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SATURDAY

I turned several shades of green last weekend when I helped my friend Michael move to New York City. Walking around the West Village on Saturday night, I saw hip, trendy New Yorkers oozing into performance- and visual-arts spaces, reveling in the unconstrained glory of so much arts obsession. Naturally, I became jealous when I realized that Michael will be able to scamper from gallery to theater to music venue without ever having to leave the block. It set me to dreaming: Imagine if D.C. had a party in a huge warehouse, with performances on three stages, five bands, and works by 14 artists—all in a Metro-accessible location. And when it was over, the money collected could benefit the renovation of the performance space. Thanks to Warehouse Theater owner and former Art Romp hostess Molly Ruppert, it looks as if I won’t have to move. Tonight’s “Warehouse Party” begins at 8 p.m. at Warehouse Theater/Studio 1019, 1021 & 1019 7th St. NW. $10 (proceeds benefit Warehouse Theater). (202) 783-8263. (Amanda Fazzone)