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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, September 27

Starry Night (2012), an homage to the famous work by Van Gogh, is one of Peter Max's more recent pieces that will be at Wentworth Gallery.
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Starry Night (2012), an homage to the famous work by Van Gogh, is one of Peter Max's more recent pieces that will be at Wentworth Gallery.

Sept. 28: Peter Max: A Retrospective 1960-2013
Tomorrow you can meet pop artist Peter Max, who will be at the Wentworth Gallery in Bethesda from 1 to 3 p.m., and will then visit the gallery’s McLean location from 6 to 9 p.m. He says being creative is “the most beautiful thing in the world.” “There’s a lot of happiness in my work. You can see it by the colors I use, by the brush strokes. And most of all, I just enjoy beyond, beyond belief. When I’m in the midst of creativity, it’s such a beautiful, pleasant space to be in,” he says. Peter Max: A Retrospective 1960-2013 is a diverse collection spanning the artist’s 40-year career.

Sept. 28-29: Latin Sizzle
Things are going to heat up this weekend at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast, where Dance Place will present the Latin Sizzle Festival, a showcase of Latin music and dance. Tomorrow at 8 p.m. you can see a variety of performances by contemporary Latin American artists. Then on Sunday at 4 p.m., Nego Gato Afro Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble will take center stage.

Music: “Strawberry Fields Forever” by Pickin’ On The Beatles

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