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Dandies and Quaintrelles’s First Tweed Ride
What: Dress to kill and hop on your bike to promote good old-fashioned style.
Why: Proceeds from the postride party benefit Arts for the Aging.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Ride begins at H & 8th Sts. NE and ends at Marvin, 2007 14th St. NW, b/t U & V Sts. (202-797-7171).
What: Donate old jeans and get 20 percent off, plus fit recommendations from J Brand’s chief stylist.
Why: Habitat for Humanity uses your denim donation as insulation.
When: Thurs., 6-10 p.m.
Where: National Jean Company, 7301 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda (301-907-0295).
Museum Shop Around
What: Sixteen museums, theaters, and galleries set up temporary gift shops with jewelry, art, books, and local crafts for early holiday shopping.
Why: Hop and shop.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda (301-581-5100).
Food and Folklore
What: Eatonville hosts a themed three-course literary dinner with Zora Neale Hurston biographer Valerie Boyd.
Why: Your eyes are watching cod.
When: Fri., 6:30 p.m
Where: 2121 14th St. NW, at V St. (202-332- 9672). R.S.V.P. required at 202-332- 9672 or email@example.com.
Bastani & Branding
What: A tempting night of Persian ice cream in conjunction with I RAN Home (In America), the gallery’s exhibition of emerging Iranian-American artists.
Why: You’ll lick it a lot.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Fridge, 516 8th St. SE, rear alley (202-664-4151).
Photo: Matt Shaw / Courtesy of Dandies and Quaintrelles