Master the art of the weekend.
40 Under 40: Craft Futures
What: A select group of artists born after 1971 manipulates traditional media (wool, metal, paper) into wondrous works.
Why: Don’t skip the fine print — guerilla crochet artist Olek has a few words for knitters (Fri., noon).
When: Fri.-Feb. 3, 2013. Daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, at 17th St. (202-633-1000).
Ernest Hemingway Birthday Cocktails
What: Toast Papa’s 113th birthday with sweetly priced rum drinks ($5) inspired by the menu at El Floridita, his favorite Havana haunt.
Why: Go bananas! It’s National Daiquiri Day.
When: Thurs., 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, 801 9th St. NW, at H St. (202-408-1600).
Lotus and Water Lily Festival
What: Learn to keep water-loving plants and craft a lotus lamp; be sure to catch the South African gumboot dancers.
Why: Dim bulbs should stay home.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE, at Ponds St. (202-426-6905).
LifeRide for Amfar
What: Bike-mad celebs (John Corbett, Tyson Beckford) wrap up a ten-day motorcycle ride to benefit HIV/AIDS research with bites by Robert Wiedmaier, R.J. Cooper, and others.
Why: Kiehl’s donates $5 for every attendee.
When: Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Kiehl’s Since 1851, 3110 M St. NW, at 31st St. (202-333-5101). R.S.V.P. to email@example.com. Participation is free.
Photo: Jeffrey Kilmer / Courtesy of Olek