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Washington National Opera’s Costume Sale
What: The local company sells elaborate costumes dating back to the ’60s from productions like Madama Butterfly and La Bohème.
Why: Be the Sopranos.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Washington National Opera Studio, 6925 Willow St. NW, b/t Sandy Spring Rd. & Carroll Ave.
Capital Harvest on the Plaza
What: Chef demos from Peter Smith of PS 7’s and Todd Gray of Equinox with booths from eighteen local farmers and purveyors.
Why: Veggie stock market.
When: Fri., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 13th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Joyce Zipperer and Rania Hassan
What: The two local artists use metal and textiles to create art, like sculptured metal high heels and knit paintings.
Why: This is a fiber one.
When: Sat.-Nov. 14. Opening reception, Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: Gallery Neptune, 5001 Wilson Ln., Bethesda (301-718-0809).
Color Your Condo
What: Get tips on splashing up your space from local decorator Roslyn Ashford, plus 20 percent off all purchases and treats.
Why: Hue are you?
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Rckndy, 1515 U St. NW, b/t 15th & 16th Sts. (202-332-5639).
What: At least 50 percent off fabrics, upholstery, trim, and other decor items from top designers like Barbara Barry and Cowtan & Tout.
Why: Pay $15 a yard for fabrics that retail at $250.
When: Fri.-Oct. 24. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Haute of Middleburg, 8393 W. Main St., Marshall (540-364-1221).
Photo: Karin Cooper / Courtesy of Washington National Opera