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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 21

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Dancer Asanga Domask performs in Peter DiMuro and Public Displays of Motion's Future Preludes.
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Dancer Asanga Domask performs in Peter DiMuro and Public Displays of Motion's Future Preludes.

Jun. 21-23: AFI Docs Film Festival
The AFI Docs Film Festival ends this Sunday, but you can still catch plenty of flicks before closing time. You can see The New Black this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Goethe Institut in D.C. or this Sunday at 1:15 p.m. at Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre. Directed by Yoruba Richen and shot in Maryland, this feature-length film explores homosexuality in the African-American community and the role of the Black church. You can also see Samantha Buck’s documentary Best Kept Secret this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre. The film follows a special education teacher struggling to prepare her autistic students for the world beyond their high school walls.

Jun. 22-23: Future Preludes
This Saturday and Sunday you can come to Dance Place in Northeast to see Future Preludes, a collaborative dance event featuring work by nearly a dozen choreographers. Presented by Peter DiMuro and Public Displays of Motion, the diverse performance includes genres ranging from Ancient Hula, to Flamenco, Hip Hop, and more.

Music: “One Love (Instrumental)” by Nas

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It Takes A Nation: Art For Social Justice At The American University Museum

As the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, graphic artist Emory Douglas created striking visual images for the movement's publications and posters.

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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
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It Takes A Nation: Art For Social Justice At The American University Museum

As the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, graphic artist Emory Douglas created striking visual images for the movement's publications and posters.

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DDOT Questions Metro's Ability To Protect People With Disabilities For Ride-Hailing Paratransit Trips

As Metro looks to reduce the cost of its expensive MetroAccess paratransit service, they're turning to ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to provide low-cost trips. Some critics say they represent a race to the bottom.

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