Thursday, May 29, 2014

Margarita Wars and More!

Margarita Wars --Now in its second year, Washington City Paper’s Margarita Wars presented by Don Julio is an all out battle for ‘rita supremacy. On Thursday, May 29th from 6-9:30pm, mixologists from the top margarita joints throughout the region compete for attendee’s votes for the evening’s best margarita at The Liaison Capitol Hill.

Participating Restaurants Include: 

The restaurant with the winning recipe will be featured in an issue of Washington City Paper. Tickets are $40 a person and include unlimited margarita tastings from each of the participating restaurants/competitors, passed hors d'oeuvres from Art & Soul, DJ, and more! For tickets and information, visit Let’s get ready to rumble!

Rooftop Concert with Rigmor Gustafsson at the Swedish Embassy: Friday May 30 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm).  Join us for an evening with one of the leading jazz vocalists in Scandinavia and the 2013 winner of the most prestigious jazz award in Sweden "The Royal Musical Academy's Jazz Award". Free admission, registration required. Reservations will be available shortly. Click here for more information on Rigmor Gustafsson

Jack Rose:  Celebrating the limited edition release of Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select Tennessee Whiskey, BLT Steak is fusing fine whiskey, creative cuisine and Sinatra tunes for one evening, on Saturday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. Paying homage to iconic crooner Frank Sinatra, Executive Chef Jeremy Shelton will pair Italian-inspired dishes with Jack Daniel's expressions, including the special release Sinatra Select. The evening will begin with passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, followed by a seated four-course dinner.

Kicking off Sunday, June 1st and running through September 28th, industree ( will host a bi-weekly Market Crawl (every other Sunday), where guests can embark on an unprecedented ride across the district, stopping at four of the city’s best neighborhood markets. Priced at $70pp, each ticket includes transportation from 2-5PM, samplings and tastings at each stop and 10% off all items purchased at any of the four markets.

Visit Wegmans in Fairfax, VA on Monday, June 2 from 6:30pm-8:00pm for an exclusive wine tasting event: The Wines of Spain & Argentina. Guests will learn about wines from these areas while having the opportunity to meet and learn from Mariola Varona, Brand Ambassador for Bodegas Martin Codax Winery. Wegmans will also have a Wine Specialist from Gallo Wines present to introduce guests to Argentinean wines. Even better, bottle signing will be available with purchase! Tickets are $15 pp. For more information, please visit

DC Bike Party, an official event of Capital Pride, will celebrate Pride Week 2014 during the first annual Pride Ride. On June 4th, the popular monthly party ride, which averages between 500-800 participants each month, will ride through DC in neon and glitter in line with this year’s Capital Pride theme “Build Our Bright Future”. Think drag queens on pedicabs and bedazzled bikers! Riders are encouraged to add songs to the DC Bike Party collaborative playlist to hear their favorite tracks through our mobile jukebox, Sound Bike DC.

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