Pub Dread – If you haven’t been to this Halloween-themed pop up bar yet (which features an epic Bowie homage), this should definitely be top of your list this weekend. Pub Dread will also be hosting a Halloween Benefit for Puerto Rico on the 31st with 100% of the proceeds going to Jose Andrés’s World Central Kitchen. The Dining Traveler is giving 5 pairs of tickets to this benefit – details here!
Spirit of Autumn at Artechouse – This interactive video installation is a playground for art lovers (and instagrammers) of all ages. Evening admission for 21+ features beautiful fall-themed cocktails as the installation changes to a nighttime experience!
MGM National Harbor Spa – I don’t know about you, but this is the time of year my skin starts to get dry and a good facial really helps with moisture retention. The Clarins MoistureQuench Facial I recently tried at the MGM National Harbor Spa made such a difference in my skin, I would recommend it to anyone who struggles with dry skin. They’re running a bunch of specials right now (including a discount on the MoistureQuench Facial), so check them out!
The Wharf -The hottest new area in DC just opened two weekends ago and I was lucky enough to get a preview tour from the fine folks at the Mandarin Oriental (located just steps away). The Wharf features loads of dining, shopping, and entertainment options (many of which are locally-owned) – Politics and Prose, Mike Isabella’s Requin, Kwame Onwuachi’s Kith and Kin (which features an awesome mural by Meg Biram), and 9:30 Club’s The Anthem, just to name a few. I was particularly excited about Pearl Street Warehouse, a restaurant and live music venue that reminds me of some of my favorite places in New Orleans!
Bottomless Brunch & Movie Night at Via Umbria – You’ve seen how good the food is in my recent post. Check it out for yourself this Sunday for a very reasonable $35/person. Movie night on the 31st features Italian-themed thriller I’m Not Scared + a three course pasta dinner with wine pairings.
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