From DC Improv
Siblings Andre Darlington and Tenaya Darlington are food writers, cocktail fans and enthusiastic musicians who grew up flipping their parents' records on a Thorens turntable. Now they've teamed up to write Booze and Vinyl (Running Press), which showcases 70 iconic albums from the 1950s through 2000s, each matched with the perfect cocktails. Feeling mellow? Enjoy a smooth Hanky Panky cocktail to set the mood for Al Green's collection of greatest hits. Have energy to burn? Mix up a New Jersey Old Fashioned to enjoy while rocking out to the B side of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run."
Join the Darlingtons at the Smithsonian Castle for a night of spinning records and stories of great albums, all while learning how to mix a couple of perfect cocktails.
Member $30, General Admission $45. For tickets and further information call 202-633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.
The DC State Fair is a free showcase of the District's agricultural and creative talents and a daylong celebration of all things homegrown. While the DC State Fair is inspired by time-honored state fair traditions- growing and gardening, animal husbandry, and deep-fried foods- it also honors the things that make the District of Columbia unique. This means the DC. This means the DC State Fair holds competitions to find the tastiest mumbo sauce, best honey, and most creative hula hoopers in the city; puts on a Pet Parade instead of a pig race; and works with local businesses and organizations that are committed to helping our community thrive. The ninth annual DC State Fair will take place Sunday September 23, 2018 at Waterfront Station in Southwest DC (375 and 425 M St. SW). Check www.dcstatefair.org for updates on the event, including the schedule. Be prepared! Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during the event! DC Water will be on site with a filling station for all your H20 needs! You should also consider tucking a reusable shopping bag in your pocket. Bring your treasures home from the fair in a sustainable way, and help make the fair more green!