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The Weekend Guide

renwick gallery 40th birthday!

Time for some art appreciation.

CELEBRATE
Renwick Gallery’s 40th Birthday
What:
A free scavenger hunt through the finest collection of American crafts is only a fraction of the hands-on action.
Why: Knitwits, claymates, and beadbrains unite!
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (202-633-1000).

SCREEN
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
What:
Learn how one troupe shook up the ballet world. A Skype Q&A with current artistic director Ashley C. Wheater and original member Trinette Singleton follows Saturday’s matinee.
Why: The documentary about the daring company is on pointe.
When: Sat., 1:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW, at 23rd St. (202-419-3456). Admission is $15.

SIP
Oyster & Wine Pairing Festival
What:
Don’t be selfish with the shellfish; test your food-and-wine smarts with Chesapeake oysters and crisp Virginia vintages at a newish winery in one of the Commonwealth’s more postcardlike villages.
Why: Aw, shucks! Our road trip needs a designated driver.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Rappahannock Central, 3 River Ln., Sperryville (540-987-8770). Admission is free (pay for what you consume). R.S.V.P. to donna@littlewashingtonwinery.com.

FEAST
Green Dragon Brunch Party
What:
Chow down on spicy basil dumplings, citrus spare ribs, and ginger cake.
Why: A free boozy Dragontail for each lucky lizard born in the Year of the Dragon. (And wear green for 15 percent off your bill.)
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Also Feb. 5.)
Where: Ping Pong Dim Sum, 900 7th St. NW (202-506-3740); 1 Dupont Cir. NW (202-293-1268).

Photo: Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum

LOCATIONS
Ping Pong Dim Sum
1 Dupont Cir NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-293-1268
Rappahannock Central
3 River Ln
River District Art Center
Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8770
West End Cinema
2301 M St NW
@ 23rd St
Washington, DC 20037
202-419-3456
Ping Pong Dim Sum
900 7th St NW
bt I & K Sts
Washington, DC 20001
202-506-3740
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
@ 17th St
Washington, DC 20006
202-633-1000
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