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Sunday, November 9, 2008

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1. FOTOWEEK DC

[EXHIBITS] Saturday kicks off a week-long, area-wide celebration of photography in the arts. The first of what is planned to be annual event, FotoWeek includes exhibitions, lectures, book signings, panel discussions and workshops. The number of things to see and do is stunning, so check out http://www.fotoweekdc.org and plan accordingly.

Opens Saturday. Through Nov. 22. Various locations in the District, Maryland and Virginia. 202-337-3686. Admission prices vary; most events are free.

2. GREY GARDENS

[ON STAGE] The cult documentary from 1975 became a Broadway musical last year, and now that musical comes to 14th and P streets NW. Broadway veteran Barbara Walsh plays Edith Bouvier Beale, the cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, in the first act and Beale's daughter, Little Edie, in the second act. The mother and daughter, after years of privileged living, allow themselves and their house on Long Island to descend into squalor. The musical, like the movie, is campy and sad and well worth a look. Hurry, though: Many performances are sold out.

Opens Wednesday. Through Dec. 21. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. $49-$67.

3. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

[MOVIE] An 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" How he knows what he knows is revealed through dynamic flashbacks. The crowd favorite at multiple film festivals, "Slumdog" melds the pep of Bollywood with the kinetic British grit of director Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting") and writer Simon Beaufoy ("The Full Monty").

Opens Wednesday. Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-7273. $7.50-$10.

4. FROST/NIXON

[ON STAGE] British screenwriter Peter Morgan, known for his work on the films "The Last King of Scotland" and "The Queen," is the pen behind this stage examination of the televised interviews that talk-show host David Frost conducted with Richard Nixon in 1977. The play, which has received enthusiastic reviews elsewhere, has been adapted into a film directed by Ron Howard that is set to be released next month.

Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 30. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324. $25-$80.


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