Mardi Gras All-You-Can-Eat Bayou Brunch @ BlackJack
Feb 23 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mardi Gras All-You-Can-Eat Bayou Brunch
12PM – 3PM, Tickets are $85.

This year there will be a DJ dropping beats all through brunch; in addition to a fierce drag performance in the lounge.

Enjoy the performance and great music while you help yourself to a full all-you-can-eat oyster and raw bar station, with all of Pearl Dive’s famed accoutrements.

Brunch libations include All-You-Can-Drink of the following: Abita Beer, Creole Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Both savory and sweet brunch bites will be provided.

Don’t worry, Black Jack’s Sunday Happy Hour still applies, starting at 4PM when we open to the public.  We will also continue the Mardi Gras drinks specials from open to close!  [Abita Beer $4, $12 Hurricane or Irish Coffee Slushies, $12 Mardi Gras Specialty Cocktails, $16 Yard Drinks.]

Tickets are $85 for all you can possibly eat and drink!

Q & A Café @ George Town Club
Feb 25 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join in for the next Q&A Cafe, when the guests are acclaimed Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, co-authors of the No. 1 bestseller, “A Very Stable Genius.” The date is Tuesday, February 25.

Carol is part of the Post’s investigative reporting team, who together won the Pulitzer Price for public service; she won again on her own for national reporting. She’s also won the George Polk Award.  A graduate of Bryn Mawr, Carol got her start with the Philadelphia Inquirer and Charlotte Observer before joining the Post.

Phil, the Post’s White House bureau chief, has been with the paper since 2005. He began covering Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. He’s a graduate of Yale and has won the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Award, the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize and the Sigma Delta Chi Award, among other honors. He appears regularly on MSNBC, NBC and Washington Week.

As always, it’ll be at The George Town Club, audience seated at 11:45, starting the interview at noon, lunch is served, and for reservations please call 202-333-9330. Or send an email.

Big Easy Happy Hour @ Fairmont Hotel
Feb 25 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is celebrating Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, February 25th with half priced cocktails and a Big Easy buffet in the Lobby Bar.

During happy hour, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Sazerac, Criollo and Mardi Gras Punch will be $7.50 a glass, and all will receive their own gold, green and purple Mardi Gras beads.

            Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and his culinary team’s limitless Big Easy Buffet of New Orleans style fare features Shrimp-corn, Chorizo Jambalaya, Oyster fritters, spinach artichoke dip, Cajun style chicken wings, crêpes and pancakes for $25.

During Fairmont’s Big Easy Happy Hour, guests who sign up for ALL – Accor Live Limitless, our lifestyle loyalty program, will be entered to win overnight stays, dinners and cocktails.    No reservations are required, and guests must be 21 years of age.

The New Elegance: Designing Around the World with Timothy Corrigan @ Hillwood
Feb 25 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The New Elegance: Designing Around the World with Timothy Corrigan

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:30-8 p.m.

Designer Timothy Corrigan will highlight the building blocks of successful decoration, featuring his projects from around the world.

Please note: This is the fourth and final program in the Great Homes and Gardens lecture series.


4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Story District’s Funnier Than Fiction @ Kennedy Center Studio K
Feb 28 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM


February 28, 2020 at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Studio K

DC’s storytelling pros bring their best and funniest stories to the stage about real situations that are so ridiculous, you just have to laugh.

Tickets: $20-$25

Leap Day with Astro Beer Hall & 305 Fitness @ Astro Beer Hall
Feb 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Astro Beer Hall, the newest partnership concept between Tin Shop and Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, is partnering with dance party fitness class, 305 Fitness, for a brunch pop-up on Leap Day. Hosted on the mezzanine level of Astro Beer Hall, the morning starts off with 305 Fitness’ signature 55-minute cardio dance party class, led by one of the studio’s most popular instructor’s, Byron Smith. The pop-up class will feature aerobic choreography moves set to high-energy dance tunes from a curated playlist. Following the class, guests can enjoy items from Astro Beer Hall’s recently launched weekend brunch menu including bottomless coffee, a mimosa, and of course, hot cake doughnuts. Hosted on Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 a.m., tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased here. Each ticket includes:

  • The 55-minute 305 Fitness class
  • 1 brunch entrée, choice of:
    • French Toast Doughnuts OR
    • Bacon/Sausage Egg and Cheese on a Biscuit and a side of Tater Tots OR
    • Fried Chicken Breakfast Sandwich on a Doughnut Bun with honey butter and hot sauce and a side of Tater Tots
  • 1 Mimosa OR Bottomless La Colombe Coffee
  • Dessert: two made-to-order hot cake doughnuts: cinnamon sugar and vanilla glaze

Astro Beer Hall is located at 1306 G St. NW DC. For more info visit www.astrobeerhall.com and follow on social media at @astrobeerhall. For more info on 305 Fitness visit https://305fitness.com/.

