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This Week: October 4 -10

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Do you feel the chill? It’s officially fall. And I officially love it.

I’ll be jetting around this week, New York and then Austin (yes, my Bitches get a weekend off). But part of me wishes I were D.C.-based for the next seven days, because there are some seriously cool things happening …

Monday

The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger will make an appearance at Ginger boutique in Bethesda Row to promote her newest novel, Last Night at Chateau Marmont. From 6 to 8 p.m., the shop will also play host to Georgetown Cupcakes and White + Warren for a trunk show. The event is part of Bethesda Row Boutique Week, which has more trunk shows and fashion shows planned throughout the week.

Wednesday

Admit it: You get some of your work basics at Ann Taylor. This Wednesday you can say ‘thanks’ to the president and CEO of the company, Kay Krill and Christine Beauchamp, while you shop the fall collection. The event, hosted by DC Modern Luxury, will be at the Ann Taylor on 13th Street NW from 1 to 3 p.m. Just RSVP to [email protected]

Then, that evening, Cork Market & Tasting Room will be opening some of their rarest bottles. Importer Neal Rosenthal will sign copies of his memoir and give a tasting tour of his wine travels through France and Italy – what a treat! It’s the first of Cork’s quarterly series of tastings. $25 per person, RSVP to [email protected]

Thursday

If you keep hearing about all those damn food trucks but just never seem to find the time to hunt them down, this Thursday is your chance. They’ll all converge in the Old Washington Convention Center lot in Chinatown for DC’s first Curbside Cookoff. You can try them all, vote on your favorite, and also enjoy live music and art. It’s being hosted by BYT, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and DCRA.

Saturday

Cross your fingers it’s one of those gorgeous fall days, because this Saturday is Taste of Georgetown. I went last year and had such a lovely time. You can sample all the goods from Georgetown’s top restaurants, and enjoy wine, beer, and live music in the garden at Grace Church. The best part is all the proceeds go to help the homeless. It’s from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wisconsin and M Street.

Sunday

It’s the opening day for Artisphere, Arlington’s new 62,000-square-foot cultural center. It will have theaters, galleries, a ballroom, shops, and a free-WiFi cafe and bar. I can see myself there already. On Saturday, the doors swing open to the public with a big party: Chopteeth (an afro-funk band) will be playing at 9 p.m., and there will also be performances by a chamber ensemble, dance crews, video installations, a jazz band, and more. A “Skateboarding Side Effects” exhibit, where artists have captured the motion of skateboarding, will be on display through November. Free all day.

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