Is winter over yet? Brr!
OK, the people who plunge into the freezing Chesapeake Bay for the annual Polar Bear Plunge are definitely crazy. But, it’s a fun event to watch (and tailgate; there’s an entire festival built around the plunge). The 15th annual plunge is this Saturday, and all proceeds that participants raise go to the Special Olympics of Maryland. Sign up.
Sticky Rice and Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar on H Street offer two of the most popular karaoke nights in D.C. Since they’re only a block apart, the two events have a friendly rivalry going on. This month they’ve teamed up to bring back the H Street Karaoke Competition, a three-bar contest to find the best vocals on the strip. The finals are this Thursday night at the Rock and Roll Hotel, and the winner gets a big cash prize. You won’t want to miss this.
The Women’s Committee of the Washington Ballet is hosing its Seventh Annual Wine Tasting and Auction at the US Chamber of Commerce this Friday night. The super glamorous event will take you to the Savanna this year, as it focuses on South African wines, cuisine, and entertainment. Exotic vacations are on the auction block, too. Tickets are $175, click here.
Luke’s Wings’ third annual runway fundraiser, Fashion Takes Flight, will be this Friday night at The Adams Morgan Mansion. Enjoy cocktails, gourmet hors d’œuvres, a luxury silent auction, and a high-energy fashion show, where models and military service men and women show off fashion from Washington boutiques and designers. Tickets are $125, click here.
The Roof Terrace Restaurant at the Kennedy Center is hosting a tasting of various champagnes and sparkling wines this Wednesday evening. The event is part of the restaurant’s monthly Wine & Cultural Celebration series, in which guests enjoy wines or spirits of a particular type or region, paired with food and entertainment. Call 202-416-8555 to RSVP.