The Weekend Guide

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Repeal Day Party
Toast the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition with a wild rumpus. Sip period cocktails in the basement speakeasy, pick up a stogie from the cigarette girls, and peep burlesque performances.
Why: Pair your baubles with bubbles — bottomless sparkling wine is $20.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW, at Florida Ave. (202-588-7388).

The Download
We found fourteen ways to make the day fly.
Why: NYT Magazine’s short films, a digital Bullett, and kittens posing with hot men.
When: When the bore o’clock hour hits.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Soak up the season at a German-style holiday market in the Brewmaster’s Castle at the Heurich House Museum. Tour the historic home, warm up with strudel and gluhwein, and snag stocking stuffers from local artisans.
Why: Miks Letterpress and Blue Ridge Cutting Boards are among the purveyors.
When: Fri., 4-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW, b/t 19th & 20th Sts. (202-429-1894). Admission is $15 (house tour & market) or $5 (market only).

Little Red Fox
Check out the friendly neighborhood cafe/market that’s opened all but next door to Politics & Prose. It’s decidedly more Pacific Northwest than Upper Northwest D.C. with its menu of artisanal breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads, and to-go dinners.
Why: Pick up farm-fresh eggs or stick around for strong coffee and a fat slice of pie baked by Anne Alfano, who has worked at Momofuku Ssam Bar and Tosca.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 5035 Connecticut Ave. NW, at Nebraska Ave.

Man in a Case
Catch Mikhail Baryshnikov in a multimedia adaptation of two Chekhov stories about lost love. Created by avant-garde collaborators Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the show smacks of off-beat humor.
Why: While the ballet master doesn’t dance in this show, just watching him put on a coat is poetry in motion.
When: Thru Dec. 22. Wed., 7 :30 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW, at E St. NW (202-547-1122). Tickets ($45-$105) at shakespearetheatre.org.

The 9: Bands Series
Sit in on Justin Trawick’s movable, audible feast — an ever-rotating band of singer/songwriters who get together from time to time to support each other in larger venues.
Why: It’s a swap meet for fans of folk-rock.
When: Sat., 9 p.m.
Where: Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, b/t S & T Sts. (202-667-4490). Tickets ($10) at ticketfly.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Heurich House Museum
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW
bt 19th & 20th Sts
Washington, DC 20036
Little Red Fox
5035 Connecticut Ave NW
@ Nebraska Ave
Washington, DC 20008
2007 18th St NW
@ Florida Ave
Washington, DC 20009
450 7th St NW
@ E St NW
Washington, DC 20004
1811 14th St NW
bt S & T Sts
Washington, DC 20009