Tonight, March 8, women in the sake industry are coming together at Cranes (724 Ninth St., NW) to highlight and educate about Japan’s famous drink. There’s a $325 omakase menu with five sake pairings. Tickets at varying times can be purchased here.
Each year, Brightwood Park cidery Anxo collaborates on a Women’s History Month brew with Vermont’s Eden Cider. Starting at 4 PM today, March 8, Anxo will donate $1 of every dine-in can or takeout four-pack of the resulting cider (called Nevertheless) to Planned Parenthood. You can order for pickup or delivery via Anxo’s Brightwood Pizza & Bottle Shop, or visit the cidery (711 Kennedy St., NW).
In honor of Women’s History Month, Buffalo & Bergen owner Gina Chersevani is holding a cocktail hour Thursdays through Sundays until the end of March at her Union Market location (1309 Fifth St., NE). Look for “trilogy tasting trays” ($33-$75) holding a trio of women-inspired cocktails. There’s also an $8 punch of the day.
The biggest, most ambitious event of the month comes courtesy of non-profit Re: Her, which advocates for female empowerment in the hospitality industry. Monday, March 14 at 6 PM, it’s bringing together an impressive group of 24 female chefs, restaurateurs, and cocktail and wine experts for a multi-course, family-style dinner at the Wharf location of Hank’s Oyster Bar (701 Wharf St., SW). Look for contributions from A.J. Johnson (Serenata); Tiffany MacIsaac (Buttercream Bakeshop); Sonya Ali (Ben’s Chili Bowl); Rochelle Cooper and Hollis Silverman (the Duck and the Peach/La Collina); and Mary Sue Milliken, the famed Los Angeles chef who is also a co-founder of Re:Her. Tickets, $180 per person, are available here.
Re: Her has also put together several other events, including panel discussions, dinners, and beer tastings, from Monday, March 14 to Sunday, March 27.
Logan Circle’s female-focused Hotel Zena (1155 14th St, NW) has a slate of events and talks throughout the month. On Tuesday, March 15, its Figleaf Bar & Lounge will host a Ruth Bader Ginsburg-inspired “paint and sip” event. The $45 ticket includes a glass of wine.
Throughout March, 14th Street corridor wine bar Cork (1805 14th St., NW) is celebrating female winemakers with a series of flights.