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The TueDo List: New Year, Little Changes

We’re kicking off the year with an eye toward change — just one small thing, for 30 days, and yes, weekends count. You can go for it over the weekend and be super active in your fitness routine, relationship, or whatever other kinds of goals you’ve set, or kick back and make plans to kick butt come Monday. Whatever you decide, here are some ideas for your first weekend of 2015. Read It’s one of my 2015 plans to read more, and I’ll be participating in TueNight’s 30-day challenge by reading at least a book a week. I got some Amazon cash for Christmas, so I think I’m going to get an e-reader. The Kindle was chosen for me, but do I want a Voyage? Or a Paperwhite? I can’t decide. But I’ve held out with just paper for a long time, and since I’m so connected for work and for regular life, if I want to read more (and I do!), I think I have to put books in front of myself in as many forms as possible. Even if I never, ever give up the …

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The TueDo List: Movies, Shopping and Holiday Cheer

Hanukkah is happening. Christmas is nearly here. And the crush is almost over — as well as the chance to order anything in time for, well, anything. I’m not sure I can take one more bold type e-mail from a retailer, telling me that “THERE’S STILL TIME,” which of course implies the opposite. (There is still time for stocking stuffers, and there are some fun ones all day today on Amazon Prime.) Here’s how to catch up on some last-minute odds and ends for the people in your life. You can buy most of them from home, so you’ll also have time to relax and enjoy the weekend, holiday-style. Movies and TV I already told you I love my Roku, and I can’t stop talking about it. I’ve already got a Netflix membership, but I only have Hulu free for three months, so I’d love to get that picked up for me by someone who loves me. Sometimes, it’s the coolest thing to have someone else spring for a relatively small splurge item like that. If someone cares about my media, they care …

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Tue Do List: Holiday Lights, Cheryl Strayed, and Quality Time

At this point in December, gifts are on everyone’s mind. If you’re shopping this weekend, at home or outside, godspeed. And may you subscribe healthily to my favorite gifting philosophy: for every one for them, at least the dream of one for me. Cool Gifts at Pop-ups and holiday markets Refinery 29 pointed readers to the holiday pop-up shops at 73 Spring Shop, Tictail at 90 Orchard Street, and Cuyana at 311 West Broadway, plus its own Tinseltown brick-and-mortar pop-up bazaar, open through Sunday at Nolita’s open house at 200 Mulberry Street. If you’re not in New York, their online Tinseltown holiday guide is a fun read with lots of ideas for gifts, parties, style–all the seasonal fun stuff. DC’s Brightest Young Things has the most comprehensive holiday market and pop-up shop guide I’ve seen for this city. My picks this weekend would be the Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market in Arlington, and Georgetown Glow, with a focus on local stores including the actual Moleskine store–a pop-up that will remain in place, selling the best little …

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The TueDo List: Enjoy Your Leftovers, Shop Small Businesses and Indulge in Holiday Films

My goal for this weekend is to do as little as possible. And I’m grateful that I have an opportunity to lapse into inertia. Here are a few other things going on this weekend that I’m thankful for (and you may be too). Happy holidays, my friends. It’s on. Leftovers I could not be less interested in the mall this weekend, but I’m all about leftovers and television. As for the remains of your dinner, Food Network, Martha Stewart, Southern Living and Cooking Light all have recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers — and many of them not the typical turkey-stuffing-cranberry-sauce sandwich variety. Weekend TV guides from Mashable, Daily Beast and Indiewire can help with the glowy box entertainment. Indiewire’s guide is my favorite — they’ recommend watching The Leftovers tomorrow on HBO Signature, calling it a bleak but must-watch drama. Shop Small Amid the Black Friday and Cyber Monday chaos lies Small Business Saturday. It’s an excellent opportunity to remind myself to do most, if not all, of my holiday shopping in my community. This event is (somewhat ironically) sponsored by American Express, which provides a map of local …

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The TueDo List: Turkey Trotting, Lost in Music and Getting (and Giving) Help

