Mar
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Fri
Spring Wine Fling 2019
Mar 1 – Mar 24 all-day
Spring Wine Fling 2019

Restaurant Association Metropolitan of Washington DC presents Spring Wine Fling this year, now through March 24. Discover the various refreshing options of sangria to choose from to get you in the spring mood! Anyone interested in planning their Spring Wine Fling experience can find information about each restaurant’s specials, in addition to sangria-themed events being offered in alignment with the promotion, on the website.

Mar
20
Wed
Speed Dating at Big Chief @ Big Chief
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Speed Dating at Big Chief @ Big Chief | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Tired of swiping? Come meet real people in person for great conversation and simple, old school speed dating! Enjoy a night of meeting local singles in this fun, immersive experience at Big Chief, NE. This is a traditional, no frills, no weird quirks, speed dating happy hour. Full of fun and intellectual conversation with DC Fray staff guiding your experience.

When you check in you will get a numbered name tag, a scorecard, and a raffle ticket! Then, there will be time to mingle before speed dating begins. Our Event Squad Staff will get on the mic to let you know how it all works. Each date is 4 minutes and there will be 2 rounds of multiple dates with a break in between. The next day, we will send you your matches!

Daters will enjoy an extended happy hour and delicious food as well as the chance to win raffle prizes — including gift cards for drinks at Big Chief and Chipotle BOGO gift cards… perfect additions to your upcoming second date!

Cost: $25.00

*For singles in their twenties & thirties

Young Prose Night: Vanity Fair at Shakespeare Theatre @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm
Young Prose Night: Vanity Fair at Shakespeare Theatre @ Lansburgh Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Becky Sharp never blushes. As the wily Becky and her gentle friend Amelia scale social ladders and hurdle the whims of fate, only one question matters: how do you get what you want in life? A bright dance hall pageant poking fun at all our pretenses, this new adaptation harnesses the frivolity of Thackeray’s novel while recasting its (anti) heroines as complex, vibrant women, delivering “a gift to actors and a goody bag for its audience” (The New York Times). Acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (Sense and SensibilityThe Wall Street Journal’s Playwright of the Year 2017) brings her signature quick wit and distinctly unfussy retelling of classic work to one of literature’s most celebrated novels

Join Shakespeare Theatre Company for Young Prose Night on Wednesday, March 20at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Your $25 ticket includes the live performance of Vanity Fair, and a special post-show reception including a free drink from STC’s wine sponsor or Heineken. 

Use promo code 19UNDER35 all season to purchase Young Prose Night tickets for just $25 each.

Mar
22
Fri
Rosslyn Arts & Beats @ Rosslyn CAFÉ at The Atrium
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rosslyn Arts & Beats @ Rosslyn CAFÉ at The Atrium | Arlington | Virginia | United States

Join Rosslyn BID for Rosslyn CAFÉ at Bennett Park Art Atrium over four Fridays to sip, socialize and savor complimentary light-bites and samples from area craft distilleries. Enjoy the work of local artists and the vintage beats of D.J. Stacks. Cocktails, wine and beer will be available for purchase.

SCHEDULE

March 22 – Artists: Anne Browne & Peter VanderPoel – Distillery Tasting: KO Distilling (Gin)

March 29 – Artist: Birch – Distillery Tasting: Falls Church Distillers (Vodka)

April 5 – Artist: Dagmara Weinberg – Distillery Tasting: Catoctin Creek (Whiskey)

April 12 – Artist: Lukman Ahmad – Distillery Tasting: Mt. Defiance (Rum)

Mar
23
Sat
ShamrockFest 2019 @ RFK Stadium Festival Grounds
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Back again this year is America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day festival, where thousands shake their shamrocks to a variety of current and nostalgic rock bands. It’s pure shenanigans where the beer flows strong and everyone is Irish for the day. You’ll see Brandi CyrusTHE MAHONESMighty Mighty Bosstones and more. Full line-up and tickets at https://www.shamrockfest.com/. Use code ontap to save $5 on your ticket.

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What’s In Your Garden? Mixology Class @ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm
What's In Your Garden? Mixology Class @ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | Oxon Hill | Maryland | United States

Spring has arrived, and gardens everywhere will be budding with new blooms, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Join Gaylord National’s beverage expert during this interactive mixology class to learn how to craft three unique cocktails using fresh ingredients found in gardens. While tasting your new concoctions, enjoy complementary food pairings prepared by the resort chef. Participants will leave prepared to host their own spring party using their garden favorites. Must be 21+ to participate and pre-purchase required.

