Monday, February 4
Jack Rose is showing off its new Sunday brunch menu on a MONDAY because they are wacky like
that. For $20, you’ll get four courses of dishes such as chicken confit hash, vanilla
French toast with a bourbon caramel sauce, and more. It’s chilly today, so hot cocktails
(and Bloody Marys/mimosas, duh) will be served. $20. 5 to 10 PM.
FREE FOOD: Afterward, head to
Graffiato, where the Source’s Scott Drewno, the guys from Toki Underground, and Spike Mendelsohn
will take over the kitchen late night. Best of all, snacks are free and cocktails
will be on special. Free. 10 PM.
Tuesday, February 5
PANCAKES: More breakfast! It’s
National Pancake Day, so find that IHOP you never ever go to and grab a free stack of buttermilk pancakes.
Donations are encouraged and all go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.* 7 AM to 10
Washington, DC, International Food & Wine Festival is taking over the Ronald Reagan Building this week. Tuesday is the regional wine
and food celebration, featuring food and wine pairings (duh) from specially selected
regions from all over the world. If the $95 price tag is too steep, there’s a wine
tasting room open between 4 and 8 that’s free and open to the public. Tickets are
available online. 6:30 PM.
Wednesday, February 6
VARIETY: Turns out lots of other bars have picked up the slack Red Palace left when it went
out of business in the weird-sideshow category. The
Capital City Showcase will turn Wonderland Ballroom into a circus featuring everything you miss from your
favorite weird haunt: burlesque, juggling, storytelling, music, and standup comedy
from seven different performers. Free.* 8 PM.
Thursday, February 7
LEARNING (KIND OF): The
Encyclopedia Show DC is back at Woolly Mammoth this month. The latest entry is Saints, meaning you’ll
hear about all sorts of canonized creatures. The show is part standup, part storytelling,
with some poetry and musical numbers thrown in, and things always get pretty irreverent.
Tickets ($12) are available online. 8 PM.
Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or find him on Twitter @jason_koebler.
*This post has been updated from a previous version.