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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 11

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Countdown to Yuri's Night 2014 (C2YN 2014) features a variety of space-themed entertainment, including visual art, dance, music and a costume contest.
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Countdown to Yuri's Night 2014 (C2YN 2014) features a variety of space-themed entertainment, including visual art, dance, music and a costume contest.

Apr. 12-13: Fault Lines: Two One Acts
Kenopsia Productions and Blind Pug Arts Collective present Fault Lines: Two One Acts at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Northwest this Saturday and Sunday. The Rest, Is Silence by Kelsey Jayne Hogan dives into the psyche of a woman suffering from severe postpartum depression and how that struggle affects her personal relationships. In frag by Michael John Garcés, members of a dysfunctional family confront the past and question how well they really know each other. Tickets to Fault Lines are free.

Apr. 12: Countdown to Yuri’s Night
You can celebrate the anniversary of the first manned spaceflight tomorrow night from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Anacostia Arts Center in Southeast. Countdown to Yuri’s Night includes visual art exhibits Space Truckin, which features work by 15 local artists, and The Art of Airstream, hosted by DC Modern Design + Build Gallery. You can show off your moonwalk at the Lunar Dance Party, check out a sci-fi burlesque show or strut your celestial stuff in a costume contest.

Music: “Rocket Man” by Various Artists

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