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monique lhuillier trunk show!

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DROOL
Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show
What:
 Sip champagne and get a sneak peek at the 2011 spring line of wedding gowns at Carine’s Bridal Atelier.
Why:
Special discounts on ruffled, layered, and flower-laden styles ($2,000 and up) like the Precious and Sophie.
When:
Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Where:
1726 Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t R & S Sts., 2nd flr. (202-965-4696).

GRAB
Hu’s Basement Sale
What:
Rush to get 80 percent off clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories ($20-$600).
Why: How can you resist Alexander McQueen, Viktor & Rolf, and Sonia Rykiel ready-to-wear and shoes from Costume National, Givenchy, Maison Martin Margiela, and Chloé?
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Where: Hu’s Shoes, 3005 M St. NW, b/t 30th & 31st Sts.; Hu’s Wear, 2906 M St. NW, b/t 29th & 30th Sts. (202-342-2020).

CRUISE
Columbia Heights Day
What:
Visit the first-ever D.C. state fair, complete with old-fashioned events, like homemade pie and homegrown tomato contests.
Why: Wind your way through food booths, a cupcake-eating challenge, dog show, and live musical performances. Plus, don’t miss the pageant for king and queen of the neighborhood.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Harriet Tubman Elementary Field, 11th St., at Kenyon St. NW. Admission is free.

RECITE
Poetry in the Park
What:
Carter Barron Amphitheatre hosts an annual outdoor festival with a night of readings by local and national writers.
Why: Stay for the muse-ic by socially conscious hip-hop band The Cornel West Theory and iconic trio The Last Poets.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: 4850 Colorado Ave. NW, at 16th St. (202-426-0486). Admission is free.

Photos: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

 

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LOCATIONS
Harriet Tubman Elementary Field
Kenyon St NW
bt 11th & 13th Sts
Washington, DC 20010
2906 M St NW
bt 29th & 30th Sts
Washington, DC 20007
202-342-2020
4850 Colorado Ave NW
@ 16th St
Washington, DC 20011
202-426-0486
1726 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt R & S Sts, 2nd flr
Washington, DC 20007
202-965-4696
3005 M St NW
bt 30th & 31st Sts
Washington, DC 20007
202-342-0202
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