The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

October 28, 2004

Trips

Northwest Washington is home to Hillwood, the estate of Marjorie Merri-weather Post. The estate has an immense collection of French and Russian art and painstakingly land-scaped grounds. page 26

PICK OF THE WEEK

What: Election Night Viewing Party, presented by 99.1 WHFS and Rock the Vote

When: Tuesday night at 6:30

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

Why: Because there's nothing like seeing election results on the big screen. Plus, the event promises unnamed "very special guests," and who can pass up an offer like that?

Tickets: $12

Information: www.930.com or www.tickets.com

Art

Fine Print Gallery plays host to an exhibit of photos by Paula Gately Tillman, who documented the go-go decade of the '80s. page 13

Eats

Jumpers Grille is un-pretentious in atmos-phere and menu offer-ings, with a focus on barbecued ribs and chick- en. However, diners might be surprised by the restaurant's large and interesting salads and its carefully grilled seafood and vegetable dishes. page 14

Scene

It's chilly out, but that doesn't mean you have to cancel date night. Check out a sampling of ideas for nights out in Baltimore. page 18

Stage

Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam -- winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event -- brings its encore tour to the Hippodrome Theatre for a three-night engagement starting tonight. page 12

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