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Culture Vulture

A compilation of interesting—and, most important, free—lectures, cultural events, and more throughout the week.

Monday, March 8
Drink in the 100 Tea Bowls exhibit at the Art League (105 N. Union St., Alexandria; 703-683-1780). The juried ceramic-art show, presented in collaboration with artists from the Torpedo Factory, runs from 10 to 6.
Tuesday, March 9
The sun may be shining, but it’s not really spring until baseball season is in full swing. Just ask Steve Goldman and Clay Davenport, who have the national pastime down to a science. The authors of Baseball Prospectus: The Essential Guide to the 2010 Baseball Season, stop by Politics and Prose to discuss their academic, statistical theories on the sport. 7 PM.

Wednesday, March 10
The eccentric designer and style icon Betsey Johnson makes a fashionable appearance at her boutique’s Tysons Galleria (2001 International Dr., McLean) location. The Alice in Wonderland-themed event features tea, Champagne, snacks, giveaways, and photo ops with Johnson. The lunchtime appearance runs from noon to 1.

Thursday, March 11
The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage hosts the band Low Anthem. The folk/blues trio behind the album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin—who hail from Providence, Rhode Island—take the stage at 6.
Friday, March 12
As part of its ongoing Music and the Brain lecture series, the Library of Congress presents “The Positive Effects of Music Therapy on Health,” an evening with Concetta M. Tomaino, executive director of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in the library’s Whittall Pavilion. The lecture begins at 6:15.

Saturday, March 13
For another take on the power of music, artist Robin Rose offers her interpretation at Hemphill Fine Arts (1515 14th St., NW; 202-234-5601). The final day of Rose’s “Distortion, Delay & Sustain” exhibit displays mixed-media installations of musical instruments. 10 to 5.
Sunday, March 14
Wander the National Gallery of Art while pianist Ewa Poblocka takes on work by Chopin in the museum’s Garden Café. The concert starts at 6:30.

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