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We’re in the thick of summer … Labor Day is looming around the corner, which means there are only a few more precious weekends to soak up the sun poolside … And in the meantime, there is just so. much. to do. in D.C. How to fit it all in!?

Shop:

CityShopGirl Fall Trend Presentation. CityShopGirl and Neiman Marcus host a lovely evening to highlight upcoming fall fashion trends. Live music from DJ Neekola, a champagne bar, design-your-own-cupcake stand, swag bags, and raffles. RSVP to [email protected]. Wed., Aug. 11, 6–8 p.m. Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Eat:

High-end hot dogs. Bourbon Steak, one of D.C.’s top steak houses, offers a Dog Days of Summer special. In the bar area, ask for the special, and receive a Red Apron hot dog and a pint of draft beer for $7.

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Sundaes on Saturday. Head to ACKC Wine & Cocoa Bar for their Saturday sundae bar. $3.50 gets you a sundae with unlimited toppings—candy, sprinkles, coconut, caramel, marshmallows and more. Two locations: 1529C 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. and 2003A Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, V.A.

Photo credit: ACKC

Drink:

Bocce Ball Happy Hour. In addition to its deliciously affordable happy hour specials, U Street spot Vinoteca now boasts a bocce ball court. Enjoy the specials—$5 glasses of wine, $7 sliders, $5 appetizers—and the lovely weather outside on the patio with bocce ball in hand. 1940 11th Street N.W. Happy hour all week long, 5–7 p.m.

Go:

Arts on N Street. DC Arts and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center host a two-week long arts festival on N Street between 7th and 9th Streets, N.W.  Art and entertainment from local artists, musicians, fashionistas, and businesses. Free. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 – 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jason Wu! Jason Wu! Meet fashion’s newest darling, designer Jason Wu, at the Phillips After 5. Wu’s Fall 2010 Collection was inspired by Robert Ryman’s paintings, currently on exhibit at the Phillips. Thursday evening, models don Wu’s fall collection alongside Wyman’s art. Tickets, $12, reserve ahead of time. Thurs., Aug. 12, 5–8:30 p.m. 1600 21st Street, Washington, D.C.

The Soloist. U Street Music Series hosts its monthly flick on the lawn with the Soloist, starring Jamie Fox and Robert Downey Jr. (We’ve seen it, damn good movie). Tues., Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Free, with free popcorn for the first 100 people. Harrison Field, V St. N.W. between 13th and 14th streets.

Photo credit: The Soloist

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