A week for restaurants and beer, plus a little something on the side.
By Anne Kim-Dannibale
DC Beer Week
Beers, Burgers and Baseball
Thursday, August 15
Until 8:30 p.m.
Half and M streets, Navy Yard Metro
$55, tickets here
Take advantage of what is sure to be a beautiful night with a little beer, Shake Shack burgers and Nats vs. Giants. One ticket gets you entry into the Scoreboard Pavilion plus an after-party with a live band and unlimited beer tastings. Summer just doesn’t get any better than this.
Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25
Various participating restaurants
$20.13 lunch, $35.13 dinner
So many restaurants, so little time. This cycle of the restaurant Olympics offers up more than 240 dining establishments from which to choose, plus a Chilean wine competition to boot.
Gospel Brunch with Denyce Graves
Sunday, August 25
The Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$132 per person includes tax and tip. Reservations 202-637-7350.
With the upcoming 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, Washingtonians have plenty of ways to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement. The Willard — an icon in its own right — is offering it’s own festivities in the form of a gospel brunch with the one and only opera star and local Denyce Graves along with Chef Luc Dendievel’s Southern-style brunch buffet.
The Eastern Sea at P.O.V Live
Friday, August 16
W Hotel’s P.O.V indoor rooftop lounge
515 15th Street NW
Free entry with reservations at email@example.com
Catch Austin, Texas-based The Eastern Sea at this intimate concert-meets-lounge before they hit it big and sell out concert venues around the world. The band’s prose-pop style already has critics taking note at South by Southwest and Free Press Summerfest. $5 Heinekins and $8 Signature cocktails are also on tap.