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September 09, 2004|By Annie Linskey

Rock artifacts

Elvis may have left the building for the last time long ago -- but his memorabilia lingers. From noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Hard Rock Cafe will play host to a trailer load of rock 'n' roll artifacts, including a guitar the King played during his 1968 comeback special and a pair of his black-and-white shoes on loan from Graceland.

In addition, visitors can see the red tuxedo from Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" video, a trumpet played by a Beatle at a "Penny Lane" recording and much more. There is no admission charge.

The Hard Rock Cafe is at 601 E. Pratt St. Visit www.hard

`Dirt Cheap' fashion

If high fashion isn't your thing, check out the clothing swap at Atomic Books on Sunday. Authors Leah Smith and Chriss Slevin are holding it as part of a book party for their new title, Dirt Cheap, Real Good: A Highway Guide to Thrift Stores in the Washington, DC Area (Capital Books, $18.95). The book includes thrift stores in the Baltimore area. Anyone who brings old clothes to the event can take something else away -- for free. The event goes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Atomic Books is at 1100 W. 36th St. Call 410-662-4444.

Sutra at Red Maple

The Red Maple hosts its final Sunday night Bollywood-themed dance party this weekend. Starting Sept. 16, Sutra, the popular DJ'd event, becomes weekly and moves to Thursday nights.

This Sunday, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Association for Indian Development. The music is a mix of traditional and modern Indian and South Asian beats. Resident DJs Kaushik, Disc Traction and Krishna will be accompanied by a drummer.

The cover is $5, and there will be free samosas. The party starts at 9 p.m.

Red Maple is at 930 N. Charles St. Call 410-547-0149 or visit

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