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T H U R S D A Y

The line between reasonable anxiety about the future and new age silliness keeps getting blurred. In the press release for her solstice lecture, “Shoot the Moon,” Caroline W. Casey warns, “If you’re not afraid, you’re not paying attention.” Sound advice, no doubt, even if it is just a ploy to rope in the X-Files set. But Casey is billed as a “Visionary Activist Astrologer,” and she promises a “mythological recap of 1995,” “strategical timing and the story of what wants to happen in 1996,” and “planetary news you can use”—the last of which we at City Paper are bitterly disappointed we didn’t think of for our slogan. Still, these dark days, it makes sense to celebrate the darkest day. Celebrate with Casey at 8:30 p.m. at Holton Arms School Theater, 7303 River Rd., Bethesda. $15. (301) 320-2233. (James Lochart)