This weekend will be frenetic for most of the United States, with Thanksgiving travel plans and Black Friday looming on the horizon. And if you’re like me, you’re settling into that time-honored tradition of complaining about the cold. As an alternative, let’s look at some of the fun things this weekend has in store. Lost in Music Shh, don’t tell — I actually like One Direction, so let’s just call that an homage to my lost childhood. The boys have a new album out, which is named Four because it’s their fourth release. I’m also into Wilco’s four-disc Alpha Mike Foxtrot set. It’s a collection of rare and non-LP recordings that would make a great a holiday gift for a fan on your list. My favorite music news of the week was the bizarre invitation sent to former Drive By Trucker’s frontman Jason Isbell to audition for The Voice. He was a good sport and accepted, promising to wear a bikini while he performs. I’m on my umpteenth listen to his 2013 solo release Southeastern.  Losing Thanksgiving Calories The fondly named (for everyone but the bird in question) turkey trots …

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The TueDo List: Period Reads, New Jams and Judy Blume

This week’s issue is about that time of the month, which may or may not be this weekend depending on your life and cycle. But is it ever really a bad time for chocolate, good stories from good women, pretty songs and Judy Blume? Nope. So happy weekend — whether or not there’s a cramp currently in your style. Period Jams No one compares to Karen Carpenter, says this ‘70s child raised on her music. But Rumer’s voice comes pretty close, as do her tunes perfect for a lazy afternoon. Her new album, Into Colour, isn’t out in the U.S. until early 2015, but it dropped this week in the UK and Japan and you can get a free download of the single “Sam” from her website. Meanwhile, I’m catching up on her previous releases and feeling like I’m on a sweet musical trip to when my flare jeans were much tinier. In other women-in-music news, Ani DiFranco released Allergic to Water, and the wildly talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tift Merritt joins D.C. area legend Mary Chapin Carpenter and …

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The TueDo List: Yoga for Writers, the Echo and Dude Flicks You’ll Dig

This week’s issue was all about—and mostly by—men. There are lots of things to do this weekend made by or featuring guys that we can all enjoy. So have at it, ladies and gents. And whatever men you happen to hang out with this weekend, may they be of the enlightened variety (and even more so after they hang out with you.) Yoga—for Writers I love San Francisco, and nothing makes me want to book a last minute ticket from DC (you know, if I were a millionaire) than Chronicle columnist Mark Morford’s Yoga for Writers class at Yoga Tree on Sunday from 1:15-4:15. “One part hotly energized yoga class, one part fearless creative writing workshop, taking turns with each, blurring the edges of both. What will emerge? How will your voice change? Can a good backbend scandalize your boring syntax?” Oh yeah. Mark promises dynamic asana sequences interspersed with bursts of creative writing exercises, and the opportunity to fulfill the dream I didn’t know I had of showing up to yoga with a fully charged laptop …

The TueDo List: New Jeans, Scary Movies and Native American Flair

This week we contemplated jeans. Now it’s time to actually put some on (or not, I guess — we’re not the boss of you) and have a blast this weekend. Our picks: Shop for Denim My best friend gave me a pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans recently and I have decided that they are my new must-have staple. I need a backup pair, but unfortunately can’t afford $175 for the new Jen7 Skinny jeans made by the designers of 7 For All Mankind. So, I’m going to skip the mall this weekend and follow all of Susan Linney’s suggestions for finding a lucky-7 bargain online. I’m typically a terrible second-hand shopper, but for this I’ll give it a shot. (And no, you can’t have my best friend.) Celebrate Native American Culture I always feel lucky to live close to the National Museum of the American Indian. This November is National Native American Month, and the museum will be holding a trove of events. This weekend’s offerings are so great that I could pretty much move in for a …

