D.C. Weekend Roundup: Good Causes, Great Sales

wkndroundupPhotos: Courtesy of Zoe Boutique; Temperley London.
Carine’s Bridal Atelier is hosting its biannual sample sale today and Thursday. With tons of designer dresses at between 50% and 75% off, you can snag a frock from the likes of Monique Lhuillier, Temperley London, and others for a sweet deal.
Today, January 29, through Thursday, January 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Carine’s Bridal Atelier, 1726 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-965-4696. RSVP by email or by phone.
To celebrate a month-long collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign, Gordy’s Pickle Jar will host a Preserving Equality party tonight at Salt & Sundry. Guests can listen to DJ Shanti Shree and indulge in free brine cocktails and oysters, with 10% of Gordy’s and Salt & Sundry sales going to the HRC.
Tonight, January 29, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Salt & Sundry, Union Market, 1309 5th Street NE; 202-556-1866.
Support female filmmakers at LUNAFEST on Thursday. This traveling festival highlights nine short films that are “by, for, and about women,” and all of the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Fund.
Thursday, January 30, 8 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW; 301-229-4675. Tickets can be purchased here.
If you want to check out local artists and shop for new boots at the same time, the Frye flagship store in Georgetown is hosting a pop-up art gallery tonight. Browse paintings and photos by Jim Darling, Jessica Lancaster, Martin Swift, Amber Mahoney, and other amazing District artists, sip Catoctin Creek drinks, and listen to U.S. Royalty’s John Thornley spin tunes while you’re there.
Thursday, January 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Frye, 1066 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-337-3793. RSVP by email.
Head out to the annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale this weekend for some major discounts. Tons of boutiques are participating, from Red Barn Mercantile and Stuart Nordin to The Shoe Hive and Zoe Boutique. Oh, and there will be giveaways, as well.
Saturday, February 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria; no phone.
If you want even more shopping on Saturday, LivingSocial is hosting a Best of DC trunk show, with a 25% discount on great local designers like KOLTON.J, Erika Schreiber, Twisted Aristocrat, and Blair Ritchey. Upgrade to a $15 VIP ticket to get the first pick of the goods, plus a glass of Champagne.
Saturday, February 1, noon to 4 p.m. LivingSocial, 918 F Street NW; 202-695-8938. Tickets are $5 to $15 and can be purchased here.

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