Take it all in.
What: Be on the lookout for nighttime wall projections, artist talks, open portfolio reviews, and more during the annual photography extravaganza taking place across museums and galleries throughout the city.
Why: A launch party at the Corcoran, pictures writ large on the outside of the American Red Cross and Newseum, a food photography workshop, and ten-hour marathon photo shoot.
When: Thru Nov. 13. Party, Fri., 8-11 p.m. Schedule online at fotoweekdc.org.
Where: Details and registration info online at events.r20.constantcontact.com.
Snowimage Pop-Up Shop
What: The first of its kind in the U.S., the temporary store stocks the Russian line of chill-defying down coats ($295 and up) for men, women, and kids.
Why: Styles like the long belted parka and short fitted bomber come in quilted chevron patterns or with detachable fur collars.
When: Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m,.-9:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 7247 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda (301-656-2774).
West End Cinema
What: New art-house movie space features independent, foreign, documentary, and generally hard-to-find films.
Why: Order a stiff drink from the bar menu before settling in for flicks like Howl, Budrus, or Gerrymandering.
When: Schedule online at westendcinema.com.
Where: 2301 M St. NW, at 23rd St. (202-419-3456). Tickets ($11) online at boxoffice.printtixusa.com.
Gadgets and Gizmos for Techies
What: Our definitive holiday gift guide to the latest and greatest 3D camcorders, remote-operated lanterns, wooden watches, and retro iPhone docks.
Why: Get your hands on hi-fi, lo-fi, and everything in between.
When: Before you crash.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
The Dandelion Patch Opens
What: Virginia-based stationery store’s D.C. outpost is your one-stop shop for personal cards, invitations, announcements, printing, and calligraphy ($4 and up).
Why: Traditional lines like Crane & Co. to newbies Vera Wang and Dauphine. Check them all out at the opening fete with drinks, discounts, and paper trunk shows.
When: Party, tonight, 7-9 p.m. Regular hours, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Georgetown Park, 3222 M St. NW, at Wisconsin Ave., 2nd flr. (202-333-8803).
Photo: Courtesy of FotoweekDC
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