Convincing your little ring bearer to wear a summer suit is like wrestling a lion cub into a pinafore.
Here to take the wrinkles out of his getting-dressed routine: Tom & Drew, a new line of preppy separates for boys. The summer collection features classic two-button blazers paired with matching pants or shorts in linen and seersucker — two materials that actually look better a little roughed up.
Add a cotton oxford and he’ll be ready to walk down the aisle — without creating a circus.
What: Learn about history from costumed guides and check out George Washington-era firefighting equipment.
Why: Sneak in a little education even on his day off.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria (703-746-3891). Admission is free.
Family Fun Game Night
What: Gather the brood for an evening of mind-bending activities (ages 4 and up).
Why: Offerings from Blue Orange encourage her to put her thinking cap on.
When: Fri., 7-8 p.m.
Where: Hooray for Books, 1555 King St., Alexandria. To register (recommended), call 703-548-4092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation is free.
Love Is My Everything Fashion Show
What: Mini models prance down the runway in Alice in Wonderland-inspired togs from the locally designed collection.
Why: Proceeds benefit Children’s National Medical Center.
When: Sat., 12:30 & 2 p.m.
Where: Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW (202-462-9001). R.S.V.P. (recommended) to 202-378-3647. Admission is free; suggested donation, $20.
Photo: Courtesy of Tom & Drew
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