It’s Passover/Easter week, which means I get to gorge on Cadbury Creme Eggs with absolutely no remorse. Most especially, this one.
We can’t wait to try Fabio Trabocchi’s new Fiola in Penn Quarter. It officially opens for lunch and dinner today. Set in the old space where the award-winning chef got his D.C. start, Fiola offers the rustic Italian food of Trabocchi’s childhood. The menu will change daily, but early dishes like grilled swordfish and hamachi crudo are delightful. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; (202) 628-2888.
Did you know D.C. tops the nation in breast cancer related deaths? I didn’t. The rates here are 65% higher than the national average. This Tuesday evening, an inspirational photo exhibit will celebrate the courage of 100 women and families from our community who have battled breast cancer. The show, called “A Thousand Words,” will open with live music and desserts. All proceeds support the Capital Breast Cancer Care Center, click here to get tickets.
Wednesday will be a night of beauty and pampering at Beauty Night Out at Long View Gallery. There will be makeovers by jet-set makeup artists, skincare consultations with experts, and mini spa treatments. Plus, there’s a handbag swap! Advanced ticket sales take home a fabulous beauty bag filled with products. Benefits Fashion Fights Poverty. Get tickets here.
D.C.’s fashionistas will bring their artistic skills to the table and compete to be Washington’s Top Artista at Art Jamz this Thursday evening at Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase. K Street Kate, Project Beltway, and Pamela Sorensen of Pamela’s Punch are just a few of the ladies competing. Ten percent of all purchases that night go to Becky’s Fund. 5300 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; (240) 744-3700. Free to attend; register here.
Celebrate Earth Day by enjoying the outdoors with dinner or happy hour on a patio. We suggest Blue Duck Tavern, which will premiere its newly renovated terrace Friday night. The 42-seat spot includes a 12-seat communal table created from one large piece of wood derived from the heart of a 50,000 year- old slab of an ancient Kauri. This tree is only found on the North Island of New Zealand and is among the largest species in the world, growing for 2,000 years to a height of 200 feet, before falling from natural causes. Go check it out.
The Chicago-based comedy group The Neo-Futurists will return to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre with Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, a hilarious attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. I saw this years ago, and it was unbelievably fun and interactive. Can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with this time. It runs until May 1. Get tickets here.
Have you made reservations for Easter brunch yet? Tomorrow we’ll give you our picks for the best Easter brunch menus and spots around town. ‘Till then!