THE RITZ-CARLTON, WASHINGTON D.C.

1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20037 United States
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Calendar of Events



A host of experiences await at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

Anticipate the possibilities that each new day brings. Fill your days and nights with excursions, themed events, fine dining and more. Indulge in as much or as little as you please. The choice is yours. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. presents special events to enliven the senses and create memorable experiences.



Brew at the Zoo
July 12-13, 2014; 6 to 9 p.m.

Over 60 of the nation’s finest microbreweries come together for Brew at the Zoo – a special beer tasting event benefitting animal care, conservation science, education and sustainability at the National Zoo.
 Sample a  variety of beers while enjoying live music and animal demonstrations. To purchase tickets, visit http://nationalzoo.si.edu/activitiesandevents/celebrations/brew/.

Washington Nationals Baseball

Enjoy a fun day outdoors cheering on DC’s baseball team at Nationals Park. For more information, visit: http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=was

July: 1, 2, 4-8, 18-20, and 31
August: 1-3, 5-7, and 15-24
September: 5-10, 23-28

Screen on the Green: Outdoor Movies at The National Mall
Mondays, July 21 to August 11, 2014

Pack up a blanket and your favorite snacks for a summer movie night on the National Mall. This complimentary event takes place each Monday evening at sunset starting July 21st, and features a classic film shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ outdoor screen on The National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets.

Movie Schedule:
July 21 – The Karate Kid (1984) – Rated PG
July 28 – Lover Come Back (1961) – No Rating
August 4 – Key Largo (1948) – No Rating
August 11 – A Soldiers Story (1984) – Rated PG

West End Wednesdays
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., through July 30, 2014


Join Westend Bistro, Blue Duck Tavern, Marcel’s and Ris for an exclusive culinary journey in Washington, D.C.’s chic West End neighborhood. West End Wednesdays offers guests a unique progressive dinner experience at four of Washington, D.C.’s finest restaurants. The menu will change each month, and features a tantalizing selection of small plates that showcase the best ingredients of the season. As part of the culinary tour, each restaurant will also feature expertly paired wine, beer or cocktails by their seasoned sommeliers and mixologists.

The tour will rotate through each restaurant with transitions guided by restaurant managers. At each location, you will be served at a lively communal table pre-set in anticipation of your arrival.

Reservations are required. Reserve your seat today at www.giftrocker.com/westendwednesdays.

Summer of Riesling at Westend Bistro
Through September 21, 2014


This summer, we invite you to join us for a celebration of one of our favorite seasons (and wines) with Summer of Riesling at Westend Bistro. From June 21st through September 21st, Westend Bistro will offer two different flights of Riesling from top producers from around the world, paired with unique and thoughtful appetizer flights created by our award-winning culinary team. The wines will rotate each month, offering you the opportunity to taste over 18 incarnations of Riesling by September. Enjoy the flight inside the restaurant, or on our newly enhanced outdoor patio.

Small Plates and Wines by the Glass; Available daily starting at 5 p.m.
Available daily starting at 5 p.m.


Sample the Lobby Café & Bar’s new “Small Plates” menu, featuring an array of tapas style menu options.

Tapas style menu options, including Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Sweet Baby with Pepper and Goat Cheese; Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Chimichurri; and Spanish Anchovies with Warm Olives and Manchego.

Available starting at 5 p.m. daily, the new Small Plates menu paired with wine or cocktails is the perfect start to your evening.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

  
Monuments, Memorials and Parks Program
July 19, 2014


Our Nation’s Capital is a historic city of imposing monuments, inspirational memorials and beautiful expanses of parkland. The National Park Service (NPS) is charged with protecting these treasures so they may be enjoyed by all who visit this world class city. Ideal for the entire family, you will be met by a NPS representative who will talk about the history of Washington, DC and the location where you will volunteer. Your hands-on experience varies with the season and the need, and can include weeding, trimming overgrown shrubs and plants, painting park benches, or planting native foliage or annuals in famed circles and squares. Complimentary.

Events are subject to weather conditions. If it rains the National Park Services will cancel the activity.

DC Beer Week
August 17 to 24, 2014


Enjoy a myriad of beer-related events, such as beer dinners, tastings, educational panels, glassware giveaways, and more. For a full list of events, visit: www.dcbeerweek.net.

Labor Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol
Sunday, August 31, 2014; 8 p.m.

Enjoy a complimentary concert by the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Washington Nationals Baseball

Enjoy a fun day outdoors cheering on DC’s baseball team at Nationals Park. For more information, visit: http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=was

July: 1, 2, 4-8, 18-20, and 31
August: 1-3, 5-7, and 15-24
September: 5-10, 23-28

Washington, DC Restaurant Week
August 11 to 17, 2014

Westend Bistro, along with over 100 of Washington, D.C.’s finest restaurants, will offer 3-course lunches for $20.14 and 3-course dinners for $35.14 for this highly anticipated, week-long culinary event.

