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Apr. 11-21: Filmfest DC
The Washington, DC International Film Festival kicks off today, running through April 21. Now in its 27th year, Filmfest DC brings new cinema from around the world to venues in our area. You can check out more than 80 features, documentaries, comedies and shorts, including the Canadian film Midnight's Children, which is based on the novel by Salman Rushdie, and Underground, an Australian film about controversial journalist, hacker and activist Julian Assange.
WAMU is a media sponsor of Filmfest DC.
Apr. 13: Arts Alive!
The Hylton Performing Arts Center presents Arts Alive! this Saturday in Manassas from noon to 8 p.m. You can celebrate the local arts at this free, family-friendly festival, which will feature exhibits, hands-on activities, and performances by 24 different groups. Whether you enjoy belly-dance, ballet, jazz or swing music, there's a little something for everyone.
Music: "500 Miles" by Guitar Instrumental
Rev. Charles Albert Tindley is considered one of the founding fathers of American Gospel Music, and at least one historian in Berlin, Maryland, would like to hear more about his Maryland roots.
The Maryland Republican Congressman who moved to block a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in D.C. defended his actions and criticized the move to boycott businesses in his district, which includes popular tourist destination Ocean City.