Books and Authors

MICHAEL KRANISH AND NINA J. EASTON -- Today at 5 p.m. The Boston Globe reporters discuss

"John F. Kerry," their biography

of the Democratic presidential candidate. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

JONATHAN AMES -- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The comedian reads from "Wake Up, Sir!," a 21st-century spoof on P.G. Wodehouse's famous butler, Jeeves, and his perpetually drunk master. Borders, Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Free. 703-556-7766.

DONNA BRAZILE -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Harvard professor and former Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign manager reads and signs "Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics." Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-0321.

JOHN SEARLES -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The author of "Boy Still Missing" reads from his new novel, "Strange but True," about a woman who never fully accepted the death of her youngest son and is shocked when, five years later, his ex-girlfriend claims to be pregnant with his baby. Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.

ZANE -- Friday at 7 p.m. The author of "The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth" signs her new novel, "Nervous." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

Dance

WALTZ -- Today, 3:30-6 p.m. Lesson 3-3:30 p.m. An afternoon of waltzing with music by Waverly Station. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-7757 or 301-320-2330.

TANGO -- Wednesday, 9 p.m.-midnight. Beginner lessons 7:30-8:15 p.m. Intermediate and advanced lessons 8:15-9 p.m. A night of Argentine tango. Divino Lounge & Restaurant, 7345-B Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Free. 240-497-0300.

HUSTLE, SALSA, SWING AND BALLROOM DANCE -- Friday, 9 p.m.-midnight. Learn a variety of dances in one night. With refreshments. Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $12. 202-363-8344.

SALSA DANCE -- Friday, 9 p.m.-midnight. Lesson 8-9 p.m. With live music. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.,

Glen Echo. $10. 301-320-7757 or 301-320-2330.

AFRICAN DANCE CLASS -- Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Becky Umeh of the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers teaches. All ages welcome. Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St. NW. $10. 202-368-8677.

BALLROOM DANCE -- Aug. 8, 3-6 p.m. Lessons 3-3:30 p.m. Presented by Flying Feet Productions, with the LaSalle Dance Orchestra. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-299-8728.

Fashion

DRESS FOR SUCCESS NIGHT -- Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring gently-used professional women's clothing to donate to Dress for Success and get deals from stores. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Food Court, South Hayes and South 15th streets, Arlington. Free. 703-415-2400.

Food and Drink

WINE TASTING -- Wednesday at

6:30 p.m. Bob and Fred Luskin of the Bell Wine Shoppe taste and discuss eight varieties of French rose. Borders, 18th and L streets NW. Free. 202-466-4999.

Health and Fitness

CHARITY YOGA CLASS -- Aug. 8,

1-2 p.m. Taught by soon-to-graduate yoga instructor trainees. All levels welcome. Georgetown Yoga, 1053 31st St. NW. $5 minimum donation to benefit the Georgetown Senior Center. For reservations, call 202-342-7779.

Lecture

ELIZABETH MAYHEW -- Monday at 7 p.m. Real Simple magazine's style guru presents "Enhancing Lifestyles," a talk on home decoration and organization, entertaining, gift giving, and more. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $15. 202-639-1700 or 202-639-1770.

Miscellaneous

P&P DOG DAY -- Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Treat your pooch to an afternoon of free doggy snacks,

toys and twenty percent off all dog books. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

Movies

RED ROSE, WHITE ROSE -- Today at 2 p.m. A melodrama set in the 1920s about a playboy torn between his mistress and his wife. Directed by Stanley Kwan. Part of the "Made in Hong Kong Film Festival." In Cantonese with Chinese and

English subtitles. Freer Gallery

of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

A LESSON IN LOVE -- Today at 4 p.m. A doctor's wife has an affair for revenge after she learns her husband is seeing an attractive patient. Part of the series "Ingmar Bergman: Early Work." National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

THE CREEPING FLESH -- Today at 5:15 p.m. A Victoran-era scientist (Peter Cushing) discovers an ancient skeleton. When the warden of the local insane asylum (Christopher Lee) gets his hands on it, all hell breaks loose. Part of the series "Bloody Hell: British Horror Films." AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? -- Monday at dusk. A fierce battle of the wills takes place between two sisters (Joan Crawford and Bette Davis), both former Hollywood starlets at the end of their careers -- and sanity. Part of the "Screen on the Green" outdoor movie series. The National Mall between Fourth and Seventh streets NW. Free. 877-262-5866.

RAISING ARIZONA -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. An ex-con (Nicolas Cage) and an ex-cop (Holly Hunter) kidnap one of a set of quintuplets. Soon their friends, the law and an outlaw biker are after them. Part of the D.C. Jewish Community Center's "Urban Drive-In" series, with a used book and movie sale at 6:30 p.m. D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $4 suggested donation. 202-777-3208.

GET ON THE BUS -- Thursday at 8 p.m. Spike Lee's story of 15 black men crossing the country on the way to the Million Man March. Closes the series "50 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, the Ongoing Role of Racism in a 'Colorblind' Society." George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, Seventh Floor. Free. 202-994-6345.

A SHIP BOUND FOR INDIA -- Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. A young man lives under the harsh rule of his father aboard a cramped salvage boat. Things get worse when he falls in love with the captain's mistress. A double feature with "Dreams," the story of two women -- a fashion editor and a model -- who become disillusioned after romantic encounters with two men. Part of the series "Ingmar Bergman: Early Work." National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

VAMPYRES -- Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. Ravishing lesbian vampires cruise the English countryside, luring men to their secluded mansion to become the main course in an orgiastic blood feast. Part of the series "Bloody Hell: British Horror Films." AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

CAPTAIN KRONOS: VAMPIRE HUNTER -- Saturday at 11 p.m. and Aug. 8 at 5:15 p.m. Swashbuckling swordsman Captain Kronos and his hunchback sidekick Prof. Hieronymous Grost are the only people who can save the young maidens of an English village from a youth-sucking vampire. Part of the series "Bloody Hell: British Horror Films." AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

Parties

PRINCE VS. MICHAEL JACKSON VS. RICK JAMES -- Aug. 8, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. The Purple One takes on the competition in LoveSexyDC's monthly fan event. Modern, 3287 M St. NW. $7. 202-338-7027.

Photography

LET'S GO OROZCO -- Friday,

1-3:30 p.m. A photo workshop

for teens. After touring the Hirshhorn's Gabriel Orozco exhibit, shoot images imitating his

style. Bring a 35mm camera

and two rolls of color film or two disposable cameras, along with

a few familiar objects. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. For reservations, call 202-633-3382.

Poetry

POETRY UNDER THE STARS -- Friday, 7-9 p.m. A night of poetry hosted by the Blackout Arts Collective, open to everyone. Sankofa Video and Books, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-234-4755.

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