Here's a peek at what's coming up this summer, for those of you who live in the DC area or are planning a visit:
- Thursday, June 11th (tomorrow!) at 6:45 p.m. in the Ripley Center: Lecture and book signing by Richard Wrangham, author of "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human." (We're reading his book now and will blog about it soon, stay tuned...)
- Thursday, June 18th at 6:45 p.m. in the Museum of Natural History's Atrium cafe: Taste several summer wines (red, white and sparkling) and learn how to pair them with classic summer foods like barbecue.
- Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:45 p.m. in the Ripley Center: "Living Longer, Living Better," a lecture and book signing by Dan Buettner, author of "Blue Zones."
- Wednesday, June 24th at 6 p.m.: Evening Picnic at the National Zoo: This might be worth buying a membership for, since it's members-only!
- Friday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the Mexican Cultural Institute: "The Vanilla Route in Veracruz." Learn about the history and uses of vanilla while enjoying a full meal with cocktails, wine and live music.
- Saturday, July 11th at 2 p.m. in Adams Morgan: A guided tour of several local restaurants, with samples.
- Wednesday, July 15th at 6:45 p.m. in the National Museum of the American Indian: Learn about (and drink) some of the cocktails that the author Ernest Hemingway and his fictional characters enjoyed.
- Saturday, July 25th at 1 p.m. at the Brickskeller restaurant: Sample artisanal beers from Virginia breweries and learn how they were made.