The Memorial Day weekend gave us two of our favorite activities: honoring our nation’s veterans and welcoming summer. Between spending times with friends and family at a backyard barbecue or sunning poolside, we’ll hope you’ll also pencil in these fabulous events happening around town this week. Cheers to our many heroic veterans and the U S of A, Bitches.
Welcome al fresco dining season on Central’s downtown patio, perfect your people watching at lunch and dinner. Be sure to order their famous fried chicken and read our latest review of Central’s brunch here. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
D.C. just got more handsome thanks to the Man of the District party happening this Wednesday at Penn Social. The benefit is supporting Children’s National Medical Center and will feature the city’s most eligible bachelors showing off their talents. Tickets are available for $15, get them here or at the door beginning at 6 p.m. 801 E Street NW.
While we have no doubt about our favorite area chefs’ abilities in the kitchen, we’re eager to see them try their hands behind the bar. Chefs Behind Bars, happening at Capitol Hill’s Stanton and Greene, gives seven areas chefs their chance to sling cocktails in the name of charity. Sample libations from the toques behind Birch and Barley, Mango Tree, Rural Society, Jack Rose, Vidalia, Stick Fingers, and the Juniper. Tickets are $45, get them here.
Raise the rooftop for a great cause! Join VIDA Fitness’ Penthouse Pool & Lounge at The Yards for an upscale rooftop and poolside evening on Friday to raise funds for ALS. The social and networking event will include a silent auction to benefit Augie’s Quest, a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding a cure for Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS). The silent auction benefit will run from 7 p.m. to midnight and feature complimentary food from the Penthouse Pool Club’s new menu designed by DC Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn and other area restaurants. DJ Alex Kouros will spin house tracks accompanied with live performances by the Wizard Girls and the Nationals Racing Presidents. The evening will feature numerous silent auction items from DC area retailers, theaters, sporting events and restaurants. Cocktail attire is required for this public event. Tickets are $25, get them here.
Get your workout in for a good cause at New Belgium Brewing’s Tour De Fat, which will feature local entertainers, musical performers, and of course, beer. Proceeds at the festival at Yards Park will go to area non-profits and support the D.C. Biking community. Get more information about the day’s activities here.