Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week will take place August 14-20 at select venues throughout the area. Visitors can have a 3 course lunch for $22 or brunch for $22 and a 3 course dinner for $35. Presented by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, this year’s summer restaurant week will have 250 participating restaurants in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
The NSO has had to cancel a planned concert on the National Mall that had been scheduled for Saturday, July 29 due to an injury suffered byMaestro Gianandrea Noseda. Happily, the conductor is expected to make a full recovery.
The NSO, led by John Morris Russell, will perform a free Labor Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on September 3.The orchestra will be joined by Aoife O’Donovan, vocalist, guitarist & songwriter.
The annual concert is produced by the Kennedy Center and celebrates the beginning of the performing arts season. The America-inspired concert will feature marches, folk music, and bluegrass-inspired songs, including O’Donovan-penned songs "Red & White & Blue & Gold," "Magic Hour," and "The King of All Birds," plus the Bob Dylan favorite "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol."
The National Zoo
Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) will have their annual Brew at the Zoo on July 20. Participants can sample the beers from more than 70 breweries.
There will be Exotic Animal Encounters, prizes, food available for purchase from Food Trucks & much more.
The Zoo advises that “Brew at the Zoo is an adult event. Guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID. No babies or children are allowed.”
Proceeds from the event will go towards animal care and conservation at the Zoo.
Image below: A View of a previous Brew at the Zoo – Courtesy of FONZ
The National Zoo will present The Zoo Uncorkedon September 7; the event was formerly called Grapes with the Apes. The event has been called "the wildest wine tasting in town."
Participants can support conservation and "enjoy wine tastings from local and national wineries and vineyards in the beautiful setting of the Zoo. Dance to live music, meet exotic animals and - new this year - stroll through The Art of Conservation, an exhibition and sale of handcrafted goods from independent area artists."
Image below: The Zoo Uncorked
Enrichment Daywill take place at the Zoo on September 16. Zoo patrons will have the opportunity "to attend demonstrations, participate in training and enrichment activities, and talk to animal keepers about why enrichment is such an important part of the everyday care of Zoo animals."