The Weekend Guide

the front row!

Strike a pose.

The Front Row
Bethesda Row’s boutiques and restaurants host more than 40 events ranging from summer fashion shows and fall previews to a book signing and local documentary premiere (God Save My Shoes).
Why: Bag loads of discounts like 15 percent off Rebecca Minkoff purchases at Urban Chic.
When: Today-Sat.
Where: Various locations.

Improv Sewing
Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut host a sewing demo inspired by their new book, a collection of 101 fuss-free projects that can be completed in an afternoon.
Why: Stick around for a free Drawing with Thread embellishment workshop.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Trohv, 232 Carroll St. NW (202-829-2941).

DC Grey Market
Purchase small-batch sweets and savories including Lollipop chef brownies, pierogies from Minnesota Nice, ice cream sandwiches by Suga Mama Sweets, and other items from enterprising — if unlicensed — home cooks.
Why: Shh! We never had this conversation.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St. NW (202-462-2285). Tickets ($2) online at greydc.com.

Ayrshire Farm Open House
The certified organic, humane estate owned by start-up queen Sandy Lerner (Cisco, Urban Decay) invites visitors to take a rare tour.
Why: Get nose to nose with heritage breeds like Scottish Highland cattle, Shire horses, and Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 21846 Trappe Rd., Upperville (540-635-4521).

Fiesta Asia Street Fair
The multicultural street party celebrates the diversity of the world’s largest, most populous continent with food, crafts, and a boy band (Red Flower Rock Group).
Why: Choose your own flash mob: Lotus Hour (a mass yoga demo) starts at 10 a.m.; 1 p.m. brings a performance of Akon’s Bollywood hit “Chammak Challo.”
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Ave. NW, b/t Third & Sixth Sts. NW (202-470-0899).

Photo: Courtesy of Abby Greenawalt for Bethesda Row

Fiesta Asia Street Fair
Pennsylvania Ave NW
bt 3rd & 6th Sts
Washington, DC 20004
Emergence Community Arts Collective
733 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20001
232 Carroll St NW
@ Maple Ave
Washington, DC 20012
21846 Trappe Rd
@ Rte 50
Upperville, VA 20184
Bethesda Ln
bt Elm St & Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
7126 Bethesda Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814