Mar
30
Thu
An Evening with Friends and Fashion @ Hillwood
Mar 30 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This illustrated lecture will explore the historical and political context of American-Russian relations during Henry Middleton’s post as American Minister to Russia in the 1820s and 30s.

$30, $20 Hillwood member, $20 student

www.HillwoodMuseum.org

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Mar
31
Fri
Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival @ Maryland State Fairgrounds
Mar 31 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Maryland’s largest hoedown returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on March 31 and April 1.  The Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is produced by local Trigger Agency as a benefit to the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.

This year marks the 11th annual production which started very humbly in Timonium, MD and has grown to a National Tour reaching hundreds of thousands of guests from New York to Florida.

The all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza starts with a Friday Night Whole Hog Session from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.This session will offer a dinner plate of BBQ with all the fixings as well as unlimited sampling of bourbon and beer. Saturday sessions run from noon to 6 p.m.  An exclusive VIP only tasting will be held Noon until 2 p.m. and then General Admission will follow from 2 p.m.  through 6 p.m.

A souvenir glass is included with every ticket purchase and offers guests unlimited tastings of 60 of the best craft beers and 75-80 top-notch bourbons. In addition, delicious samples of barbeque from the South’s best Pit Masters will be available throughout the day. The event will offer live music, arts, crafts, memorabilia exhibits and a cigar tent outside for the enthusiast.  Full schedules and menus are posted on the website.

“This show has spawned many knock-offs all over the country – but if the truth be known – we started here at the Timonium Fairgrounds ten years ago in one of the smaller buildings.  To see where we’ve grown and to share it with all the fans is quite an honor,” explains the festival founder, Greg Nivens, a Baltimore resident. Guests can expect some fun and exciting features this year:

 

  • The Shrine of Swine is back – but the whole hogs are always intriguing and new.  Each hog is totally different and even tastes different.
  • New Gaming Area – this includes Air Hockey Table Games, Foose Ball, Pinball Machines and Skeet Ball
  • Great Live Music is back with some new faces.
  • Fun crowd competitions will be featured on the Main Stage including the Stein Holding Competition, The Drink like a Lady Contest, Baltimore’s Best Beer Belly, and Two Rounds of Bacon Eating.

General admission to the festival is $39 in advance / $45 on –site and includes admission to event and a souvenir glass. VIP Saturday admission is $59.   The special Friday Night session is $49 per person. Designated Driver admission is also available for $29 and includes admission to the event. Kids 12 and under are free. For more information on purchasing tickets for the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, please visit www.BeerAndBourbon.com or call 800-830-3976. There are thousands of free parking spaces on site, or take the light rail. Please drink responsibly and bring a designated driver.

 

Apr
1
Sat
Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival @ Maryland State Fairgrounds
Apr 1 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Maryland’s largest hoedown returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on March 31 and April 1.  The Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is produced by local Trigger Agency as a benefit to the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.

This year marks the 11th annual production which started very humbly in Timonium, MD and has grown to a National Tour reaching hundreds of thousands of guests from New York to Florida.

The all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza starts with a Friday Night Whole Hog Session from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.This session will offer a dinner plate of BBQ with all the fixings as well as unlimited sampling of bourbon and beer. Saturday sessions run from noon to 6 p.m.  An exclusive VIP only tasting will be held Noon until 2 p.m. and then General Admission will follow from 2 p.m.  through 6 p.m.

A souvenir glass is included with every ticket purchase and offers guests unlimited tastings of 60 of the best craft beers and 75-80 top-notch bourbons. In addition, delicious samples of barbeque from the South’s best Pit Masters will be available throughout the day. The event will offer live music, arts, crafts, memorabilia exhibits and a cigar tent outside for the enthusiast.  Full schedules and menus are posted on the website.

