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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 15

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Astro Boy and the God of Comics opens today at Studio Theatre.
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Astro Boy and the God of Comics opens today at Studio Theatre.

(Feb. 18-March 16) Tempting
Valentine’s Day is so yesterday, but The Temptation is going strong at Northwest Washington’s Flashpoint Gallery. The exhibit of sculptures and murals by the District’s Jacqueline Levine draws on everything from Dutch Renaissance paintings to Rick Moranis movies. The vivid work toys with scale and perspective through mid-March.

(Feb. 15-March 11) The future of the past
Astro Boy and the God of Comics opens today at Northwest’s Studio Theatre. The production recounts the history of Japanese animation through the life of Osamu Tezuka and his most famous futuristic robotic crime-fighting creation.

(Feb. 15) Quartet + 1
For some musical masterworks from the past you can head to Strathmore in North Bethesda tonight. The acclaimed Emerson String Quartet enlists a pianist to help tackle Haydn, Brahms and Schumann.

Music: “Didn’t Think It Would Turn Out Bad (String Quartet Version)” by Jon Brion

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