The Weekend Guide

A spoonful of sugar helps the work week go down.

Sugar’s Fifth Birthday Celebration
What: Twenty-five percent off all spring clothing and a trunk show from local jewelry designer Ruth Barzel.
Why: Bon anniversaire.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1633 Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t Reservoir Rd. & Q St. (202-333-5331).

Alex Closing Sale
What: Bid adieu to the beloved boutique with 60-80 percent off lines like Iodice, Toggery, and Orangia.
Why: It ain’t over ’til it’s over.
When: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, b/t 19th & 20th Sts. (entrance on Eye St.) (202-296-2610).

Brazilian Contemporary Printmakers

What: Print works from more than twenty emerging and established Brazilian artists.
Why: Blame it on Rio.
When: Thru Apr. 25. Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct. NW, off 21st St. (202-338-0680).

Meridian Brunch
What: The brand new brunch offers delights like caramel-pecan waffles, cornmeal-crusted catfish, and chicken and sausage gumbo.
Why: You have to draw the line somewhere.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 5832 Georgia Ave. NW, at Missouri Ave. (202-722-8882).

Drunken Jenga

What: Play the game, dance to music from Mister Disco, and drink $2 PBRs.
Why: Don’t be so puzzled.
When: Thurs., 8 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Where: Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-388-7625).

9 Hillyer Ct NW
bt Florida Ave & 21st St
Washington, DC 20008
1353 H St NE
bt 13th & 14th Sts
Washington, DC 20002
1633 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt Reservoir Rd & Q St
Washington, DC 20007