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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Today

FILM "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait" The Hirshhorn screens this conceptual documentary -- created by fixing 17 cameras on French footballer Zinédine Zidane during a single game in 2005 -- as part of its Independent Film Series. Zidane, who is now retired, provides the narrative. (Indie music fans: Scottish mood-setters Mogwai performed the score.) In French and Spanish with English subtitles. Free. 8 p.m. (Note: Seating is first come, first served, so get there early.) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. 202-633-4674.

EXHIBIT 9X10 Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran's second installment of "9X10" is nine shows, each about a month long, each providing 10 member artists an outlet for their own solo shows. This month, Kristina Bilonick, James Calder and others are featured in the William W. Parker Gallery. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Through May 11. Mickelson's Fine Art Framing, 629 New York Ave. NW. 202-639-1828.

Tomorrow

LITERATURE Tim Gunn Returns, Helps You Make It Work Having had the pleasure of catching the "Project Runway" guru speak at the Corcoran last fall, we can say he's charming, humble -- and proof that Washingtonians can have style (yup, he's a native). He's at Olsson's tomorrow promoting his new book, "A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style." But as much as you'll want to grill him about your spring wardrobe, know that Gunn is a fine-arts-trained administrator -- a great judge of artistic talent but no fashion editor. (If you can't make it, he's also at Politics and Prose on Saturday at 3 p.m.) Free. 3 p.m. Olsson's Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW. 202-638-7610.

Saturday

ON STAGE Russell Peters This Canadian comic, who is of Anglo-Indian descent, became a hit with South Asian hipsters thanks to word-of-mouth buzz and, of course, the Internet. His stand-up act includes racially charged observations of the lives of immigrants and their offspring. He's at the Lisner on Saturday and Sunday. $42.75, $34.20 for GWU students at the box office. 8 p.m. both nights. 730 21st St. NW. 301-808-6900.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS The White House Garden Tour The spring tour opens up the Rose, Children's and Jacqueline Kennedy gardens to the public Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4. Tickets, which are timed, are distributed at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion at 8 a.m. both days. 15th and E streets NW. 202-208-1631.


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