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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Plan your weekend: ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ a dinner with Carole Greenwood

Actors at Flashpoint perform a screwball take on “Romeo and Juliet.” (Clinton Brandhagen)
What are you going to do with an extra day off? Start making plans for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and see our list of the best events this weekend. Some of our favorites: a screwball take on “Romeo and Juliet,” a one-of-a-kind culinary journey and the return of the Ward 8 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.

Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” gets a commedia del’arte adaptation at Flashpoint, complete with slapstick, witty barbs and overblown character archetypes.

Carole Wagner Greenwood of Orange Wood, the D.C. supper club, serves a three-course meal from “The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook,” the same book used at Gertrude Stein's Rue de Fleurus salon during the Parisian avant-garde.

After a five-year hiatus, a January parade returns to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast to celebrate the civil rights pioneer. The grand marshals are boxing champion Lamont Peterson and his brother, Anthony. Other participants include the Ballou Marching Band and representatives from the area's Asian, Bolivian, Jamaican and African American communities.

See the full list of the best events this weekend.

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