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Exhibition

Maybe you saw glass sculptor Tim Tate's sold-out solo debut at Fraser Gallery Georgetown 10 months ago. And that was before he was named an Outstanding Emerging Artist at January's Mayor's Arts Awards. Go see what the judges saw in him this time as "I Never Claimed to Have a Map to Get to the Heart of This or Any Other Matter . . . " opens at Fraser's Bethesda location, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Friday from 6 to 9. The show remains on view through June 8. Call 301-718-9651.

-- Michael O'Sullivan

Film

Set in a decrepit post-Soviet Georgia, "Since Otar Left" watches, with a sometimes heartbreakingly direct gaze, as the mother, sister and niece of a man who has gone to live in Paris cope, each in her own way, with his absence -- and their own emotional needs. See the review inside the Summer Movie Preview.

-- Michael O'Sullivan

Music

Thursday's Songs of Freedom concert at the 9:30 club, featuring acoustic bluesman Corey Harris, blues/rock fusion guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly and Ayibobo and local jazz singer Sunny Sumter, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Haiti's independence. Proceeds will go to the National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians and the Simeus Foundation. There is no cover, but donations are suggested. Call 202-393-0930.

-- Richard Harrington

Dance

In 1978, the only way Sylvia Magogo Glasser could fight apartheid in her native South Africa was through dance. That year, she founded Moving Into Dance Mophatong, a cross-cultural contemporary dance company that reflects its traditional South African legacy. The company brings its unique style, Afrofusion, to Dance Place Wednesday. Call 202-269-1600.

-- Lisa Traiger

Tim Tate's glass sculptures are on display at Fraser Gallery in Bethesda.