WASHINGTONNov. 11-May 22 All things Shakespeare are in the nation's capital at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the repository of the world's largest Shakespeare collection. Founded in 1932, the library is a research center and museum. In addition to daily tours of the building, the library organizes literary events, performances, exhibits, and school programs. For the Folger Theatre's new three-play season, romance burns bright. Continuing the tradition of presenting two of the Bard's plays each year, the Equity theater stages the comic ''The Two Gentlemen of Verona" (Nov. 11-Dec. 19) and the tragic ''Romeo and Juliet" (Jan. 14-Feb. 20). The third production, the 18th-century ''The Clandestine Marriage" by David Garrick and George Colman, is a comedy about two men who fall in love with the same woman -- who is married (April 15-May 22). The company performs in the Elizabethan Theatre, a 250-seat space modeled after the theater of Shakespeare's time.201 E. Capitol St., S.E. 202-544-7077 (box office). www.folger.edu.
PARISNov. 11-14Switzerland fills the frame at the eighth annual ''Paris Photo 2004" when the international fair focuses on emerging Swiss talent. The world's largest exposition devoted to photography has more than 105 international galleries and publishers exhibiting vintage works and contemporary art and fashion images. The fair also plans to award the first Prix BMW-Paris, a $14,000 prize, to an outstanding contemporary photographer. Among solo shows are war images by Luc Delahaye; unveiled vintage prints by Robert Doisneau; and a series from Tina Barney's ''The Europeans."
Carousel de Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli. 011-33-1-41-90-47-70. www.parisphoto.fr.
NEW YORKOct. 30-July 10In a groundbreaking exhibit, the American Museum of Natural History examines the history and traditions of Indian jewelry in ''Totems to Turquoise: Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest." With more than 500 pieces of contemporary and historic jewelry, the exhibit documents the evolution of tools, techniques, and designs over thousand of years. The individual artists impart symbolism and meaning with each creation. This is the first exhibit to explore the common threads of the Southwest and Northwest tribal traditions. Among tribes represented are Tsimshian, Tlingit, Haisla, Coast Salish, Zuni, Santo Domingo, Taos, and
MANUREWA, NEW ZEALANDNov. 23-28The Southern Hemisphere's largest horticulture event blossoms indoors and outdoors for the Ellerslie Flower Show at the Aukland Regional Botanic Gardens. For the 10th anniversary edition, the six-member New Zealand design team installs ''100% Pure New Zealand Ora -- Garden of Well-Being," the creation that won top honors earlier this year at the renowned Chelsea Flower Show in Britain. Among other special landscape themes are ''The Kitchen Garden," ''The Mythical Maze of Maui," ''Artist's Garden," and a ''Celebration Garden." This year for the first time, lighting ''electrifies" the night sky in the outdoor gardens.102 Hill Road. 64-9-309-7875. www.ellerslieflowershow.co.nz.
TALLULAH FALLS, GA.Nov. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21Every November, daredevil kayakers run the white-water river at Tallulah Gorge State Park. The 2,700-acre park is part of
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