The TueDo List: Get Spooky, Organize Your Life and Prepare for Day of the Dead

Lists. We make them, we need them, we love them, we hate them. Here is a list of some fun things to do, read and buy this weekend. And more lists — some of them even about lists— in case you aren’t full up. Halloween Adventure List It’s the last weekend before All Hallow’s Eve, so the main events in most locations will involve pumpkins, costumes, ghosts and that most important component of the holiday — sugar. Finding the fun in your town is an internet search away, but there are some highlights. Baltimore has one of the coolest lists of Halloween events I’ve found, as befits a city known for its famous son, Edgar Allen Poe. Time Out Los Angeles will hook you up out there. and if I could go anywhere, I’d pick the 41st annual Village Halloween Parade in NYC (Whoopi Goldberg is this year’s grand marshal). Wherever you are, we know you can find something fun, even if it’s mini-Snickers and a movie at home, because that sounds really fun to …

The TueDo List: Make Cake, Party, Imagine

It’s been an exhilarating week of celebrating TueNight’s first birthday. We got to take our festivities offline for the party we threw at We Work Park South in New York City. It was so much fun and filled with so many wonderful women. We see no reason to stop celebrating, especially since the weekend is here. So go ahead, be the girls with the most cake. We plan to. Eat (and Make) Cake I’ve always said I’m a decent cook and not a baker, so the Piping Perfection cake decorating class at L’Academie de Cuisine here in the D.C .suburbs would be good for me to try. My sister got me a gift certificate for one of their classes, which is a fantastic gift for the wannabe baker in your own life. If you live elsewhere, you can try the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC, the San Francisco Cooking School, the Chopping Block in Chicago or the Seasoned Farmhouse in Clintonville, Ohio. (Their Dia de los Muertos event sounds amazing.) Party On The party …

The TueDo List: Gone Girl, Power Pop and Powerful Candles

When Power (with a capital “P”) is misdirected, things don’t always go so well. But when channeled correctly, Power can change the world. Let’s use our powers for good this weekend. Gone Girl the Movie I have never read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, which is one of those books you don’t want to tell people you’ve never read, because then you have to hear all about how amazing it is. But now that it’s also a movie — one that’s getting good critical buzz — I feel relieved. Opening today, Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. It was adapted for the screen by Flynn, who made writing the screenplay part of the deal when the film rights were optioned. (Hail to the power of negotiation.) This agreement has paid off for the author — Flynn is now writing for director David Fincher’s new HBO series Utopia. We’ll take a wider reach for a woman in Hollywood any day. Listen Up If you like thrillers of the real-life variety, Serial, a podcast from the creators of This American …

The TueDo List: Beer, Ello, New TV and Selfies

If there is a time for vices it’s the weekend. Work-free, ideally. Fun-centered, hopefully. And whatever your proclivities happen to be, it’s always the best time to find partners in crime — even if it’s just for a late-night ice cream run. We approve. Drink If you’re a beer fan, this is the best weekend of the year to get out (safely, please — don’t drive) and enjoy some brews with literally millions of others. The ultimate beer celebration — Oktoberfest — runs until October 5 in Munich, where it’s a full-fledged family celebration including masses and gun salutes. Many cities in the U.S. borrow this tradition with beer parties of their own. There are so many we’re suggesting you hit up the Beer Advocate events calendar to see what’s going on near you. Ello If the need to be on every single social media platform — and spend extensive time in the great indoors lit only by the glow of your iPhone  — Ello may be your next fix. It just launched this week, …

The TueDo List: Mash-Ups, Bindercon and the Sound of Our Words

Sounds obvious, but our voice is what makes us unique. The question is, how best to use it? Easiest answer: However you want. It’s yours. Following this week’s theme, we thought we’d share a few unique voice-filled goodies. The Mash-Up Americans The Mash-Up Americans launched Thursday and it’s so good. Co-founders Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer aim to explore and celebrate all facets of multicultural American life, which has more or less been ignored by mainstream media. Pop culture, food, relationships — and the “real” America as we know it today. Check out Lehrer’s piece, Grab the Bull By the Balls — a look at what happens when your English is really a mash-up language. You can find The Mash-Up Americans on Twitter @mashupamerican and on Facebook at Facebook.com/mashupamericans. In a World Ever heard a female voicing a movie trailer? It’s quite unlikely. Actress Lake Bell wrote and starred in the Sundance award winning comedy In a World, which is about a woman who tries to break through the gender barrier in the film-trailer industry — only to …

