Fall events have been in high gear for weeks, even if the weather was slow to catch up. This week is no exception—and the weather has finally arrived! So grab your best boots and get out and about, D.C.
All This Month
Select D.C. restaurants are serving dinner to “Take a Bite Out of Breast Cancer.” For one day, a week, or the entire month, the restaurants—ranging from Proof to Hudson to Todd Gray’s Watershed—are donating a portion of their food and beverage sales to Pink Jams. Check the calendar whenever you’re eating out this month, and pick a restaurant that’s participating.
It’s D.C. Farm to School Network’s third annual Farm to School Week. The week is kicking off with a “Top Chef”-style battle between four local chefs to create the tastiest seasonal salad. Chefs will use D.C. school garden produce and a pantry of items furnished by Whole Foods. 2 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School and Savoy Elementary School shared gymnasium, 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Washington, DC. Email to RSVP.
Carmine’s is celebrating a year in D.C. by honoring the Trust for the National Mall with an Italian celebration to kick-off the L’Enfant Society’s fall season. Wine, beer, specialty cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, Italian buffets, giveaways, gift bags and more. The event is free for current L’Enfant Society members, $25 for non-members. Click here to get tickets.
Sisarina is hosting DC Hearts the Arts, an artistic fashion show and arts fest, featuring theatrical performances, painting, music, and more. It’s free; at the Forum Theatre at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. Register here.
Besides the usual fun, there’s another great reason to hit month’s Phillips After 5: the museum’s new exhibit, Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint. It’s the first exhibition of Degas’s dancers in Washington, D.C., in 25 years. The exhibit will be there through January 8. After Hours is $12 or free for members. Get tickets here.
Friday night the National Building Museum is hosting a beer fest, the U.S. Finals of the 15th annual World Draught Masters competition. Regional champions from around the country will compete for the perfect pour. The prize? To represent the United States in the Stella Artois World Draught Masters Championship in Buenos Aires. Doors open at 9 p.m.; competition at 10:30 p.m. The entire evening is free and open to the public.
The region’s largest and most eagerly anticipated food, wine and entertainment event, Taste of DC, is taking over Pennsylvania Avenue this entire weekend. The three-day event will showcase more than 80 restaurants, eateries and food trucks, not to mention bring in huge music acts. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the DC Central Kitchen, the American Red Cross and Bread for the City. Plus, purchase your tickets using this link (click here!) and we’ll donate 10% of the proceeds to DC Farm to School.
Looking for a place to brunch? We hear Logan Circle’s newest spot, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack, is now open and serving our favorite meal. 1612 14th Street; 202-986-8778.