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Washington boasts a hot lineup of performing and visual arts events this week

National Portrait Gallery. | Photo: Alan A./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 30, 2019.

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 historical fiction to mind reading.

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Strike a Prose: Historical Fiction

From the event description:

With inspiration from "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," we will create works of historical fiction, addressing themes of history, suffrage, democracy and freedom. The workshop will include reading, discussion and guided writing. Led by local writer Willona Sloan, these workshops are open to writers of all levels who are age 18 and over. Materials are provided.

When: Friday, May 3, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 800 G St. NW
Price: Free
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The 39th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony

From the event description:

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction has been given since 1981 to the best works of fiction published by an American citizen in a calendar year. The ceremony includes readings by the winner and finalists and remarks from this year's judges: Percival Everett, Ernesto Quiñonez, and Joy Williams. Following the award ceremony, there will be a cocktail reception featuring specialty cocktails, an hors d’oeuvres buffet and open bar.

When: Saturday, May 4, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW
Price: Free (Support the PEN/Faulkner Foundation); $95 (General Admission)
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Lucky Plush: Rooming House

From the event description:

"Rooming House" is an inventive, insightful and surprisingly humorous whodunit that blends the traditions of theater and dance. In a production that marries intimate conversations between friends with the tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, "Rooming House" ponders what it takes to push an ordinary person to commit an act with shattering and irreparable consequences. 

When: Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Kennedy Center - Terrace Theater, 2700 F St., NW
Price: $29
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Michael Jons’ Psychic Cabaret

From the event description:

Michael Jons is a kind of expert safe-cracker — but instead of bank vaults, he manages to break inside something far more secure: the human brain. During this lightning-paced performance, Jons astonishes the audience with his Sherlockian style of people-reading, his Svengali-like powers to persuade and, of course, his incredible ability to seemingly read the thoughts of total strangers.

When: Sunday, May 5, 5 p.m.
Where: Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Price: $36
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