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THE WEEK'S BEST

October 14, 2004

PICK OF THE WEEK

What: An Evening of Poetry with Billy Corgan, in which he will read from his book Blinking With Fists

When: Sunday night at 6:30; doors open at 5:30

Where: 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington

Why: Because he's proven himself as a lyricist for Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan, so one can hope this will translate into good poetic instincts. (Though this doesn't always prove true. We're looking at you, Jewel.)

Admission: $15, available through www.tickets.com or by calling 800-955-5566

Information: www.930.com

Eats

Chubby's lives up to its name with enormous servings and calorie-dense comfort foods. page 15

Family

Port Discovery's newest interactive exhibit, Making America's Music: Rhythm, Roots and Rhyme, celebrates the history, diversity and joy of American music. page 31

Scene

When eclectic Ozomatli plays, listeners never know exactly what musical genre to expect. But people who attend their shows can expect to take part in a conga line. page 20

Trips

Visitors to the Brandywine River Museum can see pastoral vistas as painted by American masters or go outside and see the vistas that inspired some of them. page 28

Music

When actors try to sing, the results are mixed. Exhibits A through D are Minnie Driver (right), William Shatner, Regis Philbin and Lindsay Lohan. page 23

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