This class is about way more than Kraft singles — discover new and artisanal cheeses, and learn how to pair them with wine. A resident fromager will discuss the history behind each cheese you try, and you'll leave with a belly full of rosé to boot.
When: Monday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Where: Seasonal Pantry, 1314 Ninth Street NW; 202-713-9866.
Art After Dark: Apocalypse
A special late-night party at the Art Museum of the Americas features live music, beats from DJ Mauricio Parra from MTV Latin America, and an open bar, naturally. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to party in a museum — tix to last year's bash sold out, so grab yours early.
When: Thursday, May 24, from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Where: Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th Street NW; 202-458-6016.
Drake at the Verizon Center
Everything Drake touches seems to turn to hip-hop gold, so catch a piece of the action to kick off Memorial Day weekend. He'll be rocking D.C. with a few of his friends, including J. Cole and Waka Flocka Flame.
When: Friday, May 25, 7 p.m.
Where: Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW; 202-628-3200.
Crab and Beer Fest
Take a day trip out to Fort Hunt to kick off Memorial Day early. This feast features all-you-can-eat crabs and shrimp, live music, and more brewskis than you could ever drink. At only $60, tix are a virtual steal.
When: Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fort Hunt National Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Road; 240-619-9811.
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