The Weekend Guide

the photographs of allen ginsberg!

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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
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
The sensational journalist dishes about the queen of daytime in her newest book, Oprah: a Biography.
All book sales benefit the D.C. Public Library (and a private donor will match the final amount).
Sat., 2-4 p.m.
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.

Hollin Meadows Elementary School
2310 Nordok Pl
Alexandria, VA 22306
2142 Wyoming Ave NW
bt Connecticut Ave & 23rd St
Washington, DC 20008
6th St NW
@ Constitution Ave
Washington, DC 20565
3213 P St NW
@ Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20007