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Ever eyed one of those gleaming metal cocktail shakers at Reproductions “R” Us and flashed on a fantasy of you and several of your stylishly dressed friends sipping sidecars expertly shaken, chilled, and poured with the streamlined gizmo? Well, snap out of it. Check out today’s slide-illustrated lecture on “Art Deco Giftware” given by Jim Linz, author of Art Deco Chrome, and learn about the real deal. Linz will cover the greats of mass-produced metal giftware: Chase, Manning-Bowman, Kensington, Revere—names that are music to the ears of moderne enthusiasts. Once armed with your newfound knowledge of industrial design, metals, and maker’s marks, you can hit the front lines of your local flea market (or even eBay) and get yourself a real cocktail shaker. Your friends will be so impressed, they might even ask for seconds. Linz speaks at 6:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library, in Room A-5, 901 G St. NW. Free. (202) 727-1291. (Megan Searing)