The key to the heart is through the stomach.
You Had Me at Hello Cupcake
What: Share your best (or worst) pick-up lines on the Web and get a free cupcake in-store.
Why: Is that a pastry in your pocket?
When: Thru Feb. 15. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1361 Connecticut Ave. NW, at Dupont Cir. (202-861-2253).
What: Up to 50 percent off lines like Toggery, Joe’s Jeans, and Fly London.
Why: Get sticky fingers.
When: Thurs. & Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1603 U St. NW, b/t 16th & 17th Sts. (202-265-1930).
What: Todd Thrasher introduces drinks like Veritas (calvados, Bénédictine, apple bitters and cider, walnut water) and Butternut Craig (squash, winter spice bitters, Grand Marnier).
Why: Get in the spirit.
When: Wed.-Sat., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: PX Lounge, 728 King St., Alexandria.
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar Power Lunch
What: Three courses of French classics like smoked salmon terrine, duck leg confit, and charcuterie.
Why: It’s just twenty smackers.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 1736 Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t R & S Sts. (202-333-0111).
So Others Might Eat Junior Gala
What: Drink and dance to support Anna Cooper House, which provides affordable housing for formerly homeless adults.
Why: Feed your soul.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW, at New York Ave. (202-639-1805). Tickets online at some.org.
Correction: Due to inclement weather, the Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale mentioned in the Weekend Guide has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 13.
Photo: Courtesy of Hello Cupcake