“This show has spawned many knock-offs all over the country – but if the truth be known – we started here at the Timonium Fairgrounds ten years ago in one of the smaller buildings.  To see where we’ve grown and to share it with all the fans is quite an honor,” explains the festival founder, Greg Nivens, a Baltimore resident. Guests can expect some fun and exciting features this year:

 

  • The Shrine of Swine is back – but the whole hogs are always intriguing and new.  Each hog is totally different and even tastes different.
  • New Gaming Area – this includes Air Hockey Table Games, Foose Ball, Pinball Machines and Skeet Ball
  • Great Live Music is back with some new faces.
  • Fun crowd competitions will be featured on the Main Stage including the Stein Holding Competition, The Drink like a Lady Contest, Baltimore’s Best Beer Belly, and Two Rounds of Bacon Eating.

General admission to the festival is $39 in advance / $45 on –site and includes admission to event and a souvenir glass. VIP Saturday admission is $59.   The special Friday Night session is $49 per person. Designated Driver admission is also available for $29 and includes admission to the event. Kids 12 and under are free. For more information on purchasing tickets for the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, please visit www.BeerAndBourbon.com or call 800-830-3976. There are thousands of free parking spaces on site, or take the light rail. Please drink responsibly and bring a designated driver.

 

Rosé Romp @ Willard Intercontinental Hotel
Apr 1 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Willard InterContinental Washington, DC in partnership with Château d’Esclans, a prestigious estate and winery in Provence, France, will host its inaugural Rosé Romp on Saturday, April 1 from 1pm to 5pm. An official event of theNational Cherry Blossom Festival, the Rosé Romp honors Japan’s gifting of the cherry blossom trees to the city, while also celebrating the winery’s most iconic rosé wines. This elegant premier event will take place on the hotel’s outside terrace, replete with real cherry blossom trees, and feature all you can eat and drink, an exclusive ‘Art Walk’ with cherry blossom inspired artwork by local DC artists, and live music.

Guests are invited to dress in their most festive rosé attire as they sip delicious wines including Château d’Esclans wildly popular Whispering Angel Rosé, seasonal local beers, and other selections. “The idea to collaborate with the National Cherry Blossom Festival has been on my mind for many years, but as the rosé market continues to grow and Whispering Angel celebrates its 10th vintage, it is time to turn the vision into reality,” said winemaker Paul Chevalier.

Under Sacha Lichine’s leadership, Château d’Esclans now leads the luxury rosé category with Whispering Angel, Rock Angel, Les Clans and Garrus wines, the most exclusive rosé wines in the world. From the onset of his acquisition of Château d’Esclans in 2006, Lichine immediately set out to change the global perception of blush wines as unsophisticated and overly sweet, often closely associated with American white Zinfandel throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Born into winemaking as the son of acclaimed Bordeaux winemaker and writer Alexis Lichine, Sacha applied the wisdom and skills honed during his experience by investing in vinification technology and recruiting expert oenologist Patrick Léon. Whispering Angel – a benchmark for the delicate, fresh style of rosé that Sacha made famous – has grown into one of the most widely enjoyed rosés in the world, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Rosé Romp attendees will also be able to enjoy a variety of springtime inspired food stations by Executive Chef Peter Laufer and his team, including seared scallops on minted saffron couscous, salmon and pesto pinwheel on orzo pasta, and seared beef tenderloin on brioche toast with sauce béarnaise; as well as a seafood ice bar and a decadent dessert display sure to please one’s sweet tooth.

Entertainment will include an interactive ‘Art Walk’, featuring an exclusive presentation of cherry blossom inspired artwork from established and emerging artists from around DC, and live music by the Bachelor Boys, a premium five piece band.

All-inclusive tickets are $89.00 per person through March 1, when ticket prices will increase to $99.00. To purchase a ticket, please visithttps://roseromp.eventbrite.com call 202-628-9100 for more information.

