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The Weekend Guide

wes gordon trunk show!

No fits in the fitting room, please.

SHOP
Wes Gordon Fall Trunk Show
What:
Meet the 25-year-old couturier (who counts FLOTUS Michelle Obama among his followers) at his fall trunk show.
Why: Needle-skinny cigarette pants, racer-back tanks, and embroidered tweed boleros.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW (202-966-9700 ext. 2323).

RACE
Kentucky Derby Saloon Celebration
What:
Sport your biggest bonnet to cheer on the ponies.
Why: Kentucky-inspired cuisine and cocktails (drawn from more than 1,400 varieties of Scotch and bourbon).
When: Sat., 4-7 p.m.
Where: Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW (202-588-7388). Tickets ($97.50) online at jackrose2012derby.eventbrite.com.

EAT
The Curbside Cook-Off: Trucko de Mayo
What:
More than 40 food trucks (including TaKorean and Pleasant Pops) come together to create the region’s largest food court on wheels.
Why: With street snacks in hand, witness the opening of the Maloof Skate Park with demos by Palace 5ive and local pro Darren Harper.
When: Sat., noon-9 p.m.; skate park ceremony, 2 p.m.
Where: RFK Stadium, 2400 E. Capitol St. SE (202-547-9077).

FIESTA
Garden Cafe Catalonia Opens
What:
Inspired by Joan Miró: the Ladder of Escape (opening Sun.), José Andrés opens a pop-up that showcases classic flavors from his homeland.
Why: Spanish dishes like cold tomato-and-cherry soup, beef cheeks with mushrooms, traditional cheeses, and pears poached in red wine.
When: Thru Sept. Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. (limited menu 4-6 p.m.)
Where: National Gallery of Art, West Building, 6th St. NW (202-737-4215).

Photos: Courtesy of Wes Gordon

LOCATIONS
2007 18th St NW
@ Florida Ave
Washington, DC 20009
202-588-7388
RFK Stadium
2400 East Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-547-9077
6th St NW
@ Constitution Ave
Washington, DC 20565
202-737-4215
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
@ Military Rd
Washington, DC 20015
202-966-9700
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