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Mezcal: Small Batch, Big Flavor
Mezcal has a reputation as a bit of an outlaw in the spirits world—it’s been periodically banned and restricted—and its edgy flavor notes match its history. Miguel Lancha of José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup joins Joe Yonan of the Washington Post to explore the booming popularity of this Mexican import and the intriguing story behind tequila’s smoky sister.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Niagara Falls: A Summer Spectacular
One of North America’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders is the perfect destination for a visit that includes all the don’t-miss attractions of Niagara Falls—and a memorable dinner in one of Ontario’s most historic and charming towns.
Depart: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:00 a.m.
Return: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
D-Day: Success Against the Odds
Christopher Hamner, an associate professor in the department of history and art history at George Mason University, explores the experiences of the rank-and-file GIs on D-Day as they endured the chaos and terror of what was, for many, their first experience under fire.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
A Mingle With Marlene
Sip a cocktail in the presence of a Hollywood icon (in photos and film clips that is) during an evening in the stylish spirit of the Portrait Gallery’s exhibition Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image. In an after-hours gathering, historian and exhibit curator Kate Lemay discusses the star’s career and her trademark glamour, as well the making of the retrospective.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
From Idea to IPO: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Success
Successful Washington, D.C.-based entrepreneur Danielle Tate provides an informative look at the basic tenets of entrepreneurship, drawing on the stories of real entrepreneurs for illustration.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.