The Black L.U.V. Festival at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park listed in the Sept. 19 Sunday Source has been postponed until Oct. 10. The Source is printed in advance. (Published 9/19/04) ----- In the Sept. 19 Sunday Source's entertainment listings, the item "James Dyson: The Art of Engineering" gave the incorrect date. The 6:30 p.m. lecture at the U.S. Navy Memorial Theater and the 8 p.m. reception at Apartment Zero are being held Friday. (Published 9/21/04)

Books and Authors

SEYMOUR HERSH -- Today at 5 p.m. The Pulitzer Prize winner discusses his new book, "Chain of Command," about the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW. $10; tickets available from Politics & Prose. 202-364-1919 or 202-332-5266.

MARY MONROE -- Monday at 12:30 p.m. The best-selling author reads and signs "Red Light Wives," about six very different women in the world's oldest profession. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. Free. 202-347-0176.

NICK FLYNN -- Monday at 7 p.m. In "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City," the author recalls his years working in a Boston homeless shelter in the '80s, where he was reunited with his father, an ex-con living on the streets. Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.

DEBRA ROWLAND -- Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The civil rights attorney and journalist discusses "The Boundaries of Her Body," about advances and digressions in America's women's rights movement. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. Free. 202-347-0176.

LINDA PERLSTEIN -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The former Washington Post education writer discusses "Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers." Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

ANTHONY DOERR -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The author of the short story collection "The Shell Collector" reads from his debut novel, "About Grace." Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW. Free. 202-737-5553.

CORNEL WEST -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The author of "Race Matters" discusses "Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism." Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.

WANDA SYKES -- Saturday, 4-6 p.m. The "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

star reads and signs her debut

novel, "Yeah, I Said It," an irreverent take on marriage, politics, religion, sex, Hollywood and more. Karibu, Prince George's Plaza, 3500 East-West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.


JOY OF MOTION OPEN HOUSE -- Sept. 26, noon-4 p.m. Class demonstrations in jazz, tap, hip-hop, belly dancing, flamenco and ballet. With refreshments. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 1643 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-387-0911.


TOAST & STRAWBERRIES FASHION SHOW -- Today, 2-5 p.m. With a presentation by fashion illustrator and designer Carla Foggie. Toast & Strawberries, 1608 20th St. NW. Free. 202-234-1212.

Food and Drink

INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH COOKING -- Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. Learn the secrets to making French cuisine in a four-dish demonstration with chef Gene Sohn, known for his work at Sutton Place Gourmet and Dean & DeLuca. Lunch included. Saveur Restaurant, 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $58. 202-244-3700.


POTOMAC ROSE SOCIETY SHOW -- Today, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Learn how to grow award-winning roses at the 66th annual event. Landmark Mall, 5801 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-354-8405 or 301-869-4948.

FALL FLING NATIVE PLANT SALE -- Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Take home wildflowers, ferns, sun and shade plants, and shrubs for your garden. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-642-5173.


LOOKING FOR A FACE LIKE MINE -- Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Artists Ashley Bryan, Wil Clay, Pat Cummings, Tom Feelings and Jerry Pinkney discuss racism in advertising, children's books, movies and other media during the 20th century. Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free. 202-287-3306.

JAMES DYSON: THE ART OF ENGINEERING -- Saturday at 6:30 p.m.; reception at 8:30 p.m. The British industrial designer talks about his high-concept vacuum cleaners. Lecture: U.S. Navy Memorial Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Reception: Apartment Zero, 406 Seventh St. NW. Free. For reservations, call 212-947-4557.


BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL -- Today, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Local and national publishers participate in a celebration of literary arts, with signings by Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum and David Simon, writer for HBO's "The Wire." With refreshments. Mount Vernon Place, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. Free. 877-225-8466.

BLACK L.U.V. FESTIVAL -- Today, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. WHUR DJ Osei hosts the seventh annual festival of music, poetry and community activists. With the Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, Ayana Gregory, W. Ellington Fenton and more. Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, 16th and Euclid streets NW. Free. 202-724-5613.

FIESTA MUSICAL -- Today, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with live music and dancing, food, and children's activities, including storytellers and puppet shows. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-673-4821.

BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE NETWORKING EVENING -- Monday at 6 p.m. Make connections to expand your business or project. Toast & Strawberries, 1608 20th St. NW. $20. 202-234-1212.

FALL FOR THE BOOK FESTIVAL -- Closes Thursday. Author readings, discussions, food and more. Thursday at 8 p.m., Joyce Carol Oates reads from her new novel, "The Falls." George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-993-3986.

CAPITAL HOME SHOW -- Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Designers give remodeling and decorating ideas and advice. More than 350 displays of products and services. Meet "Trading Spaces" designer Kia Steave-Dickerson Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. $9, ages 6-12 $6. 703-378-0910.

ROCK CREEK PARK DAY -- Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore the park with ranger-guided walks, planetarium programs, animal presentations and other activities to celebrate Rock Creek Park's 114th birthday. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-282-0927 or 202-619-7222.

WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL OPEN HOUSE -- Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. With guided tours, tower climbs, demonstrations by cathedral artisans on stained-glass making, bluegrass music by the Kirk and McGinley Families, and children's activities. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-3129.


A FLOWER IN HELL -- Today at 2 p.m. A 1958 drama about an American soldier's relationship with a prostitute in postwar Seoul. In Korean with English subtitles. Part of the Smithsonian's Korean Film Festival. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free; tickets distributed at 1 p.m. 202-633-1000.

POLITICAL COMEDY FESTIVAL -- Today at 3 and 7:30 p.m. The festival concludes with "Bob Roberts" at 3 p.m. and "Wag the Dog" at 7:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with director Barry Levinson. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

MORITURI -- Monday at 5:15 p.m. German filmmaker Artur Brauner's story of an escape from a Nazi concentration camp. Shown with "Witness Out of Hell" at 7:15 p.m. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. $5, seniors and students $3. 202-289-1200.

LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL -- Wednesday-Oct. 3. Recent films from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and Ecuador. Wednesday: "Marasmus" at 6:30 p.m., with a discussion by director Mauricio de Mendiola. Friday: "The House Across the Street" at 6:30 p.m., with director Elias Jimenez. Saturday: "Vera" at 1 p.m., with director Francisco Athie. Kennedy Center, AFI National Theatre, 2700 F St. NW. $8.50. 202-833-2348.

THE RESURRECTION OF THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL -- Friday at 7 p.m. A special-effects spectacular about a computer game that traps players in a dangerous virtual reality. In Korean with English subtitles. Part of the Korean Film Festival. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free; tickets distributed at 1 p.m. 202-633-1000.

PINK FLAMINGOES -- Friday and Saturday at midnight. Still the grossest movie ever made: Divine and Mink Stole battle it out to see which one is the Filthiest Person Alive in John Waters's 1973 cult hit. No one under 18 admitted. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. $6.50. 301-652-7273.



Friday, 7-9 p.m. The conclusion of the summer poetry open mic, sponsored by the Blackout Arts Collective. Sankofa Video and Books, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-234-4755.

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