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STRUT
American Catwalk Debut: A Dress to Change the World
What:
Designer Jeff Garner, who draws inspiration from Civil War-era tailoring, presents the stateside runway debut of his coed collection under the Prophetik label.
Why: Garner’s commitment to recycling extends to heirlooms: look for a corset fashioned from his grandmother’s quilt.
When: Sat., 8-10 p.m.
Where: Renwick Gallery of Art, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave., at 17th St. (202-633-1000). Admission supports museum purchases of artwork in 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. Get 50 percent off tickets (reg., $100) at americanart.si.edu with code FASHION50.

MARVEL
DC State Fair
What:
Jockey for blue ribbon bragging rights at this homegrown talent show, part of the Barracks Row Fall Festival.
Why: Categories include the expected (best honey, knitting, brew) and should-be-classic (tastiest tomato, funkiest looking vegetable).
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 8th St. SE, south of Eastern Market Metro.

READ
National Book Festival
What:
More than 100 authors, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Jeffrey Eugenides, bring their words to life in pavilions such as Fiction & Mystery, History & Biography, and Sci-Fi Fantasy.
Why: It’s Coachella organized by the Dewey Decimal System.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-5:30 p.m. (rain or shine).
Where: The National Mall, Madison & Jefferson Drs., b/t 7th & 14th Sts. (888-714-4696). Admission is free.

MINGLE
Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival
What:
The historic district hosts a street party with more than 100 artists displaying their wares (including jewelry by MICA-grad Marisa Rand of Skullery).
Why: An ideal reason to pause for a liquid lunch at Franklin’s — soup of the day and a house-brewed beer.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 5331 Baltimore Ave., at the intersection of Baltimore Ave. (Rte. 1) & Jefferson St., Hyattsville.

STIR
Paella Festival
What:
José Andrés invites chef Raphael Vidal (of Restaurante Levante in Valencia) to craft seven varieties of the Spanish national dish.
Why: Rice. Crispies.
When: Thru Sept. 30.
Where: Jaleo Penn Quarter, 480 7th St., at E St. (202-628-7949); Jaleo Crystal City, 2250a Crystal Dr., at 23rd St. (703-413-8181); Jaleo Bethesda, 7271 Woodmont Ave., at Elm St. (301-913-0003).

Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Garner 

LOCATIONS
Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival
5331 Baltimore Ave
@ Baltimore Ave (Rte 1) & Jefferson St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
DC State Fair
8th St SE
@ Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
7271 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-913-0003
2250a Crystal Dr
Arlington, VA 22202
703-413-8181
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
@ 17th St
Washington, DC 20006
202-633-1000
The National Mall
7th St SW
@ Jefferson Dr SW
Washington, DC 20004
480 7th St NW
@ E St
Washington, DC 20004
202-628-7949
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