 

Chance for Life 2017 @ MGM National Harbor
Apr 1 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Chance for Life is Washington area’s premiere Poker Tournament, Wine & Chef’s Tasting, and After Party. It is a raucous, dynamic experience that is unlike any other in the Washington area. Withe the mission to fight against pediatric cancer so that no children or family will ever have to experience having a child affected by cancer, 100% of all proceeds raised through Chance for Life are donated to directly fund cancer research through Children’s National Hospital Center and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Kennedy Snyder, 16, was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at two years old. After a successful fight to eradicate the tumor, it returned almost to its original size in less than three months. Kennedy’s indomitable spirit – bravery, exuberance, and persistence – is the inspiration that created Chance for Life.

Chance for Life, taking place on April 1, is going to be the FIRST charity event held at MGM National Harbor. MGM approached CFL after attending as a sponsor last year and it was selected as the logical venue to allow CFL To grow to a $1M+ night event.

100% of all proceeds raised through CFL are donated to directly fund cancer research through Children’s National Hospital Center and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Since being founded 12 years ago, Chance for Life has raised over two million dollars for pediatric cancer research (they grossed $410,000 in 2016 alone)!

Highlights Include:

LiveNation Performing Artist at the After Party (to be announced in the coming weeks)

600 person poker tournament (WJFK’s Sports Junkies will be playing)

Big name sponsors including Accenture, DARCARS, United Bank, Comcast Sportsnet, Taylor Gourmet, Enterprise, etc.

Angie Goff to attend, Doug Kammerer to host.

USE CODE KSTREETCFL2017 for 15% off tickets !!

Ticket Prices for the Event:

  1. All-In Poker Ticket (Early Bird) – $400 – http://chanceforlife.net/register/

  2. Spectator Poker Poker Ticket (Early Bird) – $250 – http://chanceforlife.net/register/

  3. Wine & Chef’s Tasting (Early Bird) – $185 – http://chanceforlife.net/register/

  4. After Party Ticket (Early Bird) – $125 – http://chanceforlife.net/register/

Apr
6
Thu
5th Annual Best of D.C. Celebration @ Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square
Apr 6 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Washington City Paper Fetes Best of D.C. Finalists at 5th Annual Best of D.C. Celebration April 6th Presented by Events DC

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 DC Armory on Thursday, April 6th beginning at 6pm. 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.

What:                 Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Celebration

Date:                  Thursday, April 6, 2017

Times:                VIP 6-10pm; General Admission 7-10pm

Location:            Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square (801 K Street NW, Washington, DC)

Price:                 VIP – $110; General Admission – $70

Tickets:              https://www.xorbia.com/events/wcp/Best-of-DC-Celebration-2017

Apr
10
Mon
Refugee Orchestra Project in collaboration with Gourmet Symphony @ Fillmore Silver Spring
Apr 10 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

As the world grapples with the most severe global refugee crisis since World War II, musicians convened by conductors John Devlin and Lidiya Yankovskaya, herself a refugee who found asylum in the United States, are coming together to provide a voice to refugees in the country.

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10, Yankovskaya and instrumentalists whose friends and families have fled to the U.S. to escape violence and persecution will perform a special concert for residents in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The performance will take place in The Fillmore Silver Spring and will feature a full symphony orchestra and soloists—including award-winning soprano Zhanna Alkhazova—performing works by refugee composers, such as Iranian composer Gity Razaz, Béla Bartók, and Irving Berlin, as well as music that involves refugee themes written by Verdi and Puccini, among others. The concert will showcase, through music, the positive impact that those who have come to this country seeking safety and a better life have had on American culture and society. It is one of three fundraising events that the Refugee Orchestra Project is organizing this spring.

“I organized the Refugee Orchestra Project as a way to demonstrate, through music, the critical role that these individuals play in our cultural landscape,” said Refugee Orchestra Project Conductor and Artistic Director Lidiya Yankovskaya. “In light of the negative rhetoric we regularly read and hear in the news today, I felt it important for all of us to once again be reminded of the essential role that refugees play in making American culture vibrant and strong.”

Devlin and the D.C.-based Gourmet Symphony will support this endeavor by recruiting local musicians to participate in the concert, as well as food vendors who will provide product and services to encourage donations for the cause.

