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MONDAY

Before there was Calista Flockhart as Ally McBeal, there was Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. In the early ’60s, though, painfully thin beautiful women were called “gamines,” not “waifs.” Holly’s a “phony, but a real phony.” She’s a flake, but she remains eminently lovable, floating through her wild rent parties and chasing away those “mean reds” by having her Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And she’s so darn blatant about her gold-digging goal. She spells trouble for her gigolo/writer neighbor, who makes the mistake of falling in love with her. Of course, this being a Hollywood movie of 1961, everything works out in the end, even if it means setting straight the gay narrator of Truman Capote’s original story. Enjoy the frothy, bittersweet confection at 12:30 p.m. at the National Portrait Gallery Theater, 8th and F Streets NW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Mark W. Sullivan)