Blue Duck Tavern will be pouring a specially selected rare magnum which is not found on the restaurant’s featured wine list, for a "taste" as a part of the “Blue Duck Uncorked” series. This experience is exclusively available on Tuesdays and the selection of fine wines is chosen by Blue Duck Tavern General Manager Joseph Cerione. It is a rare opportunity to taste these vintages by glass, with each pour priced at $30. The Magnums have all been selected for Tuesday service from July 14 through September 22, from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. www.blueducktavern.com; 1201 24th St NW.; 202-419-6755
The Old Ebbitt Grill is excited to announce the annual return of the Craft BrewHaHa from 8-11 pm. The BrewHaHa is a celebration of local craft beers & food backed by a killer local soul band, the Soul Crackers. Nine local craft brewers paired with nine local chefs will celebrate the growth of craft beer here in our nation’s capital to the sounds of a great band as part of the 7th annual DC Beer Week, which runs August 9-15. Each brewery will feature two of their beers and each chef will create a dish that enhances the beer pairings. Craft beer enthusiasts will be able to mingle while sampling unlimited amounts of these creations during the large cocktail-style party held in the Atrium of the Old Ebbitt Grill. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased online here. 675 15th S NW; brewhaha2015.eventfarm.com
Early Mountain Vineyards will host an outdoor summer concert featuring a performance by Gallatin Canyon. Starting at 5:00 p.m., guests can enjoy a bottle of wine from the Tasting Room, and a picnic-perfect menu throughout the evening. Gallatin Canyon will take the stage at 6:00 p.m. and play until 9:00 p.m. Tickets for admission are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $8 for wine club members. 6109 Wolftown-Hood Rd, Madison; earlymountain.com
City Tap House will host a brunch with Carol Stoudt, founder of Stoudt’s Brewing Company out of Adamstown, Pennsylvania and will load their beer lines with the best year round, seasonal, and brewer’s reserve style beers. Featured drafts include Pils, GoldLager, Scarlet Lady ESB, American Pale Ale, Fourplay IPA, Karnival Kolsch, Hefe, and Multiple Personality Disorder. Prices range from $6 to $10 per draft from 11 a.m. to close. 901 Ninth St. NW., 202-733-5333; citytaphousedc.com
DCBeer.com’s Co-Editor Chris Van Orden will host a panel discussion at City Tap House about how to start a brewery with local brewers including Jeff Hancock from DC Brau Brewing Company, Mike McGarvey from 3 Stars Brewing Company, Justin Cox from Atlas Brew Works, and Josh Chapman from Bluejacket Brewery. Space is limited, and those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to email@example.com. 901 Ninth St. NW., 202-733-5333; citytaphousedc.com
City Tap House will offer a selection of ciders and meads on tap in addition to ten cask beers. Refreshing ciders for the evening include Millstone Cellars, Jack’s Cider, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Potter’s Craft Cider, and Mckenzie’s Hard Cider. Standout meaderies that will be featured on tap include Charm City Meadworks and B. Nektar Meadery, as well as casks from breweries such as Flying Dog Brewery, Oliver Brewing Company, 3 Stars, and Mad Fox Brewing Company. Pricing ranges from $6 to $14 per draft from 11:30 a.m. to close. 901 Ninth St. NW., 202-733-5333; citytaphousedc.com
City Tap House will dedicate at least five of their tap lines to beers from Victory Brewing Company out of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Beers that will be available include Sour Monkey, Golden Monkey, Cask-Conditioned Golden Monkey, and more. Prices range from $6 to $12 per draft. Culinary Director Brian Cooke will create a variety of banana food specials, which will be available in addition to the regular a la carte menu exclusively during dinner service. Food specials are priced from $8 to $22 each from 4 p.m to close. 901 Ninth St. NW., 202-733-5333; citytaphousedc.com
In celebration of DC Beer Week, Wunder Garten at NoMa will host an epic battle between locally brewed, regional beers and German selections from 4pm until 10pm. Guests are encouraged to dress according to the country they believe offers the best beers: flags and patriotic jerseys encouraged. The battle will be waged in several different beer categories, including lager, wheat beer, dark beer, and a wildcard category. Two MCs, each representing a country, will provide comic relief while helping guests navigate the ongoing festivities featuring music, food trucks, and yard games. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at www.wundergartendc.com. 150 M St. NE.
This exhibit, running until September 6, will show cherry trees landscapes from the 16th and 17th centuries, created by mixing Chinese techniques with the gold and colors of traditional Japanese paintings. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu
The Rosslyn Business Improvement District will host the 25th Anniversary its Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival in Gateway Park. This year's event will feature food truck row, an expanded beer and wine garden, and a variety of onsite fashion trucks. Locally, nationally, and international acclaimed artists headlining the festival include The Funk Art, Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Debo Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and many more! 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA
The District of Columbia Arts Center Presents the 2015 Experience Auction in the Club + Banquet Hall of the Kennedy-Warren. Show your love for DC’s most alternative and cutting edge arts organization not by buying art, but by experiencing it. This event provides an extraordinary opportunity for participants to bid on a series of one-of-a-kind adventures and happenings created for the occasion by some of DC’s most talented tastemakers, musicians, filmmakers, artists, actors, chefs, and a host of other donors. Each and every “item” will be genuine, exciting, and valuable beyond any measure. From 7-10 pm. 3133 Connecticut Ave. NW; experienceauction.com
The Hospital Center's Annual Golf Classic brings together physicians, community leaders, business partners, and friends of MedStar Washington Hospital Center to enjoy a day of golf for a worthwhile cause. This year, we are thrilled to share that all proceeds received from the classic will benefit three clinical programs of excellence at the hospital: The Center for Excellence in Nursing, MedSTAR Transport and The Comprehensive Stroke Center. For more information, please contact Morgan Milner, firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-877-3269. 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville.
Jose Andrés’ America Eats Tavern will host a sumptuous Christmas Day brunch featuring, in addition to regular menu items, a roast roseda prime rib special and a Christmas cookie buffet complete with a sugar-cookie decorating station that’s sure to delight the kids—both young and grown. 7am – 2:30pm. 1700 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA, 703-744-3999; americaeatstavern.com