Nightlife in Cleveland Park

Miss Black USA Pageant at University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Theatre On August 10 (Up to 52% Off)

Miss Black USA Pageant

University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Theatre

$41.99 $20

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Annual pageant celebrates social advocacy in the black community, and develops leadership skills while awarding a scholarship to the winner

6th Annual DC Bachata, Kizomba & Latin Dance Festival at Washington Hilton on August 14–17 (Up to 51% Off)

6th Annual DC Bachata, Kizomba & Latin Dance Festival

Washington Hilton

$100 $49

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Singers and dancers perform at a latin-dance festival with workshops, 50+ instructors from around the world, and 5000+ attendees

Pan-Latin Food or Rum Tasting for Two or Four at Cafe Citron (Up to 50% Off)

Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle

$35 $19

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Bolivian chicken stew and Peruvian beef explore the flavors of Latin America; four premium rums include Bacardi and Pampero

Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

$30 $15

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Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

$24 $13

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

$30 $15

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

Tango Lovers Company Show at The Lincoln Theatre on October 16 at 8 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Tango Lovers Company Show

The Lincoln Theatre

$51.50 $36

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A celebration of the world's cultural heritage showcases staccato footwork and spirited music

Peking Opera at The Kennedy Center on August 27 or 28 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 63% Off)

Peking Opera

The Kennedy Center

$52 $19

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Two performances fuse music, dance, martial arts, dialogue, and intricate costuming in honor of Mei Lanfang, a legend of the art form

Pimpinela at Warner Theatre on Friday, August 22, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Pimpinela

Warner Theatre

$69.50 $34.75

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Successful Argentine duo croons heartfelt ballads from their more than 30 years of working together

Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 59% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

$99 $41

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

The Comedy Zone DC Standup Show for Four at the DoubleTree Through September 30 (Up to 59% Off)

The Comedy Zone DC 2012

Windows Over Washington at the DoubleTree

$120 $49

Nationally touring comedians lob jokes over meals, drinks, and panoramic city views

Lil' Boosie at Echostage on Friday, September 19, at 9 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Lil' Boosie

Echostage

$92.80 $65

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Lil' Boosie prepares for his next album release with a new outlook on life and new hit "Show Da World"

In-Home Wine or Whiskey Tasting for Up to 15 from Custom Wine Tasting (Up to 57% Off)

Custom Wine Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

$699.99 $299

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

Sandwiches and Pub Grub During Lunch or Dinner at Big Play Sports Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Big Play Sports Grill

Old Town

$22 $11

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Smoked ribs, crab cake sliders, roast chicken, and other hearty pub grub served in a dining room outfitted with 16 big-screen TVs

Movie and Snacks Package for Two or Four at DC Cinemas (Up to 58% Off)

DC Cinemas

Falls Church

$54 $25

Large popcorns and drinks complement screenings of the latest Indian cinema

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival at Villa Rosa on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 50% Off)

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival

Villa Rosa

$40 $20

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Fourth annual family-friendly celebration of Caribbean culture features tastings of award-winning wines, island food, and live music

Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

$80 $39

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Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

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The sounds of clinking steins and lively conversations fill Tyber Bierhaus, which embraces the spirit of a Belgian-, German-, and Czech-inspired beer hall. This revelry-inducing eatery is the third restaurant for co-owners Mark Moore, Paul Uppole, and Dan McLaughlin, who also opened the similarly inspired St. Arnold's Mussel Bar. At Tyber Bierhaus, the bar features more than 20 beers that includes everything from relatively light Czech pilsners to rich Belgian tripels. The food menu is equally diverse?homemade goulash, pork schnitzel sandwiches, and the restaurant's signature mussels in an aromatic, beer-based broth with caramelized shallots, garlic, thyme, and duck fat all emerge from the kitchen. At the same time, chefs occasionally find inspiration in Mediterranean cuisine as they prepare dishes such as linguine shrimp scampi and olive and red pepper hummus with pita bread.

As further proof of the restaurant's commitment to creating a European-style beer hall in Bethesda, Tyber Bierhaus features communal picnic tables throughout its dining room. This communal setup encourages guests to chat with their neighbors or even lift their liter-sized glasses together for celebratory toasts. The relatively simple ambiance features mustard-yellow walls adorned with vintage advertisements for European beers and other details, such as the tin cans filled with sheaves of wheat that decorate a small ledge. By remaining open until as late as 2 a.m., Tyber Bierhaus provides guests with a place where they can settle in for the night and enjoy the lively, communal atmosphere even after their cars have turned back into pumpkins.

