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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 27

It might look like it is, but this blueprint isn't on paper. Maggie Gourlay used thread to create this map of her childhood home.
Adah Rose Gallery
It might look like it is, but this blueprint isn't on paper. Maggie Gourlay used thread to create this map of her childhood home.

August 28-Sept. 28: So I will let it (the ugly wallpaper) alone and talk about the house

Starting tomorrow you can see a solo exhibit at Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington featuring work by local artist Maggie Gourlay. “So I will let it (the ugly wallpaper) alone and talk about the house” explores the concept of home as both a center of comfort and warmth, and as a place of restriction for women, historically speaking. The exhibit includes installations and relies heavily on the use of thread, an item traditionally associated with domestic life. You can check it out through September 28.

August 30-Sept. 1: Page-to-Stage

The Kennedy Center hosts its 13th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival this Saturday through Monday. The free event features more than 40 local theaters and will pay tribute to next year’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival, an initiative by D.C.-area theaters to produce world-premiere plays by female dramatists in the fall of 2015. The Page-to-Stage festival will showcase work by more than 30 female playwrights.

Music: “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore

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