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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 2

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Actor Denis O'Hare will perform An Iliad twice this weekend at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
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Actor Denis O'Hare will perform An Iliad twice this weekend at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

May 3: Dalí Quartet
The Dalí Quartet is coming to BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown tomorrow. The classical Latin-American string quartet will perform its Latin Family Fiesta Concert at 1 p.m. and will pick up their instruments again at 8 p.m. for a Gallery Performance, surrounded by Cuban Pop paintings and prints by artist Ric Garcia.

May 2-3: An Iliad
The heroism and horror of modern warfare will be explored on stage by actor Denis O’Hare in two solo performances of An Iliad, based on Homer’s poem about the Trojan War. Directed by Lisa Peterson, you can see this Homer's Coat production tonight and tomorrow at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

May 4: Sound Bites
You can support DC Central Kitchen this Sunday at the 5th annual Sound Bites food and music festival. The event will feature food and drink samples from 26 D.C.-area restaurants, artists and mixologists, plus live music by local bands and DJs. It’s all going down at the Ronald Reagan Building’s Woodrow Wilson Plaza from 1 to 5 p.m.

Music: “Friday Mornin’” by Circle of Alchemists

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