Things to do for December 18, 2014

The Weekender

Holiday Donuts, Holiday Gelato and Holiday Burlesque

This looks like a job for the weekend.

Thursday
Middle Eastern Cocktails on H Street
BEING GREEN

Middle Eastern Cocktails on H Street

You’ve probably never wondered what Arabian bitters, pistachio syrup or pisco infused with Turkish coffee could do for your cocktail. Well, start wondering. Then head to Vendetta tonight, where the Middle Eastern cocktail flavorings of the Green Zone are popping up. Order the F**k ISIS Punch. Order a couple.

Holiday Burlesque on the W Rooftop
BABY, IT’S COLD INSIDE

Holiday Burlesque on the W Rooftop

Caroling. The threat of snow. Tasteful stripping. Yup, that’s pretty much all the trappings of the holidays right there. And that’s what’s happening tonight, when four dancers perform two shows on the W’s rooftop lounge. Which means you can take in the view. And then take in the view.

Dec 18, 8 and 10pm, no cost, POV at the W Hotel, 515 15th St NW, 202-661-2400

Friday
It’s the Feast of Seven Beasts
BEASTMASTER

It’s the Feast of Seven Beasts

We’re not here to pass judgment on centuries-old religious traditions. We’re here to tell you that apart from all the Feast of Seven Fishes options out there, Del Campo’s rolling out a tasting menu with venison, ham, lamb tongue, goat shank, duck leg, Wagyu beef and... crab. Which is almost a fish.

Saturday
How to Do Gelato in Winter
DOLCI VITA

How to Do Gelato in Winter

Gelato. In December. Yeah, we know. Well, look at it this way: this first-in-DC outpost of Dolci Gelati has got flavors like eggnog, pumpkin pie and maple brown sugar. They’ve also got Italian coffee and hot chocolate. In case you need to warm up before cooling down.

Sunday
Here’s Your Big Box of Holiday Donuts
PARTY FAVORS

Here’s Your Big Box of Holiday Donuts

Apparently Santa Claus likes the occasional sweet. So you could grab a box of a dozen Astro donuts in flavors like Nutella Peppermint, crème brûlée and cinnamon, and leave a few out for the big guy. But then again, you wouldn’t want them to get stale or anything...

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