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The Weekend Guide

my fair lady!

Luverly.

SWOON
My Fair Lady
What:
Don’t pass up Lerner and Loewe’s musical about the transformation of a Cockney flower girl to a lady who can charm royalty in Molly Smith’s staging in the round.
Why: Blindingly handsome Broadway vet Nicholas Rodriguez is the stuff of daydreams as hero Freddy.
When: Thru Jan. 6, 2013.
Where: Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW, at Maine Ave. (202-488-3300). Tickets ($45-$94) at tickets.arenastage.org.

CHEER
Annual High Heel Race
What:
Hit Dupont’s main drag for the trippiest, wiggiest Halloween tradition (postponed by Hurricane Sandy). Revel in the costume parade; the main event is over in minutes.
Why: Count the pairs of Mary Janes in size 15 AAA.
When: Today. Pregame, 6 p.m.; race, 9 p.m.
Where: 17th St. NW, b/t P & R Sts.

LISTEN
Acoustic Africa Afropean Women
What:
A trio of chanteuses from Ivory Coast and Cameroon lend their voices to the cross-cultural vibe of world music.
Why: Kareyce Fotso croons pop- and blues-infused melodies.
When: Tonight, 8 p.m.
Where: George Washington Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW, b/t G & H Sts. (202-994-6800). Tickets ($40-$45) at vendini.com.

SCOOP
Fall Menu at Dolcezza
What:
Stock up on pomegranate and maple syrup gelati (the latter made from trees tapped in Unionville, Maryland).
Why: Lick the cone head competition.
When: Thru Jan. 1, 2013.
Where: 1704 Connecticut Ave. NW, b/t R & S Sts. (202-299-9116); 1560 Wisconsin Ave. NW, at Q St. (202-333-4646); 7111 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda (301-215-9226).

SMOOTH
Spanx Opens
What:
Lift and separate at the shape wear’s area mother ship. High-five founder Sara Blakely at the 10 a.m. ribbon cutting this Friday, then make an appointment with a member of her handsy (in a good way) Transformation Team.
Why: You might win a gift card worth up to $100.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., lvl. 2, McLean (703-848-8029).

Photo: Scott Suchman / Courtesy of Arena Stage

LOCATIONS
Spanx
1961 Chain Bridge Rd
in Tysons Corner Center, lvl 2
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
703-848-8029
Dolcezza
1704 Connecticut Ave NW
bt R & S Sts
Washington, DC 20009
202-299-9116
Annual High Heel Race
17th St NW
bt P & R Sts
Washington, DC 20036
7111 Bethesda Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-215-9226
George Washington Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St NW
bt G & H Sts
Washington, DC 20037
202-994-6800
1560 Wisconsin Ave NW
@ Q St
Washington, DC 20007
202-333-4646
1101 6th St SW
@ Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-554-9066
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