HAPPY HOUR: Toast DCLA
May
7
5:00 PM17:00

HAPPY HOUR: Toast DCLA

Show your love to DCLA as we toast our 125th anniversary at Petworth Citizen! Free to attend for all.

Join us a happy hour and 10% of the sales will be donated to the DCLA scholarship fund!

Please invite friends and help us celebrate our anniversary!

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Whisky Brothers: Introduction to Japanese Whisky (SOLD OUT)
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Whisky Brothers: Introduction to Japanese Whisky (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT

Our fastest-selling WB event ever is back by popular demand!

In 2014, for the first time ever, a Japanese whisky was named the best in the world by Whisky Bible critic Jim Murray. Demand shot through the roof, and hasn't slackened since. Our friends the Whisky Brothers (Dan Searing and Kelly Young) are back to walk us through the intricacies of a spirit originally modeled after Scotch whisky, but which has since taken on a profile (and legend) all its own.

Ticket price includes all drinks, plus tip for the Whisky Brothers.
Must be 21+ to attend.

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 Whisky Brothers: Introduction to Japanese Whisky (SOLD OUT)
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Whisky Brothers: Introduction to Japanese Whisky (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT

Our fastest-selling WB event ever is back by popular demand!

In 2014, for the first time ever, a Japanese whisky was named the best in the world by Whisky Bible critic Jim Murray. Demand shot through the roof, and hasn't slackened since. Our friends the Whisky Brothers (Dan Searing and Kelly Young) are back to walk us through the intricacies of a spirit originally modeled after Scotch whisky, but which has since taken on a profile (and legend) all its own.

Ticket price includes all drinks, plus tip for the Whisky Brothers.
Must be 21+ to attend.

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Literary Cocktails:  Umberto Eco's "The Island of the Day Before"
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Literary Cocktails: Umberto Eco's "The Island of the Day Before"

Every weekend our bartender Chantal Tseng creates a new menu that is based on a literary work.

For our Literary Cocktails this week, Chantal returns to one of her favorite authors - the Italian master Umberto Eco.

Umberto Eco’s THE ISLAND OF THE DAY BEFORE is rich, demanding, stimulating, scandalously and deliciously indulgent, and extremely well-crafted and written.

And so are Chantal's cocktails...

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Jazz at the Citizen: Bassist Bill “Majic” Lavender-Bey
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at the Citizen: Bassist Bill “Majic” Lavender-Bey

FREE

Thursday night - we bring the best in local musicians. This week? Bassist Bill “Majic” Lavender-Bey

Bill Lavender-Bey plays the bass, the foundation instrument of jazz. It anchors the groove, frees up the other musicians to both articulate the melody and stray from it during solos. The bassist is the branch manager of the music — dispensing the helpful notes, keeping everyone on time and focused on the job at hand.

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lowercase ft.: Greg Luce
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

lowercase ft.: Greg Luce

It's the April edition of the lowercase! Join us at our monthly reading series for the DC writing scene, 826DC friends and volunteers, and members of the community!

This month the Featured Reader is poet Greg Luce.

Want to share your work? Email us at lowercase@826dc.org to reserve your spot in the open mic lineup, and bring your friends! It's sure to be a great time.

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Jazz at the Citizen: Bill Heid Duo
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at the Citizen: Bill Heid Duo

Every Thursday night we host JAZZ at the CITIZEN - featuring some of D.C.'s best young players. 

FREE

Bill Heid has rocked local and national stages for five decades - playing with the leading stars of the jazz firmament.

Join us for this free show and listen to music from the leading lights of 20th century jazz.

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Sunday Night Music: Elena Lacayo at Petworth Citizen
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Night Music: Elena Lacayo at Petworth Citizen

Join us on Sunday night for our mix of folk, traditional, and more.

ELENA LACAYO
www.elenalosfulanos.com
Elena Lacayo is a singer-songwriter and leader of the DC-based bilingual Latin-rock band Elena & Los Fulanos. Originally from Managua, Nicaragua, Lacayo identifies herself as both American and Nicaraguan and her music, which ranges from twangy, heartbreak-themed folk Americana, to soothing, introspective, violin-infused Latin rock reflects this dual identity. Her band’s Wammie-nominated debut album, Miel Venenosa, was released in 2014 and her band’s second album, Volcán, (2017) has been hailed as "a bilingual folk album for the resistance" by the Washington City Paper, where she was also included in their People Issue 2017 highlighting notable Washingtonians. Most recently, Elena started playing guitarrón (mariachi bass) with the Latin GRAMMY-winning group, Flor de Toloache.

 

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Literary Cocktails: N.K. Jemisin's "The Obelisk Gate"
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Literary Cocktails: N.K. Jemisin's "The Obelisk Gate"

Every weekend our bartender Chantal Tseng creates a new menu that is based on a literary work.

The Obelisk Gate is the 2nd book in Jemisin's Hugo Award winning "Broken Earth" series that began with "The Fifth Season." Swing by Friday & Saturday in the Reading Room to enjoy cocktails inspired by the book with Chantal Tseng. Also, get 20% off the book at LoyaltyBooks when you purchase a Literary Cocktail!

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Literary Cocktails: Cixin Liu's "The Dark Forest"
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Literary Cocktails: Cixin Liu's "The Dark Forest"

Every weekend our bartender Chantal Tseng creates a new menu that is based on a literary work.

The Dark Forest is a 2008 science fiction novel by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. It is the sequel to the Hugo Award-winning novel The Three-Body Problem - which we explored in August - in the trilogy titled "Remembrance of Earth's Past"

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Jazz at the Citizen: Pete Muldoon Duo
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at the Citizen: Pete Muldoon Duo

Every Thursday night we host JAZZ at the CITIZEN - featuring some of D.C.'s best young players. 

FREE

Pete is back!

One of the best jazz guitarists in D.C. returns to the stage at Petworth Citizen in a free show.

Jazz guitarist and composer Pete Muldoon has performed on both the national and international stage from DC, to Turkey and Indonesia. In 2013 he was named Best Guitar Player by the Washington City Paper. While completing his Bachelor of Music at the University of D.C., Muldoon studied with Calvin Jones, Steve Novosel, and Allyn Johnson. He then went on to Howard University where he was influenced and instructed by Charlie Young, Charles Covington, and Gerry Kunkel prior to achieving a Master of Music degree. In addition to his musical education, Muldoon has performed and opened for such greats as Pharaoh Sanders, Bennie Maupin, Carlos Santana and Hugh Masekela.

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Whisky Brothers: The Heart of Irish Whiskey
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Whisky Brothers: The Heart of Irish Whiskey

Get Your Tickets @ EventBrite

Join the Whisky Brothers as we go deep into the pure heart of traditional, single pot still Irish distilling. We'll turn the Reading Room into our own Shebeen for the night.

"Neither a blend nor a single malt, the result was a spirit with the same cereal depth of its otherwise identical single malt sister but with a spicy bristle from the raw unmalted barley and a noticeably thicker and more lathery texture. Having originally become popular in Ireland as a means of dodging the malt tax of 1785, this peculiar and technically inefficient mashbill had subsequently become the hallmark of Irish distilling as a trade. Long after the tax was repealed, the recipe remained. The ratio of malted to unmalted barley varied from distillery to distillery and that textural diversity was an intimate part of the lifeblood of Irish whiskey itself."
-Fionnán O’Connor

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