“Gourmet Symphony was thrilled when the Refugee Orchestra Project representatives reached out to us about a possible collaboration around this worthy cause,” said John Devlin, co-founder and Artistic Director of Gourmet Symphony. “As artistic leaders in the nation’s capital, we feel that it is our responsibility to play an active role in our community and in matters of national importance. The concert will also allow us to engage culinary partners who are passionate about this cause. Our common goal is to offer a sense of connectedness and hope through the music and fellowship shared in this performance.”

Admission to the concert is free, donations are suggested. Guests who make a donation of at least $50 will receive premium seating and a gourmet gift box including snack bites from Gourmet Symphony’s culinary partners at Beuchert’s Saloon and Mike Isabella Concepts, among others—this will be capped at 100. Proceeds from donations will go toward the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees in support of those seeking asylum in the U.S. and abroad.

 

Apr
12
Wed
’54’ Screening at Library of Congress @ Library of Congress
Apr 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Wednesday, April 12 (7 p.m.)
“54 (Miramax, 1998, R-rated*)
An American drama film written and directed by Mark Christopher about Studio 54, a world-famous New York City disco club.

Events are free and open to the public. Free tickets are required for admission to all activities. Tickets will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. on March 30at this website. A limited number of press credentials will also be available for reservation. The deadline to reserve credentials for lectures, the symposium, and the dance party is Friday, April 28. Some of the events will be live-streamed on the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and its YouTube channel at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress. All programs will take place at the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., or at its James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., both in Washington, D.C.

The excitement can be followed on Twitter at @librarycongress and #LCDisco.

 

 

 

Apr
19
Wed
DC’s Taste of the Nation @ Nationals Park
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Residents of our nation’s capital can enjoy the most celebrated food in the area on April 19, when DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns to a new venue, Nationals Park. The annual tasting event will showcase the city’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists teamed up for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need every day. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America.

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Location: Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. for VIP/VIP Plus; 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. for General Admission

Led by Chef Chair George Pagonis (Kapnos, Kapnos Taverna, Kapnos Kouzina), Dessert Chair Tiffany MacIsaac (Buttercream Bakeshop), Mixology Chair Derek Brown (The Columbia Room, Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, Eat the Rich), and Sommelier Chair Nadine Brown (Charlie Palmer Steak), DC’s culinary tastemakers will provide guests with bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and sweets treats, driving taste buds out of the park. Taste of the Nation will offer foodie fans a chance to sample the city’s latest dining spots. Guests will also enjoy live DJ entertainment and the chance to win one of a kind auction items.

 

Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day

Nearly one in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 29,000 kids in Washington, DC. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger to more than 500 million meals.

 

In 2016, DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than 2 million healthy meals. Area beneficiaries include Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions, and Mary’s Center.

 

DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsors OpenTable, and The Glenlivet.

 

Tickets start at $100 for General admission. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit: ce.nokidhungry.org/dc

 

The best eateries in the DC area will be represented at the event, including:

Agora Restaurant | Art and Soul | B&O American Brasserie | Bangkok Joe’s | Bar Pilar | Barrel | Best Buns Bread Company | Beucherts Saloon | Bidwell | Birroteca | Bub and Pop’s | Carlyle | Del Campo | Dino’s Grotto | Dirty Habit DC | District Distilling Company | Dolcezza Gelato |Espita Mezcaleria | Firefly DC | La Cuchara | Mandu | Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. | Medium Rare | Osteria Morini | Plume | Policy Restaurant & Lounge | Preserve | Radiator DC  Sweet Home Cafe at the National Museum of African American History and Culture | RPM Italian DC | Sixth Engine Restaurant | Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar | Soup Up | Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee |The Prospect | The Food Market | Whaleys | Wit & Wisdom | Zentan

Taste of the Nation @ Nationals Ballpark
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Residents of our nation’s capital can enjoy the most celebrated food in the area on April 19, when DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, presented by Citi and Sysco, returns to a new venue, Nationals Park. The annual tasting event will showcase the city’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists teamed up for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need every day. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America.

