What's Happening Now: Trunk Shows & Style Tips

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Start your weekend off with a productive Thursday morning at Locals Unplugged: Females in Fashion, hosted by Think Local First DC and the Heurich House Museum. Learn what it takes to start and run a successful fashion business from three accomplished entrepreneurs: Theresa Watts of Lettie Gooch, Virginia Arrisueño of DeNada Design, and Lori Parkerson of Redeem.
Thursday, March 13, 8 to 10 a.m. Ulysses Room, 52 O Street NW; 202-674-2005. Purchase tickets here.
Now that it finally feels like spring, prep your closet for warmer weather at the Persifor trunk show this weekend. Stock up on the brand's bright dresses, separates, and accessories and be set for balmy days ahead.
Thursday, March 13, through Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hysteria Boutique, 125 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria; 703-548-1615.
The gentlemen of Hugh & Crye are continuing their #menswear tour this Thursday evening with a cocktail party at 2 Birds 1 Stone. Grab a drink with them and talk shop, or just hang out and meet some new sartorial soul mates. Hurry, though: Space is limited, and there are only a few free-entry tickets left.
Thursday, March 13, 7 to 9 p.m. 2 Birds 1 Stone, 1800 14th Street NW; no phone. Save your spot here.
Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase is hosting a Fashion Date Night for Mamie’s Mile, a nonprofit helping the Down Syndrome community. The evening features blowouts; a lash bar and brow shaping from Nival Salon & Spa; makeovers from Bobbi Brown experts; a trend show; and more — all for a good cause.
Thursday, March 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase, 5300 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase; 240-744-3700. Purchase tickets here.
If you're in the market for some modern, feminine pieces, stop by Zoe Boutique this weekend for the Rebecca Taylor trunk show. Enjoy drinks and snacks while you peruse the collection, which will be marked down 10%.
Friday, March 14, to Sunday, March 16. Times vary; more details here. Zoe Boutique, 130 South Union Street, Alexandria; 571-970-6324.
Check out local artist Kelly Towles' new solo exhibition, “The Death of Ulysses,” during an opening reception at Hierarchy on Friday evening. The fantastical works are inspired by Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, drawing imagery from pop culture to create a mythical-meets-modern hybrid. “The Death of Ulysses” will show at Hierarchy through April 7, and is definitely a must-see.
Opening reception on Friday, March 14, 7 p.m. to midnight. Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Road NW; no phone. RSVP here.
Confession: We’re sort of obsessed with the idea of scarf turbans for summer. Thankfully, Nordstrom in Montgomery Mall is hosting a DIY Head Turban class during its BP. Social Saturdays event this weekend. You’ll be ready to tie on the perfect festival look in no time.
Saturday, March 15, noon to 3 p.m. Nordstrom Montgomery Mall, 7111 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda; 301-365-4111.
Join Meagan Kurtz of ADMK Jewelry and Kelley Kirchberg from Divine Style DC at Caramel boutique for Champagne and accessory styling tips. You’ll can check out ADMK's latest designs and score discounts on Caramel items — what's not to love?
Saturday, March 15, 2 to 7 p.m. Caramel, 1603 U Street NW; 202-265-1930.
For its fourth anniversary, U Street Music Hall is hosting a week-long celebration that includes some amazing DJ sets and performances by Classixx, Cashmere Cat, Magda, Dusky, and more. The event kicks off on Sunday night with a surprise special guest.
Sunday, March 16, 10 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U Street NW; 202-588-1880.

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