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SUPPORT
Sgt. Joe Panda T-shirt
What:
Crooked Monkey comes out with a limited-edition tee ($28), emblazoned with an adorbs helmeted bear wearing dog tags, to help raise money for local nonprofit Operation Sand Flea.
Why: Proceeds will be used to send soldiers combat-ready treatments for bites, burns, and skin ailments.
When: Before they run out.
Where: Online at skincando.com.

LISTEN
Cathy Alter
What:
The D.C.-based writer reads from her book ($15) Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over and signs copies.
Why: She lightheartedly, self-deprecatingly, and hilariously reveals how she tackled every how-to in women’s mags — from the silly (storing sandwiches) to the poignant (talking deeply with her mother).
When: Tues., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Alchimie Forever Showroom, 1010 Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t M & K Sts., ste. 201. Admission is free.

BUY
Artaya Opens
What:
Look for local designer Dana Ayanna Greaves’s signature paper jewelry, plus bags, tops, jackets, and skirts at the new pop-up shop inside Nido.
Why: Prep for fall with a red leather miniskirt adorned with cut fabric squares and gold studs and a knit top edged in a braided trim ($30-$400).
When: Thurs.-Sat., noon-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1425 Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t P & O Sts. (202-567-7292).

De.De Sale
What: Designer Jesslyn Blake’s buttery soft purses come in a rainbow of colors and are finished with details like sassy fringe and patchwork.
Why: No guilt here. They’re made from recycled, vintage, and remnant leathers — and they’re up to 50 percent off. 
When: Now.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

SEE
AFI Latin American Film Festival
What:
The Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American showcase opens with Revolution, a collection of shorts made in Mexico and commissioned by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz.
Why:
Don’t miss Linha de Passe, which got actress Sandra Corveloni the Best Actress prize at Cannes, or the weekly happy hours.
When:
Tues.-Oct.13.
Where:
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring (301-495-6720). Tickets ($10) online at afi.com.

VOTE
Start Small, Go Big Contest
What:
Meet the twelve finalists and tell us who you think should win $10,000 for their small businesses and a trip to NYC to attend DailyCandy Academy.
Why: While you’re there, you can enter for a chance to win an Editors’ Handbag packed with some of our favorite products.
When: You can vote for one business, once a day, from now thru Sept. 29.
Where: On Facebook. Log in, then rock the vote.

Photo: Courtesy of Crooked Monkey

LOCATIONS
Artaya
1425 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt P & O Sts
Washington, DC 20007
Alchimie Forever Showroom
1010 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt M & K Sts, ste 201
Washington, DC 20007
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-495-6700
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