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They’re the Art Deco Society of Washington, so we’ve gotta assume they know what they’re doing. But it just frosts my pansies when folks lump all of the past into one big frowsty-smelling, sepia-tinted pile. To be sure, they’re being sly about it, calling their jazz-rags-and-dance “Moonlight in the Garden” blowout a “2002 Vintage Fashion Show” and not claiming to be all about the Deco-ness of it. But still. Authentic garments from the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s (did you catch that progression from Deco to not?) will sashay down the runway, while historic commentary will comment historically on it; there will be a dance demo from each period, live jazz provided by the Jazz Collaborative, nibbleybits, and a special appearance by former Eastern Airlines stewardesses bringing you the sleekest in vintage stew-wear. And, as if that’s not enough, where else might you see a grandmother of five in a corndog hat? The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Women’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. $25. For reservations call (202) 298-1100. (Arion Berger)