Your Weekend: Big Rock Shows, Small Gigs & Everything in Between

Music matters to me more than most things in life, and live music has changed me — my physical state, my mind, and yes, my heart and soul — on more occasions than I can count. Wherever you are, whatever genre you love, you can find live music pretty much anywhere. (Although you lucky ducks in places like Austin, NYC and New Orleans pretty much just have to walk out your door.) Plus, now that there’s an inexhaustible supply of live music on the internet? Who even needs to even go out? Well, sometimes I do. Hence… Big Rock Shows Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden is the show I’m sorriest I missed this summer, mostly because of my deep love for Chris Cornell. This weekend, the retro-awesome double bill rolls into Woodlands, TX on Saturday night and Dallas on Sunday. Mötley Crüe brings their final tour with special guest Alice Cooper into Pelham, AL tonight, Alpharetta, GA tomorrow, and Tampa on Sunday. Madness — and a lot of fun — is a guarantee for this one. The …

The TueDo List: Weepy Tunes, Tearjerkers and Cathartic Yoga

When was the last time I cried? Yesterday. A friend was so kind to me and so empathetic about something that I was experiencing that I let the tears come and didn’t stop until I was good and done, thank you very much. Sometimes it’s the best and healthiest thing I can do for myself, before I dust myself off, fix up my lipstick and move on. So pass the tissues, please – and never underestimate the healing power of a good cry. Just don’t let it last all weekend. Crying Songs If you like your music with a chorus of tears, two recent releases will hook you up. I heard an unfamiliar Sarah McLachlan song in a store recently, and when it immediately bummed me out I had to admit I admired her decades-long commitment to depressing music, even if I dive for the remote every time I hear her start to sing “Angel”. I have seen those puppies one too many times, can’t lie. Her May release Shine On  ($11.88, Amazon) kicks off with …

The TueDo List: BFF Edition

My best friend is on vacation this weekend, so I’m going to need to live vicariously through those of you who can snag some quality time with your BFFs. And if you can’t? At least schedule a phone date. A good phone gab can go a long way. Talk The coolest thing about best friends is that you can talk to them about anything. And photographer/actress/writer/producer/director and mom Amanda de Cadenet seems to agree. Her new live talk show Undone premiered Thursday on Lifetime, and she promises to share her take on news, pop culture, entertainment and life in general. Amanda’s last Lifetime offering was the 2012 interview show The Conversation, produced with Demi Moore, which she says was her attempt to “capture the essence of women through our universal language of shared experiences and solutions.” Sounds like best friend material to me. Tag Team a New Activity Trying something new is more fun with company. This week, I discovered an activity called Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga and e-mailed a friend to ask her if she’d try it out with …

Summer Second Hand Bonanza: Fleas, Vintage Garb and More

If it’s true that one person’s trash is another’s treasure, this is good news for humanity, indeed, because there sure is a lot of stuff changing hands all over the place. From stoops to yards to your Internet browser, there are year-round, 24-7 opportunities to buy and sell everything vintage, used, left behind and repurposed. Here are some thrifty opportunities you can check out this weekend.  The World’s Longest Yard Sale For the most part, you can shop yard (or stoop) sales every weekend no matter where you live, but if you’re hardcore into this classic American commercial enterprise, a trip to the 127 Corridor Sale, a.k.a. the World’s Longest Yardsale, should go on your life list. Headquartered at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown, Tennessee, the sale runs 690 miles long, on rural roads from five miles north of Addison, Michigan, to Gadsden, Alabama. You could spend this weekend prepping a trip to — and your wish list for— this year’s sale, which runs from August 7-10. Second Hand Online  If you’d …

