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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 17

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Two grown men spend a not unsubstantial amount of time with two a few rubber ducks in The Drake's Progress.
Langley Spurlock
Two grown men spend a not unsubstantial amount of time with two a few rubber ducks in The Drake's Progress.

(Oct. 17-27) The Rubber Duck That Could
Two grown men who still have a lot of love for their rubber duckies have created an exhibit of art out of that love. The Drake's Progress is showing at Northwest Washington's Studio Gallery through October 27th. Artist Langley Spurlock and poet John Martin Tarrat present a cautionary fable of a bathtub toy led astray by promises of wealth and excitement in exotic places-like the ones found outside of a bathtub. The story is told in verse with oils, watercolors, photography, and what the two dreamers are calling "digital magic."

(Oct. 17-Nov. 11) The Mice Are on the Move Again
Two adventurous mice wander out into the world in Mouse on the Move, showing at Bethesda's Imagination Stage through mid-November. The production is meant for children, but if you're an adult with a soft spot for tales about mice that end up on the moon because it's cat-free and made out of cheese, you'll probably have a good time.

(Oct. 17-Jan. 6) Very Like A Whale
The restless energy of William Shakespeare's prose is explored in Very Like A Whale at Washington's Folger Shakespeare Library through early January. The written word of the Bard is juxtaposed with natural objects and contemporary photography to consider how the real world shaped his imagination.

Music: "Blue Whale" by Frank Ocean

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