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This Week: May 10-16, 2010

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Buddha Bar DC. We were able to sample Buddha’s dishes and drinks in advance, and they are delish! The Parisian restaurant, which serves Pan-Asian and French dishes, opens to the public Wednesday. 455 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington D.C., (202) 377-5555.

Calamari, Grilled Lamb and authentic Turkish drinks. A new Turkish-Greek restaurant, Agora, opens this week on 17th Street in Dupont. Mon., May 10, 1527 17th St. N.W.. (202) 332-6767

Cork and Fork Opens. Another wine bar on the 14th Street Corridor.  But, we hear great things about this one! 1522 14th St. N.W., (202) 588-5766.

El Floridiano opens. Food trucks certainly are the rage these days.  The newest, El Floridiano, serves up Cuban Asian fusion cuisine on the go starting this week. Follow them on Twitter, @FLmeetsDC, to find their location.


Beer and Ballet. The Washington Ballet hosts a behind-the-scenes look at its newest ballet followed by a reception with the dancers and plenty of beer. Tickets $25/general, $15/members. Wed., May 12. England Studio Theater, 3515 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C., (202) 362-3606 x 114.

Drink Well, Do Good. The International Society of Africans in Wine hosts Drink Well, Do Good at Funxion. The evening features wines produced by indigenous African vintners, paired with Afro-centric foods prepared by top DC chefs, live Afro beat music, and a silent auction.  All proceeds benefit ISAW, which seeks to democratize the production of South African wines by aiding local vintners. Tickets: $60 before May 10, $75 after. Purchase, here. Sat., May 15, 7-10 p.m., 1309 F St. NW., Washington,


Marzee opens. A new, trendy women’s boutique, Marzee, just opened in Georgetown. 1624 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. This top-rated street art fair attracts more than 50,000 patrons.  Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Sun., May 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Reston Town Center, 11921 Freedom Drive, Reston, V.A.

Dance your face off at Fatback. Fatback is a (free!) funk-soul dance party that takes place on the third Saturday of every month at Liv, Bohemian Caverns.  Last month, Becca had a crazy-good time. Sat., May 15, 2001 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Hot Night in Havana: Salsa vs. Merengue. International Club of D.C. hosts a dance party at K Street Lounge this Friday. Tickets are $5. Fri., May 14, 7 p.m., 1301 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Save-the-date(ing) Trapeze 101. A brand-new dating service, Save-the-date(ing) launched this month in D.C.  The company plans unique, fun events to hook-up Washington’s singles (read: for normal people, like you!). This Wednesday, they’re having a 2-hour intensive trapeze class followed by a picnic of pizza and vino. More information, here. Wed. May 12, 8-10:15 p.m.

Yoga on the Mall. DC Yoga Week kicks off with free yoga on the mall this Saturday. May 15, 1-5 p.m., National Mall near the Washington Monument.

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