Photo courtesy of Kilwins DC.

What could be better than fudge? Free artifice. Kilvins, DC (1250 Half Street SE) is giving away free confectionery pieces starting at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 16 while supplies last (obviously it’s National Fudge Day). You will need to follow them on Instagram or Facebook for a sweet treat.

Celebrate June 10, honor local women leaders and help advocate for better food policy across Sister’s Dinner this is Saturday, June 18 from 14:00 to 18:00. Hosted by Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics, and Agriculture (WANDA), the dinner is served by Chefs Aria and Plum Good, who will prepare a Ghanaian-style feast with chicken, jollof rice, bananas, watermelon salad and more. The event takes place at Oxon Run Park (300 Valley Avenue SE) and you can register for free here.

Head to Harvey (513 W Broad St., Falls Church) for its summer start. The restaurant next door is partnering with Falls Church City and the Chamber of Commerce to host the ribbon cutting ceremony. Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 pm, followed by a mini crab and corn pancake picnic, and lots of kebabs ($12 to $15). At the event, Calvert Brewing Company and Metro Cellars will sell beer, canned cocktails and wine ($8 to $15).

Buy a drink, save a puppy. Michele (st. 1201 K, NW) as well as Maggie’s Farm Rum Distillery band together to help raise money for local dog shelters. On the Wednesday, June 22 From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Eaton Hotel’s French-American restaurant will host a happy hour with tiki cocktails, a distiller’s meeting and a rum tasting.

Aperol and Pike & Rose Restaurant Summer House (11825 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda) unite for a solstice party on Tuesday 21 June. Look for games, Aperol drinks and snacks. The event runs from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets start at $69.95; Take them here.

Taste and learn about Italian wine from winemaker Dario Pieropan. Thursday, June 16 in Cranes (724 Ninth Street NW). The event starts at 19:00, ticket prices start from $100; Take them here.

Support small businesses in Alexandria at Portside Summer Festival in the Old Townthis is Saturday, June 17 as well as Sunday, June 18. The festival features live music, beer from Port City Brewing Company, arts and history related events, and food from local restaurants including Borinquen Lunch Box, Chalkboard Wings & BBQ, Dolci Gelati and Italian Place. The festival takes place in Waterfront Park (st. Prince, 1A, Alexandria).

Drag Brunch All Set’s (8630 Fenton St., Silver Springg) returns for Pride Month. Brunch featuring Queens from Haus of Stone is back Saturday, June 18 from 12 to 14 hours. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Trevor Project. Make a reservation here.

Celebrate the longest day of the year Summer Solstice Beer Garden. On the Saturday, June 18 at 4:00 pm, Up Top Acres and Shaw Nina May Restaurant will open a pop-up beer garden that will also serve food. The event takes place at the Farm at 55 M (st. 55 M, SE). Tickets start at $50 and include unlimited food and drink; Take them here.

Join Ambassador of Portugal His Excellency Ambassador Domingos Fesas Vitalon Friday, June 17 for an evening filled with Portuguese food, music and culture. An event that starts at 18:30 at his residence (2125 Kalorama Rd., NW), a classical piano recital will be presented, followed by a buffet prepared by the embassy staff. Tickets start at $175 and can be purchased here.

Sophia Young

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