The Weekend Guide

sugar magnolia!

Wakin’ and bacon.

Sugar Magnolia Debuts
Pack a blossom-worthy picnic at the mini farm-to-table market inside Cleveland Park restaurant and wine bar Ripple.
Why: Bacon-roasted pecans, flatbread crackers, cold cuts, salads, and killer ice cream sandwiches (maple-bacon between waffle cookies, anyone?).
When: Opens today. Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 3417 Connecticut Ave. NW (202-244-7995).

Mad Men Season Premiere Party
Catch the next installment of Don Draper’s mystery on the big screen. Pour yourself into a vintage shift (costumes are encouraged); let the barmen pour you a double.
Why: We’ve starred our calendar with Joan’s gold pencil.
When: Sun., 9 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Arlington Cinema ’N’ Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington (703-486-2345). Admission is free.

Maira Kalman Talk
Join the gloriously kooky New Yorker illustrator as she kicks off American Pictures, a free series of art appreciation lectures by notables.
Why: Kalman explains her fascination with an eerie Diane Arbus photo of a Halloween parade.
When: Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, 800 F St. NW (202-633-8300).

The Jeans Whisperer
Former online-only discount denim dealer Jan Forman debuts her shop-within-a-shop. Chat about your shape, and she’ll (softly) suggest the best brand for your booty.
Why: Score an additional $10 off pairs by Paige Denim, J Brand, and Joe’s Jeans thru Mar. 24.
When: Tues. & Wed., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: 3101 Wilson Blvd., inside Greener Cleaner, Arlington (703-585-8833).

The Ladies of Axel F
Frost your lips in Silver City Pink and set your Jheri curls for a fly party with disco and hip-hop grooves spun by DJ Stylus and Adrian Loving.
Why: This month’s sets are dedicated to ladies like Appolonia, Chaka, Lisa Lisa, Jodi, and Janet.
When: Sat., 10 p.m.
Where: Liv Nightclub, 2001 11th St. NW (202-505-4548). Cost is $5 before midnight, $10 after midnight.

Photo: Elizabeth Parker / Courtesy of Sugar Magnolia 

Liv Nightclub
2001 11th St NW
@ U St NW
Washington, DC 20001
The Jeans Whisperer
3101 Wilson Blvd
inside Greener Cleaner, bt N Highland & N Herndon Sts
Arlington, VA 22201
3417 Connecticut Ave NW
bt Ordway & Macomb Sts
Washington, DC 20008
2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
800 F St NW
@ 8th St
Washington, DC 20004