Old Glory in Georgetown is hosting a four-course dinner with cigars and bourbon flights. The menu includes bacon-wrapped oysters; a “BLT salad” with cocoa-braised pork belly and fried green tomatoes over mache lettuce; and smoked rockfish fillet in a corn broth. A small-batch bourbon is included with each course. Click here to purchase tickets ($50). 7 PM.
Join Farmers & Fishers and Washington City Paper for a happy hour to celebrate Cirque du Soleil’s newest performance Ovo, coming to Washington in September. Sample a Double Trapeze and Spider Tight Rope—specialty cocktail created by mixologist Jon Arroyo. All guests will receive prize-filled eggs—inside you could find anything from free tickets to the show to cocktail and gift certificates. The night includes trivia questions about the upcoming show for more prizes. Specialty drinks are $7. 6 PM.
Generation Obama DC hosts the fourth annual Summer Mixer & Date Auction to benefit Vote 2010 campaigns and Fisher House, which helps find housing for veterans and military families when they’re getting treatment at facilities such as Walter Reed. Obama gave part of his Nobel Peace Prize money to the organization. Raffle prizes include a lunch with Mitch Stewart, director of Organizing for America, a wine-festival bus trip, and two summer-season kickball memberships. All donations benefit the DNC’s Generation Forty Four program, the Democratic National Committee’s new organization to continue Obama’s campaign efforts. $10. 7 PM. For more information, click here.