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Art, food and fun collide in the Smithsonian's Asia After Dark series at the Freer Gallery of Art.
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Art, food and fun collide in the Smithsonian's Asia After Dark series at the Freer Gallery of Art.

Aug. 17: Asia After Dark
This Saturday you can attend the final Asia After Dark event of the season at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art. Everybody will be kung fu fighting…their way to the front of the bar…at this 21-plus party themed around Chinese Martial Arts and Hip Hop. From 7 to 11 p.m. you can learn about 3-D printing technology, help create a 10-foot-tall Buddha statue, watch kung fu and tai chi demonstrations, enjoy live hip-hop spun by the DJ duo Hop Fu and more.

Aug. 16-Sept. 1: A Chorus Line
Olney Theatre Center presents its largest musical ever with the Tony Award-winning play, A Chorus Line. Twenty-four performers and 8 musicians bring this tale of cutthroat competition and soul-baring introductions to life as they spin a tale about 17 dancers competing for eight spots in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Cast members will be high-kicking their way across the stage through September 1.

Music: “Kung Fu (Instrumental)” by Linvall Thompson

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