to save the date: Wicked in Baltimore

Psst: Do you play the entire Wicked album on full blast when you’re cleaning your house on Sunday, wishing you had chops like Idina and Kristin? I thought so. You’re not alone. Wicked is coming to the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore from October 3 through November 4. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be humming “Defying Gravity” for the next five months :)

PS: Do you remember this 2006 Tony Awards performance?

TO DO [sunday edition]

It took me a while to warm up to D.C. Okay, a long while. But I remember the first Sunday I drove past Eastern Market. I’m embarrassed to say I had been living, clueless, in Old Town Alexandria for almost 8 whole months at the time, and I was in D.C. helping clean up a school before the beginning of the school year. When I drove by it, I froze, thinking how lucky I was to happen to be driving down this road on the very same day of some fantastic fair. Wait, what. This happens every week? And there are more all over the city? Magical.

Now that I’m living in Northwest, the Dupont Circle farmer’s market is a must-stop for me every Sunday (year round!). My favorite vendor? Hands down Everona Dairy, which makes the most amazing marble cheese you need to try.

I would recommend you go early, because they’re known to sell out of the marble, and then head over to the Beacon Hotel for their Sunday champagne brunch with bottomless mimosas or bloody marys, fantastic service and a trendy ambience.

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TO DO [this week]

1. Wednesday: Buy a pair of Toms ballet flats, which debut tomorrow. Fab Sugar has a fabulous preview here. Personally, I’m in love with the burlap pair above.

2. Thursday: Hit up Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits to see if they have gotten their shipment of Dogfish Ale’s new seasonal gluten-free brew, T’weason Ale (um, did you hear that fellow celiacs: seasonal gluten-free beer!). The new brew mixes tastes of molasses, strawberry and buckwheat honey. Yum!

3. Friday: Head up to NYC for a long-overdue weekend with my good friends, the “gibbah girls” (as we’ve been calling ourselves for the past decade), including Ashley, Heather and Whitney.