iichiko Shochu will be at the Sakura Matsuri festival. Photograph by Daniel Schwartz/courtesy of iichiko Shochu.
DC’s culinary encounter-off, Money Food stuff Fight, is back on Thursday, April 7. The 18th annual celebration, which positive aspects DC Central Kitchen area, will take spot at the Anthem (901 Wharf St., SW) from 6 to 9 PM. Look at Oji Abbott (Oohh’s & Aahh’s), Brittanny Anderson (Leni), Benjamin Lambert (the Position), and Pepe Moncayo (Cranes) battle it out while snacking on samples from place dining establishments. Appearances incorporate Spike Mendelsohn, Andrew Zimmern, and Maneet Chauhan. Much more details on the event and tickets ($350 and up) can be located here.
Union Industry (1309 Fifth St., NE) and DC Fray are placing on a table tennis showdown, Market place Madness, on Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 6 PM. Indication up to take in, drink, and test your ping pong capabilities throughout the event, which benefits the Homeless Children’s Playtime Task. The occasion is no cost to look at, or fork out $50 to indicator up and take part as part of a novice or advanced workforce.
In celebration of Khmer New Year, Maketto owner Erik Bruner-Yang will host a Cambodian cooking class at Hill Centre (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE). The course, $100 for each human being, is on Saturday, April 9 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Tickets can be procured right here.
On Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, Sakura Matsuri, the nation’s most significant Japanese tradition pageant, is back again for its 60th anniversary. From 10:30 AM right until 6 PM on Saturday, and from 10:30 AM right up until 4 PM on Sunday, various suppliers will line Pennsylvania Avenue among Third and Seventh streets, Northwest. Try to eat your way by way of the festival’s Taste of Japan location, choose in a cocktail demonstration, or verify out one of in excess of 40 performances on a few separate levels. Tickets start at $12 for a just one-working day move or $20 for two-day.
Bloomingdale’s Huge Bear Cafe (1700 Initially St., NW) is web hosting a cherry blossom-themed craft industry on Sunday, April 10. Store and stroll via stalls from area artists from 10:30 AM till 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 class with artist Marcella Kriebel and pastry chef Rochelle Cooper. The event is $90 for each human being, and contains Italian treats and wine pairings.
Noodle Week is kicking off at all spots of Korean/Chinese fast-casual place Chiko following 7 days, with confined-time discounts and specials offered each and every working day. Monday, April 11, begin with a get-out noodle tasting menu for $60. Dishes contain ahi tuna tartare, hen-and-egg lo mein, and dan dan noodles.
On Monday, April 11, Shirlington smaller plates restaurant Palette 22 (4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington) is internet hosting a paint-and-sip party from 7 to 9 PM. Friends can produce “folk artwork chicken” paintings on wood boards. Tickets are $63 per person and can be bought here.