Kennedy Center plans street arts festival in May

WASHINGTON (AP) - A weeklong street arts festival is being planned for sites throughout Washington in May that will include jugglers, political puppet theater and a circus-punk marching band.

The Kennedy Center announced a festival schedule Thursday for "Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America," running from May 6 through May 12.

It will include performances at Eastern Market, Half Street near Nationals Park, Farragut Square, the Old Post Office Pavilion and elsewhere.

At the Old Post Office, a nighttime performance will feature San Francisco's Project Bandaloop.

The dance company uses surfaces of buildings as a base for its choreography.

The festival is part of an arts access program to give audiences a chance to engage in the arts in more ways and more places.