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When my friend started referring to the impending Y2K apocalypse as “Yitka,” I knew we were in for some serious overhypage. No matter how much end-of-the-century bullshit we had to wade through, one dilemma remained: to buy inordinate quantities of nonperishables, or not to buy? That was the question. For all of you who answered yes, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., will help you save face—and maybe even snag a date for Valentine’s Day. Bring your canned goods or other nonperishable, packaged food to the City Guild’s Y2K Party at Dupont Circle’s historic Heurich House Museum. As the donations are rounded up for Second Harvest’s Y Go 2 Waste food drive, you can party like it’s 1999. But this time, you won’t have to worry about whether the lights will go out. From 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.,’s Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. $5 (or $3 with a donation of a nonperishable food item). For reservations call (202) 785-2068. (Amanda Fazzone)