The TueDo List: Swim, Lounge, Jam Out & Suit Up

The beach. Ah…. I have little else to say besides “take me to one, immediately.” If you’re headed to the shore this weekend, or just wish you were, here are some things to do, buy and wear. Swim Swimming may seem like an obvious must for the beach, but not everyone knows how. Do you? I don’t, and according to the CDC, “many adults and children report that they can’t swim.” Often-quoted, although somewhat dated, research from NIH found that 37 percent of American adults report limited swimming ability. I can paddle around some, and float, but as far as real deal swimming? Nope. And while the beach is good for lounging, if you’re going to go into the water — ever — you should have some skills. Finding a class for adults near you is as easy as googling “adult swimming lessons in (insert your town here).” In my area, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington offers four adult swimming classes that range from Level 1 (for those who are afraid of the water or have never …

The TueDo List: Your Game Plan on the Hobby Lobby Decision

If all of its songs and my old history textbooks are true, July 4 is about freedom. Freedom from oppression, tyranny, governance by another entity — however we want to frame it. We’re free now and we’re really happy about it. But as women, people of color, people with diverse backgrounds and desires, we know we have to stay vigilant about keeping our freedom. And as of a few days ago, some of us feel a little under the gun. This week, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision (Burwell vs Hobby Lobby) that allows employers—specifically Hobby Lobby, in this case—to opt out of insuring birth control that’s mandated under the Affordable Care Act. Not all birth control, just several important types, including emergency contraception like Plan B. All of them are used by women. Pointing the trigger at women? That’s how we feel about it. So what can you do, besides feel a certain way? Short of staging your own crafty protest (see photo above and read about one guy’s efforts to send …

The TueDo List: Get Sized, Buy Some Bras, Feel Your Boobs & More

We were all about boobs this week, so why not carry that into the weekend? Get Fit A recent Women’s Wear Daily survey showed that 64 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size. I believe that I am guilty, in spite of years of gentle reminders from a fashion blogger friend to figure it out already. (Her guide on how to get fitted is still the best thing I’ve read on the topic.) If you need some help with the measuring tape, there are plenty of places to go. In the NYC metro area, Brooklyn’s Iris Lingerie is an excellent place to get fit, as is the Upper West Side’s famous Town Shop, which has been sizing up women for more than 100 years (seriously). In the D.C area, I’ve heard nothing but good things about Coup de Foudre Lingerie. They even offer a free 30-minute bra makeover, so there is really no reason to procrastinate. If you’d like to start out online before you work with someone in person, Victoria’s Secret has a “Find Your Perfect …

The TueDo List: Hiking, Lloyd Dobler, Exercise, TV and Ice Cream

Loved them, left them — but you’ve still got the weekend. What’s a girl about town to do? Here’s what. Get Moving It’s a statistically proven fact that summer is the best time for a break up. I just made up that statistic, but I’m standing by it. Because distractions! There are so many of them, and the weather gives you no reason to stay in your house and sulk. So grab a friend who owes you an ear from her own love tragedy and hit a hiking trail near you. Nature is so good for you, and you’ll also be too tired to cry at the end of the day if you walk enough or take a tough route. TrailLink from the Rails to Trails Conservancy is a great guide to local trails nationwide, as is AllTrails, compiled by National Geographic, which include difficulty ratings, elevations, user reviews and photographs. Remember Lloyd Dobler Say Anything’s Lloyd Dobler set the bar pretty high for all future paramours. It’s still my go-to flick when I need to remember that …

The TueDo List: Cool, Easy (Even Cheap!) Stuff to Do with Dad

It’s Father’s Day weekend, so dads are what it’s all about. Here’s what to do for him, with him — or both — this weekend. Movie Dad Sometimes simple is the sweetest, and and it’s possible that your dad may just be up for a movie date — whether it’s just with you, your kids, or the whole fam. Godzilla’s out there for the monster-movie fan, Spiderman and X-Men for your favorite superhero lover, and Grand Budapest Hotel for the father whose tastes are a little more eclectic. Don’t forget to treat him to dinner beforehand. If your dad is more of a homebody, there are Father’s Day deals on Roku, too. The top of the line version connects to more than 1,000 channels (including everything on Netflix) and works with Android and iPhone to turn those into streaming devices, as well. If your recipient is anything like my dad, make sure you throw in the hookup. (Roku.com, $40-90) Musical Dad Bonaroo — what could be termed the granddaddy of all current summer music festivals — …

