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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 16

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Before every good apocalypse we have exhibits of sculpture.
Mexican Cultural Institute
Before every good apocalypse we have exhibits of sculpture.

(May 16-July 22) Includes 76 Trombones
A classic con-man thinks about going straight in The Music Man at Arena Stage through late July. Meredith Wilson’s musical finds the smooth-talking Harold Hill trying to swindle the good people of River City, Iowa out of their money. Love shows up in Act II and threatens to make an honest man out of him.

(May 20) Does not include killer whale
New York’s Harlem KW Project brings Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale to BusBoys and Poets on 5th and K in Northwest Washington this Sunday. The production features three women coming to terms with the gentrification of Harlem through a montage of poetry, theater, dance, and song.

(May 16-Sept. 15) Apocalypse remains to be seen
The Mexican Cultural Institute in Northwest opens an exhibit of over 50 small-scale Mayan sculptures today. The thousand-year-old figurines discovered on the island of Jaina, off the Yucatán Peninsula, reflect the rituals, religious beliefs, and cosmology of the ancient civilization.

Music: “Aao Twist Karen” by Kazi Aniruddha

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