5 Things To Know This AM — Nov 23 2011

Katherine of La Petite Marmoset just pulled off another photo shoot (this time with styling by A Lacey Perspective) and updated her Etsy store with loads more vintage goodness. We feel like slackers! (La Petite Marmoset)
One of the city's wackiest traditions takes place today, as President Obama pardons a turkey (and an understudy bird) at the White House. Prior to getting their presidential pardon, the turkeys hang out in a custom suite at the W Washington D.C. hotel, and we really want to know: Who gets the room after the turkeys? (BrandLinkDC)
The Going Out Gurus compiled a nifty guide to the area bars and restos that will be open on Thursday night, in case you need to cure your cabin fever. (Going Out Guide)
The owner of Tryst is opening a fourth venture — a 24/7 coffeeshop-bar combo — in Columbia Heights this spring. We're getting the caffeine-shakes just thinking about it. (Best Bites)
Art & Soul owner Art Smith has a new bestie in Lady Gaga — the two met backstage at Oprah, her parents enlisted him to open a restaurant with them, and he's set to appear on her ABC Thanksgiving TV special. Rumor is, he's also offered up his Capitol Hill outpost to her for a night so she can rub elbows with D.C. power players and promote her Born This Way foundation. We say: Gaga, c'mon down! (Washingtonian)

Photo: Via Shareif Ziyadat/ABC

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