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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 25

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The mind behind Persepolis speaks at Washington's Lisner Auditorium Friday.
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The mind behind Persepolis speaks at Washington's Lisner Auditorium Friday.

(April 27) Marjane Satrapi
Iranian author, animator, and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi stops by George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium this week to discuss her work. The author of Persepolis and Chicken With Plums speaks to fellow Iranian writer Azar Nafisi about growing up amidst revolution and repression Friday night at 8.

(April 28-29) Middle East Moves
The District’s own Sahara Dance brings Middle Eastern moves to American University’s Greenberg Theatre this weekend. The 10th annual Under a Desert Moon Gala features more than 150 belly dancers showcasing Egyptian, tribal, folkloric, and fusion styles.

(April 29) All-American
For some art from these United States you can head to Arlington’s IOTA Club & Cafe this Sunday for a performance from Arlington’s own IBIS Chamber Music Society. The group made up of musicians from the Kennedy Center Orchestra and the Boston Pops, performs All-American, a program featuring music by Gershwin, Ellington, Dvorak and a few surprises.

Music: “Prelude to a Kiss” by World Saxophone Quartet

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