1) Carnevale Party
What: The Italian restaurant is hosting a soirée following dinner service. There will be a DJ and free-flowing sparkling wine by Ca’ d’Or that is unavailable anywhere else in the country right now. Venetian-style masks and elegant attire are encouraged. Reservations for the party ($75 per person) are available on the restaurant's website.
1340 4th St. NE
When: Friday at 10:30 p.m.
2) Gordy's Pickle Jar Brunch
What: Chef Shannan Troncoso has partnered with the pickle company on a collaborative brunch menu, which will be featured this weekend. Specials highlight Gordy's products. They include a Gordy’s burger, fried squash blossoms stuffed with ricotta and Gordy’s spicy cherry pepper spread, a fried pickle platter, and a Thai basil jalapeno brownie.
Where: Brookland's Finest
3126 12th St NE
When: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 11 a.m.
3) Haiyo Dog Pop-Up
What: Chef Katy Chang is serving local Amish beef, turkey, or organic veggie dogs on homemade Asian milk bread wraps topped with flavors and toppings inspired by Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, and Ohio. Sides include smothered pierogies and Hasselback potatoes. There will be black sesame buckeyes for dessert. The pop-up is taking walk-ins only. Find more information here.
3607 Georgia Ave NW
When: Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
4) Republic Kolaches at Union Market
What: The popular kolache company is moving operations from American Ice Co. to Union Market. The arrangement lasts through early March for now.
Where: Union Market
1309 5th St NE
When: Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.
5) Free Wine Tasting
What: Try southern Italian wines from Puglia's Cantine Menhir by the Marangelli family.
Where: Cordial Fine Wine at Union Market
1309 5th Street NE, Unit #2
When: Saturday at 12 p.m.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Chinese New Year celebrations, 7th Annual Hopslam vs Nugget Nectar Battle Royale, The Oxbow & Perennial "Return of the Max" collaboration release party.