Events - 5 May 17

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Festive Champagne Dinner At The Hay-Adams

Mon, Apr 10 - Wed, May 31

The Hay-Adams is pleased to debut a new spring time prix fixe, three-course menu available exclusively in the Lafayette Room. The menu features contemporary American cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Nicolas Legret complemented by a half bottle of Taittinger Brut Champagne. $85 per person. This special offering is available Monday through Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 800 16 Street NW. For more information and reservations, please click here.

Pottery Pop Up Shop At Centrolina

Sat, Apr 15 - Sun, May 14

Join Centrolina for their pottery pop-up shop happening over the next month. Chef and owner Amy Brandwein – a supporter and patron of local artisans – welcomes ceramic artist Olivia Di Benigno, founder of Studio North Ceramics in Springfield, Va., to showcase her hand-thrown tableware in the specialty market at Centrolina. Items displayed will be available for purchase, and forms for custom orders will also be available. 974 Palmer Alley NW. For more information, please click here.

Art In Voyage: Truffles, Wine, & Hilltops With Chef Kevin Fonzo & The Wine Fairy

Sat, Apr 29 - Sat, May 06

Far from being your typical culinary vacation, this journey is focused on the discovery of Umbrian cuisine, its wines and its century old farm traditions. Join award-winning Chef Kevin Fonzo, the Wine Fairy (Art in Voyage’s international wine expert coming directly from South Africa) and their local resident Chef Alessandra, discovering or re-discovering a true pallet of colors and flavors. Spend seven nights in a breathtakingly renovated eleventh century church and country house situated in the middle of vineyards and olive groves. Your stay includes dinners prepared by Chefs Fonzo and resident Chef Alessandra, informative cooking classes with local chefs, wine tastings and classes with the witty Wine Fairy and guided tours of the region. Cars will be provided on a complimentary basis. Bikes and other services will be arranged at your request. Prices begin at $3,399. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo Specials At GCDC

Wed, May 03 - Fri, May 05

In honor of the upcoming holiday and a founding and treasured employee who hails from Pachuca, Mexico, GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar presents Elsi’s homemade Cinco de Mayo fajita grilled cheese. Available for $10 at lunch and $13 at dinner. Throughout the special, Coronas are offered for $3 each and Patron Silver for $9 each, as well. 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information, please click here.

Italian Dinner Parties At Via Umbria

Thu, May 04 - Sun, May 07

Each week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Via Umbria hosts intimate Italian dinner parties in their demonstration kitchen where you are seated around a community table and can interact with the chef throughout the meal. Each week, the theme of the dinner changes, and for May, some highlights include Italian barbeque; Festa del Limone, which will showcase the flavors of fresh Italian lemons; and a Weekend in Umbria, which features the traditional flavors of Umbrian cuisine. $75 per person. 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Ritz Carlton Cocktail To Save The Seas: The Explorer

Thu, May 04 - Sat, May 06

The Explorer is a pineapple-infused Pisco cocktail with lime juice and simple syrup, topped with a pineapple “glacier.” This cocktail is available to order off of the Ritz Carlton’s Spring/Summer cocktail menu. While sipping on the cocktail, you are helping to save the seas, as $1 of each sale will go to Jean-Michel Cousteau’s foundation, the Ocean Futures Society. Their mission: to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. 3100 South Street NW. For more information, please click here.

A Benefit To Stop Batten Disease, Dock5 At Union Market

Fri, May 05

Mila’s Miracle Foundation cordially invites you a benefit to raise funds and awareness to Stop Batten Disease. Please join for an evening of cocktails, live music, and small plates from D.C.’s top chefs. All proceeds from the event will go toward funding a new clinical trial to save children like Mila and stop this devastating disease. Tickets begin at $200. 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. 1309 5 Street NE. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Author Series Luncheon At The Hay-Adams

Fri, May 05

The award-winning Hay-Adams, located steps from the White House, will host its next Author Series luncheon honoring Sally Bedell Smith to discuss her latest work, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life.  Tickets include a three-course, prix fixe menu with wine pairings. The menu, themed around the book, will be created by Vice President & General Manager Hans Bruland and Executive Chef Nicolas Legret. $90 per person. 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 800 16 Street NW. For more information and reservations, please call 202.638.6600.

Capital Wine School: Essential Blind Tasting Skills Class

Fri, May 05

Blind tasting wine is more than a parlor trick, or a way to impress your friends, it is the most effective way to develop your tastings skills. Learn to identify grapes and regions by color, acidity, residual sugar, tannin, alcohol, winemaking techniques, flavor, and aroma. These skills will help you improve your ability to assess, judge, describe, and buy wine (for both consumers and wine professionals). You will blind taste 12 wines, each followed by a debriefing and group discussion. You will learn how to: assess the main components of wine; recognize the main styles of wine; identify the most important wine grapes and blends; understand the impact of soil and climate on color, aroma, and flavor; recognize winemaking techniques; distinguish between typicity, quality and style; assess the components needed for extended aging; describe color, aroma, and flavor; and make final quality assessments. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $95.00. Capital Wine School, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor. For more information and to register click here.

