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Local spotlight on the weekend: Artfully celebrating; Frodo full size

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ARTFULLY CELEBRATING

The holiday season isn't over yet thanks to Art Soiree's Third Annual Winter Wonderland Show on Friday night. While District residents reveled in the all-too-short white Christmas we had, you'll see plenty of snow at this interactive art show that's complete with fantasy settings, live paintings and video installations. Watch as photographer and video artist Igor Dmitry blends live footage with kaleidoscopic visual effects patterns or contemporary artist Vian Shamounki Borchert bring the "Nutcracker" to life in his artwork. There will also be plenty of holiday tunes including Anastasia, a sultry singer who just so happens to be a body paint model, who will be singing the night away with Christmas jingles we all love. The wonderland will take place at Malmaison (3401 Water St. NW) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 day of and more information is available at theartsoiree.com.

FRODO FULL SIZE

It's been awhile since the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy ended -- almost nine years to be exact. But even as we said goodbye to Frodo and his motley crew, there were faint whispers that J.R.R. Tolkien's very first novel, "The Hobbit," would be turned into a movie. Fans had to wait quite a while before that happened, but their patience was rewarded with Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which premiered on Dec. 21. If you haven't seen it yet, then you are in for a treat of grand proportions as it heads to the largest of local screens. Now showing at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the National Air and Space Museum (600 Independence Ave. SW) and the IMAX 3-D at the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History (10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW). Go to www.si.edu/IMAX for showtimes and tickets.

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