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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, November 5

For "Tramonto," photographer Richard Lasner snapped an image of Firenze, Italy at dusk.
Photo by Richard Lasner
For "Tramonto," photographer Richard Lasner snapped an image of Firenze, Italy at dusk.

Nov. 5-Dec. 7: Italianissimo
Today through December 7, visitors to Bethesda’s Waverly Street Gallery can take a visual trip to Italy. Photographer Richard Lasner unveils 18 new images of the Tuscan hills, an Italian winery and other scenic locations in Italianissimo. The exhibit also features new work by gallery artists.

Nov. 5-17: fallFRINGE Festival
You can see original performances and seven fan favorites from this summer’s Capital Fringe Festival at the 5th annual fallFRINGE Festival, which is being held at Fort Fringe in Northwest through November 17. You can watch creative shows such as Brynn Tucker’s A Guide to Dancing Naked, Clown Cabaret: All-Stars, H Street Housewives, The Immortal Jellyfish, and Pitchin’ the Tent, a “rock-n’-roll meltdown” by feminist dance theater punk-rock band Tia Nina. WAMU 88.5 is a media sponsor of the fallFRINGE Festival.

Music: “Superfast Jellyfish (instrumental)” by Gorillaz

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