FYIDC: Best Bets — Memorial Day Edition

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Celebrate the holiday with something for everyone.

By Alexandra Bryant

Honor our men and women in the military beyond the backyard barbecue with music, libations and more. Of course, a little grillin’ never hurt anyone either.

(Photo by Jack Dannibale)

Cocktail Clutch

“Sip Your Way to the RAMMYS”
May 20-June 2
Participating RAMMY-nominated restaurants

Who knew you could win tickets to this year’s RAMMY Awards simply by sipping on a cocktail? Just order special drinks from one of five nominated restaurants (Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Bourbon Steak, EatGoodFood Group, Rasika and Room 11), snap a pic of your libation and post it to the RAMMY’s Facebook page. A winner chosen at random on June 20 will win two tickets to the 31st annual gala on June 23.


Newseum (Courtesy photo)

Journalism Jam

Inside Media: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographers
Friday, May 31, 2:30 p.m.
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$12.95-$21.95; Free for museum members

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists as they discuss the harrowing work they do in capturing important stories on the front lines. Associated Press senior staff photographer Rodrigo Abd and freelance photographer Javier Manzano share the stories behind their award-winning photos and answer questions in this inside look at journalism. Seating is first-come, first-serve in the Knight TV Studio.

Attack on Fort Oswego, War of 1812.

Military Memories

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
1644 31st Street NW
$10; $8 military with I.D.

See the other side of military conflict through the eyes of Washingtonians who resided at historic Tudor Place during the Civil War and the War of 1812, which estate founder Martha Custis Peter deplored.

PBS’ 24th annual Memorial Day extravaganza (Courtesy photo)

Enchanted Evening

PBS National Memorial Day Concert
Sunday, May 26
Gates open 5 p.m.
West Lawn, U.S. Capitol Building

Joe Mantegna of “Criminal Minds” and Gary Sinise of “CSI: New York” take on hosting duties once again this year, delivering another Memorial Day extravaganza honoring our men and women in uniform. As always, this year’s concert includes a star-studded lineup with Colin Powell, Ed Harris, “The Voice” finalist Chris Mann, “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of pops conductor Jack Everly. “American Idol” Season 12 winner Candice Glover opens the festivities with the National Anthem.

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