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The buzz out of Hollywood last week was that the Out of Sight team of director Steven Soderbergh and actor George Clooney will be re-making the Rat Pack classic Ocean’s Eleven. Sure, Soderbergh is capable of concocting a slick, hip package, and the former ER stud is a fine fit in Sinatra’s lead role. But come on, people: In 1960, the Rat Pack ruled Vegas and goosed the world. The boys filmed in the Sands’ game rooms during the day and played its stage at night. And Sands co-owner Dino, whose big, brassy “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” was the song of the moment, made damn sure both the booze and the broads flowed freely. Yes, Ocean’s Eleven is a helluva good time, but only because the Ring-a-Ding Kids were the coolest cats around. Ask film historian Max Alvarez what “a little hey-hey” means when he lectures on the Rat Pack at 8 p.m. at the Ripley Center’s Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. $13. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (Sean Daly)