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This Week in DC: Feb. 3-9

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It’s quite miserable in Washington today. And last night’s Superbowl was, well, quite boring. Here’s to a better week with plenty of sunshine and fun parties!

Children’s National has teamed up with Mi Cocina to raise money for the medical center dedicated to providing children with healthcare treatment. Show your support for the cause while enjoying Monday night Tex-Mex; 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital. You can get a two-course lunch for $25, or a three-course dinner for $35. We can’t wait to try the crunchy churro bites, dusted in cinnamon sugar and served with cajeta caramel and Mexican chocolate dipping sauce. 5471 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.


The newly opened Alba Osteria is planning a culinary adventure Tuesday evening with award-winning wines from Pietracupa Winery of Montefredane in Campania, Italy. The talented Sabino Loffredo, who has gained a popular reputation throughout Italy and beyond, will lead the evening with discussions about his family’s wines. Priced at $75 per person, (tax and gratuity excluded), the menu will consist of five-courses prepared by Executive Chef Roberto Donna and Chef de Cuisine Amy Brandwein. 425 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


The year’s sweetest event, the Sugar & Champagne Affair hosted by Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray, is Wednesday evening. Support the Washington Humane Society by trying sweet and savory dishes from more than 80 of Washington’s top restaurants and chefs. Best of all, you can party with your pup! The event is selling Golden Tickets for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes, including getaways, VIP dinners, and more. Get tickets here.

It’s Fashion Week, sort of. The W Washington is putting on a week of fashion events in partnership with Bloomingdale’s. Head there Thursday evening for a live preview of runway looks with 24/7 live streaming from New York Fashion Week. Thursday night is a preview of DVF. Then, next Tuesday is Tory Burch. Hugo Boss and DKNY will make an appearance, too. Speciality cocktails, beauty stations, and all that. W Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Friday night is the Olympics opening ceremony, and we’ll be celebrating like we’re in Russia at Mari Vanna. From 6 to 9 on Friday there will be an Olympics happy hour, offering all sports fans a complimentary vodka shot and free bites from a pirozhki tasting station. The Russian eatery, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary Tuesday night, will also add three traditional Sochi dishes to thee menu for the rest of the 16 days of Olympic games, including shish kabob, solyanka soup, and Khachapuri, a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread. 1141 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Hierarchy, the newest experimental arts project by No Kings Collective and Napoleon Bistro, opens in Adam’s Morgan Saturday night. Designed as an ever-evolving, chameleon exhibition space, the arts location will offer a dual exhibition from lauded DC artists Cory Oberndorfer and DECOY running through Monday, March 3rd. The grand opening party is Saturday night from 7 p.m. to midnight. 1841 Columbia Road N.W., Washington, D.C.


Tenfold Forty, a service group of young professional women in D.C., is hosting a “Night of Bond” benefit on Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Whittemore House. The event will raise money for House of Ruth, a local organization that does amazing work helping women and children suffering from homelessness and domestic violence. Tickets are $85, and there will be an open bar, live band, raffle items, hors d’oeuvres, and just an all-around rockin’ time.

Brunch, of course. Lately we’ve brunched at  Rialto, Osteria 1909 in Del Ray, and Lauriol Plaza.

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