iichiko Shochu will be at the Sakura Matsuri competition. Photograph by Daniel Schwartz/courtesy of iichiko Shochu.
DC’s culinary facial area-off, Capital Food items Battle, is back again on Thursday, April 7. The 18th once-a-year function, which benefits DC Central Kitchen, will choose area at the Anthem (901 Wharf St., SW) from 6 to 9 PM. View Oji Abbott (Oohh’s & Aahh’s), Brittanny Anderson (Leni), Benjamin Lambert (the Place), and Pepe Moncayo (Cranes) struggle it out whilst snacking on samples from space dining places. Appearances incorporate Spike Mendelsohn, Andrew Zimmern, and Maneet Chauhan. Additional facts on the party and tickets ($350 and up) can be identified listed here.
Union Industry (1309 Fifth St., NE) and DC Fray are putting on a table tennis showdown, Market Insanity, on Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 6 PM. Indicator up to eat, drink, and check your ping pong techniques through the tournament, which benefits the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. The celebration is totally free to watch, or pay back $50 to indicator up and take part as section of a starter or state-of-the-art workforce.
In celebration of Khmer New Calendar year, Maketto proprietor Erik Bruner-Yang will host a Cambodian cooking class at Hill Heart (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE). The course, $100 for every man or woman, is on Saturday, April 9 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Tickets can be acquired in this article.
On Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, Sakura Matsuri, the nation’s most significant Japanese culture festival, is back again for its 60th anniversary. From 10:30 AM till 6 PM on Saturday, and from 10:30 AM right up until 4 PM on Sunday, various sellers will line Pennsylvania Avenue concerning Third and Seventh streets, Northwest. Try to eat your way as a result of the festival’s Flavor of Japan location, get in a cocktail demonstration, or examine out one particular of in excess of 40 performances on 3 separate stages. Tickets start at $12 for a 1-working day pass or $20 for two-working day.
Bloomingdale’s Huge Bear Cafe (1700 Initial St., NW) is internet hosting a cherry blossom-themed craft sector on Sunday, April 10. Store and stroll by way of stalls from nearby artists from 10:30 AM until 3 PM.
On Sunday, April 10 at 4 PM, Capitol Hill Italian restaurant La Collina (747 C St., SE) is putting on a cherry blossom-themed watercolor and cookie-portray course with artist Marcella Kriebel and pastry chef Rochelle Cooper. The function is $90 per individual, and contains Italian treats and wine pairings.
Noodle 7 days is kicking off at all areas of Korean/Chinese quickly-everyday place Chiko next week, with restricted-time bargains and specials available each individual day. Monday, April 11, start with a consider-out noodle tasting menu for $60. Dishes contain ahi tuna tartare, rooster-and-egg lo mein, and dan dan noodles.
On Monday, April 11, Shirlington tiny plates restaurant Palette 22 (4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington) is internet hosting a paint-and-sip occasion from 7 to 9 PM. Friends can create “folk art chicken” paintings on picket boards. Tickets are $63 per person and can be obtained in this article.