3433 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
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As 20 high-definition televisions play the latest sports in Uptown Tap House?s dining room, the pub?s cooks tirelessly craft their upscale take on classic bar food. They smother pumpkin ravioli in brown butter-cream sauce, pile hickory-smoked pulled pork and chipotle slaw onto sandwiches, and leave oysters and clams just as they are for raw bar orders. To complement each feast, bartenders decant predominantly local American brews from 22 taps. The full libation menu features more bottled beers, plus wine and spirits, all three of which Uptown showcases at its weekly tastings.

3412 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
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Executive Chef Billy Klein brings a bit of Spain to Cleveland Park, creating inventive interpretations of tapas that marry traditional flavors with contemporary sensibilities. Befitting the name "Pulpo"—Spanish for octopus—menu prominently features a dish of tender octopus simply prepared with the refreshing citrus-herbal tang of oranges and parsley. Chef Klein and his team also keep the meals close to home by sourcing produce from local farms. This dedication is apparent throughout the drink menu, which features three kinds of sangria, an assortment of international wines, and cocktails made with everything from jalapeño-infused simple syrup to earl grey- and sage-infused vodka.

Washingtonian describes the thoroughly industrial dining room as, "something at once more modern and rustic." Given the worn, black brickwork, well-trodden concrete floors, and caged, warehouse-style light bulbs, this assessment seems especially apt. A three-paneled, black-and-white piece of artwork depicting an octopus adorns one brick wall, and a lipstick-red accent wall flaunts flat-screen televisions and a gurgling aquarium.

3407 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Seeing that DC’s professional community was in need of organized, after-work events where relaxed socializing and networking could transpire, Michael Karlan founded Professionals in the City as a unique way of uniting the community through newly forged romantic and business connections. His company's rapid-fire approach to building rapports was recently featured on the Today Show, due to its ability to quickly connect its 200,000 members at more than 1,000 events. Appropriate for singles, the romantically attached, or those accidentally attached by Velcro, the events range from intimate happy hours and theme parties to teeming galas and tours.

Speed-dating sessions move at a brisk clip in DC's most buzz-worthy bars and restaurants, where professionals are sequestered into congruous categories according to age, religious inclination, and sneaker-brand preference. Ideal for out-of-towners or patrons with first-date jitters, swift dialogue offers the chance to bypass awkward moments, and within 48 hours after events, an online-dating system connects pairs that clicked. Along with speed events, Professionals in the City also hosts outdoorsy outings, speed networking events, and a dating-centric lecture series to keep its members active, connected, and well-informed.

2950 Van Ness St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Named after the telephone code for Jamaica, 876 Cafe establishes a direct connection between American cuisine and Caribbean zest. Chefs pan-roast fillets of black bass before dressing them with beurre blanc sauce made with ackee, a Jamaican fruit known for its creamy texture. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee steeps into steaks served with mashed sweet potatoes, and grilled pork chops come covered in a flavorful mango glaze. Brunch entrees include the Van Ness Benedict, which pairs poached eggs and applewood bacon with curried tomato hollandaise and sautéed callaloo greens, giving diners a reason to wake up early that is more compelling than their swinging-mallet alarm clock. Ukeleles and paintings by local artists hang on sunny yellow walls, and white tablecloths swath the restaurant's tables.

4221 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

The Grammy-winning Washington Chorus has delighted audiences with a repertoire of classical choral masterpieces and modern compositions for 51 years. In addition to leading the choir, music director Julian Wachner has scribed more than 100 published compositions, including "Come, My Dark-Eyed One," an amalgamation of poetry and a dramatic musical score. Acclaimed singers tell the tale of lovers whose great passion transcends death, their melodious voices reflecting the powerful emotions and increasingly expensive anniversary gifts of a lifelong love. Words by Dickinson, Tennyson, and Turkic poet Ali-Shir Nava’i instill the performance with additional resonance. Four soloists join the choir to sing Mozart’s bold Great Mass in C Minor, widely credited as being the composer’s best choral work alongside the Requiem and Rock Me Amadeus.

2801 Upton St NW
Washington,
DC
US