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A week for restaurants and beer, plus a little something on the side.

By Anne Kim-Dannibale

Photo by SteFou! via Flickr

Photo by SteFou! via Flickr

DC Beer Week
Beers, Burgers and Baseball
Thursday, August 15
Until 8:30 p.m.
Nationals Stadium
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.

Restaurant Week
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.

The Willard's ballroom (Courtesy photo)

The Willard’s ballroom (Courtesy photo)

Gospel Brunch with Denyce Graves
Sunday, August 25
11:30 a.m.
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 (Photo xxxxxxx)

The Eastern Sea (Courtesy photo)

The Eastern Sea at P.O.V Live
Friday, August 16
8 p.m.
W Hotel’s P.O.V indoor rooftop lounge
515 15th Street NW
Free entry with reservations at

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.

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