The TueDo List: Donut Day, BBQ, Tasty Reads + Chef, The Movie

Looking for some tasty things to do this weekend? Read–and eat–on.   Today is National Donut Day! Today, Friday, June 6, is National Doughnut Day, which is a holiday I can fully support. I knew that Krispy Kreme was hooking customers up with a free doughnut to celebrate, because my mom keeps reminding me. Dunkin’ Donuts will also hook you up if you buy a drink, and so will a few other fried dough purveyors across the continent. And if you feel like going doughnut DIY? Stacie Billis from One Hungry Mama did a roundup on Cool Mom Picks of eight easy doughnut recipes that–she swears–you can make at home. She even throws in some pan recommendations so you’ll have the perfect doughnut-making gear.   Mid-Atlantic Barbecues It’s a big weekend for barbecue in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 12th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party comes to New York City, with several pitmasters from NYC joined by competitors from as far away as Texas and Mississippi. Meanwhile, the Beltway BBQ Showdown hits the Prince George’s County suburbs …

Your TueDo List: Everybody’s Working For the Weekend

Working for the weekend — sometimes on the weekend — is reality for most of us. It seems like “working” takes up a whole heck of a lot of our time — whether it’s finishing that powerpoint, picking up a shift, or even crafting your next, better gig. The goal is to love what we do, and to love and cherish the time we have off. Let’s start with this weekend, shall we? Here are our picks: Roll   We’ve been singing “We’re gonna make it after all” nonstop around here this week, and no two working women lived for the weekend like Laverne and Shirley. Bowling was their thing, but I like to think they would be all over the 2014 Midwest Brewhaha Roller Derby Tournament, in their hometown of Milwaukee. (I can see the big L on Laverne’s jersey now.) Local rollergirls the Brewcity Bruisers will host 30 other leagues from around the country from Friday through Sunday at the U.S. Cellular Arena downtown. If you’ve never checked out a roller derby bout, it’s …

Your Weekend TueDo List: Global Selfies, Outdoor Flicks, Honor Our Vets

  It’s Memorial Day weekend, so what better place to go than outside? We’ll help you figure out what to do when you get there. Watch Go to an outdoor/rooftop movie: Summer means huge movie releases, but let’s face it: a first run in the theater — plus snacks — can be a costly proposition. Checking out a new or classic film screened on a lawn or rooftop near you is a much more reasonably priced alternative, plus makes a fun community event. Check out outdoor films city-wide in cities like Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles (where I’d totally be going for the 25th anniversary screening of Say Anything this Saturday night downtown), Chicago, Philadelphia, or wherever you happen to be. They’re popping up all over the place. Recognize Rolling Thunder, the 27th run of motorcycles from all over the country to the nation’s capital in recognition of the hopeful return of POWs/MIAs after the Vietnam War is a sight to see — and a lot of sounds to hear, too. The weekend is full …

Your Weekend TueDo List: An Easter Egg Hunt, a Home Budgeting App and LUSH’s Carrot Soap

Yes, yes we know — we deliver every Tuesday. Well, sometimes we just can’t wait. To that end, here are a few cool things to check out this weekend. CHEAP The HomeBudget App. Manage your money with ease — and from your phone — with this easy-to-use expense tracker. Our favorite feature? You can photograph and organize your receipts in an instant, getting rid those squished up papers stuffed at the bottom of your wallet. (itunes.apple.com, $5) CHEAP LUSH’s Easter Soap Collection. Stock up on some adorable, limited-edition Easter-themed soaps from LUSH. We love their cute Bunch of Carrots, $13 each, trio of Golden Honey-Toffee Eggs, $9 each, and these colorful, Immaculate Eggception Bath Bombs, $13 each. (lushusa.com) FREE! Easter Egg Hunt. Grab your kids and head over to Sutton Place Park for an Easter egg hunt which will include candy (of course), arts and crafts, games and even a visit from the Easter Bunny. (Saturday, April 19th, Sutton Place and East 57th Street in Sutton Place Park, 10 a.m.–1p.m.)

