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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, October 11

You can play with art in the Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds exhibit, which will be on view at Artisphere through October 20.
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You can play with art in the Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds exhibit, which will be on view at Artisphere through October 20.

Oct. 12: Night of 1,000 Andy's Dance Party
Arlington's Artisphere is turning three years old, and the venue is celebrating with an Andy Warhol-themed party tomorrow night at 8. You can don your snazziest pop art threads or dig out that black turtleneck for the Night of 1,000 Andy's Dance Party, where you'll be able to play with Warhol's Silver Clouds, which are on display through October 20, participate in a live game show, or get your groove on as three bands and two DJs provide the soundtrack. WAMU 88.5 is a media sponsor of the Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds exhibit.

Oct. 12-Nov. 1: Outsider Art Inside the Beltway
Art Enables in Northeast hosts the 8th annual Outsider Art Inside the Beltway exhibit, which opens tomorrow and will be on view through November 1. You can see art created by groups such as Creativity Explored, Sophie's Gallery, Spindleworks, Pure Vision Arts and more in this juried collection, which features work by artists from all over the country.

Music: "Crazy (instrumental)" by Violent Femmes


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