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Those of us whose habitats feature supercompact, windowless kitchens look at the work of local designer Mary Douglas Drysdale—check out “Une Cuisine Neo Classique,” a room she created for the Kohler Design Center—and sigh longingly. For more than 20 years, Drysdale has run one of the country’s leading architecture and interior-design practices—that would be Drysdale Inc.—and managed to produce spaces both fabulous and functional, colorful and classic, textured and tranquil. If you go to tonight’s slide presentation, you’re in for a treat; besides being delightful to look at, Drysdale’s images will be an education in how design can connect us to the past—and, possibly, make us much more stylish people. Find out how to class up your joint at 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Hammer Auditorium, 500 17th St. NW. $16. (202) 639-1770. (Jennifer Agresta)