Events - 20 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.

Italian Dinner Parties At Via Umbria

Thu, May 18 - Sat, May 20

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.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

Fri, May 19 - Sun, May 21

Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington,” and live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. You can bring a blanket and relax on the lawn as you sample wines from 20 Virginia wineries. Ticket prices are as follows: Friday, May 19- $40; Saturday, May 20- $48; and Sunday, May 21- $36. Private reserved tables featuring a fruit and cheese platter, three bottles of house wine and VIP table service are available for $1100-$1300.  Event is from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. each night. 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mount Vernon, Va. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Luckett’s Spring Market At Clarke County Fairground

Fri, May 19 - Sun, May 21

The weekend-long Spring Market features painted furniture, vintage garden gems, architectural salvage, crusty antiques, and all kinds of crazy-good finds. To ensure happy shoppers all weekend, you will enjoy live music, beer gardens, enticing food trucks, and fun workshops. New this year will be a group called “Sisters on the Fly”, a group of woman who will set up restored vintage campers and a glamping expo. General admission tickets are $10. Event will be from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 890 W Main Street, Berryville, Va. For tickets and more information, please click here.

SerbFest DC At The Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church

Fri, May 19 - Sun, May 21

Presented by  Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church of Potomac, MD—the epicenter for Serbian culture in and around Washington, DC—the three-day festival has something for everyone, including traditional Serbian dishes, beverages, dance and music performances, gifts and boutique items and family-friendly activities.  In addition, admission and parking are free, an indoor setup has been arranged in case of inclement weather and all a la carte food item proceeds benefit Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church. Event will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. 10660 River Road, Potomac, Md. For more information, please click here.

Art In Voyage: Savoring Croatia With Chef Kevin Fonzo & The Wine Fairy

Sat, May 20 - Sat, May 27

One of Art in Voyage’s newest and most exciting destinations, Croatia, remains pristine and somewhat isolated from the masses of tourists that have flooded other Adriactic countries. Discover Mali Losinj, Croatia’s best kept secret. Located off the northern part of the country, the island of Losinj boasts fresh air, clear blue waters, incredible food and new wines that give other greater crus a run for their money. While on the island of losinj, you will be accommodated in a posh and luxe villa, on the water, pampered by Art in Voyage staff. While enjoying the private pool, private beach and some of the numerous water or land activities, award-winning Chef Kevin Fonzo of K Restaurant (Orlando), assisted by talented Croatian chefs, will feed you with fantastic dinners inspired by local and international cuisine. Their international wine expert, The Wine Fairy, will be on hand to make sure you always get served unique and local wines to satisfy your taste buds. Prices begin at $4,299. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Atwater’s Big Kitchen Tour and Luncheon

Sat, May 20

Join for a behind the scenes tour of the “Big Kitchen” (BK) of Baltimore’s famed Atwater’s to learn at least a few of the secrets behind its outstanding reputation for consistent, delicious, traditional foods and culinary products. Atwater’s owner, Ned Atwater, was one of the leaders in establishing Baltimore’s farm-to-table movement 17 years ago. What began as a very small business has grown into 6 thriving restaurants in Baltimore and participation in over 15 farmer’s markets in the Baltimore/DC metro and Northern Virginia areas. The tour will be conducted by the BK’s production manager Nona Nielsen-Parker, who will show you how the facility develops new recipes and produced Atwater’s breads, pastries, ice creams, soups, jams, and cheeses. The tour will be followed by lunch and include current and seasonal menu favorites. $25 per member of Les Dames. $35 for non-members. 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2905 Whittington Avenue Baltimore, Md. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Barbecue Boot Camp With Andrew Evans: The Science And Art Of Brisket

Sat, May 20
Brisket is the holy grail of barbecuing. It’s singularly the hardest cut of meat to cook. Pitmaster Andrew Evans will teach the class at Hill Center his two essential methods: “Fast then Slow,” and “Slow and Moist.” And of course brisket and sides will be served. Tickets are priced at $85 per person, and the class size is limited to 16 people. 11:00 a.m. 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. For more information, please click here.

Bottomless Brunch In The Yard At The Ritz, Georgetown

Sat, May 20 - Sun, May 21

Bottomless Brunch in The Yard features a two-course prix fixe menu that includes bottomless make- your-own bloody Marys and mimosas. The one and a half hour experience offers  you time to sample an array of menu items and beverage offerings. For those looking for an upgrade to their bloody Mary, look no further than The Bootleg Mary, featuring jalapeño popcorn moonshine and house made horseradish bloody Mary mix. The Yard’s Bottomless Brunch Menu delivers a delicious riff on traditional brunch staples, including TJ’s crab mac and cheese, local prosciutto-wrapped summer melon, orange cream pancakes, and s’mores French toast. For an additional $4, you can fix your sweet tooth craving with The Yard’s selection of sweet enhancements including bourbon pana cotta and strawberry shortcake. Bottomless Brunch will be offered every Saturday and Sunday, and is priced at $45 per person. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 3100 South Street NW. Reservations are recommended and be made by calling 202.912.4110.

