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9 Of Our Favorite Events in D.C. This Week

by Prince Of Petworth February 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Photo by Caroline Angelo


YAPPY HOUR: It’s like the Bachelorette – except with puppies. At Wunder Garten’s Bachelorettes & Brews Yappy Hour, the single will mingle over drinks and appetizers while Lucky Dog Animal Rescue shows off some of its cuddliest pups. All the dogs are available for adoption, and ticket proceeds go to the rescue shelter. (Wunder Garten, 6 – 9 p.m., $28)

THE IDIOT New Yorker staff writer Elif Batuman will be at Kramerbooks to discuss her book, The Idiot (not the Dostoyevsky one). It follows the story of Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, as she starts at Harvard in the middle of the 90s. It’s a coming-of-age novel that examines young adulthood with wit and a sharp eye. (Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., FREE)

VINO DINNER: Philip Mazzei was a close friend of Thomas Jefferson’s, and helped plant the first vineyards at Monticello. Tonight, discuss Mazzei with one of his direct descendants, Giovanni Mazzei, at a multi-course dinner in Plume’s private wine cellar. The dishes will be created by the restaurant’s chef, and each will be paired with a wine from the Mazzei estate in Tuscany. (Plume, 6:30 p.m., $175)

MORE: Smooth Whisky, Strong Women (The Watergate Hotel, 7 – 10 p.m., FREE), Art You Can Eat (Colada Shop, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $75), Washington Capitals v. Tampa Bay Lightning (Capital One Arena, 7 p.m., $22 – $371)

Photo by Ted Eytan


CO-WORK IT OUT: Co-working space MakeOffices is opening in The Wharf, and to celebrate, the spot is hosting a day of events with Brightest Young Things. Stop by for juice and coffee from JRINK before settling in for panels on opening a physical retail location, making a living as a creative, and social media marketing. In between, network and refresh with a happy hour and food from CAVA. (MakeOffice at The Wharf, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE, registration required)

PAST IN ART: Check out local artist Lisa Noble’s installation at a reception tonight. Hosted by Monochrome Collective, the artist presents a series of spaces mirrored after interiors from her past. It’s a reflection on the power of memory and its reinterpretation through art. (The Lemon Collective, 5 – 7:30 p.m., FREE)

RAM: Check out voodoo-rock/kompa/rara group RAM tonight at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Founded in the 1990’s in Port-au-Prince, the group has a sound that’s distinctly Haitian, updating Caribbean rhythms with modern rock. (Millennium Stage, 6 p.m., FREE)

MORE: Yoga in The Underground (Dupont Underground, 6 p.m., $20), February Learn & Connect: Featuring Melissa Quick (Symbiosis LLC, 6:30 – 8 p.m., FREE, registration required), J Film: A Farewell to Jinu (Embassy of Japan, 6:30 – 9 p.m., FREE, registration required)

Photo by John Sonderman


OUT OF OFFICE: Pretend you’re at Mar-A-Lago or Camp David at History Happy Hour, where tonight’s focus is on presidential vacation homes past and present. From examining Lincoln’s cottage and its part in the Civil War’s course to 43’s Texas ranch, it’s an unusual take on presidential history. (Willard InterContinental, 6 – 8 p.m., $49)

I AM WOMAN: That’s what she said – literally. Join some seriously badass women from the art world at a talk hosted by The Washington Post’s Peggy McGione. Allison Peck of the Hirshhorn Museum, Kate Warren of Insert Here podcast, and Peggy Sparks of Artist’s Proof Gallery will discuss life and the art business on a panel. A complimentary Absolut cocktail is provided, too. (The W Hotel, 5:30 – 8 p.m., FREE, registration required)

I’VE KNOWN RIVERS: Poetry lovers, clear your calendar – The Weary Blues event celebrates the life and work of Langston Hughes. Over cocktails and small bites, enjoy live jazz and poetry readings of Hughes’s work. (Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 6 – 9 p.m.)

MORE: National Margarita Day (El Centro, 3 – 11 p.m., $5 per margarita), Self-Reflection: Discovery Through Journaling (2301 L St. NW, 7 – 8:30 p.m., $5), From Naira to Bitcoin: Cryptocurrency & the Diaspora (HalfSmoke, 6 – 9 p.m., FREE, registration required), Flying Dog Beer & Sake Pairing Dinner (Masa 14, 7 – 11 p.m., $79), Cocktails and Conversation (Lapis, 7 – 9 p.m., FREE), Robert Reich: The Common Good (Sixth & I, 7 – 8:30 p.m., $18 – $45), Contact Improv Jam (The Edgewood Arts Building, 8 – 10 p.m., $10), The Everly Brothers Experience (The Hamilton, 8 p.m., $19. 75 – $39.75), One Journey Film Series: Salam Neighbor (NYU Washington, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., FREE, registration required)


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