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A woman painstakingly sews tiny beads onto a piece of fabric. Beaded bags and clothing appear in the Guerrero 7 exhibit alongside silver jewelry, wooden toys, and colorful masks from the state's different regions.
Photo courtesy of the Mexican Cultural Institute
A woman painstakingly sews tiny beads onto a piece of fabric. Beaded bags and clothing appear in the Guerrero 7 exhibit alongside silver jewelry, wooden toys, and colorful masks from the state's different regions.

Jul. 18-Oct. 15: Guerrero: Seven Regions of Art and Tradition
The Mexican state of Guerrero can be divided into seven regions, which all boast their own distinctive artistic cultures. You can learn about these diverse art styles at the Mexican Cultural Institute in D.C., where Guerrero: Seven Regions of Art and Tradition is on view through October 15. For a free peak at the collection of sombreros, carved wooden objects, colorful beaded items and more, you can visit the venue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays or from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Jul. 18-20: Bat Boy: The Musical
School’s out for summer, but a group of young people have been working hard at The Theatre Lab’s Musical Theatre Institute for Teens. You can see the fruits of their labor tonight through Sunday, when the drama students will perform Bat Boy: The Musical tonight through Saturday. After a creature is discovered who appears to be half boy and half bat, he’s taken in by a local family that tries to teach him how to be normal, or seem like it. But assimilation and acceptance prove to be a tall order for Bat Boy.

Music: “Popurri de Boleros” by Guitarra Mexicana

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