Weekend Planner

Weekend Planner: Chase Away the Snow Blues with a Vernal Equinox Party

By Rina Rapuano  |  March 20, 2014


Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier hosts a vernal equinox party in its courtyard Sunday from 2-5:30 PM, when chef Harper McClure will serve up whole roasted Shenandoah Valley lamb, herb-roasted new potatoes, spring onions and herb pesto paired with marzen beer. The event is priced at $50 per person, all-inclusive. Email Katherine Holt at katherine.holt@kimptongroup.com to make a reservation (703-894-3440).


The Corcoran Gallery of Art hosts its annual Artini event Saturday from 8:30 PM-midnight, when attendees can sip 10 art-inspired cocktails crafted by competing mixologists while viewing the Corcoran collection. There will also be music, dancing, beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets cost $115-$180 and can be purchased here.


Chef Cathal Armstrong of Alexandria's Restaurant Eve will be at Politics & Prose Sunday at 1 PM for a talk and signing of his debut cookbook, My Irish Table. The book contains 130 recipes that represent Armstrong’s trademark blend of Irish fare, French techniques and local sourcing (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-364-1919).