That 70s Party with Superfly Disco @ AMP powered by Strathmore
Feb 29 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Saturday, February 29, 2020
Tickets: $22

For one night only, AMP transforms into Studio 54. Surrounded by disco balls and glitter, Superflydisco is the modern-day love child of Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, and The Bee Gees. These top players know ’70s music better than anyone, having shared the stage with such legends as Prince, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rick James, Whitney Houston, Gloria Gaynor, and many more. Feel free to dress the part in your finest polyester suit, bell bottoms, and platform shoes to boogie the night away.

‘80s Dance Party to Plant 50,000+ Trees @ St. Yves Club
Feb 29 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM

When: How Soon is Saturday, February 29th

Where: St. Yves Club, 1220 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036 

Time: 8PM – 12midnight 

What: ‘80s dance tunes and their original radio star killer videos

Who: ForestPlanet, Inc. a 501c3 organization supporting high-volume reforestation projects around the world 

Also Who: DJ Neal Keller, producer of the DMV’s own ‘80s Dance Party for over 25 years 

How Much: $33 advance registration, $43 at the door (if available) 

Features: Snacks, munchies, and sodas included, full cash bar available

Register: Right here, Right now 

Dirty Habit + The Macallan Dinner @ Dirty Habit
Mar 4 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

 Dirty Habit is collaborating with The Macallan to host an exciting, premium steak and scotch experience in the heart of Penn Quarter. Upon arrival to Dirty Habit, guests will be ushered to a welcome reception in a private room by an ambassador from The Macallan, where a handcrafted Macallan scotch whisky cocktail will greet them. A selection of luxe passed canapés and original cocktails will precede the immersive dinner experience. Executive Chef Kyoo Eom will serve an impressive five-course steak dinner, featuring certified Japanese A5 Wagyu beautifully prepared in dynamic and unique cooking styles. Each course has been designed to pair with tastings from The Macallan collection, including limited edition scotches and those from rare casks. Chef Kyoo will take guests through a sensory journey pairing each of his wagyu dishes with dynamic and storied pours. Following dinner, Dirty Habit will offer guests the option of enjoying a select cigar to close the evening relaxing by one of the urban courtyard patio fire pits. At departure, each guest will receive a special parting gift from The Macallan to remember the evening.


WHEN:                 Wednesday, March 4, 2020

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:                Dirty Habit

 555 8th Street, NW

 Washington, D.C. 20004

 Entrance on 8th Street | Valet on F Street

ADMISSION:        $275 per person. Guests must be 21+ to attend and RSVP on Eventbrite.

6th Annual HopFest @ DC Brau Brewing
Mar 14 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The DC brewing community invites hop-lovers to its sixth annual HopFest on Saturday, March 14th from 1pm to 5pm. HopFest 2020, the only DC beer festival by local brewers, for local brewers, will take place at DC Brau Brewing (3178 Bladensburg Rd NE) in Northeast DC in support of the DC Brewers’ Guild (dcbg.org). 

“HopFest is our chance each spring to come together as a community and taste some of the hoppiest offerings by breweries and cideries from all across the region,” says DC Brewers’ Guild Executive Director, Paul Dean. “There will be hard-to-find rare brews, one-offs crafted just for the event, plus some tried and true favorites!”

Tickets for HopFest are now on sale online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-hopfest-tickets-87987556149. Early bird general admission tickets are $45 through February 1st when prices go up to $50, which include a special DC Brewers’ Guild tasting glass and unlimited pours of dozens of hoppy beers. A limited number of VIP passes, which include exclusive early entry from noon to 1:00 pm and a special commemorative gift, also are available online for $75 each.

This is a 21 and older only event. 

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    DoubleTree by Hilton is teaming up with Amtrak to delight travelers by giving DC and Baltimore-area communters a “sweet” surprise for National Cookie Month. On Thursday, October 8, DoubleTree by Hilton and Amtrak tam members will give away the hotel brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie and walnut cookies along select Amtrak trains for Washington, DC Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station.

    Travelers and fans around the world are also invited to share a photo or story from the own “sweet” DoubleTree by Hilton experience using #CookieCare for the chance to win a variety of rewards, ranging from free cookies to hotel stays.

    The “sweet rides” are part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s Cookie Car program, which celebrates the brand’s global commitment to delivering the “little things” that enhance guests’ travel experiences.

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