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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 28

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Lily DeSaussure's 'Cart Away' is showing with other autobiographical images at Washington's Transformer.
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Lily DeSaussure's 'Cart Away' is showing with other autobiographical images at Washington's Transformer.

(Dec. 28-Jan. 15) The Sound of Music
Olney Theatre Center has a problem. Luckily its name is Maria and she’s leaving soon. The power of music brings the von Trapp family together in The Sound of Music through mid-January.

(Dec. 28-Jan. 28) Double Dare Ya
If you’re looking for something fresh, Transformer in Northwest Washington has a new take on portraiture in Double Dare Ya. Local visual artist Lily DeSaussure confronts memories good and bad by recreating photos of friends, family, and lovers with embroidery and drawings. The autobiographical exhibit is showing until the end of January.

(Dec. 28-31) The University of Eulogy
There’s more experimentation with wax drawing, gouache painting and India ink in Chronicles of a Professional Eulogist, screening at Arlington’s Artisphere through Saturday. The short animated film follows a man as he conducts field research on spirituality and morality.

Music: “Kinder Blumen” by Real Estate


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