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Beat Memories: the Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
What: The exhibition showcases 80 of the poet’s black-and-whites from the ’40s-’90s.
Why: Portraits of Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and others.
When: Sun.-Sept. 6. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Art, 6th St., at Constitution Ave. NW (202-737-4215). Admission is free.
Taste Buds University
What: Learn the history and health benefits of a featured food (this week: honey), pick up cooking tips, and sample local and international varieties.
Why: Future sessions focus on tea, olive oil, and root beer.
When: Fri., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW, b/t Connecticut Ave. & 23rd St. Tickets ($44) online at giramondowine.com.
Kitty Kelley Book Signing
What: The sensational journalist dishes about the queen of daytime in her newest book, Oprah: a Biography.
Why: All book sales benefit the D.C. Public Library (and a private donor will match the final amount).
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Proper Topper, 3213 P St. NW, at Wisconsin Ave. (202-333-6200).
Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour
What: Admire renowned local architect Charlie M. Goodman’s midcentury modern designs on a self-guided walk through private residences and gardens.
Why: Find out what makes it an award-winning neighborhood during the lecture beforehand.
When: Sat. Talk, 11:30 a.m.; tour, noon-6 p.m.
Where: Hollin Meadows Elementary School, 2310 Nordok Pl., Alexandria. Tickets ($25) online at hollinhills.org.
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Photo: Allen Ginsberg, Myself seen, by William Burroughs, Kodak Retina new-bought 2’d hand from Bowery hock-shop…, 1953, Gift of Gary S. Davis, Copyright 2010 The Allen Ginsberg LLC. All rights reserved.