Sixth & I (600 I St. NW) is putting a woman's right to shoes front and center. Stacy London, sovereign of the stiletto, speaks about her memoir, "The Truth About Style." Like the women she has helped transform on TLC's "What Not to Wear," London too has emotional baggage -- albeit, probably Louis Vuitton baggage. She will discuss about how she has been able to overcome personal adversity through fashion.
London is the co-founder and stylist in chief of Style for Hire, an organization that mimics the idea behind "What Not To Wear" and selects, trains and certifies fashionistas to become personal, in-home stylists.
The cost of the event is $18 per ticket and $35 if you purchase the book and a ticket. Purchase your tickets online at ticketfly.com. Doors open at 6 p.m.
There are days for everything, but this is one we can get behind! It's National Taco Day!
A traditional Mexican favorite made with chicken, beef, vegetables or seafood, the dish actually has a great story behind it. In 1520, the conquistador Hernando Cortez wrote to King Charles V of Spain to describe his experiences in the New World. In his letter, he mentioned a delicious meal the Aztec inhabitants prepared with "tlaxcalli" or "tortilla." It is the first historical reference to tacos!
For the daylong celebration of the snackable dish, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill will be offering a great deal. For just $4.99, diners can get two original tacos, chips and a soft drink. Chevys Fresh Mex is also celebrating with its free "Get Your Taco On" offer. Sign up at chevys.com or on Facebook to print the coupon.
The second annual (e)merge art fair features new talent presented by an international mix of more than 80 exhibitors. New works by emerging artists will include performance, installation, painting, sculpture and video on four levels of the Capitol Skyline Hotel (10 I St. SW).
The fair will kick off with a special preview of the exhibits at 7 p.m. and a performance by D.C.-based Eric Hilton, of Thievery Corporation, at 9 p.m. The cost is $45 in advance and $60 at the door. If you can't make it to the concert due to other plans or you just don't have the dough, the fair opens at the hotel on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and lasts through Sunday. Tickets cost $15.
For more information on the events and scheduling, go to emergeartfair.com.