Thursday, September 12, 2013

Upcoming Events Around DC

Thursday, 9/12 – Chuck’s Eat the Street Viewing Party: This Thursday, Black Jack will be hosting a special viewing party in celebration of an upcoming episode of The Cooking Channel's Chuck's Eat The Street. This episode will be highlighting four restaurants on the 14th Street corridor: Busboys and Poets, Estadio, Pearl Dive, and The Pig. The party is from 9:30-11:30 pm (the show begins at 10 pm) at Black Jack (1612 14th Street) and offers a complimentary raw bar and $5 drink specials. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to the Black's Family Foundation. 

Dine and dance at The Hamilton at 14th & F this Friday. If you're in the mood for some 'Kinky Reggae' this is your spot, catch Junior Marvin, of Bob Marley and The Wailers fame, in a tribute concert to the most famous Rastafarian of them all. Tickets are on sale for $33 ahead or $38 on the day of the show. Doors open at 7 PM so you can grab a table for some pre-show pizza or sushi and cocktails. The show starts at8:30 PM. For more information or to buy your tickets go to

9/14: Didn't get a chance to catch a Nats game this summer? Not to worry the weather is still beautiful and tickets start as low as $10! This weekend the Nationals are playing the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition to the game it is the fourth event where they are hosting "Pups in the Park" so bring your friends. family and your favorite pet. If you sit in the pet designated section $8 of your ticket will be donated to the Washington Humane Society. Not only can you enjoy a great baseball game and soak in the end of this summer weather, but also bring your dog and donate to a great cause!

In addition to Wine in the Water Park, held every Friday in September from 6:00pm-10:00pm, Vintage Crystal, the Crystal City BID's event series offering residents opportunities to enjoy good wine, beer, food and entertainment in their own backyard, will host two others events during the remainder of September. OnSeptember 15th, from 2:00pm-6:00pm, Crystal City's signature wine and food tasting event, Sip and Salsa, returns, offering residents and guests the opportunity to enjoy wine from Spain provided by Jaleo, South American wine provided by the Crystal City Wine Shop, tempting tapas from local restaurants, free salsa dancing lessons from The Salsa Room, and wine tasting classes from the Washington Wine Academy. $20 tickets include all wine and food tastes and $10 designated driver tickets include all food tastes. Tickets can be purchase in advance or on the day of the event. To purchase your tickets online, visit the Washington Wine Academy ticketing page

On September 17 at 7:00 pm, Mollie Katzen, one of the best-selling cookbook authors of all time, will speak at Sixth and I about her newest release, The Heart of the Plate. With the publication of The Moosewood Cookbook in 1977, Katzen brought vegetarian cuisine into the mainstream and changed the way a generation cooked. In her newest cookbook, a 500-page, 250-recipe vegetarian manifesto, Katzen reflects on the evolution of her own cooking alongside lavishly illustrated recipes with her own watercolors, photos, and collages. Each recipe is a celebration of vegetables—layered dishes that juxtapose colors and textures to make weeknight dinners fresh and exciting. Katzen will be in conversation with Sally Swift, managing producer of The Splendid Table.

On Tuesday September 17th, Georgetown University will host a lecture in conjunction with the School of Foreign Service regarding Wars of Discretion vs. Wars of Necessity. The lecture will focus primarily on events in Iraq and Afghanistan, but will reach beyond those two countries as well. The lecture will be given in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson Center, a think tank established as part of the Smithsonian in 1968. This is the first lecture in the "University Conversations" series, lectures that aim to discuss foreign policy issues facing the United States.  The lecture will take place at 5 pm on the 17th at Georgetown University in the Lohrfink Auditorium, located in the Hariri Building on Georgetown's campus. A reception will follow the lecture at 6:30 pm.

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