A penny candy for your thoughts.
Georgetown Candy Bar
What: Keep the mini witches, princesses, and Snookis happy by filling your plastic pumpkin with 10¢-and-up penny candy, retro favorites, and oversize lollipops.
Why: If the words “chocolate fountain” don’t delight, ask about custom candy gift baskets, goodie bags, and sweets buffets for private parties.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon.-Wed. & Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 1419 Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t P & O Sts. (202-333-0032).
Offal Happy Hour
What: What’s better than a bowl of eyeballs (peeled grapes) and brains (cold spaghetti)? Chef Justin Bittner’s ghoulish menu of offal dishes and accompanying cocktails ($4-$8) at Bar Pilar.
Why: For the nonsqueamish, pig ears, pâtés, and sweetbreads will have you squealing with delight.
When: Mon.-Fri., 5-7 p.m.
Where: 1833 14th St. NW, b/t S & T Sts. (202-265-1751).
What: Proper Topper gets ready to move to a yet-undecided location, and you get dibs on nearly everything in the store (including fixtures like big farm tables and iron benches) at up to 80 percent off.
Why: Tackle the holidays early by shopping housewares, gifts, accessories, and clothing by Tracy Reese and Nanette Lepore for women and Tea Collection and Neige for kids ($2-$200).
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 3213 P St. NW, at Wisconsin Ave. (202-333-6200).
Adia Kibur Sale
What: Up to 55 percent off the designer’s statement-making baubles.
Why: The necklace with seven alternating rows of crystal rhinestones (reg. $129, now $89) turns any ensemble into a party.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
What: Alexandria’s gem opens a sister spot in Ballston where you can taste hearty farmers market dishes fresh from the wood-fired oven and sample 443 beers in taste-size pours ($2-$15).
Why: Savor the season through Bibb salad with shaved apples, smoked cheddar and almond granola, brown sugar braised short ribs, and butternut squash agnolotti ($3-$30).
When: Sun.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 4075 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (571-384-1820). Mention DailyCandy for a free taste of Mama Mannino’s ricotta doughnuts.
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