SMITHSONIAN’S SOLTICE SATURDAY, WOOT WOOT!

Flowers + alcohol + face painting + dancing = Solstice Saturday, this year’s annual America Now event put on by three of the 11 Smithsonian museums.

Held on the longest Saturday of the year, the free par-tay rattled the bones of this staid but oh-so-fascinating institution, bringing revelry like it hasn’t seen since … oh … last year at this time. But last year’s America Now’s theme was the 100th anniversary of JFK’s birth, so, no hippie bacchanalia.

Too bad the Renwick closes at 5:30. Everyone could have gone over for last call and a look at their Burning Man exhibit. Then they could have joined together to sing “We Shall Overcome” a-la Joan Baez at Woodstock, smoked some weed and boarded the Metro, all before it closed at 1. SMITHSONIAN’S SOLTICE SATURDAY, WOOT WOOT!

WAYS TO LOSE THE WEIGHT YOU GAINED OVER THE HOLIDAYS AND IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

This is the time of year many people have joined a gym, vowing to regain the shape of their youth even if they have to stop eating Pringles and Mountain Dew for a while. But a gym membership isn’t for everyone. It costs money, it takes time, it hurts, and for many people, it isn’t fun.

If losing weight and getting in better shape is your goal — versus becoming competitive on the body-building circuit — all you have to do is move more and eat less. We know — that’s easier said than done. But living in the DMV can make it the process less painful, because we have so many great spots to walk. WAYS TO LOSE THE WEIGHT YOU GAINED OVER THE HOLIDAYS AND IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

NOW AT HIRSHORN: INFINITY MIRRORS, POLKA DOTS AND PHALLUSES

Grab your mobiles and hit up the “best Instagram exhibit” of the year.

Famed artist Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective exhibition hits DC this weekend at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, and it’s sure to cause a stir. The artist, who is known for her extensive use of nudity, phallic sculptures and – you guessed it – polka dots has seen a dramatic rise in her status in recent years which has culminated into the kick off of her North American tour — the first in almost two decades.

NOW AT HIRSHORN: INFINITY MIRRORS, POLKA DOTS AND PHALLUSES