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The Weekend Guide

pups in the park!

Take her out to the ball game.

ATTEND
Pups in the Park
What:
The first of four dog-friendly Nats games welcomes owners and their pooches to sit in the outfield.
Why: Designated water stations and relief areas get tails wagging.
When: Sat. Pup Parade begins at noon.
Where: Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St. SE (202-675-6287). Tickets (human, $22; dog, $8) online at purchase.tickets.com. All puppy proceeds benefit the Washington Humane Society.

FEAST
The Washington, D.C., Chinese Takeout Experiment
What:
Passionate, amateur foodies take on classic takeout dishes in an unorthodox, dine-around brunch. 

Why: The grand-prize winner heads to Brooklyn to compete in the championship round.
When: Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-388-7625). Tickets ($12) online at ticketalternative.com.

DRESS
100 Years of Kimonos
What:
Pack a picnic (or preorder one from the Hillwood’s cafe) and enjoy the property’s manicured, Japanese-style gardens at sunset.
Why: After dinner, attend a lecture on the history of the kimono, then try on traditional robes with the help of awesomely named stylist Teena Turner.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, at Tilden St. (202-686-5807). Tickets ($20) online at museumtix.com.

DAZZLE
Matthew Campell Laurenza of M.C.L. Design
What:
Greet the man behind the line of Jell-O colored rings, bangles, necklaces, drops, and studs favored by Hollywood sprites.
Why: Make a spring statement.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus, 2255 International Dr., McLean (703-761-1600).

Photo: Dana Hursey / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
1500 S Capitol St SE
bt N St & Potomac Ave
Washington, DC 20003
202-675-6287
4155 Linnean Ave NW
@ Tilden St
Washington, DC 20008
202-686-5807
1353 H St NE
bt 13th & 14th Sts
Washington, DC 20002
202-388-7625
2255 International Dr
McLean, VA 22102
703-761-1600
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