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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 3

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The cast of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ethan McSweeny.
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The cast of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ethan McSweeny.

Jan. 3-13: 23rd Annual DC Jewish Film Festival
The 23rd Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival begins today, running through the 13th. Over the next 11 days, the Washington DC Jewish Community Center will present 55 films at 14 different locations. The works come from 15 countries and include documentaries, dramas, and comedies covering everything from romance to sensitive subjects such as mental illness, divorce, and religious intolerance. The festival kicks off tonight at the United States Navy Memorial with a special screening of Paris Manhattan, a French film about a pharmacist whose obsession with Woody Allen threatens her parents' attempts at match-making.

Jan. 3-6: A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is extending its run of A Midsummer Night's Dream. You can see the classic tale of enchantment and romance at Sidney Harman Hall tonight through Sunday.

Music: "Etno Beat (Club remix)" by Balkan Beat Box


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