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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, October 15

Les Violons du Roy will perform at the Music Center at Strathmore with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe.
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Les Violons du Roy will perform at the Music Center at Strathmore with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe.

Oct. 15: Les Violons du Roy with Stephanie Blythe
String ensemble Les Violons du Roy will be joined by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe tonight in the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda. Starting at 8 p.m. the Quebec-based chamber orchestra will perform a historically informed period program featuring pieces by Telemann, Haydn, Bach and Handel. Played on modern instruments, the pieces have been strongly influenced by research into performance practices of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Oct. 15-19: The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival
It’s not too late to check out The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, where frightful and freaky short and feature-length films are playing through Saturday. You can see Art of Darkness tonight, or stop by tomorrow to watch Spirit Cabinet and attend a post-screening Q&A with director Jay Stern. Other films include Chastity Bites, Big Bad Wolves and Scream Blacula Scream.

Music: “We Can Freak It (Instrumental)” by Kurupt

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