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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 10

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One of Ai Weiwei's monumental installations opens at Sackler Gallery Saturday.
Sackler Gallery
One of Ai Weiwei's monumental installations opens at Sackler Gallery Saturday.

(May 12) Asian Spring
Downtown Silver Spring celebrates all things Asian this Saturday. Fiesta Asia features eight hours of dancers, martial artists, puppeteers, and musicians on Ellsworth Drive. Don’t miss the fortune cookie writing contest!

(May 12-April 2013) Preeminent Perspectives
A monumental installation by one of Asia’s preeminent artists is showing at the Mall’s Sackler Gallery beginning Saturday. Ai Weiwei’s Fragments looks like a randomly assembled collection of ironwood, but upon closer inspection you’ll find a delicate structure outlining the borders of China.

(May 10) A spiritual experience
Acclaimed British rockers Spiritualized play Northwest Washington’s 9:30 Club tonight. The band mixes old and new with gospel, blues, and spacey rock sounds.

Music: “Stay With Me” by Spiritualized

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