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Out & About: 9 events to make your work week more exciting

Monday, March 12

Girl Scout Cookies-Meet-Cocktails at the Royal’s One-Night “Royal Knights:" Samoas sips. Tagalong tuilles. Thin Mint milk punches. Royal in LeDroit Park is celebrating the Girl Scout’s 106th birthday on Monday, March 12 by incorporating those beloved cookies into creative cocktails for one night only, as part of its monthly “Royal Knights” cocktail pop-up series. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. guest bartender Christine Kim of Service Bar will collaborate with Royal’s head bartenders Jake Kenny and Alonzo Freeman on a special menu of charitable drinks inspired by and paired with lemony Savannah Smiles, chewy caramel coconut Samoas, peanut butter-stuffed Tagalongs and other iconic sweet treats.

Tuesday, March 13

Chicago at the Keegan Theatre: In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rapuntil he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.

DCDIT presents Irreversible Entanglements: DCDIT Presents: Irreversible Entanglements is a liberation-oriented, free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother), and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the N.Y.P.D. This is music that both honors and defies tradition, speaking to the present while insisting on the future. Show starts at 6 p.m. and if free to attend.

Wednesday, March 14

&pizza Offers Pi Day Weddings: On Pi Day, Wednesday, March 14th, &pizza will be providing couples with a pizza-fueled way to exchange vows—by transforming select shops into pop-up wedding chapels, and offering complimentary ceremonies, complete with pizza, champagne, celebratory d├ęcor, flowers, and wedding officiation. A tradition that started in 2015 at &pizza’s U Street shop in D.C., this year’s Pi Day celebration will be bigger than ever, with 4 shops (Chinatown in Washington D.C., Walnut in Philadelphia, Fed Hill in Baltimore and Astor Place in New York City) taking part in the festivities. In addition to offering eager couples a thrilling way to say “I Do,” the event serves to amplify &pizza’s commitment to celebrating unity and oneness—values that have been at the brand’s core since its 2012 establishment.

An Evening with Sherman Ewing & John Jo Jo Hermann: Brooklyn-based Sherman Ewing has crafted a dual success story that celebrates tenacity, hard work and faith. A Columbia graduate, he’s an Ivy Leaguer who ended up balancing two distinct and unlikely careers: one as an indie rocker, and another as a dog-walking entrepreneur. See him at Pearl Street Warehouse on Wednesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.

St. Jude Heart of Fashion: The St. Jude Heart of Fashion event is a cocktail reception and evening of couture fashion. This year’s event will feature a Lafayette 148 New York fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, this event has raised more than $650,000 and brought the global St. Jude mission to the Washington, D.C. community. Your contributions help ensure that families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Thursday, March 15

Pink Tie Party: Known as the kick-off to spring in Washington, the Pink Tie Party stylishly marks the end of winter and the official beginning of blossom season. Attendees will be delighted by delicious food highlighting DC’s culinary scene, an open bar, unique entertainment, over-the-top-decor, and the friendly competition of the silent auction. The Pink Tie Party is an event not to be missed as more than 800 influencers and trendsetters come together for one of the most buzz-worthy events of spring. Proceeds benefit the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and education initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.

The Chef’s Supper Series: Chef Edward Lee of Succotash Penn Quarter is launching a new dinner series, The Chef’s Supper Series. Chef Lee’s objective is to explore the boundaries of the Southern table, a cuisine at the crossroads of many cultures, through experimental and thought-provoking menus. The intimate dinners will be hosted in Succotash’s private dining room, located just steps away from the restaurant’s kitchen, and will emphasize the communal dining experience with family-style plates. The first dinner will kick off on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 pm with a Homage to Vegetables. The menu, entirely vegetarian (but not vegan), will feature more than 15 different tastes of vegetables cooked with globally-influenced techniques and flavors rooted in Southern cuisine.

Nat Geo Nights: From the Front Lines: Every third Thursday of the month, join Nat Geo for special monthly happy hours with stories from National Geographic Explorers, fun interactive activities, lively music, food, and drink specials at our cash bar. Your ticket includes free admission to the National Geographic Museum. Meet the daring and innovative National Geographic Explorers—conservation technologist Topher White, conservation biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira, and big cat biologist Alexander Braczkowski—who are going to extraordinary lengths to protect the planet. Find out how they’re using cell phones to conserve the rain forest, working to end rare-animal trafficking, and saving critical big cat species from poaching.