Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Girl’s Night

(DAR Constitution Hall; 1776 D St. SE; April 23 & 25: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; $25 in advance and $35 at the door)

Ladies come one, come all and enjoy classic activities that make for a certified boys free fun night. For $25, enjoy discount designer shopping, a celebrity- esque deluxe loot bag and some quality time with the girls. Take a peek at some up and coming designers while sampling one of a kind products and sipping on your complimentary cocktail.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Opera Night D.C.

(Cafe Mozart; 03/25/2009; 1331 H St NW)
Musical performances will include jazz, opera and musical theatre by the Washington Opera tenor Michael Blaney, Jennifer Jellings and pianist Andrew Kraut. Visit cafemozartonline.com for more details.

Cultural Tourism DC's: The Embassy Chef Challenge

(March 25; Mexican Cultural Institute; 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
The 2009 Embassy Chef Challenge presented by Cultural Tourism D.C. will be a dazzling display of gastronomical proportions showcasing the talents of Washington’s culinary elite. Celebrity judges include Washington Post food editor, Joe Yonan, Michel Richard, Rock Harper, winner of Hell’s Kitchen and more. The gala also features a silent auction to end the night.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Shamrock Fest 2009

(March 14: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.; $19.99-$129; RFK Memorial Stadium; 2400 E Capital St. S.E.)
St. Patty’s Day is right around the corner so get ready to celebrate D.C. style with bands, DJ’s, rides, games, entertainers, beer trucks and basketball viewing tents. The all day affair is 40 acres of nonstop fun which also includes Shamrockfest and “Olympic games”. For more info visit http://www.shamrockfest.com/2009.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sei Sushi

(444 7th Street NW; seirestaurant.com)
Recently opened sushi joint Sei puts a new spin on old school sushi by adding a kick of wasabi and creative flair. Along with an impressive list of sakes, the sleek restaurant offers mini plates like “drunken shrimp nigiri” and baby miso lamp chops with a side of buckwheat risotto. Carryout service is also a clever addition of this eatery which takes pride in stepping up the sushi game.