1) Veloce Pop-Up
Where: Pizzeria Paradiso
2003 P St. NW
When: Saturday at 9 a.m.
What: Get an early taste of chef Ruth Gresser's breakfast pizzas at her sister restaurant Saturday morning. There will be coffee as well.
2) Sakura Matsuri Street Festival
Where: 12th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW and surrounding blocks
When: Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
What: The main Japanese cultural event of the Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off this weekend. There are street performers and shopping, but also plenty of food (Japanese and otherwise), plus a beer garden. More here.
3) Doi Moi's New Brunch
Where: Doi Moi
1800 14th St. NW
When: Kicking off Saturday
What: Doi Moi launches weekend brunch service, starting Saturday. They'll serve dishes like Vietnamese crepes, Thai omelets, Lao rice porridge, a banh mi and more.
4) Alba Osteria's Lamb Roast
Where: Alba Osteria
425 I St. NW
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
What: Sample spit-roast lamb with a variety of sauces, and accompaniments like eggplant parmesan and roasted potatoes.
5) Society Fair's Crawfish Boil
Where: Society Fair
277 S. Washington Street
When: Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
What: $28 buys attendees to the event crawfish and sides. It's happening in the bistro and is one of many crawfish fests throughout the city this year.