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March 03, 2005|By Lori Sears

1889 Paris World's Fair

The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents a re-enactment of the 1889 Parisian World's Fair on Sunday at the French Family Festival. The music, dance and hands-on art activities celebrate the museum's current exhibit on artist Berthe Morisot, who frequented the fair with her daughter, Julie.

The re-enactment fair runs noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. N.W. Free; tickets are required for timed admission at noon, 1:15 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Call 202-783-5000 or visit www.

Antiquarian Book Fair

Book lovers can browse antique books at the 30th Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair tomorrow and Saturday in Arlington. East Coast dealers will present rare books, manuscripts, autographs, prints, maps, drawings and other memorabilia. Local book-restoration specialists and bookbinders will provide demonstrations.

The fair runs 3 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Meyer Drive. $12 admission tomorrow, $6 Saturday. Tickets sold at the door. Call 301-654-2626 or visit www. Claire Wang

Holmes Weekend

Join Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. John Watson, at the Sherlock Holmes Weekend in Cape May, N.J., tomorrow through Sunday.

The suspense-filled weekend kicks off at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Ballroom at Congress Hall Hotel, 251 Beach Drive. "Sherlock Holmes and the Sea Grove Covenant" includes a welcoming reception, a "Search for Clues Tour," a Sunday brunch and theatrical performances. The story takes place in 1889, just after the election of Benjamin Harrison, and is about a threat to expose an explosive secret.

Visitors, along with Holmes and Watson, will piece together clues throughout the weekend. The mystery will be solved by Holmes at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pelican Club in the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel, 501 Beach Drive. Prizes will be awarded.

Cost for the Sherlock Holmes Weekend, including welcoming reception, tour, performances and brunch, is $80 a person or $150 a couple. A Sherlock Holmes Dinner, sold separately for $45, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St. Accommodations are not included, but packages are available. Call 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac. org.

-- Lori Sears

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