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This Week: May 7-13

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With Gold Cup, Ball on the Mall, Cinco de Mayo, Embassy Tours and hey, even an enormous moon—it was quite the weekend, wasn’t it? We suggest you take Monday off (as there simply is nothing going on) and enjoy the rest of the week. There’s not much better than May in Washington.


Head to Masa 14’s fabulous new rooftop for happy hour, snacks and dancing hosted by Team Sophia of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man and Woman of the Year Campaign. Team Sophia honors Sophia Becraft, a six year old leukemia survivor and the 2012 LLS Sponsor Girl of the Year. The event features music from DJ Bobby, $4 drink specials and complimentary snacks from the new  rooftop menu. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Masa 14, 1825 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

If you’d prefer Glover Park to 14th Street, Mason Inn is launching its first trivia night, which will become a weekly event. Categories include pop culture, history, sports, television, movies and more. Game winners will be given bar credit at Mason and drinks and pitchers will be awarded on an irregular basis for shows of intelligence. 8 p.m., Mason Inn, 2408 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.,Washington, D.C.


Fiola hosts another mixology class by bar manager Jeff Faile with Chef Trabocchi designing his tastes to work with the cocktails Faile creates. In May, “Amaro, Amaro, I Love Ya Amaro” will be a primer on the Italian herbal liqueur, a spirit used quite frequently in Faile’s Italian-inspired bar program at Fiola. Faile will lead class participants through the history of each spirit as well as demonstrate three distinct cocktails. Students will have the opportunity to taste each cocktail while paired with their meal, and receive recipes for all the drinks demonstrated. $85 includes three cocktails and three courses. 6-9 p.m., Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Guest of a Guest, BrandLinkDC, St. Germaine, and Bliss host the Styleliner launch party at the W Hotel. Styleliner is a mobile fashion-mobile filled with baubles that’s cruising around the East Coast. There will be girly Saint Germaine cocktails, a live DJ, and the Styleliner’s show stopping pieces on display. 6-9 p.m., Living Room, The W Hotel, 515 15th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.


With summer returning it’s time for the first Truckeroo of the year! More than twenty food trucks will be on-hand all day long with live music and beverages from the Bullpen bar. So, head on down to the ballpark and snag a picnic table in the shade for a great afternoon. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Half Street Fairgrounds, 1299 Half Street S.E.,Washington, D.C.

British Embassy in Washington DC
Photo credit: Marcellina's Flickr


It’s time for the European Union Embassies open house tours. Once per year, EU embassies open their doors to the public offering a rare look inside and allowing guests to experience their cultural heritage. There will be authentic music, dance, food, film, art and fun for people of all ages. Admission is free, please bring identification as there will be security checks. 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Embassy Row, Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Like burgers? Then build the perfect one at Burger, Tap & Shake’s “Build the Perfect Burger” cooking class. To register, please contact Janay at or 202-408-0201. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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