You may think "been there, done that" about any exhibition devoted to the art of Alexander Calder and Joan Miro -- two giants of modernism whose work ain't exactly news -- and you'd be wrong. The Phillips Collection's "Calder Miro: A New Space for the Imagination" lives up to its subtitle, presenting a show that enlivens the museum's renovated Goh Annex and takes full advantage of the way the two men, friends for five decades, bounced their art off each other. Call 202-387-2151. See
review on Page 50.
-- Michael O'Sullivan
Laurie Anderson's "The End of the Moon" is the second in a trilogy of solo pieces blending story, song,
violin and electronic music. Should be, as always, profound and great fun. At Lisner Auditorium on Thursday. Call 202-397-7328.
-- Richard Harrington
A retrospective on German filmmaker F.W. Murnau continues at the National Gallery of Art's East Building auditorium Saturday with three silent films: the 1926 "Faust" at 1, followed at 4 by "The Last Laugh" (1924). And then there's his best-known film, the 1922 "Nosferatu," which screens Sunday at 4:30. All three shows are free and will be accompanied by the live music of
Silent Orchestra. See interview with Silent Orchestra's Carlos Garza in "Film Notes" on Page 46.
-- Desson Thomson
"Gajamukha" is an evening of
Indian dance-theater about the
elephant-headed Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, who removes obstacles for his followers. Rasika, the
12-member troupe of dancers and
musicians, integrates three
distinctive styles from south India: kuchipudi, bharata natyam and
mohini attam, Friday at Lisner
Auditorium. Call 202-397-7328.
-- Lisa Traiger