Just like that, we’re nearing the close of July. Summer is flying by.
Screen on the Green kicks off tonight with a showing of the 1984 classic “The Karate Kid.” The free outdoor event will continue with screenings on Monday evenings at sunset through August 11 with movies shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ screen between 7th and 12th Streets on the National Mall. Screen on the Green is a free summer movie series that provides a tribute to classic films. Each screening attracts more than 15,000 Washingtonians and tourists, making this one of the largest community events in D.C.
Join MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet after its July 22 performance of #albatross for dinner, drinks, and bocce ball at MOVEIUS’s exclusive fundraiser, “Ballet to Bocce.” Vendetta, a boutique bocce bar next to the Atlas Performing Arts Center, will bring out flat-bread pizzas, mac ‘n’ cheese, and arugula salad as you mingle with the cast, bet on D.C. restaurant packages in the silent auction, or try your hand at the classic Italian sport in one of the two, 25-foot bocce ball courts inside the tavern. Tickets, which include dinner and two drinks, are limited, so order now for $30 in advance (any extra tickets will be $35 at the door).
A lot of the Bitches and their babes were born in July. This weekend, we ordered a cookie cake from Captain Cookie DC, a local food truck that delivers the most amazing cookies and ice cream cookie sandwiches around town, for a friend’s birthday. The enormous cookie cake was an absolute hit with the birthday girl and her party people. You can enjoy cookies and milk by finding the truck on Twitter, or ordering for your next fete online.
It’s Wednesday wine night! Head to Vino Volo Wine Bar & Cafe in Bethesda and check out its new summer menu and wine pairing. The wine bar also offers educational classes where you can learn about—and try—wine from different regions of the world. Head there for great tastings and good food. The menu offers bites and small plates including cheese and cured meats, salmon rolls, and pizzettas. Enjoy wines in tasting flights, by the glass, or by the bottle. Enjoy wine on an outdoor lounge patio to sip and savor in, as well as a full retail shop to help stock up your cellar. 7243 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md.
P.J. Clarke’s hosts its second annual Lobster Feast Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. This year’s feast benefits One Love Foundation and tickets are $65. Tickets include a traditional lobster dinner, unlimited Port City Brewing Company beer and Gosling’s Dark & Stormies, live music, giveaways from Vineyard Vines and more. Click here for tickets. PJ Clarke’s, 1600 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
We think date night in Cleveland Park is in order. Ardeo+Bardeo’s Executive Chef Matthew Kuhn will be showcasing appetizers such as an heirloom tomato and lobster salad with jersey burrata, pickled okra, olive oil crouton, and Carolina gold tomato vinaigrette, and watermelon and tomato gazpacho with pickled watermelon rind, basil yogurt, and agrumato. Second course choices include pan roasted Alaskan halibut with baby summer vegetable ragu, smoked tomato butter, and a lobster-basil emulsion or tomato-infused spaghetti with Calabrian chili, bottarga, basil, and house ricotta. For dessert, guests can enjoy Anson Mills polenta cake with candied pine nuts, saba, Cherokee purple tomato sherbet, or Chef’s cheese plate with pecorino al basilico, tomato jam, medjool dates, hazelnuts, and grilled baguette. 3311 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Celebrate summer with ice cream. Ice Cream Jubilee, the only D.C.-owned and operated small-batch ice cream company, will open the doors of its first scoop shop on Saturday in The Yards Park on Saturday. The grand opening event will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Founded by Victoria Lai, an attorney-turned-icecreampreneur, who began making and selling ice cream three years ago from a professional kitchen while working as a presidential appointee at the Department of Homeland Security. Since 2013, Ice Cream Jubilee has been selling its small-batch ice cream through select local markets and its old-fashioned ice cream cart. 301 Water Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.
Brunch, of course! Head to Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington, as the restaurant is adding a short rib Benedict to the brunch menu. Plus, the farm-to-table restaurant celebrates the canine each month with a Dog of the Month “Wall of Fame.” Those wishing to enter their pooch as a contestant need to email [email protected] with a picture of their dog, stating the dog’s name, birthday, breed, and a few sentences about why they should be Dog of the Month. A dog is eligible to win the title only once and must be a resident of Arlington County or the local D.C. area to pick up their prize at Copperwood Tavern. Each monthly winner receives the following prize: a customized dog basket from Copperwood Tavern’s sponsor, Dogma Bakery, a $50 gift card to redeem at Copperwood Tavern, a Copperwood Tavern bandanna, social media shout-outs, and the winning dog’s picture is framed and hung on the restaurant’s “Dog Wall of Fame.” The top dog is announced the first week of each month. Copperwood Tavern, 4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.