Drink in that summer air.
And Beige Sale
What: The home design store offers 50 percent off floor models, plus 35 percent off select special-order pieces.
Why: Sofas, chairs, tables, and case pieces from Hickory Chair, Oly Studio, and others (reg. $1,000 and up).
When: Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1781 Florida Ave. NW, at U St. (202-234-1557).
What: Hang out on the patio and watch Cafe Saint-Ex and Bar Pilar chefs Billy Klein and Justin Bittner battle thirteen competitors (including Ron Tanaka of Cork), then taste the entries.
Why: A fresh lemonade stand to raise money ($1-$2 donations) for Fillmore Arts Center.
When: Mon., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Cafe Saint-Ex, 1847 14th St. NW, at T St. (202-265-7839). Admission is free.
NoMa Summer Screen
What: Take a cooler and lawn chairs to the free outdoor movie series where you can chow down on Smokin’ Somethin’ BBQ and listen to Fatback.
Why: Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan, followed by Donnie Darko, Back to the Future, Sleeper, and others.
When: Thru July 28. Every Wed., 7 p.m.
Where: L St. NE, b/t 2nd & 3rd Sts.
Celebrate Hawaii Festival
What: Soak in island culture with free presentations, exhibits, and demos on music, food, and visual art.
Why: Shorts by young Hawaiian filmmakers, cooking at an outdoor fire pit, and hula workshops.
When: Thru Mon., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: National Museum of the American Indian, Independence Ave. SW, at 4th St. (202-633-1000).
Photo: Courtesy of And Beige