Wed, Mar 01 - Sat, Apr 15
Drink Company returns this Spring with the Cherry Blossom PUB (Pop-up Bar), where James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency will take on Japan with a cherry blossom-inspired transformation. The two bars will roll out new decor and exclusive menus, inspired by Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful season. Draped in pink, Southern Efficiency will feature an origami crane chandelier and an impressive collection of maneki-neko, Japan’s world-famous lucky “waving cats” against a beautiful backdrop of cherry blossom art by iconic D.C. artist Maggie O’Neill. At Mockingbird Hill, nostalgia will reign supreme with an ode to the beloved Super Mario Bros., featuring an entire room dedicated to the Mushroom Kingdom and a special corner reserved for super villain King Koopa. Mockingbird Hill and Souther Efficiency will be open March 1 through April 15, 5:00 pm to 12:30 am Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 pm to 1:30 am Friday and Saturday. Mockingbird Hill is located at 1843 7th Street NW. Southern Efficiency is located at 1841 7th Street NW. For more information please call 202.316.9396.
Fri, Mar 31 - Sat, Apr 08
Light City transforms the city with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors. 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Open till 12:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 10 E Baltimore St, Baltimore, Md. For more information please click here.
Mon, Apr 03 - Sun, Apr 16
Replete with real cherry blossom trees, the Willard InterContinental offers an unmatched celebration toasting to the hotel’s unique history with Japan with festive offerings including Japanese inspired cuisine and specialty cocktails at the Round Robin Bar. Offerings include octopus sashimi & seaweed salad and kale potstickers & pan seared edamame to enjoy with themed cocktails such as the Kyoto Sunrise with sake, ruby grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and sparkling rosé, or the 1912 Old Fashioned with Nikka single malt whisky, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and cherry bark vanilla bitters. 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information click here.
Thu, Apr 06
Join Magnolias at the Mill for an evening of great food and local spirits. Scott & Becky Harris of Catoctin Creek Distillery will be special guests for an educational and fun five course meal expertly paired with pre-prohibition inspired cocktails from Magnolia’s own Master of Mixology Matt Perkins. Dinner with a discussion of distilling as well as an introduction to making your own incredible cocktails at home. $90 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Event begins at 7:00 p.m. 198 N 21 Street, Purcellville, Va. For more information and reservations, please call 540.338.9800.
Thu, Apr 06
The Palm Washington DC will kick off a three-part dinner series honoring special guest Joe Beninati, CSN Mid-Atlantic’s longtime Washington Capitals play-by-play announcer. As an avid patron of The Palm and connoisseur of fine wine, Beninati will explore the sensational offerings from Joseph Phelps Vineyards during the first event in this special series. The unforgettable dinner will be a treat for the senses as you are invited to enjoy wonderful wine, spectacular food and lively conversation. $135 per person plus tax and gratuity. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. 1750 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, Va. For more information and reservations please call 703.917.0200.
Thu, Apr 06
Enjoy happy hour at BKK, the Thai noodle restaurant from the folks behind Beau Thai. (Fun fact: “BKK” is the airport abbreviation for Bangkok, capital of Thailand). BKK features unique appetizers (like steamed buns, gyoza, pork shoulder sliders, and pomelo salad) and Thai noodle dishes (noodle stir fries and noodle bowls), all made from scratch. BKK offers a cocktail on draft and a nice wine, beer, and sake selection. Happy hour specials include half-price Singha, spring rolls, and fried tofu, and all wines by the glass are priced at $5. Happy hour is available daily from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1700 New Jersey Ave NW. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Apr 06
Join Vint Hill Craft Winery for a ladies’ night out. You can drink great wine and shop Simply Pure and Stella & Dot. This event will also feature their new wine, “Daisy,” which is a mead. Event is from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 7150 Lineweaver Road, Warrenton, Va. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Apr 06
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is hosting a unique experience to compliment the events happening during this year’s Light City (Baltimore’s festival of light, music, and innovation produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts). Downtown Partnership will close a portion of St. Paul Street for LIT CITY, a dance party under the Orleans Street Viaduct, also known as The Light Tunnel. LIT CITY will be a high-energy dance party featuring a DJ, open bar, and some of Baltimore’s best restaurants, including The Elephant, Phillips Seafood, Cask and Grain, and Cava Mezze. Sample food from Downtown Baltimore restaurants, enjoy several drinks at the bar, dominate the dance floor, or hang out and play glow-in-the-dark life-sized games. Tickets are $40 per person. Event is from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. 400 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Thu, Apr 06
The Washington City Paper and Events DC invite you to join them in honoring the best of the best in D.C. at its 5th annual Best of D.C. Celebration at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Some of D.C.’s best restaurants, mixologists, local breweries and distilleries, bands and retailers will provide the entertainment as guests sip, sample, and dance the night away. Tickets begin at $70 per person. Event begins at 6:00 p.m. 801 K Street NW. For a full list of participants, more information, and tickets, please click here.
Thu, Apr 06
Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® is a restaurant-based event with a truly scrumptious call to action: Dine at one of the 3,000 participating restaurants in more than 60 cities across North America and that restaurant will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services in their city. DC’s Dining Out For Life proceeds will go to Food & Friends, which provides meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with life-challenging illnesses such as AIDS and cancer. Volunteer spokespeople include Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped, actor Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown), designer Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime’s Project Runway All-Stars, and chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network’s Viva Daisy. For more information on your area’s event, click here.