Protect: Your dog from the rain with this coat. 

Dog poncho, $16.99. The Dog Park. 705 King St. (Alexandria).

Read: A graphic novel that has been described as  Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds

Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick, $14.99. Upshur Street Books. 827 Upshur St. NW.

Celebrate: 12th Annual Columbia Heights Day. 

June 17th. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 11th St. NW. 

Pack: Items for an overnight trip in a duffel made of waxed canvas and leather. 

Duffel bag, $192. Stitch & Rivet. 716 Monroe St. NE. Studio 3.

Wear: A pair of handmade cactus earrings. 

Cactus studs, $44. Rachel Pfeffer Designs. 716 Monroe St. NE. Studio 13.