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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 8

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Irene Tsai's ink and watercolor paintings feature symbolic Chinese imagery, such as lotus, bamboo, and cranes.
Waverly Street Gallery
Irene Tsai's ink and watercolor paintings feature symbolic Chinese imagery, such as lotus, bamboo, and cranes.

Jan. 8-Feb. 2: Love of Nature
Starting today you can celebrate environmental beauty through art at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, where Irene Tsai's latest collection of Chinese watercolor paintings, Love of Nature, will be on view through February 2. There will be a reception this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Jan. 8-Feb. 2: Grid, Sequence Me
For some art inspired by architecture, you can head to Flashpoint Gallery to see Florida-based art team Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy's latest installation of projected animations, Grid, Sequence Me, which streams constantly changing data into the gallery, projecting phrases from housing-related websites over images of D.C. architecture. The exhibit will be up through February 2.

Jan. 9-13: The Birthday Party
Do you really know who you are? It's a scary question, but one that sometimes begs asking. Tomorrow night freshman troupe Idly Bent Theatre Company presents its first D.C. production, Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, at The District of Columbia Arts Center.

Music: "Mother Nature's Son" by Jason Falkner

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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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