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Artist Brian Randall’s The B Book is a rave narrative masquerading as children’s fantasy. The book’s swirl of overexposed colors and trippily costumed characters is the literary equivalent of the pacifiers-and-plastic-barrettes look: one part The Wizard of Oz, one part Dr. Seuss, and a hefty dose of smart drinks. Best of all, you don’t have to be able to read to enjoy it. Curious scene-seekers can groove to The B Book Tour, a multimedia happening of music, projected slides, and performance that lands tonight at 10 p.m. at the Fifth Column, 915 F St. NW. $8. (202) 393-3632. (NodB)