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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Arts briefs: Christmas market, studio visits, Georgia Avenue Window Walk

‘Lunch Bytes’

Lunch and learn on Wednesday as the Goethe-Institut Washington and the Hirshhorn Museum present the final art discussion in their series “Lunch Bytes.” A panel of artists and art professionals from New York, Berlin, San Francisco and Maryland will discuss digital art and culture from noon to 2 p.m. Lunch is provided for the free event, in the GoetheForum of the Institute. RSVP to rsvp@ washington. goethe.org.

Eat Your Art Out event

Cheesecake and creativity come together as Dance Exchange partners with Pyramid Atlantic for an evening of crafts and movement Thursday. Start at 6 at Pyramid Atlantic, where you can create accessories from handcrafted paper. Then move to Dance Exchange for a quick dance workshop that integrates the new clothes. The evening ends with treats and wine at Capital City Cheesecake. The event is $30, which covers activities; refreshments are extra. Visit danceexchange.org, and register at regonline.com/eatyourartout .


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Contra dance at Artisphere

Artisphere adds glow sticks, a laser display and a DJ to a contra dancing party. Dancers of all levels can join in the fun Nov. 15. The event includes a 30-minute lesson at 7:30 p.m., and the dance to follows in the ballroom. General admission is $8. For more information, visit Artisphere’s Web site.

The Studio Visit fundraiser

Online arts digest the Studio Visit hosts a salon-style fundraiser and open house Friday, showcasing the works of photographer Ding Ren and painters Craig Drennen and Bonner Sale. At 7 p.m., enjoy light refreshments while looking at art and learning more about the Web site, which depicts artists in their studios and shows their creative process. There is a $20 suggested donation. The event will be at 1366 Quincy St. NW. RSVP to Isabel Manalo at isabel@thestudiovisit. com.

Be a dinner guest

Performance art hits home in the live installation “The First Supper” at Hillyer Art Space on Saturday. In three performances, artists Michelle Gomez and Jonathan Wile interpret the reality of nontraditional families. You can come and go while viewing a mock “family dinner” focused on the father figure and his character evolution from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit Hillyer’s Web site.

Windows gleam on Georgia Avenue

The Georgia Avenue Window Walk hits its stride Sunday when the first two window installations of the art project will be on view at 2702 and 2902 Georgia Ave. NW. A reception will be held at Pleasant Plains Workshop at 3 p.m., and the walking tour and conversation with artists John Grunwell and Emily Slot Shaw begins at 4 p.m. For more information, see Pleasant Plains Workshop’s Web site.

By Erin Williams  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/07/2011

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