Can you feel it? It’s almost Memorial Day weekend. Hurrah!
All this week, Mike Isabella is hosting a pop-up sandwich shop, called G, on the first floor of Graffiato. Each day through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. get his limited menu of sandwiches, salads, vegetables and dessert. The Cubano paninos, meatball subs and cauliflower sandwiches sound delish. G is slated to open in early summer. We can’t wait—but in the meantime, we’ll be stopping by Graffiato to try the goods. Graffiato, 707 6th St N.W. Washington, D.C.
The finalists of the Miss District of Columbia pageant are searching for a Mr. DC on Tuesday at Penn Social in Chinatown. But it’s not all supermodels and pageantry at this event—it’s actually going to be quite entertaining. The party benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, beginning with a happy hour, entertainment from the men themselves, plus their modeling. Go to admire, to heckle, or just to support the masters of ceremonies, Mr. District of Columbia 2012 Hirsh Singh and Miss District of Columbia 2006 Kate Michael. Get tickets here.
We’re co-hosting an exclusive summer rooftop party with Thrillist Wednesday evening at the Penthouse Pool & Lounge. The event is invitation only, but we’re giving away two cabanas (read: you and four friends). Simply leave a comment on this post and tell us what you’re excited about for this summer! We’ll pick two lucky readers and contact you directly to get you your tickets. The event will feature fabulous food from chef Michael Schlow (of Top Chef fame), an open bar with summer cocktails from Grey Goose and Bacardi, music from DJ Neekola, and rooftop summer breezes.
Step outside and enjoy spring at a “Spring Staycation” at the Textile Museum’s PM at the TM Thursday evening. Experience the arts, flavors, and sounds of Southeast Asia with live entertainment, drinks in the lush gardens, food, and more. Bring a blanket for the garden, grab a drink and some Indonesian food, and enjoy the evening at the galleries. Get tickets here. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
You know it’s truly summer when the Jazz in the Garden Series begins! Now in its 13th season, the free concert series kicks off this Friday, featuring an array of jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles including salsa, blusion, xylophone, and Afrofunk. Guests may purchase food and beverages from the Pavilion Café and its carts located around the Garden or bring their own picnics. 5-8:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.
Another reason to celebrate the arrival of summer? The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design’s Free Summer Saturdays begin this weekend. Enjoy gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.
The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend should be a Sunday Funday for all. Head to Policy this Sunday to enjoy its third Annual Crab Festival. For $35, you can indulge in all-you-can-eat crab and tons of other food. This year, Blue Moon is sponsoring, so you can try exclusive, never sold or tasted in the U.S. craft beers. Limited tickets available at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, visit Policy’s website and click the shopping cart. Policy, 1904 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Everyone’s favorite dating app, Hinge, is hosting a massive Memorial Day BBQ Extravaganza at Jack Rose on Sunday. There will be an open bar featuring beer, wine, bubbly, cocktails and several specialty punches. The food will include grilled BBQ oysters, shrimp rolls, Kobe beef sliders, BBQ beef brisket sliders, and more. Plus a super official astroturf cornhole court, photobooth, and party favors. Get tickets here. Jack Rose, 2007 18th St N.W., Washington, D.C.