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This Week: January 23-29

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We’re still reeling from yesterday’s fabulous yoga brunch. Hopefully that bit of zen will continue through this week …


Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon by stuffing your face with—what else—amazing Chinese food. We suggest The Source for their phenomenal dim sum. Or if you want to go more traditional, head south to Fortune out in Falls Church. This week only, Zentan in the Donovan House is offering a four-course prix fixe of authentic Chinese dishes.



Lots of State of the Union parties happening in our nation’s capitol. If you want to be serious about politics, head to any of the area Busboys & Poets for a watch party and panel discussions. If you want to get silly, try Ventnor Sports Café in Adams Morgan, which is hosting a massive viewing party drinking game. Simply choose a word (like healthcare or Democrat) and every time the president says it, you get a $1 Jello shot.


Red Rocks in Columbia Heights and Siema Wines is hosting a five-course dinner paired with Italian wines Wednesday evening. Everything from wild boar meatballs to poached pears to their infamous pizza will be served. Reception and apps start at 6:30. $50 per person. Email [email protected] to make your reservation.



Surely a party called “Apocalyptoon” is bound to be a blast. Artisphere’s newest exhibit opens Thursday night with an Art Soiree featuring live music from Suspicious Package and DJ Neekola. The exhibit itself features editorial and political cartoons from newspapers around the world. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door. 1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA.


I am kind of ridiculously excited about the new Society Fair in Old Town. It’s from the makers of Virtue Feed & Grain, which has lately become my go-to Alexandria dinner spot. Society Fair is a wine bar (serving some food), coffee bar, and market. It’s the best of Restaurant Eve, PX, the Majestic, and Virtue, all in one place—and for sale to take home.



Help A.M. Wine Shoppe celebrate its second anniversary with a party this Saturday. Free tastings, demonstrations, and special deals from 1 to 7 p.m. Cocktail sensation Adam Bernbach of Proof and Estadio will be on hand to pour sips of his latest favorite drink, along with Cashion’s sous chef Sarah Smith and a few favorite distributors and purveyors. The event will raise money for Food & Friends, a local non-profit that delivers meals to people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses. Get tickets and info here.


Eatonville restaurant is hosting a Hats & Fans brunch this weekend. Wear your best hat or bring a fancy fan and get a complimentary champagne punch. How fabulous!

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