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Amid the nearly 200-year-old nations in Central America that broke free from Spanish rule in the 1820s, there is one outlier. Belize, the small country on the Caribbean coast, remained a British colony until 1981. The Organization of American States celebrates the nation’s 35th birthday with a new exhibition that honors the figures who helped the nation transition to a sovereign state. Sculptor Santiago Cal has taken over an entire gallery with his installation that incorporates images of Belize’s first prime minister, George Cadie, and tapirs. After examining the symbols of national independence, viewers can move on to a series of images by photojournalist Karl Villanueva. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to March 13, at the Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th St. NW. Free. (202) 370-0147. museum.oas.org. (Caroline Jones)


D.C.-based Craft Kombucha moves into Union Market today after a pop-up at nearby Lab 1270. The kombucha brewer, which will have a stall across from Red Apron Butcher, will offer six seasonally rotating flavors on tap. Bottles and growlers will be available for fills and refills, and customers can also find healthy snacks from Kate Bakes and Paisley Fig. The new outpost will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Craft Kombucha at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. craftkombucha.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Synetic Theater begins performances of its latest production of Romeo and Juliet, a wordless retelling of Shakespeare’s classic play about the perils of young love. 7 p.m. at 1800 South Bell St., Arlington. $10.

Miami-born songwriter Kat Dahlia takes the stage for an intimate show at U Street Music Hall with opening act DJ Syphe. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20.

Psychedelic quartet Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs new tracks incorporating an appreciation of synthesizers at 9:30 Club. The band is joined by opening act Lower Dens. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.

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