MONDAY FEBRUARY 20
Get an early start on Mardi Gras by celebrating Lundi Gras at Bayou Bakery with Chef David Guas and Les Dames d’Escoffiers. Laissez Foure jazz quartet will be entertaining guests while they munch on a four-course parade-route fare inspired meal for $55/person (includes souvenir cup and punch).
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21
I know it’s Mardi Gras but ladies, why not do something a little more productive than just drinking Abitas and Hurricanes? The folks at Velocity, an awesome new D.C. non-profit, wants to learn to stop managing your time and invest it in the things that truly matter instead. Their life coach will show you how to toss your to-do list and catch up with yourself instead. And you can still enjoy a guilt-free glass of wine! The event is free and takes place at the Ellington Building on U Street. I myself will be taking over Le Bar at the Sofitel for happy hour with a great group of expats. Know some lost Frenchies in the city? Send them over for a glass of bubbly!
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22
The restaurant formerly known as Lima is reopening tonight as Fujimar. Lima lounge will remain open downstairs, but Fujimar will now serve sushi, ceviches and other Latin-Asian fusion dishes and drinks.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23
Keep it artsy today! Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space” opens today at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
|Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromosaturation, 1965, refabricated 2010. © 2012 Artists Rights
Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Iwan Baan
You can also attend the opening reception for Tony Savoie’s “In Thoughts, Words and Deeds” exhibit at Longview Gallery or head to Virginia for the free public opening reception of “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos” (7-10PM.)