Astronomy

EVENING STARGAZING -- Saturday at 7:30 p.m. View the cosmos away from city lights with Einstein Planetarium astronomer Sean O'Brien. Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Free, parking $4. 540-592-3556.

Books and Authors

KRIST NOVOSELIC -- Monday at 7 p.m. Nirvana's former bassist discusses his book "Of Grunge and Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy" with Mark Anderson of Positive Force. Politics & Prose,

5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

LAURA K. HAMILTON -- Monday at 7:30 p.m. The author of vampire fiction signs "Incubus Dreams," the latest in her Anita Blake series. Borders, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Baileys Crossroads. Free. 703-998-0404.

JON LEE ANDERSON -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The author discusses "The Fall of Baghdad," about the lives of ordinary Iraqis from the Hussein regime through the U.S. occupation. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS -- Friday at 7 p.m. The author of "Running With Scissors" and "Dry" reads and signs his new essay collection, "Magical Thinking: True Stories." Olsson's, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-4227.

NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL -- Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Hosted by Laura Bush, with more than 70 authors, illustrators and poets, including Joyce Carol Oates, R.L. Stine, Sandra Brown, Clive Cussler, Edward P. Jones, Connie Willis, Juan Williams, E.L. Konigsburg, Ron Chernow, Neil Gaiman, Katherine Paterson, Marc Brown, Azar Nafisi, Anna Quindlen, David Rice, Richard Peck, Douglas Brinkley, Cokie Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Nathaniel Philbrick, Michael Cunningham and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. National Mall between Seventh and 14th streets NW. Free. 888-714-4696.

Dance

DANCE AROUND THE CIRCLE -- Today at 1 p.m. A participatory performance with Afro-Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Romanian and Italian folk dancers. Part of the Dance D.C. Festival. Dupont Circle, Connecticut Avenue and P Street NW. Free. 202-724-6505.

Food and Drink

WINE TASTING -- Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Bob and Fred Luskin of the Bell Wine Shoppe share samples of eight different Barberas. Borders, 18th and L streets NW. Free. 202-466-4999.

MOVEABLE FEAST -- Saturday at 2 p.m. Taste half-smokes, bubble tea, ginger scones, cupcakes and more in a walking tour of District restaurants. Meet outside Archives/Navy Memorial Metro, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $10 plus the cost of food. For reservations, call 202-484-1565.

Gardening

ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE -- Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The

National Capital Orchid Society's show of exotic flowers, plus educational programs. U.S.

National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. Free. For reservations, call 202-245-5898.

Lecture

PETER BOGDANOVICH -- Monday at 7 p.m. The actor, producer and director dishes on Hollywood life during the era of Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra,

followed by a signing of his book, "Who the Hell's in It." Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1700.

Miscellaneous

ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE SHOW -- Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse antiques from 200 vendors. Montgomery County Fairgrounds,

16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. $5. 301-216-0876.

TAKOMA PARK STREET FESTIVAL -- Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Displays by 150 artisans, music on three stages and children's activities. Carroll Avenue, Old Town Takoma Park. Free. 301-570-8220.

WATERFORD HOMES TOUR AND CRAFTS EXHIBIT -- Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Artisans exhibit their crafts in the historic town. With music, food and children's activities. Visitors Center at Main and Second streets, Waterford. $15. 540-882-3018.

U.S. SAILBOAT SHOW -- Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 11. Check out racing and cruising boats from around the world at the 35th annual event. With seminars on boating and vendor booths. Annapolis City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis. Thursday $30; Friday-Oct. 11 $16, ages 12 and younger $8. 410-267-6711.

ART WALK -- Friday, 6-10 p.m. Sixteen area galleries stay open late. Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

BETHESDA ARTIST MARKET -- Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thirty area artists display their work. Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

BLACK L.U.V. FESTIVAL -- Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. WHUR DJ Osei hosts the seventh annual festival of music, poetry and community activists. Scheduled performers include 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.

Movies

MEXICAN (& OTHER) SHORTS -- Today at 1:30 p.m. Eight recent

short films: "The Third Movement," "The Gold Fish," "Light," "The Summit," "The Toilet," "And Yet It Moves," "Demons" and "Volarte." Part of the Latin American Film Festival. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

DARK CITIES -- Today at 3 p.m. Twelve vignettes of Mexico City's underworld, with Diego Luna and Demian Bichir. Part of the Latin American Film Festival. Kennedy Center, AFI National Film

Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $8.50. 202-833-2348.

SUNRISE -- Today at 5:30 p.m. German filmmaker Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's 1927 story of love and infidelity. Kicks off a retrospective of Murnau's works. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

BURN TO SHINE -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty's video of eight songs by eight bands, shot in a house about to be torched in a fire-department training exercise. Includes performances by Q and Not U, Ted Leo, and Bob Mould. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $5. 202-783-3933.

TAKE OUT -- Thursday at 8 p.m. A recent immigrant to New York has one day to repay the gangsters who illegally smuggled him into the country. Kicks off the Asian Pacific American Film Festival. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

COSMOPOLITAN -- Friday at 7 p.m. A suburban man finds himself on his own when his wife suddenly leaves him to follow a guru in India and his daughter takes off with her boyfriend. For consolation, he watches old Bollywood films and reads the Cosmo magazines they left behind. Part of the Asian Pacific American Film Festival. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

CARRIE -- Friday and Saturday at midnight. A tormented high schooler (Sissy Spacek) uses telekinetic powers to wreak havoc on her cruel classmates. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. $6.50. 301-652-7273.

THIS IS SPINAL TAP -- Friday and Saturday at midnight. "These

amps go to 11." Rob Reiner's mockumentary about aging

English rockers on tour. E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6.50. 202-452-7672.

MIX TAPE: VOICES OF ASIAN YOUTH -- Saturday at 2 p.m. Short films including "Spunk," "Art and Activism on the Ones and Twos," "Helena: Helen's Journey to Mexico," "Yellow Brotherhood" and "Regret." Part of the Asian Pacific American Film Festival. National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Parties

PRINCE VS. EVERYBODY -- Oct. 10,

8 p.m.-2 a.m. LoveSexyDC's monthly Prince fan event. Modern, 3287 M St. NW. $7. 202-338-7027.

Poetry

MOTHERTONGUE SPOKEN WORD SHOW -- Monday at 8:30 p.m. The women's poetry open mic

celebrates its sixth anniversary

with author Michelle Tea.

Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.

POETRY FUNDRAISER -- Thursday at 7 p.m. A benefit for the annual arts smorgasbord Art-O-Matic, featuring Men Maa Aim Ra, D.C. Poets Against the War, E. Christi Cunningham and Afrika Midnight Asha Abney "Ashawarrior." With accompaniment by Doc Powell of the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers. Sanctuary, 1355 H St. NE. $4. 202-399-4033.

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