To Do: Battles, Miss Manners, or Clinton's Dorm Room


* Mary Timony at the Black Cat with the Battles and the Twilight Sad. $12 at 9 p.m. [Black Cat]

* Holly Golightly at Iota with the Broke Offs. $12 at 9:30 p.m. [Iota]

* The Walkmen at the Rock & Roll Hotel with The Broken West, Ferraby Lionheart and Whale Etouffe. Sold out, 8:30 p.m. [Rock and Roll Hotel]

* Further damage your pancreas for diabetes! Volunteers of the 2007 Dodging Diabetes Charity are inviting Wonkette readers to their happy hour. 5:30 p.m. at Tommy Joe's in Bethesda. No charge to get in, but proceeds from the bar and a raffle benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center. [Dodging Diabetes]


* The Black Lips at the Black Cat with The Ponys and Panthers. $12 at 9 p.m. [Black Cat]

* Miss Manners (local gal Judith Martin) and someone named Eric Denker have written a book about Venice called No Vulgar Hotel. It's one of those humor books no one reads all the way through -- this one attempts to help cure your hopeless love of Venice. Free at 6 p.m. [P&P]


* Tour of famous Georgetown Homes. "Former homes of Dean Acheson, CIA director Allen Dulles, and Robert Todd Lincoln are highlighted on this walk. Pitch also recounts his discovery of proof that Dolley Madison stayed briefly at Dumbarton House during her flight from the British invasion in the War of 1812." 420 at 10:30 a.m. Part two begins at 1:15 p.m. and includes Clinton's dorm and the homes of John F. Kennedy, Herman Wouk, and Dr. Charles Worthington. [Smithsonian]

* Robert Litwak, director of the Division of International Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center, discusses Regime Change at P&P. "Should the United States work directly to topple the regimes of rogue states? Or work more indirectly, to promote change in the threatening behavior of their leaders?" Free at 5 p.m. [P&P]

* Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World at AFI. This documentary was completed before Frost's death at 88. They're also showing Skyscraper, an "Academy Award-winning short features a jazzy score of beat-style poems and songs blended with the voices of actors playing construction workers as they construct the Tishman Building on Fifth Avenue in New York." 3:30 p.m. [AFI]


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