Thursday, September 11, 2014

Upcoming Events

September 11 - Heaven Hill Distillers Inc.: With more than 1,800 whiskeys on the wall, Jack Rose encourages whiskey exploration, always leading guests through varieties of whisk(e)y, scotch, and this month's featured spirit, bourbon. Every Thursday throughout September, beginning September 4, Jack Rose will showcase a different distillery, ranging from the makers of cult-favorite Willett, to Frankfort, KY's Buffalo Trace Distillery, makers of the uber-rare and in-demand Pappy Van Winkle. Guests can enjoy special pricing on several labels from each distillery, distillery-themed flights, and a special bourbon-centric menu of bites and sweets from Executive Chef Russell Jones.

Thursday kicks off the 11 day DC Short Film Festival. This is the largest short film festival on the east coast. Five different locations across the District and Fairfax, VA will be showing 135 films from 25 countries. For film schedules and tickets, parties and filmmaker Q&A sessions go to

September 12: Baby Capital Cooking is scheduled to arrive! I can't wait. I apologize if I'm delayed in responding.

District Doughnut is opening its first store on Barracks Row, Capitol Hill this Friday, September 12, 2014. The store, located at 749 8th St SE, will open Friday, September 12, through Sunday, September 14, from 8AM until we sell out. Saturday and Sunday will feature grand opening festivities including music, games, giveaways, a photobooth, and more.

New outdoor concerts will be presented in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden as a prelude to the upcoming concert season. Inspired by the beloved summer tradition of Jazz in the Garden, concerts take place at noon and 1:00 p.m. on Sundays during the month of September. Watch summer turn to fall while enjoying live music and a delicious brunch menu at the Pavilion Café. Served from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m., the tempting menu includes scrambled eggs with chives, breakfast pizza, granola and yogurt parfait, fresh fruit, mimosas, and more! On September 14, Ricardo Marlow and Ensemble will entertain with Flamenco music and dance.

Monday, September 15: Cheese paired with wine? A no-brainer. But you may not think to pair cheese with beer. Sona Creamery is about to change your mind with their DC Brau Brewing Company beer dinner on Monday, September 15. The Sona team is prepared to pair cheese with DC Brau favorites in new and unexpected ways. The event is $65 per person (including tax and gratuity). For more information, visit Sona’s website, their Facebook page, or to buy tickets, visit:

This fall, Cultural Tourism DC and its presenting partner, Events DC, will host its 15th annual Walking Town DC, returning with more than 50 free, guided neighborhood walking tours from September 15 to September 21. This popular event introduces DC residents and visitors to the art, culture, and history of Washington, DC featuring a series of “bite-size” lunchtime tours, after-work “happy hour” tours, and tours throughout the day on weekends. Visit tour listings for more information.

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