Event of the Week The 9:30 Club is hosting the US Air Guitar Mid-Atlantic Semifinals w/ competitors from Nashville, St. Louis, and St. Petersburg descending on DC, along with local face-melters, all shredding their imaginary hearts out. Tickets are up here, along with some sweet photos
Friday, July 19th Celebrating the 4th annual Belgian Restaurant Week, five of DC's best Bel's (B Too/ Brasserie Beck/ Granville Moore's) are bringing you hoptails all day, with stand-outs like It’s What’s for Dinner (Stella & bloody mix), The Golden Goon (Grand Marnier & Antigoon beer), and Gulden Beer Chocolate Shake (Draak/ Porto). Check out all the participating restaurants here
Saturday, July 20th Head out to Eastern Market at 11a for the Mussel Throw Down, which's pitting area chefs (Belga/ Et Voila/ Mussel Bar) against one another to be crowned the master of mollusks. Try each of their dishes w/ Belgian beers, then watch the blind-folded beer-tasting contest, where everyone will be tying one on. BOOM! You'll grab tickets at the door; click through to find out more
The shirt-making sartorialists at Hugh & Crye are sample sale-ing all this weekend with over 50 shirt styles that will be up to 60% off. RSVP to get your spot
Sunday, July 21st Old Towner Jackson 20 is doing an old school-themed crab boil w/ the best “Bounty of the Bay” from 6-8p on their patio; come out to feast on Summer favorites like a Chesapeake crabs, oysters, fried clams, Summer corn, and $2 PBR, and be sure to shake those late twenty-something-hips to old-school hip-hop from DJ G-Mills. You can't eat unless you have tickets
Tuesday, July 23rd For just under $27 big ones, you can get unlimited tapas at Cuba Libre on Tuesday from 4-11p w/ over 25 different options, like crisp pork belly pinchos, shino-glazed Camagüey meatballs, and smoked bacon & apple croquetas. Soooo many tapas! Wednesday, July 24th With their "Beer Tasting and Brewing in the Age of Pirates", Nat Geo is having you sail the heavy seas w/ a colonial-era brewing demonstration and sampling of a variety of their cask brews created specially for this event. You'll even walk out with a little booty in the form of a commemorative glass. Brewing in the Age of Pirates tickets right this way
Local Lady We Love, And Where To Meet Her Meet Carly Phillips, the operations manager of Michael Andrews Bespoke here in DC. When the suit specialist isn't guiding guys away from wearing Zoot suits, you can catch the young lady at local sporting events (mostly tennis) or her favorite spots, including Pearl Dive, the Georgetown waterfront, El Centro ("Thank God there’s one coming to Georgetown!"), Solly’s, 9:30 Club, Mason Inn (during football season), and she says, "I’m not ashamed to admit that I do love Rhino bar when I’m feeling particularly aggressive."