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Wunder Garten welcomes the arrival of spring with Frühlingsfest, a German tradition akin to Oktoberfest. Head to the beer garden Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15 for live music, authentic German fare, Stein holding competitions and more games. The party kicks off with DJ Lehi and the tapping of the traditional Maibock keg. Specifically made for consumption at spring festivals, Maibock is a paler, more hopped version of bock, a strong, German lager. (Image: Sam Kittner)

Out and About: From pets and pints to presidential dinners, this week is poppin'

Monday, April 10

Royal Nights: Baltimore's popping up in our fine city, for the latest edition of "Royal Knights" cocktail series! Repping the (410) on 4/10, Alex Higdon of Baltimore's acclaimed Alma Cocina Latina (known for their arepas and creative Latin-inspired cocktails) is partnering up with The Royal's bar manager Drew Larsen on a special one-night menu of Avuá Cachaça cocktails. They're going beyond the Caipirinha, showcasing the versatility of Brazil’s official spirit in eight creative cocktails (all $8 for the night) alongside unique flavors and ingredients ranging from fresh passion fruit, guava, jerk syrup and even house blue curacao. The Royal, 501 Florida Ave NW, 9 p.m., free (drinks $8)

Tuesday, April 11

Pets & Pints: Join the Humane Rescue Alliance at Rebellion DC on National Pets Day for a celebration! Select beer proceeds will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. and there will also be adoptable pets onsite, giveaways and happy hour specials. Dog friends are welcome, too! Rebellion DC, 1836 18th St NW, 5 p.m., free

Thomas Jefferson Birthday Dinner: In celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday ( April 13th, 1743), the team at Plume have cooked up a special five-course tasting menu to pay homage to the American Founding Father, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and third President of United States. The dinner will feature Virginia-sourced ingredients, while showcasing recipes from Thomas Jefferson's personal collection, and highlighting ingredients and dishes discovered and brought back to the U.S. from his travels abroad. The birthday dinner menu will be available during dinner service throughout the week of Jefferson’s birthday - April 11th through April 15th - with reservations required. The Jefferson Hotel, 1200 16th St. NW, opens at 5:30 p.m., $117 per person (not including tax and gratuity), you can make reservations here or by calling 202-448-2300

Blossoms and Baseball: Blossoms and Baseball, presented by Peet's Coffee, celebrates the best parts of spring in DC — the National Cherry Blossom Festival and Nationals baseball. See the Nats take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:05 p.m., and enjoy the 14 Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees at the ballpark. Nats Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, gates open at 5:30 p.m. and game starts at 7:05 p.m., tickets start at $12, use promo code BLOSSOMS for 15% off tickets

Wednesday, April 12

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced additional North American Tour, which now includes an April 12 show at Verizon Center, dates in support of their new LP "The Getaway" with additional shows slated through June. Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, 8 p.m., tickets star at $52

Broadway comes to DC: Chicago, the critically acclaimed theatrical phenomenon, now has the distinction of being the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. With show-stopping numbers, astonishing dancing, and a healthy dose of razzle dazzle, Chicago is a heart-pounding spectacle of everything that makes Broadway great. Foxy Roxie Hart (portrayed by Grammy® winner Brandy Norwood) and Velma Kelly bring down the house in this six-time Tony winner! The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St., NW, 7:30 p.m., $49-$159

Thursday, April 13

Frühlingsfest: Wunder Garten welcomes the arrival of spring with Frühlingsfest, a German tradition akin to Oktoberfest. Head to the beer garden Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15 for live music, authentic German fare, Stein holding competitions and more games. The party kicks off with DJ Lehi and the tapping of the traditional Maibock keg. Specifically made for consumption at spring festivals, Maibock is a paler, more hopped version of bock, a strong, German lager. Wunder Garten, 1st and L Street NE, 4 p.m., free

You can also see a full list of beer-centric events for the week here!

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