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12 Of Our Favorite Events This Week

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Photo by Mr.TinDC


TEQUILA: Come party tequila style at Oyamel. This all-inclusive party will have food, music, a photo booth, and 15 mezcal, tequila, and beer tasting bars. Ole! (Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, 6 – 9 p.m., $49)

A POET AND I KNOW IT: Hear some poetry at the Brookland Busboys and Poets this evening. Local poet Jonté “Luki” Barrett will perform some of her work while fellow artist Charity Blackwell hosts. Barrett has been called the “Princess of Spoken Word,” so come hear her live up to the hype. (Busboys and Poets – Brookland, 9 p.m. – 12 midnight, $5)

MOVIE NIGHT: The Navy Yard Slipstream hosts movie nights every Monday. This week’s theme is action movies, and Boondock Saints and Lucky Logan will be on the screen. Come by for free popcorn, all-night happy hour deals, and half-off wine bottles. (Slipstream – Navy Yard, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., FREE)

MORE: Pianist Michael Weiss (Arts Club of Washington, 7 – 8:30 p.m., FREE), Adams Morgan Day Community Planning Meeting (The Line Hotel, 7 – 9:30 p.m., FREE), 2018 National Bike Summit (Renaissance Washington – Downtown, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., $280 – $650), Basic Bike Maintenance and Security (District Hardware and Bike, 6 – 6:45 p.m., FREE, registration required), Glendalough Distillery Whiskey Masterclass (Five to One, 4 – 7 p.m., FREE, registration required)

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TANGO: It takes two to tango, so grab a friend or significant other and head to the Argentinian Embassy for free tango lessons. Argentinian instructor Jorge Pereyra will be in the house to teach you all the steps of the famous dance. It’s for beginners, so not experience necessary – just excitement. (Embassy of Argentina, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., FREE)

THE BIG LEBOWSKI: Celebrate the Dude – it’s the 20th anniversary of The Big Lebowski’s release, and Reliable Tavern will be ringing in the event. Drink White Russians in your best Lebowski costume and stick around for trivia and contests. (Reliable Tavern, 5 p.m. – 2 a.m, FREE)

JOINT SESSIONS: A Baked Joint has started Joint Sessions, a series of community forums designed for locals to get together and discuss pressing social issues. The first one, hosted tonight, will be about preventing gun violence, and will provide a discussion about facts and ways you can fight for safety laws. (A Baked Joint, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., FREE, registration required)

MORE: Drag Bingo (Saloon, 7 – 10 p.m., FREE), We Banjo 3 with Brendan’s Voyage (The Hamilton, 7:30 p.m., $16.75 – $39.25), Beginner’s Swing Class ( Jam Cellar, 7:50 – 9 p.m., FREE), There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia (Politics and Prose at the Wharf, 7 – 9 p.m., FREE), A Night in Venice (RPM Italian D.C., 7 – 10 p.m., $85)

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SAY CHEESE: Celebrate Via Umbria’s cheese of the month! Fittingly, March’s is an Irish semi-soft cow’s milk blue cheese, which you’ll get to taste with wine and beer as a cheesemonger tells you about its history and how to use it in recipes at home. Use the 10 percent discount for the night to take home some snacks, too. (Via Umbria, 7:30 – 9 p.m., $25)

BUSH TWINS: Presidential daughter Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be back in town tonight to promote their book, Sisters First. They’ll share stories about growing up with a president dad, hanging in the White House in teenagers, and being part of a political dynasty. (Warner Theatre, 8 – 11 p.m., $43 – $53)

LEARN TO LISTEN: In the era of #MeToo, it’s especially important to facilitate discussions about sexual consent. Come with your partner to The Lemon Collective’s Consent Role-Play Workshop, where you’ll discuss consent, define your boundaries, and practice communicating with one another. It’s a good way to get the ball rolling on an open dialogue. (The Lemon Collective, $20, 7 – 9 p.m.)

MORE: Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy (The Hamilton, 8 p.m., $35 – $75), Israeli Movie Night (Moise House, 7 – 10 p.m., FREE, registration required), Bodegas Arrayan Wine Tasting Dinner (Joselito, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., $125), D.C. Open Doors Home Buyers’ Info Session (District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, 6:30 – 8 p.m., FREE, registration required), Special Evening Hours: Explore Brand New (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7 – 9:30 p.m., FREE), Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now (Sixth & I, 7 – 8:30 p.m., $20 – $50), Arts Administrators of Color Networking Mixer (La Tasca, 5:30 – 9 p.m., FREE, registration required)

Photo by Caroline Angelo


VINO + COCO: It’s a wine and chocolate event. Need we say more? Sample Spanish cava, red and white wines while you snack on chocolate truffles. You’ll learn about the wine and chocolate industry as you taste, so it’s educational as well as tasty. (The Chocolate House, 7 – 8:30 p.m., $50)

TATS FOR THE GIRLS: Ring in International Women’s Day while getting tatted up. Laughing Hyena Tattoos will have special design just for Women’s Day, with special prices of $40. Half the cost will go to supporting Planned Parenthood, and if you go, use the hashtag #mybodymytattoo to show off your art. (Laughing Hyena Tattoos, 1 – 4 p.m., $40)

ART, FASHION, MUSIC: Model For Music is an event all about the intersections between music, photography, and fashion. Come by to model clothing lines for local photographers, and then stick around to talk about music and art with other creatives. Not only is it fun, but it supports The MusicianShip, which provides music classes to local kids. (Room & Board, 6 – 8:30 p.m., $15 – $30)

MORE: Yoga and Essential Oils Workshop (Lululemon – 14th Street, 8:30 – 10 a.m., FREE), Women’s History Festival Story & Discovery: The Water Walker (National Museum of the American Indian, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m., FREE), Michio Kaku: Speech, Q&A, and Book Signing (Sixth & I, 7 – 9 p.m., $18 – $40), International Women’s Day Mapathon (American Red Cross Headquarters, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., FREE, registration required), U Street Neighborhood March 2018 Meeting (Thurgood Marshall Center, 7 p.m., FREE), David Byrne’s “American Utopia” Preview Party (Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., FREE), Happenings Happy Hour: Tales From Arabian Nights (Harman Center for the Arts, 6 – 7 p.m., FREE), Overachievers Comedy Show (Drafthouse Comedy Theater, 8 – 10:30 p.m., $5 – $20), #WakandaForever: Moment or Movement? (Southwest Neighborhood Library, 7 – 8:30 p.m., FREE, registration required), American Wagner Project Concert (Embassy of Switzerland, 6 – 9 p.m., $100), Introduction to Wine (Pansaari, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $55)


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