Mother Earth is one bad mamma jamma.
Late-Night Blackout Happy Hour
What: Jackson 20 turns off the lights and breaks out the candles in an effort to save energy and, as a side effect, create a make-out haven.
Why: Get $2 cans of Pabst, Yuengling, and Schlitz; $5 cans of Heinnieweisse and Mama’s Little Yella Pils; and $4 glasses of vino.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 11 p.m.-close.
Where: 480 King St., Alexandria (703-842-2790).
What: The local line of mineral-based makeup and organic skin care introduces a new bronzer shade and hydrating lip balm ($28-$30) with built-in SPF.
Why: They can match any skin color.
When: You’re ready for an about-face.
Where: Online at beautytechnik.com.
Book Hill’s French Market
What: Peruse the massive sidewalk sale for midcentury modern decor from Sixteen Fifty Nine, La Perla sleepwear from Jaryam, and tons more at up to 90 percent off.
Why: Arrive early to snatch stylish housewares ($1-$500) from A Mano and The Magic Wardrobe clothing ($5-$105).
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t Reservoir Rd. & P St.
Speaking in Code
What: The techno music documentary starring Modeselektor and other beat obsessives is screened for the first time outside the film fest circuit.
Why: Free drinks, a Q&A with director Amy Grill, and DJ sets each night.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 9 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.
Where: MOCA DC, 1054 31st St. NW, at Minnesota Ave. (202-342-6230). Tickets at the door ($15) or online ($11) at justqualitymusic.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Beauty Technik