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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Today

FESTIVALS Out From Behind the Bars Anthony Papa, a prison inmate who became a writer and activist and was ultimately granted clemency by New York Gov. George E. Pataki, is the featured speaker at the first Taste of Justice Fair, which will spotlight the prison system and life within it. The fair will also include arts and crafts created by prisoners. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-393-1511 or http://www.tasteofjustice.org .

EXHIBIT Patti Smith, Captured in Black and White Duck into the quaint Govinda Gallery in Georgetown, which just opened Frank Stefanko's show of about 30 photos of the punk-rock poet. Free. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Oct. 28. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

FESTIVALS Celebration of Chinese Culture Several D.C. area Asian cultural organizations have banded together to observe the Moon Festival. (The holiday, commemorating family and togetherness, is Friday). With ethnic dances, musical performances, martial arts demonstrations and more. $15-$50; GWU students, $12-$20. 7 p.m. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 301-808-6900.

Monday

FILM "Life of Brian" The Goethe-Institut's "Sharp Pen, Loose Tongues" series on satire continues with the classic Monty Python film about Brian Cohen, the regular guy (born the same night as Jesus) who is embraced as the Messiah. $4-$6. 6:30 p.m. 812 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200.

Tuesday

ON STAGE Waiting for Something Cheaper The Kennedy Center kicks off a three-day series of performances of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" Tuesday -- at 40 bucks a ticket. Budget-conscious Beckett-ophiles should hit the Millennium Stage the same night, when it'll cost you nothing to catch a series of the Irish playwright's shorter works getting the grand treatment by Solas Nua Theater Company and Forum Theater and Dance. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.


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