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Sunday, January 30, 2005; Page M05

Art and Crafts

MATH AND THE MONA LISA: THE GENIUS OF LEONARDO -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Artist, physics professor and author Bulent Atalay discusses how Leonardo da Vinci created the "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper." A book signing follows. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

Benefits

TSUNAMI RELIEF CHARITY YOGA CLASS -- Today at 5:30 p.m. All levels. Proceeds go to Oxfam America. Georgetown Yoga, Second Floor, 1053 31st St. NW. $10. 202-342-7779.

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CABARET FOR TSUNAMI RELIEF -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. Cocktails at 6 p.m. Performers include Jeffrey Carlson of Broadway's "Taboo"; Robert Cuccioli of Broadway's "Jekyll and Hyde"; the Shakespeare Theatre's "Lorenzaccio" cast members David B. Heuvelman, Kate Kiley and Chandler Vinton; and cabaret artists Beverly Cosham and Genevieve Williams. Organized by the "Lorenzaccio" cast. Mimi's Bistro, 2120 P St. NW. $100. 202-547-1122.

Books and Authors

JOHN FALK -- Monday at 7 p.m. The war correspondent who's struggled with chronic depression discusses his memoir, "Hello to All That." Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

WARREN FARRELL -- Tuesday at noon. The author of "Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap and What Women Can Do About It" talks less about discrimination than lifestyle choices affecting women's ability to earn equal pay. Luncheon follows. The Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-789-5229.

WILMA MANKILLER -- Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The first woman elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma discusses her book "Every Day Is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous

Women," about 19 Native

leaders and activists. A reception

and signing follow. National

Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

MALCOLM GLADWELL -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The "Tipping Point" author signs his new work, "Blink." Borders, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington. Free. 301-816-1067.

TOM PERROTTA -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The author of "Joe College" and "Election" reads and signs his novel "Little Children." Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-986-1761.

Design

FENG SHUI ENERGY ALIGNMENT -- Saturday at 10 a.m. Learn the basics of the theory of how furniture arrangement, colors, light and more influence your personal energy. First Class, 1726 20th St. NW. $35. For reservations, call 202-797-5102.

Food and Drink

ITALIAN CHEESE APPRECIATION -- Tuesday at 6 p.m. Includes the making and tasting of cheeses, as well as information about varieties from different regions. Casa Italiana Language School and Cultural Center, 595 1/2 Third St. NW. $48. For reservations, call 202-638-1348.


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