When do you want it?
Now at the Corcoran
What: The launch of the new contemporary art gallery with an inaugural show of cloud-inspired sculptural installations, paintings, and drawings by Brooklyn-based Spencer Finch.
Why: Got a little extra cash? Attend the kickoff celebration ($150) for music by ESL’s Thunderball, art-inspired cocktails, and an after-party at the W Living Room Bar.
When: Thru Jan. 23. Gallery hours, Wed. & Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Party, Fri., 8 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 500 17th St. NW, at New York Ave. (202-639-1700). Admission $10. Party tickets online at corcoran.org.
SimplySoles’s New Location
What: Kassie Rempel stocks her shop with kicks from Bettye Muller, Chie Mihara, Missoni, Butter, Dana Davis, and Frye, as well as her own newly expanded line, Lillybee.
Why: DailyCandy readers get 25 percent off everything thru Sept. 31.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 120 America Way, National Harbor (301-749-1744).
What: Soft knitwear at up to 65 percent off to keep you cozy despite the fall chill.
Why: If that doesn’t warm you enough, try Winery Insider’s libations at up to 60 percent off.
When: The leaves begin to turn.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
What: Biergarten Haus celebrates German style with eleven new festival drafts in addition to the twelve already on tap.
Why: Round up a team of six to compete in Tuesday-night trivia. Need extra incentive? Load up on Wiener Schnitzel and pretzels, while you race for the answers.
When: Thru Oct. 4. Trivia, Tues., 8 p.m.
Where: 1355 H St. NE, b/t 13th & 14 Sts. (202-388-4085).
What: For the garden challenged among us, teeny-tiny euonymus shrubs ($15) housed in terra-cotta pots happily thrive indoors and require minimal care.
Why: In the mood to decorate? Throw in two-tiered myrtles and rosemary or an ivy pyramid ($45 and up).
When: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Moss & Co., 1657 Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t Reservoir Rd. & Q St. (202-338-7410).
Art: Spencer Finch, Passing Cloud, (394 L Street NW, Washington, D.C., July 7, 2010), 2010, dimensions variable. Fluorescent light fixtures and lamps, filters, monofilament, and clothespins. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin. Photo: Chan Chao