Ma P’tite Liste – February 20-26, 2012

Get an early start on Mardi Gras by celebrating Lundi Gras at Bayou Bakery with Chef David Guas and Les Dames d’Escoffiers. Laissez Foure jazz quartet will be entertaining guests while they munch on a four-course parade-route fare inspired  meal for $55/person (includes souvenir cup and punch).

I know it’s Mardi Gras but ladies, why not do something a little more productive than just drinking Abitas and Hurricanes? The folks at Velocity, an awesome new D.C. non-profit, wants to learn to stop managing your time and invest it in the things that truly matter instead. Their life coach will show you how to toss your to-do list and catch up with yourself instead. And you can still enjoy a guilt-free glass of wine! The event is free and takes place at the Ellington Building on U Street. I myself will be taking over Le Bar at the Sofitel for happy hour with a great group of expats. Know some lost Frenchies in the city? Send them over for a glass of bubbly!

The restaurant formerly known as Lima is reopening tonight as Fujimar. Lima lounge will remain open downstairs, but Fujimar will now serve sushi, ceviches and other Latin-Asian fusion dishes and drinks.  

Keep it artsy today! Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space” opens today at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromosaturation, 1965, refabricated 2010. © 2012 Artists Rights
Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Iwan Baan

You can also attend the opening reception for Tony Savoie’s  “In Thoughts, Words and Deeds” exhibit at Longview Gallery or head to Virginia for the free public opening reception of “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos” (7-10PM.)

If you haven’t had a chance to taste Zengo’s fabulous Shanghai-Sao Paulo menu, head over to the Chinatown establishment for some fun fusion drinks and tasty eats. Bonus, you can start your evning with a cocktail (or more) downstairs in the newly renovated lounge. You can also grab dinner and a play at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company which has paired up with Oyamel Cocina. The 4 course pre-theater menu is actually served in the atrium before the performance of the play Civilization (All You can Ear). The menu looks pretty awesome too and will be availble for the following performances: Friday 2/24, Saturday 2/25, Friday 3/2, Saturday 3/3, Friday 3/9 and Saturday 3/10.  Limited seats are available for each showing so make your reservations now by calling the theater at (202) 393-3939 and asking for the Oyamel package.
Spend the day lining up outside of the National Archives to try and catch the free screenings of the Live Action Short Film Nominees (screening at noon, I recommend you start queueing at 10AM) and the Animated Short Films are at 3PM. Documentary feature Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory will screen at 7PM.
It’s Oscar day!!! If you haven’t seen it yet, this is your last chance to catch The Artist and grab a drink inspired by the film at Helix Lounge or The Heights. 

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