This might be your lucky day.
What: Chef Rob Weland will lead you (and a group of up to twelve) on a tour ($75) of the Penn Quarter farmers market, then back to Poste for a five-course dinner at the chef’s table in the garden.
Why: Meet farmers, pick up cooking tips, and dig in (think: stinging nettle and pea soup and mini arugula and eggplant terrine).
When: Thru Sept. Every Thurs.
Where: Poste Moderne Brasserie, 555 8th St. NW, b/t E & F Sts. (202-783-6060). For reservations, e-mail email@example.com.
What: Work your way through eighteen ten-minute plays; four stage collaborations by musicians, choreographers, filmmakers, and more; and three full-length plays from local directors.
Why: Enter the audience showcase, open to everyone with a hidden talent and love of prize winning.
When: Thru July 3. Talent show, June 21. (E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.)
Where: Source, 1835 14th St. NW, b/t Swann & T Sts. (202-204-7800). Tickets ($18) online at ovationtix.com.
Harvey Faircloth Sale
What: Snatch up quirky, ladylike frocks from the vintage-inspired line at up to 75 percent off.
Why: The shiny little cape dress (reg. $520, now $179).
When: Your cutoffs don’t cut it.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Room & Board
What: The new four-level home furnishings store stocks modern and classic indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, bedding, and accessories from Starck, Eames, and others.
Why: Gather up cowhide rugs, Wassily chairs, customizable throw pillows, framed prints, and Nelson lamps.
When: Opens Mon. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1840 14th St. NW, at T St. (202-729-8300).
Barbershop Book Party
What: Have a beer or two and listen to local draw Vandaveer at the laid-back, throwback book signing for Walker Lamond’s Rules for My Unborn Son.
Why: Haircuts for men ($22) and book sales ($20) benefit D.C. Public Library Foundation’s Literati Society.
When: Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Georgetown Hairstyling, 1329 35th St. NW, b/t N & O Sts. (202-338-2250). R.S.V.P. to email@example.com. Admission is free.
Sei Happy Hour
What: Pop into the new power hour and get one cocktail and a dish for just $8.
Why: Kobe beef hot dogs, tempura onion rings, and tater tots.
When: Daily, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 444 7th St. NW, b/t D & E Sts. (202-783-7007).
Photo: Michael Harlan Turkell