The Weekend Guide

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Barbecue Bash at 1819
Chef John Manolatos rolls out a Southern charmer: Bulleit bourbon berry punch, deviled eggs with herbs, fried chicken, pulled pork, corn on the cob, and Parker House rolls.
Why: Funnel cakes and ice cream make a sweet finish.
When: Thru Sept. 2. Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: Cashion’s Eat Place, 1819 Columbia Rd. NW, b/t Biltmore St. & Mintwood Pl. (202-797-1819). Dinner is $30 per person.

Alexandria Sidewalk Sale
More than 60 boutiques (including Periwinkle, Current, and Gossypia) offer deep discounts on summer merch.
Why: Get 50 percent off select underthings at Bloomers and sandals at Shoe Hive.
When: Sat.
Where: King St., b/t S. Union & S. Saint Asaph Sts., Alexandria.

3 Stars Brewing Company Release Party
Co-founders of D.C.’s newest microbrewery unveil their first three efforts in four-ounce samples and full pours: Urban Farmhouse (Belgian-style saison), Southern Belle (Imperial Brown ale), and Pandemic Porter (American-style porter).
Why: Guests may be treated to some special suds.
When: Thurs., 4 p.m.
Where: ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW, b/t N St. & Rhode Island Ave. (202-567-2576).

Cheryl Strayed
Before penning best-selling hiking adventure Wild, Strayed was advice columnist for therumpus.net. Her Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection of her answers to strangers’ questions.
Why: Meet. Stay. Love.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, at Nebraska Ave. (202-364-1919). Admission is free.

Tableside Martini Classes
Bone up on the secrets of mixing British-inspired libations before the flames go out in London.
Why: Keep calm and drink gin (in the clubby confines of The Lobby Bar).
When: Thru Sat. Daily, 5:30-6 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW, b/t M & L Sts. (202-835-0500). Admission is free.

Photo: Kate Gibbs for DailyCandy

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
1150 22nd St NW
bt M & L Sts
Washington, DC 20037
Old Town Boutique District
King St
bt S Union & S Saint Asaph Sts
Alexandria, VA 22314
1337 14th St NW
bt N St & Rhode Island Ave
Washington, DC 20005
1819 Columbia Rd NW
bt Biltmore St & Mintwood Pl
Washington, DC 20009
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
@ Nebraska Ave
Washington, DC 20008