belly down, belly dance
Arlington’s Saffron Dance specializes in belly dance. The group presents Egyptian, tribal, and modern fusion moves in The Spice of Life Saturday at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center.

Music: “The Nutcracker, Op.71: No. 2 March” by Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, St. Petersburg & Valery Gergiev

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