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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 13

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Real, virtual and imagined worlds collide in Water by the Spoonful. Pictured are Tim Getman (Fountainhead), Amy Kim Waschke (Orangutan), Arturo Soria (Elliot Ortiz), Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey (Haikumom), Maboud Ebrahimzadeh (A Ghost), and Vincent J. Brown (Chutes&Ladders).
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Real, virtual and imagined worlds collide in Water by the Spoonful. Pictured are Tim Getman (Fountainhead), Amy Kim Waschke (Orangutan), Arturo Soria (Elliot Ortiz), Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey (Haikumom), Maboud Ebrahimzadeh (A Ghost), and Vincent J. Brown (Chutes&Ladders).

Mar. 13-20: New African Films Festival
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring hosts the 10th annual New African Films Festival, which opens tonight. The festival runs through March 20 and will feature screenings of more than a dozen films from countries such as Senegal, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Ivory Coast and more.

Mar. 13-Apr. 13: Water by the Spoonful
You can see the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes at Studio Theatre through April 13. Ex-Marine Elliot cares for his dying mother, while struggling to silence his haunting flashbacks. Meanwhile, five recovering addicts cling to their chat room support group for the help they need to stay sober. Directed by KJ Sanchez, the drama showcases the strength of human relationships and the power of family, both the ones we’re born into and the ones we choose for ourselves.

Music: “The Questions (instrumental)” by Common

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