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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 21

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Marlon James, Was, 2013, digital print, 36x24", edition 1/3 (Transformer)

May 21-June 21: Float

Four Jamaican artists renegotiate national identity and challenge social boundaries in Float, an exhibit featuring photography, sculpture and mixed media work. Deborah Anzinger, Rodell Warner, Leasho Johnson and Marlon James present art that aims to be free of anchors or predefined notions of what Caribbean imagery can look like. You can see the work at Transformer gallery in Northwest through June 21.

May 23-Aug. 29: Jazz in the Garden

The Jazz in the Garden concert series is back for its 14th season. Starting this week, you can grab a blanket and your picnic basket and head to the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden at 5 p.m. on Fridays for a free concert. There will be a variety of musical performances this summer, including Afro-funk, blues, Latin fusion, Brazilian jazz, big-band swing and more. The series runs through August 29.

Music: “Selma To Soweto” by Elikeh

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