Posted April 10, 2014
Calendar | D.C.'s Haute Deals, Sample Sales & Style Events
Bluemercury’s 2014 Spring Makeover Series
Bluemercury, the leading makeup, skincare, and spa destination that carries over 90 high-end luxury brands in its 8 Greater D.C. Area locations. is hosting a 2014 Spring Makeover Party series. The annual event invites beauty enthusiasts for spring makeover transformations by experts from Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Chanel, Laura Mercier, Clinique, and NARS. The events include champagne and select gifts with purchase. Selfie alert! When you leave with your fresh new look, post your prettiest snap on @bluemercury’s Twitter, Instagram or Facebook accounts, #marchmakeover and let them know product you can’t live without. Each week, one winner will receive a $100 gift card! Series lasts through May.
Pinktini’s Posh and Pink series
Pinktini boutique is launching the Posh and Pink Series to take place every Thursday during the spring and summer months. The Posh and Pink series begins Thursday, April 17 and will take place every Thursday during the spring and summer. The Posh and Pink Series is an exclusive after work event that incudes luxury shopping, discounts, giveaways, pink champagne and fabulous music while mingling. The Posh and Pink series is also an opportunity to see the newest designs being carried by Pinktini first.
Filmfest DC is back for its 28th year with an exciting new program of features, documentaries, and shorts representing the best in new cinema from around the globe.
Bethesda Row Restaurant Week
Spring Restaurant Week returns to Bethesda Row this month with 16 participating restaurants offering a three course lunch menu for $15 and a three course dinner menu for $30. Come try new options like local sea bass at Assagi and Whitefish Crudo at Raku, and old favorites like Steak Frites at Mon Ami Gabiand a Shrimp Roll at Luke’s Lobster. The prices can’t be beat and you can enter to win a $200 gift certificate to Vino Voloat during the week. Participating Restaurants: 100 Montaditos, American Tap Room, Assaggi, Café Deluxe, Jaleo, Lebanese Taverna, Luke’s Lobster, Mamma Lucia, Mon Ami Gabi, Mussel Bar, Nando’s Peri Peri, Parkers, Raku, Redwood, Vapiano, Vino Volo. You can click through to individual restaurant menus here.
STYLECABLE Pop Up Party
Celebrate the launch of STYLECABLE.COM from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on April 23 at 1776. D.C.’s coolest, new shopping experience features unique emerging fashion designers. Discover the amazing and inspirational designers on the site and try on their pieces in person. Buy your ticket and get more information here.
Eileen Fisher at Gossypia
Catch Alexandria Boutique Gossypia’s Eileen Fisher shopping event April 24 – 25. Expect sips, 20% off regular priced styles and 50% off sale styles.
Dining Out For Life
Don’t miss Food & Friends’ 18th annual Dining Out for Life DC! On Thursday, April 24th, more than 100 participating restaurants in DC, MD and VA will donate 25-110% of sales to Food & Friends’ life-saving services. Grab your family and friends and make plans to dine out for lunch and dinner at participating locations on Thursday, April 24th.
Stylish Patina’s Rough Luxe Marketplace
Snag cool vintage finds at Stylish Patina’s Rough Luxe Marketplace (138 West Jefferson St) in Falls Church, Va. April 25 – 27.
Georgetown French Market
Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood brings back its ever-popular French Market the last weekend in April. The 25th and 26th, expect local boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries offering savings up to 75%.
Swanky Spring Fashion Soiree
D.C.-based fashion styling company Divine Style DC hosts a Swanky Spring Fashion Soiree on April 25th from 7 – 11 p.m. Tickets ($55 – $80) get you access to the spring fashion show and a wine and cheese tasting.
Operation Thank You: Camouflage to Couture
Join us April 26th, 10am-1pm at Siqin, Tysons Galleria. As a thank you to our Veterans, we invite you to enjoy brunch cocktails and delicious delectables as you shop. You will enjoy 20% off our 2014 spring collection. On hand will be D.C. stylist Maggie Paine, the founder of Maggie Paine Image Consulting. Enjoy 20% off and a fun morning of fashion and style with Siqin and Maggie Paine. Be the best dressed leading lady in the story of you! 5% of profits from this day will go to Team Red, White, and Blue. We salute you and your selfless service to our great nation. Reserve your spot here.
Spring Trunk Show at Urban Chic
On Saturday, April 26th contemporary brands, AS by DF and ASTARS, will be participating in Urban Chic‘s Spring Trunk Show. The trunk show will feature Spring 2014 designs from AS by DF and ASTARS at 20% off, with guests receiving a special gift with any purchase. The trunk show will take place from 1-6 p.m., including a fashion show at 3:30 p.m. at Urban Chic boutique (811 Aliceanna Street).
Washington Fine Properties’ Home and Design Weekend
Join WFP and DC Magazine in celebrating fine design and home furnishings in the vibrant 14th Street & U Street corridors! Be among the first to see spring fashion trends and new lines, enjoy artists-in-residence original works and learn great home decorating secrets from interior design professionals! This two-day event includes a showcase of new designs and home furnishings, free in-store lectures and hands-on demonstrations conducted by industry experts.
Beauty Night Out
Since 2005, Style & Image Network’s annual Beauty Night Out has reigned as the ultimate destination for D.C. women. The event provides an evening of experiences with their girlfriends and receives exclusive access to beauty tips, shop amazing fashion deals, indulge on complimentary special spa treatments, sample products, and sip on delicious cocktails all in one night!
Opera in the Outfield
Celebrate the sixth year of free live opera simulcasts at the ballpark by joining the Washington National Opera for the family friendly opera, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute on Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Around the World Embassy Tour
More than 50 embassies representing six continents open their doors to DC visitors and residents during the Around the World Embassy Tour. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. Last year visitors were treated to karate demonstrations, dance performances, sari wrapping lessons, and henna demonstrations.
Shortcut to Europe
The European Union Delegation to the U.S. and the embassies of the EU Member States invite visitors to experience the authentic music, dance, food, film, and art of 28 distinctive nations along with a rare behind-the-scenes look into the European Union embassies during Shortcut to Europe. Complimentary shuttle buses transport visitors along the embassy routes. Participating embassies include: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France and the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Delegation of the European Union, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Republic of Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden. Admission is free, no reservations required, and complimentary shuttle service is provided.
Embassy Chef Challenge
The 6th annual Embassy Chef Challenge will take place on Thursday, May 15 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Chefs from around the world, who usually serve only to dignitaries and heads of states, will dish up hors d’oeuvres showcasing their countries’ cuisine while trying to win favor for the People’s Choice Award. A panel of celebrity chefs and food critics will select the Judge’s Choice. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Cultural Tourism DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art, culture and heritage found in Washington’s diverse neighborhoods.
Fiesta Asia Street Fair
Take it to the famous Pennsylvania Avenue for Asia Heritage Foundation’s 9th annual Fiesta Asia Street Fair with more than 800 performers in 70 groups on 5 stages from over 20 cultures, festive parade, interactive zones; unique performances; delicious food stalls; craft exhibits; cooking and martial arts demonstrations; kids talent contest; organized mass street dance; and much more. Make it a day of celebration during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!