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Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 04/27/2012

International markets, Avicii at Sweetlife and best patios for a long lunch: Weekend update


In today’s Weekend section, one of the Post’s foreign correspondents, Emily Wax, is your guide to the area’s many markets selling international food and products. She found everything from bamboo salt toothpaste to authentic naan at store shelves near you.

Our picks for the best events this weekend include a Parisian market in Georgetown, the Sweetlife Food and Music Festival and the annual croquet match between St. John’s College and the Naval Academy.

Speaking of the Sweetlife Food and Music Festival, one of the headliners, Avicii, is one of the biggest stars in electronic dance music, which places him amongst the world’s biggest rock stars these days. Read about his rise to the top. Also see record reviews of rockabilly singer Nanci Griffith, bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent, indie-folkers Good Old War and progressive bluegrass group Punch Brothers.

Also in today’s issue of Weekend:

Fritz Hahn takes a look at the new Town Hall, which features a biggger dining room, bigger kitchen, bigger bar and a new courtyard patio.

If the idea of sitting out and enjoying a nice meal or a drink on a patio is enticing, see our picks for the best patios for a long lunch.

What happens when you mix a blue singer with no theater experience and Shakespeare? You get an Old West take on “The Taming of the Shrew,” beginning Tuesday at Folger Theatre.

D.O.L.L.: DIWO OPNSRC LMFAO LHOOQ,” the acronym-heavy exhibit at Artisphere, features interactive and high-tech art that ranges from brilliant to banal.

Get the latest movie reviews, including the new Jason Segel romantic comedy “The Five-Year Engagement” and John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in “The Raven.”

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