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Simone Dinnerstein takes on some giants of classical music Sunday night.
Simone Dinnerstein
Simone Dinnerstein takes on some giants of classical music Sunday night.

(Jan. 28-29) Aquila swings for the fences
The British-American Aquila Theatre was founded twenty years ago to present fresh interpretations of classical plays. The troupe tackles a couple of heavyweights as it makes its way through the region this weekend. There’s a modern-day take on Macbeth Saturday night at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax and The Importance of Being Earnest Sunday afternoon at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.

(Jan. 29) What’s for Dinnerstein?
Celebrated American pianist Simone Dinnerstein takes on a couple of heavyweights herself this weekend. She performs compositions by Chopin, Schumann, Bach, and Brahms at Strathmore in North Bethesda Sunday night.

(Jan. 27-29) Apocalyptoon 2012
Arlington’s Artisphere is readying itself for any potential Armageddon with Apocalyptoon 2012 through Sunday. The exhibit looks ahead at all the laughs this year’s news cycle will bring with political cartoons by renowned artists.

Music: “Bach’s Choral ‘Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ’, BWV 639” by Simone Dinnerstein

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