The Weekend Guide

national geographic society party!

A whole new world.

A New Age of Exploration Opens
Travel back in time, across ice floes and volcanic islands, to the most iconic moments in the 125-year history of the National Geographic Society at the interactive exhibit, or at BYT’s DJ-fueled after-hours wingding.
Why: Come nose-to-nose with the heroism of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Bob Ballard, and James Cameron. Yes, that James Cameron.
When: Thru June 2014. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Opening party, Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: 1145 17th St. NW, at M St. (202-857-7588). Tickets ($25) at eventbrite.com.

Our Editors’ Favorite Finds
Check out the apps, reads, and documentaries we’re glued to this week.
Why: Marilyn Monroe like you’ve never seen her, a new old-school art shop, and more.
When: You get the picture.
Where: This way to the main attractions.

Revenge Wears Prada
Join author Lauren Weisberger as she signs her follow-up. Preview summer styles from Bloomingdale’s, get hair and makeup touch-ups from Ipsa and Nars, and knock back a cocktail inspired by the new novel, while soaking up views that would impress Miranda Priestly.
Why: A decade later, Andy Sachs is still in a fashion fix.
When: Tonight, 7-9 p.m.
Where: P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace, 515 15th St., at F St. R.S.V.P. to revenge@brandlinkdcrsvp.com.

Mockingbird Hill
Work your way through more than 50 varieties of sherry at the new Madrid-style bar from husband-and-wife mixologists Derek Brown (The Passenger) and Chantal Tseng (Tabard Inn); plus surprising sips, such as Green Hat gin and tonic, on tap.
Why: Graze on small plates of olives, nuts, and chocolate paired with each tasting. There’s ham, cheese, and anchovies, too.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sun., 5-11:30 p.m.
Where: 1843 7th St. NW, b/t S & T Sts. (202-316-9396).

The intimates store with locations in Old Town and Shirlington, Virginia, opens its first trademark turquoise boutique in The District. In addition to Cosabella and Natori, expect a few new labels (Kensie, Tees by Tina).
Why: Get your frills in Georgetown.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 3210 O St., at Wisconsin Ave. (202-525-4852).

BBQ, Bourbon & Beer
Tuck into a shirt-staining buffet of barbecued brisket, pulled pork, sausages with all the fixings, and berry cobbler; Honky Tonk Confidential — with guest star and newsman Bob Schieffer sitting in — brings on the bluegrass.
Why: Ten percent of proceeds benefits MicroGreens, a local nonprofit that teaches kids to make healthy meals in a snap.
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: The Occidental Grill & Seafood, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, b/t 14th & 15th Sts. (202-783-1475). Tickets ($55) at eventbrite.com.

best of washington, d.c.!

Photo: Courtesy of Brightest Young Things

1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW
bt 14th & 15th Sts
Washington, DC 20004
1843 7th St NW
bt S & T Sts
Washington, DC 20001
3210 O St NW
@ Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20007
515 15th St NW
@ F St
Washington, DC 20004
1145 17th St NW
@ M St
Washington, DC 20036