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Roy Lichtenstein's seminal pop art spends the season at the National Gallery of Art.
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Roy Lichtenstein's seminal pop art spends the season at the National Gallery of Art.

(Oct. 14-Jan. 13) A retrospective with pop
Andy Warhol may be the first name that comes to mind when we think of pop art, but American artist Roy Lichtenstein had a lot to do with defining and refining the form. If you're looking to refresh your memory or introduce yourself, the National Gallery of Art opens A Retrospective featuring more than 100 of the artist's greatest paintings this Sunday. Expect his seminal comic-book treatments of war and romance alongside his famous takes on paintings by modern masters.
   
(Oct. 12) Oh You're So Silent Jens
Swedish crooner Jens Lekman knows a thing or two about pop music-especially the variety dealing with broken hearts, fleeting crushes, and unrequited love. Lekman fleshes out his simple acoustic guitar-driven songs with luscious accompaniment Friday night at Washington's 9:30 Club in support of his latest album, I Know What Love Isn't

(Oct. 12-14) The Pearl Fishers
For more lovesick songs, there's The Pearl Fishers this weekend at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax. The Virginia Opera takes on Georges Bizet's tale of friendship interrupted by love and jealousy in a fishing village in ancient Ceylon.

Music: "Sipping On the Sweet Nectar" by Jens Lekman

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