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The Dunes Gallery goes dystopian in its latest exhibit
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The Dunes Gallery goes dystopian in its latest exhibit

(Dec. 14-18) Female Voices take heartfelt tone at Forum
The Washington-area’s Forum Theatre company kicks off its Female Voices Festival today with an experimental play that debuted at a small bar in Berkeley before becoming a Broadway hit. Seven women tackle issues including rape, abandonment, and love through poetry in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. It’s showing through Sunday at Silver Spring’s Round House Theatre.

(Dec. 16-Jan. 31) Dystopia at Dunes
A local couple takes on more tough themes in Dystopia, opening Friday at The Dunes Gallery in Northwest. The painters drew inspiration from classic dystopian novels as well as recent news commentary; so some of the works portray a dark future filled with bizarre characters while others explore current events.

(Dec. 14) The Lions of Czech film present deer
Northwest’s Avalon Theatre screens Muzi v riji tonight. The Czech comedy portrays a remote town’s long-shot attempt to put itself on the map by hosting a deer-calling championship.

Music: “On Compton Bay” by Gang Colours

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Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

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