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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, January 13

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Anu Yadav performs in the workshop production of Meena's Dream at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
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Anu Yadav performs in the workshop production of Meena's Dream at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Jan. 13-18: Meena’s Dream
Meena is a 9-year-old girl with an active imagination and a very sick mother. To cope with her mother’s illness and mounting bills, she escapes into her dreams. There, she meets the Hindu god Lord Krishna, who needs Meena’s help to fight the “Worry Machine.” This one-woman-show by Anu Yadav features an original score blending South Indian classical music with indie folk. You can see the world premiere of Meena’s Dream at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring through January 18.

Jan. 15: 12 Years A Slave
This Wednesday you can attend a conversation with Michele Norris and 12 Years A Slave screenwriter and producer John Ridley, as they discuss the film’s impact, creative process and socio-historical significance. Norris will then moderate a Q&A with the writer. The event starts at 7 p.m. at NPR Headquarters in Northeast.

Music: “Three Dreams” by Rajna Swaminathan, Anjna Swaminathan and Sam McCormally

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