Knickknacks and patty smack.
Patty Boom Boom Opens
What: Jamaican patties and Red Stripe at the new restaurant from the team behind Marvin and The Gibson.
Why: Take food to the upstairs lounge for first-rate DJ nights and dancing.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 1359 U St. NW, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-629-1712).
Rock & Roll Ping Pong
What: The hotel launches free table tennis to kick off your week.
Why: Tournaments and leagues start next month.
When: Mon., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1353 H St. NE, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-388-7625).
DC Restaurant Week
What: Nearly 200 area restaurants offer lunch for $20.10 and dinner for $35.10.
Why: You have a week stomach.
Where: Anywhere you can nab a table. Info at washington.org.
What: Save up to 50 percent on clothing, jewelry, and accessories from lines like Ports 1961, Pink Tartan, and Carolina Amato.
Why: Sang for a song.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 3288 M St. NW, b/t 33rd & Potomac Sts. (202-333-4690).
Modus Union 2010
What: Prep for warm weather with a fashion show of Lela Rose’s spring line with an auction of local art (and open bar).
Why: Proceeds benefit The Children’s National Medical Center.
When: Thurs., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, b/t L & M Sts. (202-347-3000). Tickets online at labelsforlove.org.
Photo: Courtesy of ReadySetDC