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Highlights & Things to Do:
April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the Smithsonian is featuring events all around town, including the campuses of Howard University, the University of the District of Columbia and George Washington University.
Thursday, April 17 through Saturday, April 26: Filmfest DC offers a wide range of films from around the world. This year, its website offers a page of themes (comedies, espionage/crime/thriller, food, justice) for the 80+ films to be screened. Check out http://www.filmfestdc.org/highlights.cfm. This innovation enhances an already excellent website which gives visitors a chance to sort the films by country, date and time of screenings, and location of screenings. $12 per show.
What does America's first museum dedicated to modern art have in its vaults? Get the answer right here in D.C. by visiting "Made in the USA: American Masters from The Phillips Collection 1850-1970" or checking out an exhibit of founder Duncan Phillips' journals. The Phillips Collection, 1600, 21st Street, NW, visitors under 18 admitted FREE (adults $12/students 18+ $10/visitors 62+ $10).
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