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TUESDAY

When was the last time you went to the Jefferson Memorial? Not since you were a tourist? An intern? When your sister came to visit? I thought so. Sure, after moving to D.C., you quickly began to think of yourself as too sophisticated—and busy—for the monuments. You mastered the art of not getting stuck in traffic circles and ignoring the rearing horsemen in their centers. You bought a futon and signed a long-term lease. You dodged jury duty, went canoeing on the Potomac, discovered weekend retreats in Maryland. You watched an administration come and go. You replaced the futon with a real couch. You even went to Northeast a few times. Now the city feels like home: mundane, welcoming, and redolent with memories. But every relationship can do with the occasional boost. Fall in love all over again at the National Building Museum’s lecture “A Fresh Perspective on Monumental Washington.” C.W. Westfall, chair of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, examines D.C.’s monumental buildings, memorials, and parks—and looks at contemporary and proposed additions to our public places—at 6:30 p.m. at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $14. For reservations call (202) 272-2448. (Garance Franke-Ruta)