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).
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).
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.
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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