Screen on the Green: Outdoor Movies at The National Mall
Mondays, July 21 to August 11, 2014

Pack up a blanket and your favorite snacks for a summer movie night on the National Mall. This complimentary event takes place each Monday evening at sunset starting July 21st, and features a classic film shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ outdoor screen on The National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets.

Movie Schedule:
July 21 – The Karate Kid (1984) – Rated PG
July 28 – Lover Come Back (1961) – No Rating
August 4 – Key Largo (1948) – No Rating
August 11 – A Soldiers Story (1984) – Rated PG


DC Blues Festival
August 30, 2014; 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Thiscomplimentary, annual festival features live blues by exceptional local andnational acts. For more information, visit: http://www.dcblues.org/index.php?pageRequest=Festival

Summer of Riesling at Westend Bistro
Through September 21, 2014


This summer, we invite you to join us for a celebration of one of our favorite seasons (and wines) with Summer of Riesling at Westend Bistro. From June 21st through September 21st, Westend Bistro will offer two different flights of Riesling from top producers from around the world, paired with unique and thoughtful appetizer flights created by our award-winning culinary team. The wines will rotate each month, offering you the opportunity to taste over 18 incarnations of Riesling by September. Enjoy the flight inside the restaurant, or on our newly enhanced outdoor patio.

Small Plates and Wines by the Glass; Available daily starting at 5 p.m.
Available daily starting at 5 p.m.


Sample the Lobby Café & Bar’s new “Small Plates” menu, featuring an array of tapas style menu options.

Tapas style menu options, including Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Sweet Baby with Pepper and Goat Cheese; Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Chimichurri; and Spanish Anchovies with Warm Olives and Manchego.

Available starting at 5 p.m. daily, the new Small Plates menu paired with wine or cocktails is the perfect start to your evening.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

  
Monuments, Memorials and Parks Program
August 16, 2014


Our Nation’s Capital is a historic city of imposing monuments, inspirational memorials and beautiful expanses of parkland. The National Park Service (NPS) is charged with protecting these treasures so they may be enjoyed by all who visit this world class city. Ideal for the entire family, you will be met by a NPS representative who will talk about the history of Washington, DC and the location where you will volunteer. Your hands-on experience varies with the season and the need, and can include weeding, trimming overgrown shrubs and plants, painting park benches, or planting native foliage or annuals in famed circles and squares. Complimentary.

Events are subject to weather conditions. If it rains the National Park Services will cancel the activity.

DC Fashion Week
September 24 to 28, 2014

This week-long event features fashion industry networking parties, an outdoor festival showcasing local designers, designer trunk shows, and an educational seminar. For more information, please visit: www.dcfashionweek.org.

H Street Festival
September 20, 2014; 12 to 6 p.m.


This family-friendly festival features musical and dance performances, children’s activities, crafts, international foods and more. For more information, please visit: http://hstreet.org/.

Washington Nationals Baseball

Enjoy a fun day outdoors cheering on DC’s baseball team at Nationals Park. For more information, visit: http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=was

July: 1, 2, 4-8, 18-20, and 31
August: 1-3, 5-7, and 15-24
September: 5-10, 23-28

Taste of Georgetown
Saturday, September 13, 2014; 12 to 5 p.m.
Georgetown Shops

Experience the flavors of the chic Georgetown neighborhood with this premier, outdoor DC tasting event. Sample dishes from some of Washington’s finest restaurants while enjoying live music and activities. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.tasteofgeorgetown.com.

The DC Shorts Film Festival
September 11 to 21, 2014

This Washington, D.C. film festival features short films and discussions with filmmakers covering a variety of genres including dramas, comedies, animation, sci-fi, documentaries, and creative experimental films. For more information, please visit: www.dcshorts.com.
Fiesta Musical at the National Zoo
September 21, 2014; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Latin America culture and wildlife with a myriad of family-friendly activities, live music, special keeper talks, and a Latin American food court.

Turkish Festival
September 28, 2014; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Freedom Plaza

Celebrate Turkish art and culture with family-oriented activities, Turkish cuisine, crafts and more.

Adams Morgan Day 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014; 12 to 7 p.m.

This annual festival features live music, international food from around the world, dance performances, live music, and more. For more information, please visit: www.ammainstreet.org.

