February 3, 2016 at 12:59 pm EDT | by WBadmin
This Week’s Arts Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels (Feb. 3)

Culture Capital Hot Hits

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(Courtesy of Woolly Mammoth)

Guards at The Taj
Thru Feb 28. Woolly Mammoth.
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Guards at the Taj—from playwright Rajiv Joseph and director John Vreeke, the team that brought us Gruesome Playground Injuries—is a tragicomic fable as hilarious as it is horrifying. Beauty has a price.

(Courtesy of Woolly Mammoth)

(Courtesy of GMU Center for the Arts)

Mummenschanz
Feb 5. GMU Center for the Arts.
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These unique artists perform in complete silence on a blackened stage with common household objects and simple forms to create ingenious illusions and amusing narratives that provide light-hearted insights on life.

(Courtesy of Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)

(Courtesy of Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)

Brooklyn Rider & Gabriel Kahane
Feb 6. Washington Performing Arts at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
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The four virtuoso chamber musicians of Brooklyn Rider return this season with fellow Brooklynite and composer/pianist/singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane, whose music has been described as “all-around dazzling” (The Los Angeles Times).

(Courtesy of Howard Theatre)

(Courtesy of Howard Theatre)

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Feb 6. Howard Theatre.
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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelicmachine captured over 40 R&B hit singles.

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