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Shakespeare Free for All stages 'Twelfth Night'

Samantha Soule and Floyd King in the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2008 production of
Samantha Soule and Floyd King in the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2008 production of "Twelfth Night." Free for All tickets will be distributed in an online lottery. (Carol Rosegg)
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Thanks to the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washingtonians can see a performance of a Shakespeare classic for free. This year's choice, "Twelfth Night," promises comedy as a shipwreck separates two young lovers. While getting tickets to the show used to mean standing in line for way too long, tickets will now mostly be given out in an online lottery (for details on how to get them, go to http://www.shakespearetheatre.org). So have your clicking hand at the ready and be prepared for a laugh.

SHAKESPEARE FREE FOR ALL'S "TWELFTH NIGHT" Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday at 8 p.m., through Sept. 5. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. http://www.shakespearetheatre.org.

The District

SOUTH AMERICAN STATUARY TOUR Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., through Aug. 21. A National Park Service ranger leads a two-hour walk along Virginia Avenue NW and discusses Simón Bolívar, José de San Martín and other notable Latin Americans whose statues reside there. Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station, 2301 I St. NW. 202-438-9710. Free.

Maryland

"IN THE PARK, AFTER DARK" Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Roast marshmallows and listen to nature stories outdoors. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. http://www.cityofbowie.org. Free, registration required.

TIKI DANCE PARTY AND LUAU Saturday at 8 p.m. Hawaiian music, food and dancing. Prizes will be awarded for the best Hawaiian wear. Dance Bethesda, Suite 2A, 8227 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-3660. http://www.dancebethesda.com. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Virginia

"NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN" Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Music, food and children's activities take place before the film, starting at 6 p.m. Bring a cooler and blanket for a picnic and film under the stars. Trinity Center, 5870 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville. 703-324-8700. 703-324-7469. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. Free.

BEATBOXCHIP CONCERT Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Beatboxing meets electronica in a battle of wills. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4199. Free.


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