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Today in Fall Arts

Hey y'all, remember that hefty (80-fuckin-page!) Fall Arts Guide we put together? Well, you can access it online, as well. And starting today, we'll be publishing little excerpts from it on this, our new arts blog!

After the jump: Yiyun Li, Joyce Carol Oates, and Robin Trower.

Books
Liaquat Ahmed Reads from and signs copies of Lords of Finance. Sep. 21. Fairfax Theater Project.
Mon, Sep. 21
Ruth Bottigheimer Reads from and signs copies of Fairy Tales: A New History. Sep. 21. George Mason University.
Mon, Sep. 21
Harvey Cox Reads from and signs copies of The Future of Faith. Sep. 21. Politics and Prose.
Mon, Sep. 21
Paul Dickson Reads from and signs copies of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary. Sep. 21. Arlington Public Library
Mon, Sep. 21
Ronald Kessler Reads from and signs copies of In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect. Sep. 21. Barnes and Noble Bethesda.
Mon, Sep. 21
Yiyun Li Reads from and signs copies of The Vagrants. Sep. 21. George Mason University.
Mon, Sep. 21
E. Ethelbert Miller Reads from and signs copies of The Fifth Inning. Sep. 21. Northern Virginia Community College.
Mon, Sep. 21
Robert K. Musil Reads from and signs copies of Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future. Sep. 21. George Mason University.
Mon, Sep. 21
Joyce Carol Oates Reads from and signs copies of Little Bird of Heaven. Sep. 21. Freer Gallery of Art.
Mon, Sep. 21
PEN/Faulkner gala Featuring Geraldine Brooks, Beth Henley, Alice McDermott, Jay McInerney, Amy Tan, and others. Sep. 21. Folger Shakespeare Library.
Mon, Sep. 21
Nick Reding Reads from and signs copies of Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town. Sep. 21. George Mason University.
Mon, Sep. 21
Mary Doria Russell Reads from and signs copies of Dreamers of the Day. Sep. 21. George Mason University.
Mon, Sep. 21
Robet Samuelson Reads from and signs copies of The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath. Sep. 21. The Fairfax Theater Project.
Mon, Sep. 21
Michael Signer Reads from and signs copies of Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies. Sep. 21. George Mason University.
Mon, Sep. 21
Michael Sims Reads from and signs copies of The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime: Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Time of Sherlock Holmes. Sep. 21. Northern Virginia Community College.

Film

Mon, Sep. 21
Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press Goethe Institut. Dr. Mabuse is the chief executive of a multinational media organization who is sick to death of tracking down news every day. So she plots an unscrupulous plan to create personalities, sensations, scandals and catastrophes of her own. $6.
Mon, Sep. 21
“Tin Men” American City Diner and Café. Richard Dreyfuss and Danny DeVito star as rival aluminum-siding salesmen locked in an ongoing feud as the result of a minor traffic accident. (PG)

Galleries

Mon, Sep. 21
“Repetition in Clay” Torpedo Factory Art Center. Two or more pieces that coordinate to complete the whole presented by the Kiln Club. To Oct. 25.

Music

Mon, Sep. 21
Caravan of Thieves IOTA Club & Cafe. $10
Mon, Sep. 21
The Cave Singers, Lightning Dust, Birdlips Black Cat Backstage. $12
Mon, Sep. 21
The Nighthawks Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Free
Mon, Sep. 21
Soulsavers, Jonneine Zapata, Red Ghost Rock & Roll Hotel. $18
Mon, Sep. 21
The Sounds, Foxy Shazam 9:30 Club. $25
Mon, Sep. 21
Tessa Souter Blues Alley. $20
Mon, Sep. 21
Robin Trower Birchmere. $39.50

You can access the guide in its entirety here.

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