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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, April 6

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A few of the region's art spaces won't be waiting until Earth Day to celebrate our Pale Blue Dot.
A few of the region's art spaces won't be waiting until Earth Day to celebrate our Pale Blue Dot.

(April 6-30) Earth Month?
A few of the region’s art spaces are making Earth Day a month-long affair. artdc in Hyattsville has a celebratory exhibit of watercolor, photographic, and sculptural tributes to nature showing through April 21 and The Art League in Alexandria is showing Earth through the end of the month. The collection features a wide variety of works that address the current state of our Pale Blue Dot.

(April 6-15) Pretty Fat Pig
Two of provocative playwright Neil LaBute’s productions are performed this and next weekend at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. The Rivals of the West student theater company tackles society’s definitions of beauty in Fat Pig and reasons to be pretty.

(April 6) Too Soon
Dana Tai Soon Burgess is widely considered one of the best dancers in the District and you can see why tonight at George Washington University’s Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. Burgess and his Company look back on 20 years of moves with a review of the choreographer’s best productions.

Music: “Day Two” by Explosions In the Sky


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