Things to Do

What to Do This Week: June 2 to 5

Mixology 101 with Chad Spangler and a free concert from Dan Deacon.

Learn how to make cocktails from DC bartender Chad Spangler on Tuesday. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, June 2

FOOD: Mike Isabella is opening a second Graffiato in Richmond, but before he does, he’s invited a host of Richmond chefs for his industry takeover night, which is good news for you, because driving to Richmond around dinnertime is an absolute nightmare. As usual, you’ll pay ten bucks to get in, which gets you free snacks at the restaurant’s first-floor bar and discounted specialty cocktails. $10. 10 PM.

Tuesday, June 3

DRINK: Stoney’s hosts Mixology 101, which is perfect for those of you wanting to host some fancy outdoor parties this summer. Chad Spangler, who was named a “most imaginative bartender” by GQ last year, will teach you how to make drinks just like he does, using ingredients you’re actually likely to have or can find easily. Afterward there’s some free food, and Chad will continue making drinks. Tickets ($55) are available online. 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, June 4

BIKE: DC Bike Party has teamed up with Capital Pride Week for what will probably be the biggest bike party yet. Things kick off around 8 in Dupont Circle; get all the details from Well+Being. Free. 8 PM.

ART: Who says you need a camera to take photos? At Create at the Corcoran, you’ll learn how to do cyanotype and lumen printing, which creates photo-like images without the use of a camera. Your ticket gets you all supplies, a lesson, wine, light snacks, and freedom to wander around the gallery. Tickets ($35) are available online. 6:30 PM.

Thursday, June 5

DANCE: Baltimore’s Dan Deacon has made a name in the dance-music scene, without being a Nordic 12-year-old, wearing a mouse head, or making music that sounds like it was created by aliens. Deacon is playing a free show at the Howard Theatre—just make sure you RSVP and show up early. 8 PM.

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