1) One Eight Distilling Birthday Party
What: The distillery is celebrating its first year in business with live music and food vendors Guest bartenders Christine Kim of Tico and The Riggsby and Caroline Blundell of Ripple will also make cocktails using the distillery's spirits. One Eight will unveil Untitled No. 6, a nine-year-old bourbon with a triple cask finish. Tickets ($20) include free food and a cocktail and can be purchased online.
Where: One Eight Distilling
1135 Okie St NE
When: Friday at 6 p.m.
2) Viva Elvis
What: Chuy’s is hosting its annual Elvis birthday bash at their Fairfax and Springfield locations. Diners who arrive dressed as Elvis or Priscilla get a free entrée. The Tex-Mex restaurant will also offer $1 off the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken and Elvis Presley Memorial Combo.They're giving away a special souvenir cup with the purchase of a margarita and passing out free Twinkies while supplies last.
11219 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, Va.
6793 Springfield Mall, Springfield, Va.
When: Friday all day
3) Tailgate on the Terrace
What: Watch the NFL Playoffs at Jack Rose. They're serving special backyard BBQ themed food like smoked whiskey wings, fried mac & cheese with truffle mayo, sweet and spicy pork belly bites, and more. Enjoy discounts on select whiskies and beers.
Where: Jack Rose
12007 18th St. NW
When: Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
4) Italian Cooking Class
What: Urbana chef Ethan McKee leads a monthly cooking class. This month's theme is Italian style comfort food. The class ($45) includes recipes, bites, pairings, and takeways. E-mail email@example.com or call (202) 956-6650 for reservations. More information if available here.
2121 P St NW
When: Saturday at 2 p.m.
5) Spy Cocktail Hour
What: Meet and talk with David G. Major, Retired FBI and Oleg Kalugin, Retired KGB over drinks. It's limited to 25 guests, so RSVP to Elizabeth Venafro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Martin's Tavern
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW
When: Friday at 4 p.m.