Dog day afternoons.
Photos with Santa Paws
What: Primp Winnie the Poodle for a snuggle session; a pro photographer snaps a seasonal portrait of the whole fam and the man in the red suit. Plus, nosh on treats for man and beasts.
Why: Dogs, cats, and anything else that fits through the doors are welcome.
When: Sat. & Sun., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW, at 7th St. (202-628-7177). Suggested donation is $20, to benefit the Washington Humane Society.
What: Take your babe or bubbe for latkes, salt cod kreplach, and a mazel tov (champagne, plum gin, lavender syrup).
Why: Let chef Barry Koslow treat you like mishpacha at the modern American deli.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.; Sat., 5:30-11 p.m.; Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW, below Dupont Circle (202-293-4400).
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
What: Dare to join the National Theatre of Scotland inside a bar for an eerie, interactive knees-up, inspired by the Scottish border ballads.
Why: The show reels around the room and starts with a Scotch tasting.
When: Tonight & Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.
Where: Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St. NW, b/t P & Q Sts. (202-293-1887).
Loren Hope Trunk Show
What: Delight friends on your gift list with brightly beaded, preppy jewelry made in the US of A. Take 10 percent off her stuff, 20 percent off all Joie, and 30 percent off White + Warren.
Why: Who’s there? Fox, lion, and ram door-knocker bracelets.
When: Today-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Ginger, 7114 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda (301-664-9242).
Off the Walls
What: Hunt for original gifts at the annual event, which showcases work by students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Why: All sales directly benefit the artists and their school.
When: Tonight, 5-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW, at New York Ave. (202-639-1700).
Forage Consignment and Vintage Pop-Up
What: Megan Parry and Alicia Austin bring racks of choice finds from their Maryland shop to the cult ramen counter.
Why: Chef Erik Bruner-Yang stays true to his school; Parry and Austin are fellow Mary Washington grads.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Toki Underground, 1234 H St. NE, b/t 12th & 13th Sts. (202-388-3086).
Photo: Christine Meulemans / Courtesy of Kimpton Hotels