Whistle while you work.
What: The Canadian cobbler with an eye for art deco (and whose rock fans include Jack White) opens a shop in Georgetown.
Why: The company promotes “open-source footwear” — design a winner to have it manufactured and named after you.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1265 Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t M & N Sts. (202-337-5683).
World’s Largest Crab Cake
What: America’s oldest seafood processor, Handy International, tries to beat its own world record (253 pounds) at the Maryland State Fair.
Why: The pros get started at 2 a.m.; we suggest going at noon, when they break the monster down into 1,000 sandwiches ($8) to benefit the Maryland 4-H Foundation.
When: Sat., noon. (Rain date, Sept. 2.)
Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium (410-252-0200). Fair admission is $8.
Michael Jackson Is Still Alive
What: Local DJs tip their fedoras to the King of Pop by remixing global hits, playing B sides, and reminding us just how fresh Off the Wall remains.
Why: There ain’t no second chance against that thing with 40 eyes, girl.
When: Fri., 5-10 p.m.
Where: U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW, b/t 11th & 12th Sts. (202-588-1880). Admission is free.
Drop Your Drawers at Signature Theatre
What: A-SPAN, a nonprofit supporting Arlington’s homeless, teams up with the theater company to collect donations such as new underwear, sleeping bags, toiletries, and jeans.
Why: In return, donors can buy $40 tickets for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
When: Thru Oct 7. Drop-off, Mon.-Fri., 1o a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington (703-820-9771).
Black Box: Jeroen Eisinga’s Springtime
What: Catch (or look away from) the Dutch performance artist’s silent recording of 250,000 bees swarming his body, the latest buzz in the gallery’s avant-garde series.
Why: Honey, we shrunk your comfort zone.
When: Thru Oct. 21.
Where: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Ave. SW, at 7th St. (202-633-4674).
What: Pick up healthy, fast-casual breakfast and lunch options like quinoa bowls, egg white scrambles, protein-packed bar-ritos, and salads in the Penn Quarter.
Why: Many items are gluten free and can be prepared vegan if you ask.
When: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 398 7th St. NW, at D St. (202-621-9574).
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