Going out guide: Art and movies in the District

WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?
WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? "Little Rascals" is coming to Leesburg. (Abc/universal Pictures)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Art ' I Ran Home (In America)'

New arts space the Fridge is wasting no time getting exhibitions going, and its November show opens this week with the work of three Iranian American artists. Pooneh Maghazehe creates her pieces by branding raw slabs of beef with a star pattern found on buildings throughout Iran. The photos of her work depict some of the meat back in its plastic and foam packaging, as if culture is on its way to mass consumption. Eric Robert Parnes's paintings put American icons into an Iranian context, such as a scene of two women in hijabs standing outside a Starbucks. Local artist Hadieh Shafie, who often includes samples of Farsi text in her art, will exhibit work inspired by whirling dervishes. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held Thursday night.

Opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Thursday. Exhibition continues through Nov. 29. The Fridge, 516 Eighth St. SE (enter through the alley in the back of the building). 202-664-4151 or http://www.thefridgedc.com . Free.

-- Stephanie Merry

Movies Family Fun

Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg is wrapping up its seasonal series of $1 movies this month, and the final three are perfect for introducing kids to some stories better known by their grandparents' or great-grandparents' generations. "Little Rascals" is the featured film this week, and "Casper" and "Leave It to Beaver" will screen on the respective following weeks. But there's no black-and-white stock here: The theater is playing the 1990s cinematic incarnations of all three.

3:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays through Nov. 19. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 West Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-1168 or http://www.tallyholeesburg.com . $1.

-- Anne Kenderdine


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