Saturday, November 8: With the weather getting colder, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to knit yourself a cozy blanket or a pair of mittens? Well, today, Proper Topper in Georgetown is hosting a knitting workshop run by artisanal wool makers from Solitude Wool. Classes are $15 plus $35 for supplies. Reserve a spot in advance as space is limited. Call 202-333-6200 or visit propertopper.com.
Go green at this weekend’s DC Green Festival at the Washington Convention Center. Your $15 admission gets you access to lots of seminars, lectures, and experts on green practices. Plus, there’ll be a stage featuring organic wine, beer, and cuisine. 11 to 6.
The National Gallery of Art is screening two films today from the 1920s: The Salvation Hunters at 2, and Children of Divorce at 4. The first, directed by Josef von Sternberg, is an avant-garde feature about three drifters aboard a dredge; the second revolves around young lovers played by Clara Bow and Gary Cooper.
Sunday, November 9: Stop by the Washington Craft Show at the Washington Convention Center, which showcases the work of leading craft artists from across the country. This year’s theme, “Making It Personal: Enhance Your Singular Style,” will be the focus of talks and consultations with fashion professionals and interior designers. Check out “High Fashion Meets Fine Craft: The Best-Kept Style Secret” on Saturday or any of the other events listed at craftsamericashows.com.
The National Portrait Gallery opens a new exhibit this weekend celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial—which is fitting, with all the election and inaugural ballyhoo going on. The exhibit looks at how Lincoln used the advent of photography and other media in his presidency. The museum is open from 11:30 to 7.
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