Chef’s Table Sangria Dinner At Wildfire

Fri, May 05

Executive Chefs Moreno Espinoza and Edwin Amaya at Wildfire in Tyson’s Galleria will prepare and personally present a custom four-course menu of Cinco de Mayo-inspired food, each course prepared with flavorful sangria to complement the dish. $60 per person. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. 2001 International Drive, McLean, Va. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Amanda or Shanita at 703.442.9110.

Cinco De Mayo At Canal Park

Fri, May 05 - Sat, May 06

Get ready to don a sombrero and shake your maracas while you party with friends, great food, mariachis, DJ Julian Rivera, plus cold cervesas y margaritas galore at Canal Park. Enjoy Loteria games for awesome prizes, carnival games, and lots of other fun surprises in store. Tickets begin at $15. Friday evening: 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. Saturday evening: 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 200 M Street SE. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Cinco de Mayo At City Tap Penn Quarter

Fri, May 05

Dig into guacamole and themed beers at City Tap Penn Quarter this Cinco de Mayo, when they’ll be serving a $15 guacamole trio with bacon & blue cheese, Mexican corn, and traditional guacamoles. Beeritas made with 21st Amendment’s El Sully will be available for $10. If you’re looking to keep it simple, you can enjoy a traditional guacamole and Anderson Valley Briney Melon for $20. 901 9th Street NW. For more information, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo At Commissary DC

Fri, May 05

Enjoy $5 margaritas all day at Commissary DC.  There will also be many food specials, including crispy chicken tinga taquitos, authentic carne asada, and much more. 1443 P Street NW. For more information, please call 202.299.0018.

Cinco De Mayo At El Camino

Fri, May 05

El Camino will be offering a limited all-day menu for Cinco de Mayo celebrations that includes tacos, chicken or veggie taquitos, chips & salsa, guacamole, plus larger entrees like enchiladas, their burrito and fajitas. The El Camino Margarita and a white sangria will be available by the glass starting at $7, or in pitchers starting at $33, along with their full list of cocktails, aguas frescas, beer and wine. The restaurant will open at 11:00 a.m. 108 Rhode Island Avenue NW. For more information, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo At Espita Mezcaleria

Fri, May 05

Espita Mezcaleria, the Southern Mexican-inspired restaurant located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, is excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by offering a limited release Chamomile Saison, which was created in partnership with 3 Stars Brewing Company. Additionally, Kaj Hackinen, founder of Black Bar Project, which imports Nuestra Soledad, El Jolgorio and Agave de Cortés brands of mezcal, will be on hand as a special “Guest Mezcalier”. Hackinen will be on hand to discuss mezcal and customize mezcal flights for Espita’s guests in the bar and dining room throughout the evening. The Chamomile Saison will be $1 off throughout the evening. 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 1250 9 Street NW. For more information, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo At Mezcalero

Fri, May 05

Happy hour starts early at Mezcalero with $5 margaritas and $3.50 Mexican beers available all day. Specials will also include $2 build your own tacos, $3 tequila shots, $4 mezcal shots, and more. Festivities will last all day, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. 3714 14 Street NW. For more information, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo At Pepita

Fri, May 05

The margaritas will be flowing at Mike Isabella’s Mexican cantina at Pepita for Cinco de Mayo. Then, the party moves outside for drink specials, suckling pig tacos, piñatas and music from DJ BuckyStarrJones. $5 per person. and tickets include chips and salsa all evening. Margaritas at 11:30 a.m., and the party begins at 5:00 p.m. 4000 Wilson Boulevard Suite D, with Entrance on N Quincy Street, Arlington, Va. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo At Quarter + Glory

Fri, May 05

Quarter + Glory will do a special happy hour for Cinco de Mayo that includes tacos. Tacos will be $5, beers start at $4, and cocktails start at $7. Happy hour will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 2017 14 Street NW. For more information, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo At Rí Rá Irish Pub

Fri, May 05

Celebrate Mexican American Heritage and join Rí Rá Irish Pub for a fiesta. Feast on corned beef tacos and boxty quesadillas all day long. Enjoy $8 Margaritas, $5 Coronas, and $5 Dos Equis.  The Foggy Dudes will take the stage at 10:30 p.m. and keep the party going late into the night. 3125 M Street NW. For more information, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo At Taco Bamba Falls Church

Fri, May 05

Taco Bamba’s Falls Church will be offering a traditional Mayan Cochinita Pibil taco. It’s a traditional dish of pork wrapped in banana leaves and slow roasted for hours in an achiote-bitter orange marinade, and it’s all yours for $3. 2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church, Va. For more information, please call 703.639.0505.

