This Weekend: Party Like There’s No Work Monday

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Top picks for your (hopefully) long weekend:

Margarita Wars

Thursday, May 21, 2015

margwarsReturning for its third year, Margarita Wars allows guest to judge the region’s top mixologists as they compete in a  battle for ‘rita supremacy.

The event takes place Thursday, May 21 at Yards Park beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are $40 and include unlimited margarita tastings. Food will be available for purchase from local restaurants.

Get more info HERE.

Korean Night Market

Thursday, May 21, 2015

compassroseHave you traveled to Korea lately? No? Well, Compass Rose Bar & Kitchen’s owner Rose Previte has and she wants to share her experiences with the District. This Thursday from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, the restaurant will transform into a bustling Korean Night Market for an evening of fun street food, inventive cocktails and karaoke.

Chef Danny Lee of Mandu and Chef Jesse Miller of Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex will join Chef Sam Molavi of Compass Rose in preparing a menu including Dduk Bok Gi (spicy rice cakes), Galbi (barbecue short ribs) and Bibim Guksoo (chilled somyun noodles rubbed with diced kimchi, soy, and sesame oil).

The event will also feature live cooking stations, as well as passed appetizers and specialty cocktails.

Tickets $20 and can be purchased via events@compassrosedc.com.

The Alley Pop – Up Shop and Exhibition

Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24

nokingsThis Friday is the opening of No Kings Collective’s latest project, The Alley, a pop-up shop and exhibition that celebrates the history of counter culture in Blagden Alley and Naylor Court.

The collection features custom designed objects t-shirts and prints.

The opening party runs from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Saturday and Sunday hours are 12:00pm – 4:00pm.

Get more info HERE.

Fresh to Death DJ Night: 90s Hip Hop & Pop Dance Party

Friday, May 22, 2015

freshtodeathReminisce at the Black Cat this Friday at the Fresh to Death DJ Night: 90s Hip Hop & Pop Dance Party featuring 90s pop, Hip-Hop and jams with DJ Jennder & DJ Carrie Nation!

The party runs from 10:00pm – 2:00am. Tickets available night of show. Get more info HERE.

Pink and White Memorial Day Rooftop Party

Sunday, May 24, 2015

pinkandwhiteOne of DC’s most coveted Memorial Day Eve parties is going down this Sunday with amazing views of the city from the W Hotel rooftop. Officially kick of Summer 2015 with music by Caseo, Heather Femia, Anthony Raad and live drummer Robert Powell.

The event is from 7pm – 2am and tickets are $20 (subject to change at any time) and includes one raffle ticket for the chance to win a stay at the W Hotel! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The most creative pink & white outfit will win a free liquor bottle, awarded at 12:30 am. Get more info HERE.

Recurring events: This Friday’s installment of Jazz in the Garden will feature jazz guitarist Tom Lagana; This Friday at Farragut North’s Picnic in the Park say hello to UberOffices, General Assembly and DC Tech Meetup.

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