Summer of Riesling at Westend Bistro
Through September 21, 2014


This summer, we invite you to join us for a celebration of one of our favorite seasons (and wines) with Summer of Riesling at Westend Bistro. From June 21st through September 21st, Westend Bistro will offer two different flights of Riesling from top producers from around the world, paired with unique and thoughtful appetizer flights created by our award-winning culinary team. The wines will rotate each month, offering you the opportunity to taste over 18 incarnations of Riesling by September. Enjoy the flight inside the restaurant, or on our newly enhanced outdoor patio.

Small Plates and Wines by the Glass; Available daily starting at 5 p.m.
Available daily starting at 5 p.m.


Sample the Lobby Café & Bar’s new “Small Plates” menu, featuring an array of tapas style menu options.

Tapas style menu options, including Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Sweet Baby with Pepper and Goat Cheese; Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Chimichurri; and Spanish Anchovies with Warm Olives and Manchego.

Available starting at 5 p.m. daily, the new Small Plates menu paired with wine or cocktails is the perfect start to your evening.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

  
Monuments, Memorials and Parks Program
September 13, 2014


Our Nation’s Capital is a historic city of imposing monuments, inspirational memorials and beautiful expanses of parkland. The National Park Service (NPS) is charged with protecting these treasures so they may be enjoyed by all who visit this world class city. Ideal for the entire family, you will be met by a NPS representative who will talk about the history of Washington, DC and the location where you will volunteer. Your hands-on experience varies with the season and the need, and can include weeding, trimming overgrown shrubs and plants, painting park benches, or planting native foliage or annuals in famed circles and squares. Complimentary.

Events are subject to weather conditions. If it rains the National Park Services will cancel the activity.

Southwest DC Arts Festival 2014
October 3 to 5, 2014

Discover the Southwest Waterfront – Washington’s most rapidly redeveloping neighborhood – in this celebration of the arts. The event will include a central market, music, dance, film screenings, walking tours, and more. For more information, please visit: www.swdcartsfest.org.

Small Plates and Wines by the Glass; Available daily starting at 5 p.m.
Available daily starting at 5 p.m.


Sample the Lobby Café & Bar’s new “Small Plates” menu, featuring an array of tapas style menu options.

Tapas style menu options, including Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Sweet Baby with Pepper and Goat Cheese; Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Chimichurri; and Spanish Anchovies with Warm Olives and Manchego.

Available starting at 5 p.m. daily, the new Small Plates menu paired with wine or cocktails is the perfect start to your evening.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Small Plates and Wines by the Glass; Available daily starting at 5 p.m.
Available daily starting at 5 p.m.


Sample the Lobby Café & Bar’s new “Small Plates” menu, featuring an array of tapas style menu options.

Tapas style menu options, including Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Sweet Baby with Pepper and Goat Cheese; Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Chimichurri; and Spanish Anchovies with Warm Olives and Manchego.

Available starting at 5 p.m. daily, the new Small Plates menu paired with wine or cocktails is the perfect start to your evening.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Small Plates and Wines by the Glass; Available daily starting at 5 p.m.
Available daily starting at 5 p.m.


Sample the Lobby Café & Bar’s new “Small Plates” menu, featuring an array of tapas style menu options.

Tapas style menu options, including Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Sweet Baby with Pepper and Goat Cheese; Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Chimichurri; and Spanish Anchovies with Warm Olives and Manchego.

Available starting at 5 p.m. daily, the new Small Plates menu paired with wine or cocktails is the perfect start to your evening.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Small Plates and Wines by the Glass; Available daily starting at 5 p.m.
Available daily starting at 5 p.m.


Sample the Lobby Café & Bar’s new “Small Plates” menu, featuring an array of tapas style menu options.

Tapas style menu options, including Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Sweet Baby with Pepper and Goat Cheese; Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Chimichurri; and Spanish Anchovies with Warm Olives and Manchego.

Available starting at 5 p.m. daily, the new Small Plates menu paired with wine or cocktails is the perfect start to your evening.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Small Plates and Wines by the Glass; Available daily starting at 5 p.m.
Available daily starting at 5 p.m.


Sample the Lobby Café & Bar’s new “Small Plates” menu, featuring an array of tapas style menu options.

Tapas style menu options, including Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Sweet Baby with Pepper and Goat Cheese; Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Chimichurri; and Spanish Anchovies with Warm Olives and Manchego.

Available starting at 5 p.m. daily, the new Small Plates menu paired with wine or cocktails is the perfect start to your evening.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Small Plates and Wines by the Glass; Available daily starting at 5 p.m.
Available daily starting at 5 p.m.


Sample the Lobby Café & Bar’s new “Small Plates” menu, featuring an array of tapas style menu options.

Tapas style menu options, including Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Sweet Baby with Pepper and Goat Cheese; Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Chimichurri; and Spanish Anchovies with Warm Olives and Manchego.

Available starting at 5 p.m. daily, the new Small Plates menu paired with wine or cocktails is the perfect start to your evening.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.