Fri, May 26 - Mon, Sep 04
This Memorial Day through Labor Day, Gaylord National Resort offers a vacation destination like no other. Enjoy Aquafina Summer movie matinees, music mystery scavenger hunt and the Summer PJ party featuring a silent disco party. Throughout the summer celebration, Gaylord National will play homage to American Music – including jazz, country music and more – with first-class musical performers throughout the hotel and restaurants. The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with the Gaylord National Resort. Music of America package includes accommodations, $100 resort credit, two Capital Wheel tickets, and self-parking. $299 per night. 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, Md. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Wed, Jun 21 - Sun, Aug 27
The most anticipated pop-up of the summer is coming. Drink Company and Ommegang Brewery presents the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar (PUB), in the spaces formerly known as Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich. At the Game of Thrones PUB, you will visit scenes from the North, the Red Keep, Mereen, the House of Black and White, and the Throne Room. Cocktails such as What is Dead May Never Die and The Lannisters Send their Regards will be paired with the show’s soundtrack. Swords, dragons, horns, and an Iron Throne help celebrate the show’s summer return. The Red Keep features the Armory, where you can pledge allegiance to your house banners, and take a picture as the flayed man on a custom piece built by The Strong Oaks Woodshop. Just not during the show itself when the bar will be closed. Ommegang Brewery’s Bend the Knee, the official Game of Thrones beer, will be on draft. Monday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Friday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1839-1843 7th Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Jun 29 - Sun, Jul 02
This summer, be sure to visit Canteen, NRG’s seasonal pop up beer garden. The roving beer garden will plant roots at its new location with 20 beer drafts (twice as many as last year) as well as two additional handles dedicated to ciders, a selection of summer sipping wines (white and rosé, naturally), and the infamous bourbon slushy will return. You can expect the very best craft beers sourced locally, nationally, and from overseas. They will be pouring classic German-style lagers, like Mahrs Bräu Kellerbier Ungespundet Hefetrüb; bone-dry Belgian ales, including De Ranke Simplex and De la Senne Taras Boulba; outstanding local hop-driven offerings, The Veil’s Sitdwn and BHUMBL among them, not to mention a fresh, rare keg of Double Dry-Hopped Sungazer, from Charles Towne Fermentory in South Carolina; and some delicious sours, like Grimm Cube: Cuvee #4, J.Wakefield Stush, and Upland Cursed Kettles. Red Apron will once again curate a few food items, in addition to local food trucks visiting all summer long. Plus, given the amazing offerings by their new neighbors, they’re encouraging Canteen guests to bring in outside food from spots like Kyrisan, Glenn’s Garden Market, and Haikan. Opens 4:00 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays. Opens 12:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays. 1923 9th Street NW.
Thu, Jun 29
Please join Ris for their event, Dinner for 12. There will be 12 food courses with 12 wine and beer pairings presented by Chef de Cuisine Zack Harbaugh and Beverage Director John Herbert. Tickets are priced at $212 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. 2275 L Street NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, Jun 29
Hosted by the National Archives Foundation and The Tasting Panel Magazine, Global Spirits: American Cocktails will kick off several days of festivities celebrating July 4, 2017. Local mixologists will be tasked with the creation of an original cocktail inspired by American history. As the bartenders blend their concoction for judges to taste, they will describe how they were inspired by that history. You will have the opportunity to taste exclusive cocktails created by eight of the top bartenders from around the country. Tickets are $60 for members and $70 for non-members. 7:00 p.m. 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Thu, Jun 29
Please Do Not Enter and W Washington DC invite you to Please Do Not Enter: Retail lab. The MDot curated style experience is a unique retail pop-up featuring original designs from Los Angeles, Paris, D.C. and Bergamo. The selections include M Dot & Dot Dot, Mimi Miller, Sko Habibi, Celeste Mogador, Save My Bag, Tzuri Gueta. The Launch Party will have live beats from DJs Junkyard Dog and Prince Terrence. There will be $12 cocktail specials available. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 515 15th Street NW. For more information or to register, please click here.
Thu, Jun 29
Come to Ivy City Seafood Market to learn how to properly shuck oysters. Their expert shucker Dave will guide a small group through a variety of shucking styles and oyster varieties. Step up your shellfish palate as you shuck (& eat) your way through a dozen oysters. They will have a blend of cultivated, wild, East Coast, and West Coast oysters for you to try. The hour-long class includes the oysters, instruction, and a shuck-kit: a shucking knife, board, and towel that you get to take home for future shucks. Sign up online or in the market. $50 per person. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 356 Okie Street NE. For more information, please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu, Jun 29 - Tue, Jul 04
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival honors contemporary living cultural traditions and celebrates those who practice and sustain them. This festival takes place for two weeks every summer and is an educational, research-based presentation that features master artisans and other tradition bearers. You are invited to sing and dance along, try craft and game workshops, learn traditional recipes, ask questions, and take part in this unique cultural exchange. Admission is free. Festival hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with evening dance parties at 5:30 and circus performances most nights at 7:00 p.m. 600 Maryland Avenue SW. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Jun 29
Join Joan Wages for an intimate dinner at i Ricchi, and learn about the impact of food preparation on women’s lives and how the forthcoming National Women’s History Museum will educate, inspire, empower and shape the future by integrating women’s history into the culture and history of the United States. Featuring recipes from female American restaurateurs and entrepreneurial leaders, Hattie Moseley Austin (Hattie’s Chicken Shack), Ruth Fertel (Ruth’s Chris Steak House) and Ella Brennan (Commander’s Palace). Menu items include Raspberry Basil Smash Cocktail, Fried Chicken & Biscuits, Mason Jar Salad, Bananas Foster, and more. Tickets are $69 per person which includes a $10 donation to the National Women’s History Museum. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 1220 19th Street NW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, Jun 29
Silver, an American brasserie, will be hosting their Pups on the Patio happy hour every Thursday through September, with pet friendly giveaways. You can enjoy drinks, appetizers, and dinner with your furry best friend outside on their patio. Some of the proceeds from each event will benefit local dog rescue groups. Pick from over 30 different $5 food and drink selections. 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 7150 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Md. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Jun 29
Join L’Auberge Chez Francois for a special dinner featuring the wines of Steve and Jill Matthiasson. Steve is said to have an admirable ability to mesh modern research science with a farmer’s intuition, and has helped vintners achieve more flavor at lower sugar levels, while setting up integrated pest management and other sustainable practices. Tickets are priced at $145 per person including tax and gratuity. 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Va. For more information and to purchase tickets please call 703.759.3800 or click here.