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The Weekend Guide

district commons!

This is no lost generation.

EAT
District Commons Opens
What:
The group behind DC Coast and Acadiana presents a new spot replete with large windows that look out onto the circle, as well as mussels, a raw bar, and killer bacon-and-onion flatbread ($9-$24).
Why: Hang around ’til 10 p.m. when the big farm bell is rung, so you can get in on the family-style meal served to staff and anyone else still there ($12).
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.; Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, on Washington Cir. (202-587-8277).

LEARN
Yves Saint Laurent: Classicism and Transgression
What:
Historian Laurent Cotta of the Galliera museum of fashion in Paris talks about the designer’s work from the ’50s until his death in 2008.
Why: He’ll fill you in on staples like the tuxedo and safari jacket, as well as YSL’s impact and legacy.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW, b/t Connecticut Ave. & 23rd St. Tickets ($12) at 202-234-7911 ext. 816.

LOOK
Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
What:
Gain insight into the famed collector and her larger-than-life art world persona at the National Portrait Gallery exhibition.
Why:
The images explore her networking with artists, housekeeping in Paris, relationship with Alice B. Toklas, and transitions in personal appearance.
When:
Thru Jan. 22, 2012.
Where:
8th St. NW, at F St. NW (202-633-8300).

TRY
Fall Cleanse
What:
Flow Yoga Center holds your hand through a fourteen-day, personalized detox.
Why: You make your own food while instructors keep you on track with daily Facebook, email, and text messages, group meetings, one-on-one consultations, and yoga classes.
When: Opening session, Sat., 6:45-8 p.m.
Where: 1450 P St. NW, b/t 14th & 15th Sts. (202-462-3569). Fee ($120) payable at the door.

Photo: Courtesy of District Commons

LOCATIONS
District Commons
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
on Washington Cir
Washington, DC 20052
202-587-8277
Flow Yoga Center
1450 P St NW
bt 14th & 15th Sts
Washington, DC 20005
202-462-3569
2142 Wyoming Ave NW
bt Connecticut Ave & 23rd St
Washington, DC 20008
202-234-7911
800 F St NW
@ 8th St
Washington, DC 20004
202-633-8300
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