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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 10

Local artist Adam Hager blends art with machinery in Between Fact and Fiction.
Photo courtesy of CulturalDC
Local artist Adam Hager blends art with machinery in Between Fact and Fiction.

August 13: The Wizard of Oz

Attendees of the Synetic Theatre summer camp are showing off what they've learned. This Wednesday, the youngsters will perform an original adaptation of The Wizard of Oz at The Kennedy Center, in a free Millennium Stage performance starting at 6 p.m. Senior artistic company members showed campers the ropes of physical theater, and now the kids are taking to the stage with a production that includes mime, pantomime, acrobatics, dance and song.

August 11-Sept. 6: Between Fact and Fiction

You can see a solo exhibit featuring interactive sculpture by D.C.-based artist Adam Hager. Between Fact and Fiction offers a glimpse into the artist's "mad scientist" approach to creating art. His inventions, which visitors can touch and operate, include music boxes built into a spinal cord, a fastball-throwing drill motor, and airplanes that fly overhead when their industrial gears are wound up. The mechanical artwork will be on view at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery through September 6.

Music: "Man In The Machine (Instrumental)" by Royworld


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