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Thousands of years of Sri Lankan culture dance over to Strathmore in North Bethesda this weekend.
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Thousands of years of Sri Lankan culture dance over to Strathmore in North Bethesda this weekend.

(May 3-21) Dance from the Pearl of the Ocean, music from the Jewish Music Festival
May is National Moving Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, and Asian Pacific Heritage Month. You may have to do your moving independently, but you can mark the latter two with several performances in the Washington area this May. CityDance Ensemble celebrates thousands of years of Sri Lankan folk dance this weekend with Nruthyanjalie. The program at Strathmore in North Bethesda features solo and group choreography, intricate costumes, and traditional drumming.

The Washington Jewish Music Festival kicks off Thursday and continues through the 21st at several venues in Northwest Washington and Maryland. You’ll have your choice of klezmer, funk, hip-hop, jazz, and pop musicians and a few who can do all of them at once.

(May 6) One for the kids
A number of Washington embassies and non-profits collaborate to present the 6th Annual International Children’s Festival this Sunday afternoon at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Northwest. The interactive and educational event highlights the culture of twenty participating nations with activities, performances, and a parade.

Music: “Wood” by Rostam

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