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This Week: May 17-23

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Eat:

Oysters and Blue Crabs. A new nautical-themed restaurant, The Chesapeake Room, opens this month in Capitol Hill. Mouthwatering dishes include Horseradish Fried Oysters, Double-Smoked Pork Chops, and Bison Burger with Foie Gras Dipping Sauce. 501 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C. (202) 543-1445.

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Sushi Making with Save-the-date-ing. D.C.’s newest dating service, Save-the-Date-ing hosts another innovative event—Sushi & Saki 101. Wed., May 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Singapore Bistro, 1134 19th St. N.W., Washington D.C.

Wednesday Clambackes at Occidental. This summer, the Occidental hosts bimonthly clambakes (every other Wednesday) on its patio. Menu items include: mussels, 1.5 pound lobsters, and more. Cost: $40. Wed., May 19, 7 p.m., 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 783-1475.

Drink:

Kick the Keg Party. Capitol Hill hot spot Wisdom hosts a keg party complete with kung fu movies and a free beer tab for whoever finishes off the keg of German Ayinger Double Bock. Mon., May 17, 1432 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. (202) 543-2323.

Live Jazz at Masa14. Monday through Friday our fave restaurant Masa14 pours $4 cocktails (They’re usually $10-12) during happy hour (4-7 p.m.). On Mondays, the restaurant has live jazz from 7-11 p.m. 1825 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 328-1414.

Go:

An Evening in Madrid: Flamenco and Paso Doble Dance Performance, hosted by the International Club of D.C. Watch a performance of Spanish dancing with a complimentary glass of champagne at L2 Lounge in Georgetown. Tickets $12. Wed., May 19, 7:30 p.m., 3315 Cady’s Alley N.W., Washington, D.C.

D.C. Yoga Week. May 15-22, 14 area yoga studios are offering a selection of free and $5 classes to encourage yogis new and old to try new styles.

French Embassy Dance Soiree. Learn to swing dance and waltz at the Embassy of France with this party hosted by the International Club of D.C. Lessons will be followed by practice time and wine tastings. Tickets $20. Tues., May 18, 6:45 p.m., La Maison Francaise, 4101 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, D.C.

Sex and the City Party. One of our favorites, City Shop Girl, is hosting a Sex and the City Party at Bar Dupont. Complimentary cocktails, a special hors d’oeuvres menu, giveaways, and more. Wed., May 19, 5-8 p.m., 1500 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The event menu. Photo credit: City Shop Girl.

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