5 Things To Know This AM — Feb 17 2012

If you're planning a wedding (or know someone who is), these bridal shows are a must-visit. (Washingtonian)
Take time out to visit 2:46 and thereafter, an exhibition showcasing 18 emerging Japanese artists' responses to the earthquake and tsunamis that struck the northeast coast of Japan in March. (Transformer)
Tonight at Red Palace, Valentine Candy Burlesque presents the Bayou & Beads Mardi Gras kickoff. Let the good times roll, right? (Brightest Young Things)
Spend your long weekend wining and dining in new restaurants from Old Town Alexandria to Adams Morgan. (Best Bites)
All About the Pretty visits the New York International Gift Fair and falls in love with some cool, retro-chic candles. (All About the Pretty)

Photo: Via All About the Pretty

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