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Visual and performing arts events worth a look in Washington this week

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Washington this week, from a talk on photography to a dance recital.

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The Dance Institute of Washington Lower School Presents "Looking Into The Future"

The Dance Institute of Washington presents "Looking into the Future", a performance from the young students in its lower levels. The brief presentation will showcase the talent of rising stars as they perform pieces from their class level. 

When: Saturday, December 15, 12-1:30 p.m.
Where: The Dance Institute of Washington, 3333 14th St. NW
Price: $15
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Noche Bicolor (Peruvian Night)

Next, celebrate all things Peru at this party at downtown's L8 lounge. DJ TC Soundz will host, along with a guest direct from Peru, TEBAN. Entry is free before 11:30 p.m. with advanced ticket; VIP tables are reservable.

When: Saturday, December 15, 10 p.m.- Sunday, December 16, 3 a.m.
Where: L8 Lounge, 727 15th St. NW
Price: Free (admission before 11:30); $10 (anytime admission)
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Arnold Newman Lecture Series on Photography: Dawoud Bey

Photographer Dawoud Bey will speak about his work and sign his latest monograph at the National Museum of Art on Sunday. The American artist - a 2017 MacArthur Fellow - teaches photography at Columbia College Chicago. He's known for his sensitive portrayals of Americans from marginalized groups.

When: Sunday, December 16, 2-3 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Price: Free
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Sunday Social (December)

Also on Sunday, it's the "Ugly Sweater Edition" of Sunday Social. This free monthly event at Bakers & Baristas invites local artists to perform at the open mic, while audience members are encouraged to socialize over drinks.

When: Sunday, December 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Bakers & Baristas, 501 Seventh St. NW
Price: Free
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