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Dust off your berets and practice your double cheek kiss for the 14th annual Georgetown French Market taking place Friday April 27 through Sunday April 29. (Image: Amanda Ansdrade-Rhoades/ DC Refined)
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Weekend Report: 10 must-do events from poetry jams to crawfish boils

Thursday, April 26

REMIX nights, Poetry Jam: Join NPG for a poetry showcase featuring readings from Drawbridge Collective Poets Pages Matam, Amin Drew Law, Aniyah Smith, Mwende "Freequency", Dwayne B. and DJ Heat. Curator Dorothy Moss will also be leading tours of "One Life: Sylvia Plath." Free to attend.

Friday, April 27

Illuminate DC: Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) DC will host its 6th annual Illuminate to benefit Autism Speaks on the rooftop at The Observatory at America's Square, raising much needed funds and Lighting It Up Blue in honor of World Autism month. Guests can enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live entertainment courtesy of cover band The Proper Pets and an open bar will be available from 7-10 p.m. Blue cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets are $100.

Georgetown French Market: Dust off your berets and practice your double cheek kiss for the 14th annual Georgetown French Market. Each spring, Book Hill boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons and galleries display their discounted wares in an inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris. Neighborhood restaurants will also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries and macaron. Tales place Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Free to attend.

Saturday, April 28

Crawfish Boil: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace's annual Crawfish Boil is back with all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink specials. The menu includes traditional New Orleans crawfish, corn on the cob, house Andouille sausage, coleslaw, cornbread muffins, roasted potatoes, wood grilled oysters, pulled pork sliders and hush puppies. Drink special include Abita beers, wines by the glass and creole punch. Tickets start at $55.

Georgetown House Tour: The 87th annual Georgetown House Tour will open the doors to eight of the city's most beautiful and historic private residences. No two houses on the tour are alike and vary widely in size, but the common thread between owners is that these women ( many of the participating homes are owned by successful female entrepreneurs, executives and business leaders) have surrounded themselves with personalized decor that reflect their tastes, interests and past travels. Tickets are $50.

Beer Battle Saturday: This inaugural event at the Capital Wheel will allow guests to sample six different beers and vote for their favorite; the two beers with the most votes will be featured on the Flight Deck’s summer menu. Free to attend.

Ian McCabe Studio at Mama Mornings: Join stylists from Ian McCabe Studio, for a fun weekend of self-care, wellness and special treats for moms. The Ian McCabe team will be providing free haircare samples and complimentary consultations at Mama Mornings at fashion pop-up, Brief Assembly, in Union Market. Stop by for pampering, a little shopping, light bites and fun. Free to attend.

Monuments and Memorials Moon Walk: Join the Washington, DC History & Culture group for an "almost full moon" walk around the monuments and memorials of D.C. You'll cover approximately three miles of the city, stopping at certain monuments for photo and bathroom breaks. The itinerary includes the National World War II Memorial, the Tidal Basin, the Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Korean Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Meet at 6:45 p.m. at the World War II Memorial -- free to attend.

Sunday, April 29

Momofuku Patio Party: Executive Chef Tae Strain and Founder David Chang will open up Momofuku's patio with a new menu launch, including crawfish, mussels, clams, and shrimp by the pound with sides of bing bread, cheddar crackers and kimchi potato salad. Seating is first come, first serve and free to attend.

Wine & Food Festival: Now in its 10th year, this festival is more than just a tasting, the festival brings together award-winning celebrity chefs, artisanal craftsmen, culinary pioneers, live music, as well as wine and spirits from around the world. Besides tasting international wines, spirits, and beers, there will be local and regional favorites and an all-you-care-to-taste affair. In addition there will be chef demonstrations including Scott Drewno, Victor Albisu, Rock Harper, Amy Brandwein and more. Takes place both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets start at $39.

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