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8 Exciting Foodstuff Functions Around DC This Weekend

iichiko Shochu will be at the Sakura Matsuri pageant. Photograph by Daniel Schwartz/courtesy of iichiko Shochu.

DC’s culinary face-off, Funds Foods Battle, is back on Thursday, April 7. The 18th once-a-year party, which gains DC Central Kitchen, will acquire put at the Anthem (901 Wharf St., SW) from 6 to 9 PM. View Oji Abbott (Oohh’s & Aahh’s), Brittanny Anderson (Leni), Benjamin Lambert (the Position), and Pepe Moncayo (Cranes) fight it out even though snacking on samples from region dining places. Appearances include Spike Mendelsohn, Andrew Zimmern, and Maneet Chauhan. Far more details on the occasion and tickets ($350 and up) can be discovered right here.

Union Industry (1309 Fifth St., NE) and DC Fray are placing on a table tennis showdown, Market place Madness, on Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 6 PM. Indication up to try to eat, consume, and examination your ping pong techniques for the duration of the event, which benefits the Homeless Children’s Playtime Job. The celebration is totally free to watch, or spend $50 to indication up and participate as part of a starter or advanced workforce.

In celebration of Khmer New 12 months, Maketto owner Erik Bruner-Yang will host a Cambodian cooking course at Hill Middle (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE). The class, $100 for each particular person, is on Saturday, April 9 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Tickets can be obtained right here.

On Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, Sakura Matsuri, the nation’s premier Japanese culture pageant, is again for its 60th anniversary. From 10:30 AM until 6 PM on Saturday, and from 10:30 AM until 4 PM on Sunday, many suppliers will line Pennsylvania Avenue amongst 3rd and Seventh streets, Northwest. Eat your way via the festival’s Style of Japan location, acquire in a cocktail demonstration, or verify out a person of around 40 performances on three separate levels. Tickets start at $12 for a a person-working day pass or $20 for two-working day.

Bloomingdale’s Big Bear Cafe (1700 Initially St., NW) is web hosting a cherry blossom-themed craft market place on Sunday, April 10. Shop and stroll through stalls from area artists from 10:30 AM until eventually 3 PM.

On Sunday, April 10 at 4 PM, Capitol Hill Italian restaurant La Collina (747 C St., SE) is putting on a cherry blossom-themed watercolor and cookie-painting class with artist Marcella Kriebel and pastry chef Rochelle Cooper. The function is $90 per person, and involves Italian treats and wine pairings.

Noodle Week is kicking off at all areas of Korean/Chinese rapidly-relaxed location Chiko upcoming 7 days, with restricted-time deals and specials available each day. Monday, April 11, start with a choose-out noodle tasting menu for $60. Dishes include ahi tuna tartare, rooster-and-egg lo mein, and dan dan noodles.

On Monday, April 11, Shirlington tiny plates restaurant Palette 22 (4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington) is web hosting a paint-and-sip function from 7 to 9 PM. Attendees can produce “folk artwork chicken” paintings on wood boards. Tickets are $63 for each individual and can be obtained right here.