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Marcel’s Is Hosting a Fancy Champagne Picnic This Friday

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Welcome to Eater DC’s events roundup, a weekly curated listing of dining and drinking festivals, classes, dinners, and more. Updated regularly, this is a one-stop-shop for all the happenings in the D.C. area that are worth the calories and expense.

Every week, Eater DC editors sift through tips, emails, and listings to choose the most essential food-related events to attend. Below find events taking place the next three months, as well as recently announced and upcoming affairs (some of which require tickets or reservations). Upcoming activities are listed in chronological order.

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Tuesday, June 25

Bingo Night at Satellite Room

What: Local drag star Bombalicious Eklaver will host a free bingo night at the late-night Shaw hangout to help Capital Pride 2019 go out with a bang. The free and public event will include multiple rounds of bingo, prizes (including boozy treats from Republic Restoratives), and $25 pizza-and-pitcher specials featuring local brews such as DC Brau and 3 Stars.

Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; 2047 9th Street NW

Wednesday, June 26

United Night Out After Party

What: The new waterfront Dacha Navy Yard will host an afterparty for Team DC’s Night OUT at Audi Field.

Details: The first 25 guests will receive a complimentary tie-dyed crop top. Dacha’s new full menu will be available. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 79 Potomac Avenue SE

Thursday, June 27

Yappy Hour at the Fairmont

What: Georgie, the hotel’s official canine ambassador, is celebrating the release of a new coloring book. Humans and their four-legged companions are invited to the hotel’s interior courtyard for free treats, drink specials, and a complimentary paw-signed copy of the yellow lab’s new book.

Details: Doggy treats include chicken yappy snax and peanut butter bacon bombs. For people, there’s a trio of mini gourmet hot dogs for $10. Canine-themed cocktails, like a sparkling Pink Poodle, are $6. 2401 M Street NW

Friday, June 28

Veuve Clicquot Picnic at Marcel’s

What: Prestigious bubbly brand Veuve Clicquot is turning the private terrace at Marcel’s — one of D.C.’s top destinations for Champagne pours — into an elaborate picnic party at dusk.

Details: Guests can get unlimited pours of Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut Yellow Label and Veuve Clicquot Rosé accompanied by small passed bites. Keep the party going with live jazz at the lounge and bar all night. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To RSVP for the event or purchase a ticket ($155 each), call Marcel’s at 202-296-1166. 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Saturday, June 29

Vegan Tasting Dinner at DC Harvest

What: Chef/owner Arthur Ringel will show off his passion for farm-to-table vegan cuisine via a four-course tasting dinner starring local produce (think basil rigatoni and smoked tofu). There’s an entirely gluten-free menu option too.

Details: Tickets in advance are $42, and drinks and additional food can be ordered for extra. 517 H Street NE

Kalua Pig Roast & Luau at Prigel Farm Creamery

What: An all-you-can-eat feast includes Hawaiian-style food by chef Ten of Ejji Ramen, tropical ice cream desserts from the creamery, and an open bar with tropical cocktails.

Details: Tickets are $65 for adults and $15 for kids 10 and under. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 4852 Long Green Road, Glen Arm, Maryland

“Nando’s Like My Nan Does” Party

What: Nando’s Navy Yard location is inviting guests to don their best “granny chic” outfits for early bird specials on chicken, sides, and tea sandwiches.

Details: Expect a performance by beloved D.C. band, “Granny & The Boys,” who performs regularly at Bloomingdale’s Showtime. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 300 Tingey Street SE

Sunday, June 30

37th Annual RAMMY Awards Gala

What: The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s annual black-tie awards show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center announces winners in 20 regional award categories.

Details: General admission tickets ($325) include access to the full evening, including the reception, awards ceremony, dinner, and dancing. Starting at 5 p.m. 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW

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Summer Road Trip Festival at America Eats Tavern

What: Chef José Andrés’s America Eats Tavern’s month-long festival invites diners on a Southeastern road trip with regional specialties from Baltimore to New Orleans.

Details: Dishes include soft shell crab with succotash and strawberry shortcake (Virginia); Carolina smoked shrimp ‘n’ grits; Brunswick stew (Georgia); and oyster po’ boys (Louisiana). The team will also offer regionally-inspired beverage specials. Weekly events include crab bakes on Tuesdays and jambalaya-centric Sundays. Through Sunday, July 7. A party on Friday, July 5 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) includes unlimited passed bites and food stations featuring specials from the festival, live music from Daryl Davis, and family-friendly activities (tickets are $45 for adults and $22.50 for children under 10). 3139 M Street NW

Jaleo’s Paella Festival

To celebrate their 17th annual Paella Festival, Jaleo is featuring five specialty paellas in collaboration with culinary director Ramon Martinez. Each paella features suggested wine pairings at each location. There’s a traditional black paella of toasted pasta with squid ink, baby octopus and red snapper, with another made with braised oxtail, Romano beans and artichokes. Through Thursday, June 30. Multiple locations


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