Cheesecake/Live Music Sunday Brunches. Recently opened Capital City Cheesecake offers Sunday brunch starting this Sunday. Brunch includes a delightful spread of waffles, egg and cheese sandwiches, bagels, pasties and more—all set to live music. Sun., July 11, 9–11 a.m. 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, M.D.
Absinthe Tasting. One of our favorite cocktail joints, Wisdom, hosts an Absinthe wine tasting. $40 for four absinthe tastings and two cocktails. Tickets, online. Tues., July 6, 7:30 p.m. 1432 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Craft Cocktails with D.C.’s best chefs. The Columbia Room (inside the Passenger) hosts a summer series of cocktails paired with unique dishes created by master mixologist Derek Brown and a different guest chef each time. This week, it’s Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana. Cost, $74 (includes tax and gratuity). Book reservations online. Thurs., July 8, 2010. The Passenger, 1021 7th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Self-Serve Beer. Sick of slow bartenders and waitresses? Head to newly opened Columbia Heights pub, Meridian Pint, where you serve yourself through taps in the six-person booths. Like a gas station, but with beer! (They also have traditional American pub food). 3400 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Bobbi Brown Beauty Event. Sat., July 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, Friendship Heights, M.D.
GlamourHolics Shopping Mixer. [email protected] brings some of the area’s best retailers into one spot, including: Luxe Vie/Luxe Face, Polly Pearl, Clutch Handbags, Aura Jewels, Bijoux Scentsy, HeroineDC for ShopJOSEPHINE.com, Joyful Bath Co, Virtuarte, Christie’s Closet, Chic Chocolates, Backstage Beauty, NickyB’s and Rich Girl’s Closet. Party includes snacks! Giveaways! Beauty and style consultations! Tickets, $10. Sat., July 10, 4 – 8 p.m., Aloft Hotel, Gaylor National Harbor.
Stella McCartney Fall Trunk Show. Thurs., July 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Neiman Marcus, Tyson’s Galleria, McLean, V.A.
Stella McCartney Fall Trunk Show. Fri., July 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, Friendship Heights, M.D.
NoMa Summer Movie Screenings. Every Wednesday, all summer long, there’s a party north of Massachusetts! (NoMa) At 7 p.m., the BBQ starts with DJ Fatback spinning funk, soul and international sounds. (There’s Italian ice, too!). Movie starts around 8:30 p.m. Bring your coolers, chairs and picnic blankets for a great night. This week, they’re playing Sleeper. Wed., July 7, 7 p.m. L St. N.E. between 2nd and 3rd St. N.E. ( New York Ave. Metro)
Trivia Night! Show your smarts and make new friends! Every Tuesday, Madam’s Organ hosts Stump! Trivia. Tues., July 6, 8–10 p.m. 2461 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.