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12 Of Our Favorite Events This Week

By: Mimi Montgomery

Photo by Victoria Pickering


MURAL MONDAYS: Head to Listen Vision, D.C.’s oldest recording studio, for its Mural Mondays event. Check out goods from local painters, photographers, potters, glass blowers, and more while grooving to the DJs that will be there all day spinning. Don’t forget to check out the murals, sculptures, and prints on display, too. (Listen Vision Recording Studios, 12 noon – 10 p.m., FREE)

SHOWTIME: Warm up those pipes: It’s Showtunes & Cocktails tonight. Grab a drink and stand around the piano as you belt out new and old show favorites with other musical lovers. Actors from Adventure Theatre and Folger Theater will be there, too, to provide expert backup. (Beacon Bar & Grill, 7 p.m., FREE)

DRINK YOUR COOKIE: A guest bartender from Service Bar will be mixing up drinks at The Royal tonight. The best part? They’ll all be inspired by Girl Scout cookies. Think Tagalongs and Thin Mints in cocktail form, plus edible Girl Scout cookie shot glasses. (The Royal, 9 – 1 a.m., FREE)

MORE: Boxing Mondays with Angel in The Loft (Lululemon – Georgetown, 7 – 8 p.m., FREE, registration required), Slipstream Movie Night (Slipstream – Navy Yard, 4 – 8 p.m., FREE), The Art and Science of Ship Camouflage During WWI (National Museum of the United States Navy, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE)

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FLOWER POWER: Celebrate spring in seasonal fashion by putting together a floral bouquet. Tulips D.C. will have everything you need to create an arrangement, plus appetizers and bottomless champagne. After, you’ll take your creation home in a new vase. (Tulips D.C., 7 p.m., $37)

POD IT UP: Ever wanted to be on-air? Learn everything you need to know at “I’m Totally Starting a Podcast: Learning to Love the Mic,” a panel moderated by Lauren Ober of NPR. Whether you’re just curious or want to launch one of your own, you’ll walk away knowing more. (NoMa Business Improvement District, 6 – 8 p.m., FREE, registration required)

BREWS AND BRACKETS: Want to dominate the office pool? Come to Brews and Brackets to learn all about the data analytics and methods that’ll help you put together your best path to the Final Four possible. After you’ve had some beer and strategized, sign up for the General Assembly bracket. (General Assembly, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., FREE, registration required)

MORE: Sip and Paint (Ivy City Smokehouse, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., $30), The Emotional Labor Union: The Commodification of Feminism (The Lemon Collective, 7 – 8:30 p.m., $25), Justin Nozuka + Good Old War (Union Stage, 7:30 p.m., $20 – $30), Free Beginner Swing Dance Class (Jam Cellar, 7:50 – 9 p.m., FREE)

Photo by Flickr user Kelly


ISRAELI COOKING: Even if you’re not hosting Passover seder, who wouldn’t want to learn Israeli recipes? Chef and food writer Vered Guttman will be at Sixth & I to walk you through recipes for dishes like roasted lamb, almond marzipan, and haroset. Afterwards, you’ll get to sit down for a full kosher meal. (Sixth & I, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $30)

WATERCOLOR + COCKTAILS: Cookbook author and illustrator Marcella Kriebel will host Watercolor + Cocktails tonight. Head to Union Market to try a cocktail from Buffalo and Bergen while you use watercolors to fill in an illustration of the cocktail by Kriebel. All materials are included, and Kriebel will be on-hand for painting tips. (Union Market, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $50)

STAY AWARE: Get updated on what’s going on in your city at tonight’s State of Ward 7 Address. Councilmember Vincent Gray will talk about recent legislation, how to engage in your community, and plans for the ward’s future. Even if you don’t live in Ward 7, it’s a good way to stay involved and updated on city politics. (Kelly Miller Middle School, 7 – 9 p.m., FREE)

MORE: Whisky Brothers: Understanding Irish Whisky (Petworth Citizen, 7 – 9 p.m., $48.36), AnimA Beer Tasting (Via Umbria, 7:30 – 9 p.m., $38.50), WCW Pop-Up Shop (RedRocks – H Street, 6 – 9 p.m., FREE)

Photo by Jeffrey Morris


MIXOLOGY 101: Pansaari isn’t just for Indian food anymore – learn how to infuse and brew Indian spices to create unusual, flavorful cocktails. At its mixology class tonight, you’ll get to make and try three drinks; after, stick around to check out Pansaari’s spice library and market. (Pansaari, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $55)

RUMI ON-STAGE: Come see words brought to life: Washington National Cathedral and The Aspen Institute will host The Rumi Concert tonight. The famous poetry by 13th-century writer Jelaluddin Rumi will be brought to life by five different kind of performers, from a cellist to a singer to a dancer. (Washington National Cathedral, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., FREE)

NAT GEO NIGHTS: Dive into the exotic, adventurous world of National Geographic at tonight’s Nat Geo night happy hour. You’ll meet three Nat Geo explorers – a conservationist, a big cat biologist, and a environmental technologist – will will tell you about their stories from the front lines over cocktails. A ticket to the event gets you free admission to the museum, too. (National Geographic Museum, 5:30 – 8 p.m., $20)

MORE: Talk Data to Me (General Assembly, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., FREE, registration required), Cocktails & Conversation (Chicken + Whiskey, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $10), A Storytelling Workshop with Story District (The D.C. Center, 7 – 9 p.m., FREE), Egyptian American Happy Hour (Emissary, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $10), Second Annual Maine Statehood Dinner (District ChopHouse & Brewery, 6:30 – 9 p.m.), Sunil Gupta on Photography as Critical Practice (Freer|Sackler Galleries, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., FREE), Death of Stalin Filmmaker Q&A (E Street Cinema, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., $9.50 – $12.50)

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