5 fun things to do in DC this week

Free walking tours, food festivals, theatre, DC fashion week and the DC state fair; many fun and free things to do in the district this week and weekend.

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chefs compete for global foodies at embassy chef challenge

Last Thursday evening the 10th annual Embassy Chef Challenge took place in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The event was a culinary explosion of flavors and a chance for even the most seasoned foodie to expand her gastronomic boundaries.

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missed the met gala? support the arts in style at the Phillips galas

Didn’t make it to the Met Gala this year? My invitation got lost in the mail too. Fortunately for us, there are great opportunities to support the arts and get dressed up for a cool theme right in our backyard in Washington, DC.

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en ce moment – highlights and inspiration this week

Stay warm and still look chic even when there’s a bomb cyclone. Plus the best events in town this weekend, because neither fashion nor your social life should suffer because of the cold. Check out free orchestra performances throughout DC, or stay in with my book rec.

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Don’t miss this Jamaican soirée in 2018

Now that Christmas and holiday festivities have come to an end (and New Years is right around the corner) you might be wondering what’s next on your social calendar. When will you get the opportunity to wear that sequined dress that you purchased for your New Years gala? How will you continue to spend quality time with friends at swanky events in the city?
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district theater review: ‘in cabaret we trust’, an immersive experience

In Cabaret We Trust, put on by DC’s first immersive theater company, TBD (“tradition be damned”) Immersive, is a truly enveloping theater experience. The show will keep you guessing where in history you have landed as you meander through the Blind Whino, a historic neighborhood church turned arts annex turned cabaret theater for the night. My head’s already spinning.

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en ce moment – weekly highlights + inspiration

Here’s what gave me direction this week. Arts and culture at the DuPont Underground, new books and podcasts, and inspiration from one of my favorite authors.

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the best bars for first dates in dc

There’s a certain art to choosing the perfect first date location. I prefer a casually romantic ambiance in a dimly lit bar or speakeasy. Most men probably want this too. Sometimes, they just don’t know it yet. They may need a classy and knowledgeable woman to make a few suggestions. Enter, you.

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district theater review: Rent 20th anniversary tour

I caught the last show of the Rent 20th anniversary tour last weekend. Watching Larson’s musical today, where its setting, the East Village, Manhattan, is now a gentrified landscape of brunching, happy-hour going, twenty-somethings, it is impossible not to ask if the story of Rent is still relevant.

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