 

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Location: Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. for VIP/VIP Plus; 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. for General Admission

 

Led by Chef Chair George Pagonis (Kapnos, Kapnos Taverna, Kapnos Kouzina), Dessert Chair Tiffany MacIsaac (Buttercream Bakeshop), Mixology Chair Derek Brown (The Columbia Room, Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, Eat the Rich), and Sommelier Chair Nadine Brown (Charlie Palmer Steak), DC’s culinary tastemakers will provide guests with bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and sweets treats, driving taste buds out of the park.

 

This year, Citi is excited to host Judah & the Lion on the mainstage overlooking the ballpark. Judah & the Lion blend the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll and the punch of pop to create a truly genre-bending sound.

 

The new venue will also bring a refreshed cocktail scene. National sponsor Glenlivet will host an on-site pop-up bar and mixologist Gina Chersevani will serve Casa Noble Margaritas out of her Union Market airstream Suburbia

 

As always, Taste of the Nation will offer foodie fans a chance to sample the city’s latest dining spots, including ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar, Clarity, RPM Italian, Succotash and Whaley’s, and the greater DMV through “Baltimore Row” and “VA is for Food Lovers” sections. Baseball fans will also get a taste of the ballpark. A District Dugout area will feature some of Nationals Park’s favorite vendors, including Blue Smoke, Shake Shack, and On Rye!

 

Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day

 

Nearly one in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 29,000 kids in Washington, DC. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger to more than 500 million meals.

 

In 2016, DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than 2 million healthy meals. Area beneficiaries include Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions, and Mary’s Center.

 

DC’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsors OpenTable, and The Glenlivet.

 

Tickets start at $100 for General admission. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit: ce.nokidhungry.org/dc

 

The best eateries in the DC area will be represented at the event, including:

 

1789 Restaurant | Agora Restaurant | Al Dente | Alba Osteria | Alta Strada | ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar | Art and Soul | B&O American Brasserie | Bangkok Joe’s | Bar Pilar | Barrel | Belga | Best Buns Bread Company | Beuchert’s Saloon | Bidwell | BLT Prime | BLT Steak | Blue Smoke | Boqueria | Bub and Pop’s | Buttercream Bakeshop | Captain Cookie and the Milkman | Carlyle | Casolare Ristorante + Bar | Chloe | Choolaah Indian BBQ | Compass Rose | Cork Wine Bar | Del Campo | Dino’s Grotto | Dirty Habit DC | District Distilling Company | District Doughnut | Doi Moi | Dolcezza | Don Churro | Espita Mezcaleria | Estadio | Farmers & Distillers | Firefly DC | Fluffness | Fork & Wrench | Gravitas | Hersh’s | Homestead | Ice Cream Jubilee | Insomnia Cookies | Jack Rose Dining Saloon | Kapnos | L’Hommage Bistro | La Cuchara | Le Diplomate | Mandu | Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. | Matchbox | Medium Rare | Modern Cook Shop | Mon Ami Gabi | Oceanaire Seafood Room | Olivia Macaron | On Rye | Osteria Morini | Ottoman Taverna | Palette 22 | Pen & Quill | Petit Louis | Pinea | Plume | Policy | Preserve | Proof | Radiator DC | RASA | RPM Italian DC | Shake Shack | Sixth Engine Restaurant | Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar | Soup Up | Stella Barra Pizzeria | Succotash Restaurant | Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffeee | Summer House Santa Monica | Sweet Home Cafe at the National Museum of African American History and Culture | Ted’s Bulletin | The Bird | The Charmery | The Fainting Goat | The Food Market | The Prospect | The Royal | The Salt Line | The Sweet Lobby | Thip Khao | Tico DC | Trummer’s On Main | Vinoteca | Whaleys | Whisked | Wit & Wisdom | Zentan

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