Rise and shine.
What: Set your alarm to join the goofballs behind the Dupont Festival and tip your stovepipe hat to animal diviner Potomac Phil. Cross your fingers he doesn’t see his shadow; we are so over this weather.
Why: Go prepped to polka. Accordion whiz Sylvia Eberly salutes the holiday’s German roots.
When: Sat., 7:30 a.m.
Where: Dupont Circle Park. Admission is free.
Freezin’ for a Reason
What: Sign up for a full polar bear or partial chicken dip into Lake Anne (a balmy 40 degrees at best) and raise monies to support Camp Sunshine, a summertime oasis for children with life-threatening illness.
Why: Want to watch from the sidelines? Now that’s cold.
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plz. Register at freezinforareason.com.
Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale
What: Fill your to-go cup and join the early birds for discounts from indie retailers, including The Shoe Hive, Hysteria, and The Little Monogram Shop.
Why: Idling in line could pay off — there are giveaways galore for bargain hunters.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria.
What: Bask in the postinaugural glow with Shakespeare’s charismatic citizen-king, a.k.a. the inspiration for My Own Private Idaho.
Why: Once more unto the breach, dear friends.
When: Thru Mar. 3. Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol St. SE, b/t 2nd & 3rd Sts. (202-544-7077). Tickets ($30-$68) at folger.edu.
Photo: Courtesy of the office of Councilman Jack Evans