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This Week in DC: Feb. 2-8

Ugh, Groundhog!


Need a fun indoor activity to escape the cold? Grab a friend or date and head to Masa 14 for Sushi School. You’ll learn how to roll the very best roll, with hands-on instruction from Masa’s top chefs. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy your own creations. Various times available between 5:30 and 8:30. Tickets are $20, get them here.



Tuesday might be even colder than Monday, so we recommend cozying up with some delicious Italian food and a bottle of wine. At Lavagna, Tuesday nights are wine night – every bottle on the menu is half priced. Plus, the winter menu is nothing but amazing rich winter dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Of course we can’t get enough. Details here.


Support the Washington Humane Society at their biggest event of the year, the Sugar and Champagne Affair. Because who doesn’t love sugar, champagne and adorable, adoptable animals? The event honors those who crusade against animal cruelty by celebrating all things sweet. Plus, chef Todd Gray is offering an exclusive VIP experience for just 50 people prior to the event. Ticket range from $90 to $250, get them here.


Crystal Couture starts tonight. The show and sale unites 40 of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques, designers, and fashion retailers. Guests can shop discounted merchandise both on the rack and on the runway as models showcase select offerings at this 360° immersive shopping experience. Indulge in sips from the bar and tastes from local restaurants, complimentary mini beauty makeovers, meet fashion consultants, and enjoy music from DJ Neekola. Crystal Couture is free to attend, but for a $50 ticket, guests can upgrade for a VIP experience.

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Spend your Friday night supporting a tremendous cause. SOME, So Others Might Eat, is hosting its junior gala tonight. The SOME Junior Gala is an evening of cocktails and dancing for young professionals held annually in February. Proceeds from the event support SOME’s affordable housing programs for homeless and very low-income families. Get tickets here. The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, NW.


Head back to the stylish 1920s to celebrate and support the Studio Theatre. Love in the 1920s: A Black and White Ball sounds like it will be just fabulous. Inspired by the upcoming world premiere production of Beth Henley’s Laugh, the evening will be set against a backdrop of silent film, slapstick comedy, and a good, old-fashioned love story. Kick off the evening with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner, entertainment hosted by John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect, A Mighty Wind, Best in Show), and dancing in The Higgins Hideaway. Get tickets here.


Brunch, of course. Lately we’ve loved Brookland Pint, Boundary Stone, GBD (with Order Ahead) and La Tomate.

Also, head to Union Market to check out a new Brooklyn-based, chocolate-covered-pretzel company, called Fatty Sundays. The company is hosting a pop up at Union Market Feb. 5-8 and Feb. 13-15. Fatty Sundays at Union Market will offer the brand’s signature salty-sweet mashups, including the PB&J, Salty Toffee, and Birthday Cake pretzel rods, the delectably crunchy pretzel brittle and the dark chocolate, generously dipped strawberry licorice, among others. The gourmet sweet shop will also serve up a tasty selection of indulgences for gluten-free customers.


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