You’ll be seeing stars. And stripes.
America Eats Tavern
What: Cafe Atlantico transforms into a pop-up restaurant as an extension of the National Archives exhibit What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet.
Why: Try American history-inspired dishes like oysters Rockefeller and burgoo (a meat stew). Proceeds support the Archives Foundation.
When: Mon.-Jan. 31, 2012.
Where: 405 8th St. NW, b/t D & E Sts. (202-393-0812).
Pretty People Vintage Opening Fete
What: Celebrity dresser Annie Lee (of Annie Creamcheese) toasts the opening of her vintage and consignment store with discounts, gifts, and drinks.
Why: Score jewelry, hats, and clothing from designers like Chloé, Missoni, and Bruno Magli ($5-$700).
When: Opening celebration, Thurs.-Sun. Regular hours, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 108 N. Patrick St., Alexandria (703-739-2522).
Fort Reno Concerts
What: Head outside for the legendary, twice-weekly music series that was instrumental to the D.C. punk scene.
Why: Set up on the grass to catch bands like Oh So Peligroso, The Hundred Acre Wood, and Elephant Pistol.
When: Thru Aug. 4. Every Mon. & Thurs., 7-9:30 p.m. (except July 4).
Where: Chesapeake St. NW, b/t Nebraska Ave. & 40th St. Admission is free.
Palisades Fourth of July Parade
What: The old-school, small-town-style celebration invites anyone to walk. Stick around for the throwback picnic with hot dogs, ponies, games, and treats.
Why: Show up at the starting line (take a flag, pet, or friend) and just join in.
When: Mon. To walk, 10:15 a.m.; to watch, 11 a.m.
Where: Whitehaven Pkwy., at MacArthur Blvd. NW.
Photo: Greg Powers / Courtesy of America Eats Tavern
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