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Chris (Stephen Spinella) checks in on his mother, Alexandra (Estelle Parsons), in The Velocity of Autumn at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater September 6-October 20, 2013.
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Chris (Stephen Spinella) checks in on his mother, Alexandra (Estelle Parsons), in The Velocity of Autumn at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater September 6-October 20, 2013.

Sept. 19-Oct. 20: The Velocity of Autumn
Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons stars in The Velocity of Autumn, a new two-character play by Eric Coble. Alexandra, is a 79-year-old woman living alone in her Brooklyn brownstone with her fleeting memories, and enough explosives to take down the block. As she stubbornly clings to her apartment, her favorite tree and her homemade incendiary devices, Alexandra must come to terms with her aging mind and body. Directed by Molly Smith, the play runs through October 20 at Arena Stage in Southwest.

Sept. 20: Women Painting Women: (R)evolution
Tomorrow night you can attend Women Painting Women: (R)evolution at Principle Gallery in Old Town, Alexandria. More than 30 female artists will explore the feminine muse in an effort to expand the collective sense of what a woman is and means. You can check it out from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Music: “Who Will Save Your Soul” by Vitamin String Quartet

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