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Brioche con Gelato
What: Two flavors of the Italian-style ice cream are paddled onto a sheet of eggy bread ($5); we suggest pairing black tea with cardamom or rhubarb with crema.
Why: It’s cooler than dipping your feet in Trevi Fountain.
When: Logan Circle, Sat., 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Capitol Hill, Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Pitango Gelato Logan Circle, 1451 P St. NW, b/t 14th & 15th Sts. (202-332-8877); Capitol Hill, 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, at 7th St. (202-701-6222).
What: Wonky Promotions and the Canadian Embassy pay tribute to Quebec’s late-late-night bar food (fries topped with cheese and smothered in gravy) with a belly-busting buffet and open bar.
Why: Whey cool, eh.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Rhino Bar & Pumphouse, 3295 M St. NW (202-333-3150). Tickets ($25) at eventstir.com or at the door ($35).
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
What: The nation’s annual pop-up museum of living history explores public universities, the arts of Anacostia, and America’s creative response to AIDS.
Why: Maple syrup demos, go-go music, and memorial quilt panels from The Names Project Foundation.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Special event times vary. (Also July 4-8.)
Where: The National Mall, Madison & Jefferson Drs., b/t 7th & 14th Sts. (202-633-1000).
Tiki Drinks at The Majestic
What: Mixologist Todd Thrasher shakes up eight new Polynesian-inspired cocktails.
Why: The Wisdom of Pele — spiked with three kinds of rum, cinnamon syrup, and lime juice — serves two.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 1-9 p.m.
Where: 911 King St., at N. Alfred St., Alexandria (703-837-9117).
Exclusive Summer Sale at Foundry
What: Delight in midcentury modern lamps, vintage suitcases, reupholstered chairs, and accent pillows at interior designer Yvette Freeman’s shop.
Why: ID yourself as a DailyCandy subscriber to save 10 percent on everything except Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint (and store mascots Abbey and Winslow) thru July 8.
When: Today-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1522 U St. NW, b/t 15th & 16th Sts. (571-277-5245).
Society Fair’s Barbecue-in-a-Box
What: The American Backyard BBQ for four ($100) contains all the fixin’s: baby back ribs, smoked Berkshire pork shoulder, North Carolina chili-vinegar sauce, potato salad, and peach cobbler.
Why: Add extras like Cajun sausage and a lemon ice box cake to feed twice as many with the Summer BBQ Bash ($175).
When: Order 48 hours in advance for pickup.
Where: 277 S. Washington St., b/t Duke & Prince Sts., Alexandria (703-683-3247).
Photo: Courtesy of Pitango