A full plate.
Capitol Hill Night Market Launches
What: A six-truck food mart with street eats to satisfy your late-night hunger pangs.
Why: Buns burgers, Pai’s Hawaiian/Thai dishes, Lumpia World soba noodles, Curry Now rice bowls, Fusion on the Run island tacos, and Street Treats for dessert.
When: Sat., 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 1504 Harvard Ave.
DIY: Natural Household Cleaners
What: Certified nutritional therapist Carmen King leads a two-hour lesson ($12) in making enviro-friendly concoctions at vintage space Cairo.
Why: Because they smell better, save you cash, and are good to your skin and lungs; the store-bought stuff lurking under your sink is toxic.
When: Sun., 1-3 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Where: 507 E. Mercer St. (206-453-4077). Reserve a spot in advance by stopping by the shop with payment.
Japanese Whiskey Tasting
What: Dragonfish Asian Cafe, the downtown sushi bar known for happy hour specials, celebrates its fourteenth anniversary with cocktails, tempura-peppered bacon, spiced root chips, and spicy tuna rolls.
Why: Local mixologist Andrew Bohrer pours Hibiki 12-year blend, Yamazaki 12-year single malt, and the Yamazaki 18-year single malt (which you may remember from Lost in Translation).
When: Sat., 5 p.m.
Where: 722 Pine St. R.S.V.P. (required) to 206-467-7777. Cost is $35 (a portion of which will be donated to Ishinomaki, Japan, where the cafe owner’s wife is from).
Coa Mexican Eatery & Tequileria Opens
What: Named for a traditional agave harvesting tool, the Maple Leaf restaurant serves authentic, traditional cuisine in an easygoing environment.
Why: Corn tortillas, complex salsas and sauces, 50 tequilas, and $4 Margarita Monday.
When: Mon.-Thurs., noon-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., noon-midnight.
Where: 7919 Roosevelt Way NE (206-522-6179).
Photo: Don’t Wake Me, I Plan on Sleeping In / Flickr