Mark Your Calendar
Join us on Wednesday, March 18, to celebrate art and design in the District. We’re throwing a cocktail party on the penthouse of The District with Art Registry, a local art consultancy and events firm, and Havenly, an interior design start-up that provides fullyo online home decor. There will be a gallery exhibit with art from Maggie O’Neill and other local artists, a beautifully designed bedroom with Havenly, cocktails, and heavy hors d’ouevres on the penthouse and patio. RSVP here to attend, and let people know you’re coming on Facebook.
Start your week with a Latke-Palooza (sounds like my kind of party!). Commissary is hosting a Pre-Purim Palooza today with tickets getting you and bottomless appetizers including an Israeli Buffet featuring falafel, hummus, tzatziki, pita, olives, and three flavors of hamantaschen. A la carte Purim themed food and drink specials will also be served, including kreplach, brisket sliders and latkes. It’s all for a good cause: 10% of the proceeds benefit the Jewish Food Experience. Tickets, $18, are limited and can be purchased online. 7-11 p.m. Commissary, 1418 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
It’s time for the District Sample Sale! The annual warehouse sale features clothes, jewelry and accessories from all our favorite boutiques. In previous years, I’ve snagged Tibi and Milly dresses for less than $100. Even if you’re not looking to shop (but why wouldn’t you?), it’s a really fun time, with cocktails and heart appetizers from local restaurants. There are also funtivities: DJ, photobooth, makeup booths, blowouts, and an epic gift bag. Best of all, the proceeds benefit a charity, which this year is the DC Diaper Bank. Tickets, $40 and $100 for VIP, which features early access. 5:30 p.m. for VIP and Longview Gallery, 1234 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Following the District Sample Sale, head to the Hamilton for a prix fixe dinner to celebrate D’Artagnan’s 30th Anniversary with a tasting menu from the chefs behind The Hamilton (Anthony Lombardo), 1789 (Sam Kim), Toki Underground (Erik Bruner Yang); The Red Hen (Mike Friedman), and Red Apron Butcher (Nate Anda). The menu features Foie Gras Torchon Brulee, Thai style beef tartare, saffron rigatoni “al Maialino”, Rohan duck breast and duck egg zabaglione. Tickets, $175. 7-10 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Poste will host Veuve Clicquot’s winemaker Cyril Brun witha special menu from Chef Kyoo Eom paired with Veuve champagne and wines. Dinner begins with Jamón Mangalica paired with Nevada Rose and continues with several courses, including a veal short rib with wild mushrooms paired with Clicquot’s La Grande Dame—there will also be a few surprise courses with very special wine pairings from Mr. Brun. Tickets, $95. Call (202) 783-6060 for reservations. 7:30 p.m. 555 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
No matter how many years I’ve lived in Washington, I still love Phillips After Five, when the modern art gallery serves up cocktails and entertainment around a theme the first Thursday of every month. This month, the theme is Shakespeare Made Modern, allowing attendees to experience Shakespeare through a contemporary lens. The gallery talks will explore how the playwright inspired titles of works in the special exhibition Man Ray—Human Equations. There will also be a special shakes-beer tasting. Tickets, $12. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21 St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Beer lovers, rejoice! It’s the evening of the annual Brewers Ball, which is one of the more impressive of all the very impressive events that takes place at the National Building Museum.
We’d suggest a workout class followed by brunch. Last weekend, I had the perfect little Saturday. We began with a power yoga class at Vida U Street with Mimi, followed by the most epicly delicious bagel breakfast sandwiches at Glen’s Garden Market. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday, expect next we headed to DCanter Wine Boutique for a book signing by Nigel Barker of Top Model fame.