If you go: Washington, D.C.

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Globe Staff / January 28, 2007

Where to eat

Banana Cafe and Piano Bar 500 8th St. SE


Pan-Latin American and Spanish cuisine. Tapas $3.50-$10.95. Main dishes $15.95-$24.95.

Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday till 11, Sunday 3-11. Piano bar Monday-Thursday 5-11:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday till 12:30 a.m., Sunday till 10:30.

Belga Cafe 514 8th St. SE


Belgian food and beers. Four-course menu (soup, salad, main course , and dessert) $39.99.

Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., brunch Saturday-Sunday 11-3:30. Dinner Monday-Thursday 5:30-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday till 11, Sunday till 10.

Szechuan House Restaurant

515 8th St. SE


Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian , and French fusion cuisine. Entrees $12-$24.

Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 11:30-11, Saturday noon-11, Sunday noon-10.

Where to shop

Eastern Market 7th and North Carolina Avenue SE

Food merchants Tuesday-Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9-4. Closed Monday. Open Air Farmer's Line Saturday-Sunday 8-6.

Flea market Sunday 10-5. Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday 10-5. Market Gallery Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday-Sunday 8-5.

Chateau- Animaux 524 8th St. SE

202-544-8710, 800-354-8710

Pet accessories, dog treats, and health and beauty supplies.

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9-6, Sunday 11-5.

What to do

Marine Barracks Washington 8th and "I" Streets SE

202-433-6060 , 202-433-4075

Evening parade: Friday s at 8:45 beginning May 4. Seating begins at 7:15. Event is free but reservations are recommended.

Sunset parade: With music, Wednesdays June 6-Aug. 1 at7 p.m., Aug. 8 and 15 at 6:30. Free; no reservations necessary. Lawn chairs recommended.

Congressional Cemetery 1801 E St. SE


Office- library open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday 9-1 or by appointment. Free. Walking -tour guides available in mailbox inside the main gate. Gates close at dusk .

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