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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, October 16-18, 2008

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Dress, Fall/Winter 1990/91, Issey Miyake (b. 1938), Japan. Collection of Mary Baskett.
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Dress, Fall/Winter 1990/91, Issey Miyake (b. 1938), Japan. Collection of Mary Baskett.

(October 17-April 11) FASHIONING JAPAN From kimono to couture, The Textile Museum presents Fashioning Japan, a new exhibit opening in downtown D.C. tomorrow. The show runs through April of next year, presenting an astounding array of cloth-as-art, featuring designs that boggle the mind. The Textile Museum and the Phillips Collection are also hosting curators and designers for a symposium of style beginning today and running through Sunday.

(October 17) THE OLD MAN & THE BAY The Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, Maryland hosts New Moon Theatre Company's The Old Man and the Bay tomorrow afternoon at 4. This interactive play presents local history through the eyes of the explorers and pirates who trolled the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, and the settlers and watermen who stayed - a memorable way for kids and adults to experience Maryland's history.

(October 17) CHAIRS You might not think a book about chairs would have many legs to stand on, but author Judith Miller does. She'll present her tome, Chairs, during the Washington D.C. Antiques Art & Jewelry Show Saturday afternoon at 1 at the Washington Convention Center. This latest book by the international antiques expert celebrates a passion for chairs, examining more than 100 favorites and reflecting upon the chair's iconic status, historical development and just how good they can be for your back.

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