What: Author and actor Peter Birkenhead reads from his funny and thoughtful new memoir.
Why: You can’t make this stuff up.
When: Sun., 1 p.m.
Where: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, b/t Fessenden St. & Nebraska Ave. (202-364-1919).
New Leaf Works Trunk Show
What: Check out the local line of mod pillows and bags.
Why: Made with thick wool felt in sherbet shades.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.; Sun., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Rckndy, 1515 U St. NW, b/t 15th & 16th Sts. (202-332-5639).
SimplySoles Opening Party
What: The shoe boutique celebrates with champers and cake.
Why: Tibi, Frye, Bettye Muller, and more.
When: Sat., 1-5 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Georgetown Park, 3222 M St. NW, at Wisconsin Ave., 2nd flr. (202-232-0072).
Patsy’s Nail Bar
What: The new spot offers manis, pedis, facials, and massages, plus private party areas complete with TVs and cocktails.
Why: Separate his and hers floors.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1926 I St. NW, b/t 19th & 20th Sts. (202-466-2457).
Stand-Up Comedy Night Launches
What: The weekly event showcases comedians from NY, L.A., and D.C.
Why: Just $5.
When: Every Thurs., 8 p.m.
Where: District Lounge, at Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I Street SW, b/t Half & S. Capitol Sts. (202-488-7500).
Photo: Courtesy of Free Press