Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week will take place at participating restaurants, August 13-19. Some 250 restaurants will participate in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The affordable menus offered throughout the region will include $35 dinner, $22 lunch, and $22 brunch. New restaurants in the region will participate alongside established destinations, so diners can enjoy “some of the best dishes in metropolitan Washington at a great price and explore the award-winning culinary scene that metropolitan Washington offers.”
Alexandria Restaurant Week will take place August 17-26 at more than 50 venues in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End. Participating restaurants will feature a $35 three-course dinner OR a $35 dinner for two. More than 25 restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $15 or $22 per person in addition to the dinner specials. In a new initiative this year, fifteen restaurants will offer brunch specials for $15 or $22 per person. Restaurants will participate at a range of locales, from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites.
Image below: Outdoor dining in Old Town Alexandria - Photo courtesy of R. Kennedy for Visit Alexandria
The National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Emil de Cou, will perform composer David Arnod's music for the film Casino Royale - in Concert - as the movie is screened at the Filene Center on July 22. The film, which features Daniel Craig as James Bond, was produced in association with EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM).
Image below: Actor Daniel Craig
The National Symphony Orchestra will perform Academy Award-winner John Williams's score for Steven Spielberg'sJaws as the film is projected onto big screens in-house & on the lawn of the Filene Center on July 21.
Wolf Trap will present music from the 1991 Disney animated classic film Beauty and the Beast performed live by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra in the Filene Center on August 8 & 9 - as the film plays on movie screens.