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The Weekend Guide

40 under 40 craft futures!

Master the art of the weekend.

MARVEL
40 Under 40: Craft Futures
What:
A select group of artists born after 1971 manipulates traditional media (wool, metal, paper) into wondrous works.
Why: Don’t skip the fine print — guerilla crochet artist Olek has a few words for knitters (Fri., noon).
When: Fri.-Feb. 3, 2013. Daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, at 17th St. (202-633-1000).

SIP
Ernest Hemingway Birthday Cocktails
What:
Toast Papa’s 113th birthday with sweetly priced rum drinks ($5) inspired by the menu at El Floridita, his favorite Havana haunt.
Why: Go bananas! It’s National Daiquiri Day.
When: Thurs., 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, 801 9th St. NW, at H St. (202-408-1600).

BLOOM
Lotus and Water Lily Festival
What:
Learn to keep water-loving plants and craft a lotus lamp; be sure to catch the South African gumboot dancers.
Why: Dim bulbs should stay home.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE, at Ponds St. (202-426-6905).

ATTEND
LifeRide for Amfar
What: Bike-mad celebs (John Corbett, Tyson Beckford) wrap up a ten-day motorcycle ride to benefit HIV/AIDS research with bites by Robert Wiedmaier, R.J. Cooper, and others.
Why: Kiehl’s donates $5 for every attendee.
When: Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Kiehl’s Since 1851, 3110 M St. NW, at 31st St. (202-333-5101). R.S.V.P. to kiehls@brandlinkdcrsvp.com. Participation is free.

Photo: Jeffrey Kilmer / Courtesy of Olek

LOCATIONS
1550 Anacostia Ave NE
@ Ponds St
Washington, DC 20019
202-426-6905
3110 M St NW
@ 31st St
Washington, DC 20007
202-333-5101
801 9th St NW
@ H St
Washington, DC 20001
202-408-1600
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
@ 17th St
Washington, DC 20006
202-633-1000
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