Buddha Bar DC. We were able to sample Buddha’s dishes and drinks in advance, and they are delish! The Parisian restaurant, which serves Pan-Asian and French dishes, opens to the public Wednesday. 455 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington D.C., (202) 377-5555.
Calamari, Grilled Lamb and authentic Turkish drinks. A new Turkish-Greek restaurant, Agora, opens this week on 17th Street in Dupont. Mon., May 10, 1527 17th St. N.W.. (202) 332-6767
El Floridiano opens. Food trucks certainly are the rage these days. The newest, El Floridiano, serves up Cuban Asian fusion cuisine on the go starting this week. Follow them on Twitter, @FLmeetsDC, to find their location.
Beer and Ballet. The Washington Ballet hosts a behind-the-scenes look at its newest ballet followed by a reception with the dancers and plenty of beer. Tickets $25/general, $15/members. Wed., May 12. England Studio Theater, 3515 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C., (202) 362-3606 x 114.
Drink Well, Do Good. The International Society of Africans in Wine hosts Drink Well, Do Good at Funxion. The evening features wines produced by indigenous African vintners, paired with Afro-centric foods prepared by top DC chefs, live Afro beat music, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit ISAW, which seeks to democratize the production of South African wines by aiding local vintners. Tickets: $60 before May 10, $75 after. Purchase, here. Sat., May 15, 7-10 p.m., 1309 F St. NW., Washington,
Marzee opens. A new, trendy women’s boutique, Marzee, just opened in Georgetown. 1624 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. This top-rated street art fair attracts more than 50,000 patrons. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Sun., May 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Reston Town Center, 11921 Freedom Drive, Reston, V.A.
Dance your face off at Fatback. Fatback is a (free!) funk-soul dance party that takes place on the third Saturday of every month at Liv, Bohemian Caverns. Last month, Becca had a crazy-good time. Sat., May 15, 2001 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Save-the-date(ing) Trapeze 101. A brand-new dating service, Save-the-date(ing) launched this month in D.C. The company plans unique, fun events to hook-up Washington’s singles (read: for normal people, like you!). This Wednesday, they’re having a 2-hour intensive trapeze class followed by a picnic of pizza and vino. More information, here. Wed. May 12, 8-10:15 p.m.
Yoga on the Mall. DC Yoga Week kicks off with free yoga on the mall this Saturday. May 15, 1-5 p.m., National Mall near the Washington Monument.