To Do: MidCity Dog Days

We've hit summer's sultry home stretch, and that means it's time for one of my favorite annual events, the MidCity Dog Days sidewalk sale and neighborhood party. Now in its 11th year, Dog Days takes over the sidewalks around 14th and U streets this weekend, Aug. 7-8.

A few highlights for food lovers:

• Free samples of Dolcezza sorbet, plus sales at all stands and cooking demos at the Market Table at the 14th And U Farmers Market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Free popsicles on Marvin’s rooftop deck from 12-6 p.m.

Cork Market will sell its delicious spiced homemade lemonade (above) and doughnuts at a sidewalk stand, and there'll be wine tastings and special discounts on wine.

• One of Metrocurean's favorite local home boutiques, Timothy Paul Bedding + Home is offering 15 percent off the entire store, including special orders.

Eatonville will give away lavender lemonade (served by a Zora Neale Hurston reenactor).

• Save up to 80 percent on select furniture, d├ęcor and gifts at RCKNDY.

Click here for the full list of sales and specials.