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F R I D A Y

Clinton has come and gone, but the transformation of Georgia Avenue steadily and quietly continues. Well, not always quietly: To celebrate this labor of love and business sense, the 11th Annual Georgia Avenue Day Festival and Parade starts tonight with street vendors and a carnival complete with rides for “children and adults” (thanks, but I’ll pass on the Tilt ‘n’ Puke, though you go right ahead). Tomorrow, the activities multiply with an 8:30 a.m. “fun run” to benefit neighborhood crime patrols and Howard University Hospital’s boarder baby project; a 10 a.m. parade of clowns, cowboys, floats, marching bands, etc.; appearances by (surprise!) politicians; and, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., gospel, jazz, dance, and family entertainment on three separate stages. At Emery Park (Georgia & Missouri Aves. NW) and Banneker Field (9th & Barry Place NW). The festivities continue into Sunday. FREE. For a schedule of events, call (202) 797-3900. (Liza Mundy)

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