You really need to leave the house this weekend. VIEW Ed Miller Artwork What: The D.C.-based artist exhibits gorgeous realist paintings influenced by Arthur Dove, Gustave Courbet, and John Marin. Why: Beautiful nudes, lush landscapes, and mesmerizing portraits, along with wine, cheese, and music from the Helen West Sax Quartet. When: Fri., 6 p.m. Where: Baked & Wired, 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, at K St. (202-333-2500). LEARN Design Talk What: Local crafters address sustainability and furniture making during a Well Built panel discussion. Why: Lauren Russell and Larry Strassner of Russell & Mackenna, Caleb Woodard, and Eric and Cory Kuczynski of EK Living will fill you in. When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m. Where: 1541 14th St. NW, at Q St. (202-299-0597). SIP Winter Drinks What: Local 16 whips up cold weather-inspired cocktails. Why: Warm up with the Ski Lift (coconut rum, peach schnapps, frothy milk, and hot chocolate), or clear your chest with a Smokin Toddy (bourbon, basil leaves, and lemon juice). Each runs you $10. When: Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-3 a.m. Where: 1612 U St. NW, at 16th St. (202-265-2828). SAVE Insane Shoe Sale What: Up to 75 percent off shoes, boots, and bags at Sassanova. Why: Loeffler Randall, Butter, Kate Spade, and other lines for $50-$300. When: Mon.-Wed., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Where: 7134 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda (301-654-7403); 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t Reservoir Rd. & Q St. (202-471-4400). Art: Courtesy of Ed Miller Up to 65% off Dear Creatures Urban dwelling is overrated. Look like you stepped right out of a little house on the (hip) prairie with plaid blouses, sweet pinafores, and cozy knits. They’re up to 65% off on our sample sale site.