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Edgar Bar & Kitchen
What: Named for former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who ate his workday lunch here for decades, the American restaurant restores power dining with morning Benedicts, civilized afternoon tea, and white wine-steamed mussels and brown liquors late night.
Why: Neighbors get the VIP treatment on Sundays (8 p.m.-close; show ID) with 50 percent off bar food.
When: Daily, 6:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, b/t Desales & L Sts. (202-347-2233).
Of Times and Spaces: On Looking at Thomas Struth and Candida Höfer
What: Admire pictures of museums from inside one during a free lecture on Germany’s art world darlings — two photographers who specialize in monumental portraits of building interiors.
Why: Consider this brain food for brunch.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Art, 6th St. NW (202-737-4215).
The Winter Blues
What: Sit — then listen to Laura Sharkey’s ideas for keeping Jack (Russell terrier) Frost happy and occupied through the cold in a free humans-only workshop run by Your Dog’s Friend, a nonprofit dedicated to educating pet owners.
Why: Become the leash likely source of fun.
When: Sat., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Ln., Bethesda (301-983-5913). Register at yourdogsfriend.info.
What: Banish weekday blahs on the dance floor as a nine-piece crew rap in English, Kreyol, Creole, Spanish, and Arabic.
Why: The hottest mess out of Montreal since poutine.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (703-875-1100). Tickets ($20) at artisphere.com.
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