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From an email:

“JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE “CARNAVALITO ANTILLANO” AT ESENCIAS PANAMENAS RESTAURANT [3322 Georgia Ave, NW] ON FEBRUARY 13TH AND 14TH.

ENJOY SOME WEST INDIAN FOOD ITEMS, SUCH AS BAKES & STEWED CODFISH, RUN DUN, BUCHU, HOMINY, CODFISH CAKES, BREAD PUDDING, YUCA PONE, PLANTAIN TART, PATTIES, ETC..
ALL OF THESE WILL BE SERVED “TAPAS STYLE” FOR $3.50 – IN HONOR OF THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WEST INDIAN FAIR CELEBRATION IN PANAMA.

THERE WILL BE LIVE CARNAVAL ENTERTAINMENT ON THE 13TH”

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From DC Brau:

“This year will be biggest and most brain melting yet with 5 bands and the release of 5 collaborative brews!

Sloppy Mama’s BBQ – DC Slices Pizza Truck – Rep Apron Frank Cart – Dangerously Delicious Pies

Parking is limited. If possible, please leave your car at home and come ready to celebrate. Please consider using a ride service or utilizing the complimentary shuttle service provided throughout the entirety of the event from the Rhode Island Metro.

3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE

TICKETS

Tickets will go onsale this Friday, February 5th at 10am. (more…)

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Photo by Daniel Swartz courtesy Black Jack

From a press release:

“Black Jack will mark Mardi Gras with four days of festivities beginning on Saturday, February 6 culminating in a festive, New Orleans-style celebration on Tuesday, February 9. Guests will be made to feel as if they’re on Bourbon Street as the space will be transformed with elaborate carnival decorations, transporting patrons to the French Quarter, and the regular food and drink menu will change for the four-day period featuring Cajun-style classics. A funk band will perform on opening day and will close out the festivities on Mardi Gras. (more…)

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From Harper Macaw, [a new chocolate factory up in NE]:

“we are putting together a very unique event for Valentine’s Day: a first of its kind Made in DC Sips and Bites – Pairing and Tasting. I promise it to be nothing short of outstanding!

We have brought together over 15 local DC makers in a 4 course fixed pairing menu. Local purveyors include Atlas Brew Works, Baku Beverage, Capital Kombucha, Compass Coffee, Dangerously Delicious Pies, DC Brau, Element Shrub, Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Harper Macaw, Leonora Bakery (Northside Social), On Rye, Pie Sisters, True Tonics, Red Apron, Sona Creamery, and wines provided by Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. Decorations will be idealized by Capitol Romance.

We created this event with the intention of doing something outside the box from the traditional Valentines event. Not only will it be something innovative and creative for couples, but it is an event that friends and singles will enjoy just as much.

We will hold the event at 3 different times. Tickets are $100, but for the first 20 of each slot we reserved an Early Bird special of $85.

Friday, February 12th at 7PM
Sunday, February 14th at 3PM
Sunday, February 14th at 7PM

Harper Macaw Chocolate Factory – 3160 Bladensburg Road Northeast Washington, DC

Ticket information here.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From a press release:

“The steering committee for the first-ever National Cannabis Festival today announced the launch of ticket sales for a festival at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds celebrating progress on ending cannabis prohibition. The inaugural event is scheduled for April 23, 2016, and invites thousands of cannabis enthusiasts to gather in Washington, D.C. for a day of music, advocacy and activities.

“The National Cannabis Festival is a one-of-a-kind event,” said Vanessa West, General Manager, Metropolitan Wellness Center and festival committee co-chair, “this is the only event of this size and scale for cannabis enthusiasts on the east coast. With beer and wine festivals every weekend, it’s about time the cannabis community had a national level festival.” (more…)

iceyards event

From an email:

“ICE YARDS
AT THE YARDS

Saturday, January 23
2-6 PM

$10 Admission!
21+ & Over

Featuring
Ice Bars + Cocktails * Boozy Snow Cones * Frosty Beer Garden
Apés Ski Lounge * Outdoor Fire Pits * Ice Graffiti Wall
Ice Shuffleboard & Cornhole * Indoor Snowfall * Food Vendors

Musical Performances by
Jeff From Accounting
Party Like It’s…
DJ Jerome Baker

Beer Garden by
Due South

Tickets on sale now:
IceYards2016.eventbrite.com

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Not really but good to look forward to anyway! From the National Cherry Blossom Festival:

“ANNOUNCING THE 2016 NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, MARCH 20 – SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2016 Festival, March 20 – April 17, includes three spectacular weeks and four weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.

About: (more…)