Time for some art appreciation.
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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