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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 4

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival
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(July 4-8) Folk out for America
Happy Independence Day! Round two of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival gets underway today and continues through Sunday. Practitioners of old and new American traditions will be on and around the National Mall to help you and yours reach a greater understanding of what this place is all about. Today’s events include a performance by D.C. go-go band Cold Hearted, a lecture on lifelong learning, and opportunities to make your own mini quilt.

(July 9-Aug. 20) Here’s looking at Bogey
The National Theatre in Northwest is celebrating a little American history with the help of an American icon. Here’s Looking at You features the films of Humphrey Bogart every Monday evening through late August. Among your choices are Sabrina, The Maltese Falcon, and The African Queen.

(July 6-Aug. 6) The District of America
Genius Loci or “sense of place” opens Friday at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria. Painter Cecily Corcoran sheds all kinds of light on some of the most iconic landscapes in our nation’s capital through early August.

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