It’s officially fall! Isn’t it lovely? Enjoy this gorgeous time of year in Washington. There are plenty of fun food and music events happening this week.
Tonight is Copperwood Tavern’s one year anniversary, and the Shirlington restaurant is hosting a party to celebrate. Join us in the lounge area for champagne and small bites tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Then stay for dinner. Reservations can be made here. 4021 Campbell Ave. (Shirlington Village), Arlington, Va.
Get in the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe; Tuesday is the anniversary of the poet’s death. To celebrate, Les Dames D’Escoffier presents Craft Spirit of Poe, a night of Poe-inspired cocktails created by very cool area mixologists. The event will include seven area bartenders each interpreting a cocktail in a Poe theme, plus ciphers and fun word-games. Tickets are $50, get them here. The Loft @600F, 600 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
I loved the new Woolly play, Marie Antoinette, written by award-winning playwright, David Adjmi. Wednesday, the theatre is hosting a benefit for Food & Friends. Sit back as history’s most notorious queen realizes too late that there’s an unstoppable revolution brewing outside her window. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special treat in the lobby, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $100, get them here.
Grillfish is the first restaurant in Washington, D.C. to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, and has pledged to serve only seafood that has been harvested or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. To celebrate this partnership, Grillfish will have seafood specials throughout October, National Seafood Month. The restaurant will serve a new Catch Of The Day every day, ensuring that each item meets the “Best” or “Good Alternative” criteria on the Seafood Watch list. 1200 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Union Market is bringing back its wildly popular Drive-In series this Fall. The series will kick off on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. with an outdoor screening of the 2013 Disney hit, “Monsters University.” The throwback, classic American treat will take place in the market’s parking lot, projected on the three-story front wall. The family-friendly series is just $10 per car (purchased here) or free for walk-ups in the picnic area. Free seating arrangements are first come, first serve. Union Market parking lot, 13905 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Saturday at brunch o’clock, there’s a Mimosa March happening, and we like the sound of that! This all-day bubbly extravaganza will feature six different champagne cocktails, one at each participating venue, all included in the ticket price. What better way could there be to tour around Dupont Circle? Tickets are $21 with the Bitch discount, get them here.
Saturday night, D.C. Music Download and Raise Your City are hosting one of the largest local music events of 2014. For one night only, DC will come together for a massive fall celebration complete with music, art and comedy at the historic Howard Theatre to raise money for the city’s best music education program, Guitars Not Guns (GNG). Four of the District’s top bands will headline this very special event, including Typefight, The Sea Life, Teen Mom, and Lowercase Letters. Tickets are $16, get them here.
The Taste of DC is this weekend, with 70 restaurants and food trucks, a beer garden, a wine walk, and even the Ben’s Chili Bowl World Chili Eating Championship all going down. The fourth annual event is going to be a huge one, as it takes of Pennsylvania Avenue all day Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, Heritage BBQ Cochon 555 Five local superstar chefs will create their version of a globally-influenced menu featuring whole heritage-bred pigs. Tickets are $100, get them here. Pennsylvania Ave. between 9th and 14th Streets N.W.
Monday, Columbus Day
Monday is a holiday, hooray! That means three days of brunch. We know that Lavagna, Copperwood Tavern, El Centro DF, El Centro DF Georgetown, Masa 14, Ambar, Toro Toro and Zengo will all be serving their popular brunch offerings this Columbus Day. Plus, all EatWell DC restaurants (The Heights, The Pig, Commissary, Logan Tavern and Grillfish) will be serving brunch, as well.