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LOGAN CIRCLE—Word on the street is Raja's Tailors will be swinging by DC on September 4th and 5th to make sure our city's men look their best. Raja's Tailors will be doing their thing at the DoubleTree Hotel (1515 Rhode Island Ave NW) from 9am-9pm. So make sure to send your name, address, number, and preferred meeting time to Mike (email@example.com).
BETHESDA—If you imagine yourself as the next Skrillex, BT, or DGuetta, check out these DJ classes at Beat Refinery. (If you have no clue who these guys are, then don't worry about it.) Offering classes in Bethesda, McLean, and Herndon, DJs Stylus Chris and Geometrix help you learn the basics and beef up your spinning skills. [Official Site]
ADAMS MORGAN—Meeps, "the funky consignment shop at the southern tip" of the nabe, is coming back out after an overhaul with a party tonight. Run by Katerina Herodotou and Cathy Chang, the store has a buy-and-sell component, plenty of art, and a stage to let denizens showcase their talents. [OfficialSite via Washingtonian]
PETWORTH—Cookie Wear Couture and the Arbonne Glam Squad are offering free makeover or beauty consultations on Sunday, August 26 from 1-7pm. Located at 3717 Georgia Ave NW, the Cookie Wear's Makeup & Moscato event will also have door prizes, wine, and cupcakes to sweeten the deal. Sounds like a great plan, ladies. [Official Site]
WOODLEY PARK—Recently opened Cafe Sorriso on Calvert St near Rock Creek Park is getting an upstairs neighbor. A new consignment shop via Gypset is taking over the upstairs space. [PoP]
FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS—Chevy Chase Bridal is marking down its bridal gowns starting this Friday (August 17) before the shop shutters in October. With initial discounts between 30-50%, you could score an affordable gown by designers like Badgley Mischka, Mark & James, and Simone Carvalli. If you're on the hunt for your upcoming (or never-to-be) wedding, hit up Chevy Chase Bridal at Mazza Gallerie. [Georgetown Patch]
TYSONS CORNER—Spanx is opening its first free-standing locations and Tysons is one of the lucky places to get the honor. [WWD]