The Weekend Guide

bao bao!

She’s on a roll.

Bao Bao’s Public Debut
Get in line to watch the fluffy toddler who’s stolen our hearts and desktops (#pandacam).
Why: Even George Windsor would agree that Butterstick’s baby sis is the cutest.
When: Daily. Panda house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; zoo, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, b/t Cortland Pl. & Cathedral Ave. (202-633-4888).

The Download
What: Apps, films, books, and more Web fodder that caught our eye.
Why: Sundance films you can stream now, an app that journals for you, and a kitty cat impression of Jennifer Lawrence at the Globes.
When: It’s kitten time.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

New Beginnings
Hotfoot it to the lifestyle “pop-in” for emerging designers and one-off collaborations such as Forever Karlie jeans by Frame Denim and Ms. Kloss, Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr, and Tabitha Simmons booties.
Why: You can’t resist a capsule collection.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom, 8075 Tysons Corner Ctr., at International Dr., McLean (703-761-1121).

Caramel Boutique
: After a brief hiatus, owner Sarah Watkins has reopened her subterranean shop with a selection that includes Red Engine denim, versatile Dear Creatures frocks, and separates from sustainable labels like Toggery.
Why: A private shopping session with Watkins is free; email contact@caramelfashion.com to schedule. 
When: Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1603 U St. NW, b/t 16th & 17th Sts. (202-265-1930).

Ris Union Market
Load up on pantry staples (veal stock, champagne vinaigrette) and grab heat-and-eat dinners (chicken potpies, mac ’n’ cheese) at Ris Lacoste’s new mini mart.
Why: Lacoste delivers a taste of her midtown restaurant with bowls such as curried goat stew.
When: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE, at Neal Pl.

Winter Restaurant Week
Book ahead and take an appetite to more than 250 D.C.-area restaurants, including favorites such as Mintwood Place and Rasika (lunch, $20.14; dinner, $35.14).
Why: Your chance to dine at newcomers Osteria Morini, Table, Teddy & The Bully Bar, and Thally for a fraction of the price. 
When: Thru Sun.
Where: Locations at ramw.org.

Photo: Abby Wood / Courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Zoo

8075 Tysons Corner Ctr
@ International Dr
McLean, VA 22102
1309 5th St NE
@ Neal Pl
Washington, DC 20002
3001 Connecticut Ave NW
bt Cortland Pl & Cathedral Ave
Washington, DC 20008
1603 U St NW
bt 16th & 17th Sts
Washington, DC 20009