Bread For The City’s Good Hope Gala At Omni Shoreham Hotel

Sat, May 20

This gala’s name pays homage to their Southeast Center’s roots on Good Hope Road, while reminding people of the reason they come together for this event–to provide hope for more than 34,000 people every year. At their 2016 event, over 450 attendees helped raise over $1 million to support poverty relief services in the District. Tickets are $300 each. Event begins at 6:00 p.m. 2500 Calvert Street NW. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Cheers for Charity Montgomery Hospice At Dawson’s Market

Sat, May 20

Dawson’s Market will be hosting a Cheers for Charity wine tasting fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds benefit Hospice of Montgomery County, whose mission is “to gentle the journey through serious illness and loss with skill and compassion.” $5 per person minimum donation. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 225 N. Washington Street
Rockville, Md. For more information, please click here.

Emeline Michel At Busboys & Poets

Sat, May 20

Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville will feature an acoustic performance by internationally acclaimed Haitian songstress Emeline Michel. Emeline Michel is known for fusing pop, jazz, blues, and traditional Haitian rhythms into deeply moving, joyful music delivered with a charismatic live show. Free and open to the public.  5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 104, Hyattsville, Md. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Grilling Class At Del Campo

Sat, May 20

Prep for Memorial Day with Victor Albisu, as the James Beard-nominated chef tackles grilling fundamentals with the third installment of his 2017 seasonal cooking class series. Lunch with wine will be served, highlighting the demonstrated dishes. $98 per person. 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. 777 I Street NW. For more information, please click here.

Hankschella At Hank’s Oyster Bar

Sat, May 20

Miss Coachella this year? Hank’s On The Hill can help you cool down for the summer with Hankschella. They’re kicking things off summer festival style with cocktail specials, pop rocks, edible glitter, and of course flower crowns. Event begins at 10:00 p.m. 1624 Q Street NW. For more information, please call 202.462.4265.

Loving Liberty Day In Lorton

Sat, May 20

Come celebrate the opening of the Liberty Green, part of the revitalized Lorton Reformatory project site. What better place for a party than on the old baseball field of the former prison grounds? Rustico is joining Liberty Green’s Community Day and offering a dozen beers by their cousins over at Bluejacket, as well as Red Apron burgers and dogs and Buzz baked goods. Beer Director Greg Engert will be curating the entire beer line-up for the day. In addition to the best Virginia-made brews and ciders, he’ll be bringing some of his Bluejacket favorites, new and old. Enjoy music, corn hold, a history tour, and a kid-zone with a moon bounce and touch-a-truck. A portion of food and beverage proceeds will benefit Arcadia — a nonprofit dedicated to creating a sustainable food system in the DC area. Free admission. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 8400 Lorton Rd, Lorton, Va. For more information, please click here.

 

National Asian Heritage Festival: Fiesta Asia Street Fair

Sat, May 20

The Asia Heritage Foundation’s annual festival features outdoor craft exhibits, cooking and martial arts demonstrations, a talent show, flash mob dancing, and much more. Voted numerous times as the Best Street Fair in Washington, Fiesta Asia! is an exciting opportunity to visit DC ahead of the summer rush. 10:00am to 7:00pm. Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd & 6th Streets NW. For more information, please click here.

Preakness At Acadiana

Sat, May 20

Acadiana is taking you to the Races. Watch the races on their big screens and enjoy $5 race day deals and Bulleit Bourbon derby day samplings. Wear your ‘Derby Day’ best hat or bowtie for a chance to win gift certificates. Enjoy foods such as crab cake sliders, Maryland fried chicken, and strawberry short cake. The featured speciality cocktail will be the Black Eyed Susan. Join Acadiana for all three races of the Triple Crown and you can win dinner for four, dinner for two and more. 901 New York Avenue, NW. For more information, please click here.

 

Saturday Happy Hour At Policy Restaurant

Sat, May 20

Policy Restaurant & Lounge has launched a new Saturday Happy Hour. Drinks wise – beer starts at $4.50, wines at $5.50, and cocktails at $6.50. New Happy Hour spring dishes from Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller include: Mushroom Arepa ($9), Chicharron Arepa ($9), Roasted Peppers Patacón($7), Chorizo Patacón ($7), Hearts of Palm ($7), Fried Yuca ($4) and Chicken Empanada ($3). 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1904 14th Street NW. For more information or to make a reservation, please click here.

Untitled Whiskey #9 Release At One Eight Distilling

Sat, May 20

Join One Eight Distilling at the tasting room for tastes of Untitled Whiskey #9, tunes from The Scotch Bonnets and on-theme munchies provided by local friends Awkpie, 8 Myles, Prescription Chicken & Sweeter Hue. 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. 1135 Okie Street NE. For more information, please click here.

Wines Of Tuscany At Capital Wine School

Sat, May 20

Join Jay Youmans MW at Capital Wine School, as he takes you on a tasting tour of Italy’s most famous wine region. Taste 10 wines from Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile, Bolgheri, and more. $85 per person. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 5207 Wisconsin Avenue. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

World Whiskey Day At One Eight Distilling

Sat, May 20

Celebrate world whiskey day with the latest release in the “Untitled” Series and recent gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Untitled Whiskey #9. Enjoy tastings, tunes from The Scotch Bonnets and on-theme munchies. Distillers will be doing a modified tour station, giving tastings and an in-depth distillers look at the distillation process. The event is free. 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. 1135 Okie Street NE. For more information please call 202.636.6638.

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