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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 13

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The next 12 days bring way more environmental films than you could possibly see to D.C.
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The next 12 days bring way more environmental films than you could possibly see to D.C.

(March 13-25) St. Patrick’s film fest?
As St. Patrick’s Day nears the Washington area presents a number of creative ways to go green. The District’s 20th Environmental Film Festival gets underway today. Nearly 200 films screen at some 60 venues for the next twelve days.

(March 13-April 14) Fields of green
For some green art there’s FIELD WORK at VisArts in Rockville through mid-April. The group exhibit features artwork that emphasizes the relationships between community, sustainability, and art. In some cases that means envisioning a picnic in the year 2032 and in others it means inviting visitors to climb a slope of dying grass to read a rainfall calendar.

(March 15) Fiddles and Barleyjuice make for a more traditional celebration
If you can’t wait until Saturday to take in some Irish culture Strathmore in North Bethesda has violinist Eileen Ivers Thursday night. The world-renowned fiddler is joined by traditional Irish dancers from the District. And BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown celebrates Thursday, too. The Pan-Celtic rock band Barleyjuice takes to the stage with whiskey-soaked vocals, traditional instruments, kilts, and endless spirit.

Music: “O'Sullivan's March” by Brendan Begley & Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh

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