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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, September 6

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"Windows to the Soul" is just one of hundreds of pieces that will be on view and available for purchase at this weekend's Alexandria King Street Art Festival.
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"Windows to the Soul" is just one of hundreds of pieces that will be on view and available for purchase at this weekend's Alexandria King Street Art Festival.

Sept. 7-8: 11th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival
This weekend you can enjoy live music and a wide array of original art at the 11th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival. Starting at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday you can head to Old Town for the free event, which will feature interactive activities, performances and work by more than 200 artists.

Sept. 8: Dirty Beaches
Dirty Beaches is playing at the Rock & Roll Hotel on Sunday night at 8. Spearheaded by Alex Zhang Hungtai, the solo project is currently on tour celebrating Dirty Beaches’ new double album Drifters/Love Is The Devil, an emotional collection of songs that toe the line between a rockabilly and instrumental sound, as the artist bares his soul with floating, dreamlike vocals.

Music: “I Dream in Neon” by Dirty Beaches

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