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Trumbo: Red, White and Blacklisted:

A humorous, thoughtful look at how famed Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo took on Hollywood, Congress and the Red Scare after he was blacklisted in 1947 and won. Through Sept. 28 at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $15-$25. 410-772-4900 or

Mary McCauley


Meaghan Harrison Solo Exhibition: Trust :

Death, ceremony and human relations are themes that drive the art of Meaghan Harrison, who creates "totemic memorials" from old liquor bottles, lottery tickets and secondhand furniture in the Maryland Institute College of Art grad's first solo exhibit. Through Sept. 6 at School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St. Free. 410-396-4641 or

Ed Gunts


The Earrings of Madame De...:

The Earrings of Madame De... is one of the great whirling romances of the screen. As the title earrings pass through each corner of a romantic quadrangle, the movie turns into a satiric ballet that ends with a tragic punch. The Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. $8 evenings, $6 matinees. 410-727-3456 or

Michael Sragow

Pop music

Jordin Sparks and Jesse McCartney :

American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, whose catchy duet with Chris Brown, "No Air," became a huge international hit, shares the stage with former Dream Street member Jesse McCartney. 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets Northwest, Washington. $39.50-$49.50. 410-547-7328 or

Rashod D. Ollison


Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man :

Exposing mainstream audiences to offbeat, inspired productions like this 2005 musical documentary on the offbeat, inspired Canadian songwriter-poet, Leonard Cohen, is exactly what a great arts and culture cable TV channel should be doing. All praise to Sundance for airing I'm Your Man. 10 p.m. tomorrow, Sundance.

David Zurawik


National Symphony Orchestra:

A long-standing Labor Day tradition continues this year with an outdoor concert by the NSO. Emil de Cou conducts a program full of entertaining American music, as well as some Tchaikovsky favorites.8 p.m. Monday, West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Free.

Tim Smith


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