Your Weekend TueDo List: Eat, Organize and Watch Silicon Valley

Yes, yes we know — we deliver every Tuesday. Well, sometimes we just can’t wait. To that end, here are a few cool things to check out this weekend. INDULGE Smorgasburg. There’s no use to even attempt to be tidy at Smaorgasburg, Brooklyn Flea’s yearly street-food fest. It offers everything from from burgers and brisket to ice cream and S’mores. Make sure you bring plenty of wet wipes. (Sunday, April 13, DUMBO: Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5, 11am-6pm; WILLIAMSBURG: East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St, 11am-6pm. Both will be there every Sunday until November, rain or shine.) ORGANIZE Monty Python’s Completely Brilliant Sticky Note Set. Just so you don’t forget to pick up parrot food or hit the cheese shop, this three-booklet set of Python-themed sticky pads should do just the trick. Our favorite is the pad with a finger pointed RIGHT at you — perhaps a little Monty Python pressure will make sure you stay on top of your tasks. (Monty Python’s Complete Brilliance Sticky Note Set, $8, Modcloth.com) PLUCK Raising Eyebrows: Your Personal …

Your Weekend TueDo List: Game of Thrones, an Important Hair Petition and More

Yes, yes we know — we deliver every Tuesday. Well, sometimes we just can’t wait. To that end, here are a few cool things to check out this weekend. WATCH Game of Thrones Season Premiere. Sure, the costumes are exquisite, but there’s also some amazing hair flowing around in this much-loved series. Between Cersei’s long, top braided locks and Daenerys’ bleached blonde strands, they must have some seriously killer hair products on Westeros. (Sunday, April 6, 9pm, HBO) SIGN If you’re a black woman in the army, it just got harder to get ready in the morning. A new ARMY regulation — AR 670 — specifies hairstyles and grooming that are in and out of regulation. Dreadlocks or twists of any kind are unauthorized, and cornrows and braids are only very narrowly allowed. Sign the White House Petition if you think our soldiers should be allowed to wear professional, ethnic hairstyles. We did. BUY Bumble and Bumble’s New Cityswept Finish Spray. This light-weight finishing spray gives your hair a clean but “lived in” look — holding your style …

Your Weekend TueDo List: Books, Apps, Beauty and More

READ Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. Author Brigid Schulte describes how between work, kids and home duties, her life is frantic and harried; anyone who feels “the overwhelm,” as Schulte calls it (women in particular) will understand exactly what she means. An award-winning journalist, Schulte throws herself into research and learns that women have never been expected to have leisure time — or if they do, it’s been assigned to moments like waiting in line, doing chores and holding on the phone. We love how she breaks down the structures that keep us from owning time for play and teaches us how to take our time back. ($19, Amazon.com) BUY Chantecaille Save the Bees Palette. This new eye and cheek palette — which features four on-trend spring shades — is a (decidedly un-digital) buy that you can feel good about. Five percent of proceeds will be donated to The Xerces Society, a non profit organization that helps protect invertebrates and their habitat, including those very important pollinators. The palette contains …

Your Weekend TueDo List: Anita Hill, Cloak App, Hollie Cook and Jem!

Yes, yes we know — we deliver every Tuesday. Well, sometimes we just can’t wait. To that end, here are a few cool things to check out this weekend. WATCH Anita. In 1991, Anita Hill was everything. As young, working, college-age women, we were glued to our TV sets as she testified to sexual harassment charges levied against soon-to-be associate justice of the Supreme Court. Poised, though reluctant, Hill fast became the one on trial, and it sparked new discussion about what was and wasn’t okay in the workplace. This documentary takes us inside the events of the trial, how Antia has lived life since (she’s “moved on” as a professor at Brandeis University), and her impact on a new generation of young women. The documentary opens today, March 21, and Women’s Action Media is also hosting viewings of the film. LISTEN & PRE-ORDER Twice by Hollie Cook. Ready for the cold snap to snap the hell out? We sure are. Warm up with a sneak peak at Hollie Cook’s latest, tropically buoyant, Twice — bound to be your summer …