’Tis better to give than to receive.
What: The D.C.-based start-up offers a way to buy cool products while supporting your favorite nonprofit(s).
Why: National and local organizations include Rock the Vote, Arlington Arts Center, and Meals on Wheels.
When: You feel like giving back.
Where: Online at recoup.com.
What: Annie Leibovitz discusses her new book of photographs during a talk at Politics and Prose.
Why: More than 100 color pictures, many inspired by the surroundings of art icons (O’Keeffe’s New Mexico, Dickinson and Emerson’s New England).
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, b/t Fessenden St. & Nebraska Ave. (202-364-1919).
Pies to Go
What: Cafe Saint-Ex serves homemade treats from the oven ($18-$22) thru Dec. 21.
Why: Freshly made apple, pecan, and pumpkin varieties will give you something to be thankful for. (It’s T-Day dessert done right.)
When: To order for Thanksgiving, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 22.
Where: Pickup at 1847 14th St. NW, at T St. (202-265-7839).
Friday Night Oyster Roast
What: Bundle up to hang out on the patio for a South Carolina lowcountry-inspired social and dinner ($75).
Why: Sip beer from DC Brau and listen to The Billy Triplett Trio.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Todd Gray’s Watershed, Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 1st St. NE, b/t M & N Sts. (202-534-1350).
Photo: John Rensten / Getty Images