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This Week in DC: Jan. 13-19

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The glass is half full this Monday morning. Just think: It’s not 7 degrees outside! Also: This weekend is a holiday weekend! And while I’m tottering about, rather sore from my first day back with my trainer at VIDA Fitness (oof!), I am determined to hit up plenty of fun events this week. Here we go!

Cure your case of the Mondays with a bit of retail therapy. Coye Nokes, a Bitch-approved luxe shoe brand and partner, will feature a Gilt sale launching at 12 p.m. for only 36 hours with prices up to 60% off retail. This season, Ally has rocked the gold mirror booties and Cori Sue has been leopard stepping about town in the Mara pumps.


Oenophileslike us love to learn about the grapes and process behind the pours—that’s why we’ll be heading to the ENOversity tasting class at ENO Wine Room Tuesday evening. Vintners from Virginia’s Tarara Winery will be there to instruct, and there will be plenty of things to nibble on, as well. The next classes will be Feb. 11 and March 11. 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

It’s Winter Restaurant Week in Washington, and participating restaurants are offering three-course lunches for $20.14 and three-course dinners for $35.14. As an added bonus, some restaurants, such as Ardeo+Bardeo, Daikaya, Jaleo, nopa Kitchen + Bar, and Oyamel, will be extending the offer through Jan. 26. Click here for a full list of participating restaurants.

Are you a member of PJ Clarke’s Sidebar? If you are (like me!), you won’t miss its Prohibition Party Thursday evening. It’s the second annual soiree in celebration of the anniversary of The Volstead Act and the infamously roaring decade that followed. There will be a lavish assortment of signature cocktails made from rare spirits, a selection of sides, and a complimentary cigar pairing from a pop-up cigar lounge. It will be berries! 1600 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Political wonks will love this: Kevin Kallaugher, better known as KAL, the editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun, will be showing his work at a special exhibition/party Friday night at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. Live musical performances, DJ, live painting presentation by Mr. Kal himself. Get tickets here. 3100 South St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The National Zoo’s giant panda cub, Bao Bao, arrived in August, and Washington has been waiting with baited breath to see the adorable bundle of joy. Bao Bao, whose name means “treasure,” will make its public debut on Saturday! No tickets are required, visitors can see the bear on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members of Friends of the National Zoo will get exclusive access to the panda habitat earlier this week. 3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Brunch, of course! Lately we’ve loved Mike Isabella’s new Greek joint Kapnos, a trusty local on P Street called Commissary, and a hidden gem way out in Shirlington called Copperwood Tavern.

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