Cinco De Mayo At Taqueria Del Barrio

Fri, May 05

Authentic Mexican eatery Taqueria del Barrio in Washington, D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood is eager to welcome you for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Tickets are $65 per person. 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 821 Upshur Street NW. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo At Tico

Fri, May 05

Tico will offer Don Julio flights featuring a sample of the Blanco, Resposado and Anejo served with house made prickly pear sangrita and tasting notes for $20 in honor of Cinco de Mayo, along with cocktail specials starting at $8. Food and drink specials will be available at the bar starting at 3:00 p.m. 1926 14 Street NW. For more information, please click here.

Cinco De Mayo On The Pinea Patio At W Washington DC

Fri, May 05

W Washington DC will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo party on the Pinea patio, the hotel’s mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Join them for margaritas, $10 cocktail specials lawn games, and DJ sets. Event begins at 5:00 p.m. 515 15 Street NW. For more information and reservations, please call 202.661.2452.

Cinco De Mayo On The Rooftop At The Embassy Row Hotel

Fri, May 05

Join the Embassy Row Hotel for their rooftop opening party for Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy tacos, margaritas, and music from 5:00 p.m. until closing time. 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW. To RSVP, please contact

Cinco De Mayo Specials At All Set Restaurant & Bar

Fri, May 05

All Set Restaurant & Bar is excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by offering specialty taco plates, lobster guacamole, and margaritas for $12, $18, and $5, respectively. The fun begins at 3:00 p.m. 8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5, Silver Spring, Md. For more information and reservations, please click here.

Del Campo At Dusk: Cinco De Mayo

Fri, May 05

Start your weekend with Del Campo At Dusk as they celebrate with a Cinco De Mayo fiesta. The gorgeous rooftop makes the best backdrop for a night of imbibing with your amigos. Dance the night away to the music of Matt Waller, while enjoying tacos from Taco Bamba. $35 per person. 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 900 7 Street NW. For more information and tickets, please click here.

First On First At Heurich House Museum

Fri, May 05

The Heurich House Museum will open its first floor during First Friday Dupont. You are welcome to the explore the first floor of the house. This month we will feature Belle Epoque Pottery, Printed Wild, and JSquared Candle Co pop-up shops in the conservatory. This event is free and open to the public. 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW. For more information, please click here.

Free Wine Tasting At Dawson’s Market

Fri, May 05

Kick off your weekend at Dawson’s Market complimentary wine tasting. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 225 N. Washington Street Rockville, Md. For more information, please call 240.428.1386.

Passport DC: Flower Mart

Fri, May 05 - Sat, May 06

Since 1939, on the first Friday and Saturday of May, the All Hallows Guild has welcomed visitors to the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral for Flower Mart. Over the past 78 years, this event has grown and now draws thousands of people – who come to shop for plants and gifts, eat fun festival food, enjoy children’s activities, ride the historic carousel, climb to the top of the Cathedral, and take in the beauty of the International Floral Exhibit. Flower Mart 2016 will mark the beginning of the All Hallows Guild’s Centennial Celebration. The Guild was founded in 1916 to protect and celebrate the beautiful gardens and grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. All Flower Mart proceeds benefit the upkeep of this treasured historic landscape. 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information, please click here.

Surfside Cinco De Mayo

Fri, May 05

With the only rooftop bar in the neighborhood, Surfside Glover Park is the place to be on Cinco de Mayo. In addition to delicious food and drink specials, Surfside will have great prizes and giveaways, courtesy of El Jimador Tequila. If you can’t make it to the fiesta, Surfside can bring it to you: email to order burrito platters, taco bars, and more for your Cinco de Mayo gathering. Drink specials include half-price margarita pitchers, half-price Surfside Riptide pitchers, and mix-and-match beer buckets for $20. Food specials include nacho platters and $10 Bermuda Triangle platters, which is served with chips and a trio of salsa, guacamole, and cheese dip. All of this begins at 5:00 p.m. 2444 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information, please click here.

Drive In Movie At Union Market

Fri, May 05

Enjoy Union Market’s annual classic American drive-in experience, which in partnership with Getaround, is held in the parking lot and projected onto the market’s wall. This month’s featured film is Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Movie lovers and retro fanatics alike can munch on theater-quality delectables while The DC Rollergirls will be on hand delivering snacks and drinks on wheels. The always-popular drive-in movie series has brought in consistent crowds since its inception in 2012, with the throwback event offering a unique retreat for those looking for communal fun and vintage kitsch. Each family-friendly showing is free for walk-up film fans in the picnic area, or costs $10 per car. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at 8:00 p.m. 1305 5 Street NE. For more information, please click here.

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