Mar
29
Fri
Rosslyn Arts & Beats @ Rosslyn CAFÉ at The Atrium
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rosslyn Arts & Beats @ Rosslyn CAFÉ at The Atrium | Arlington | Virginia | United States

Join Rosslyn BID for Rosslyn CAFÉ at Bennett Park Art Atrium over four Fridays to sip, socialize and savor complimentary light-bites and samples from area craft distilleries. Enjoy the work of local artists and the vintage beats of D.J. Stacks. Cocktails, wine and beer will be available for purchase.

SCHEDULE

March 22 – Artists: Anne Browne & Peter VanderPoel – Distillery Tasting: KO Distilling (Gin)

March 29 – Artist: Birch – Distillery Tasting: Falls Church Distillers (Vodka)

April 5 – Artist: Dagmara Weinberg – Distillery Tasting: Catoctin Creek (Whiskey)

April 12 – Artist: Lukman Ahmad – Distillery Tasting: Mt. Defiance (Rum)

Young Prose Night: Vanity Fair at Shakespeare Theatre @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm
Young Prose Night: Vanity Fair at Shakespeare Theatre @ Lansburgh Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Becky Sharp never blushes. As the wily Becky and her gentle friend Amelia scale social ladders and hurdle the whims of fate, only one question matters: how do you get what you want in life? A bright dance hall pageant poking fun at all our pretenses, this new adaptation harnesses the frivolity of Thackeray’s novel while recasting its (anti) heroines as complex, vibrant women, delivering “a gift to actors and a goody bag for its audience” (The New York Times). Acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (Sense and SensibilityThe Wall Street Journal’s Playwright of the Year 2017) brings her signature quick wit and distinctly unfussy retelling of classic work to one of literature’s most celebrated novels

Join Shakespeare Theatre Company for Young Prose Night on Wednesday, March 20at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Your $25 ticket includes the live performance of Vanity Fair, and a special post-show reception including a free drink from STC’s wine sponsor or Heineken. 

Use promo code 19UNDER35 all season to purchase Young Prose Night tickets for just $25 each.

Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project at Dupont Underground @ Dupont Underground
Mar 29 @ 9:00 pm
Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project at Dupont Underground @ Dupont Underground

Cellist Amanda Gookin takes a major step forward in her mission to make classical music an active force for political good with her Forward Music Project on March 29 at 9:00 p.m. inside Dupont Underground.  Praised for “Gookin’s focus and ferocity—coupled with expert technical work” (The Strad), Forward Music Project is presented by National Sawdust Project s— the producing arm of National Sawdust. As part of DIRECT CURRENT’s initiative to take Kennedy Center artists and programming out into the world beyond the traditional concert hall, Forward Music Project reaches new Washington-area audiences at Dupont Underground, a reclaimed 75,000-square-foot art exhibition and performance space built inside the only underground station in D.C.’s old streetcar system. 

Forward Music Project commissions seven original multimedia works for cello by some of today’s most forward-thinking composers: Leila Adu, Angélica Negrón, Amanda Feery, Allison Loggins-Hull, Nathalie Joachim, Jessica Meyer, and Morgan Krauss. Pushing the boundaries of traditional writing for cello, Gookin’s performance incorporates singing, chanting, staging effects, and projection art in collaboration with video and projections designer S. Katy Tucker (NSO Pops: West Side Story, the Ring Cycle). The stylistically contrasting compositions focus on the first-person perspectives of women, highlighting issues from the LGBTQ+ community and reproductive rights to harassment and human trafficking.

Mar
30
Sat
What’s In Your Garden? Mixology Class @ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm
What's In Your Garden? Mixology Class @ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | Oxon Hill | Maryland | United States

Spring has arrived, and gardens everywhere will be budding with new blooms, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Join Gaylord National’s beverage expert during this interactive mixology class to learn how to craft three unique cocktails using fresh ingredients found in gardens. While tasting your new concoctions, enjoy complementary food pairings prepared by the resort chef. Participants will leave prepared to host their own spring party using their garden favorites. Must be 21+ to participate and pre-purchase required.