Hank’s Oyster Bar Opens on the Hill
What: Chef Jamie Leeds teams up with mixologist Gina Chersevani for a third iteration of her intimate bar.
Why: The usual lobster rolls and fried clams, plus a rotating list of almost two dozen house cocktails and punches. Grab a spot at the twenty-seat bar, a.k.a. The Eddy.
When: Daily, 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, b/t 6th & 7th Sts. (202-733-1971).
Art-o-Mat Swap Meet
What: Meet the locals who fashion art for the museum’s retrofitted cigarette machine, which dispenses original works for $5 a pop.
Why: Find inspiration (possibly after a trip to the cash bar) and create a piece of your own to trade or take home.
When: Sat., 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th St. NW, at F St. (202-633-1000).
Gospel Supper Series
What: Nashville A-lister Jim Lauderdale (who’s written songs for the Dixie Chicks and Blake Shelton) shows off his bluegrass pipes at the subterranean stage.
Why: The optional Sunday supper with a quartet of smoked meats.
When: Sun., 6 p.m.
Where: Hill Country Barbecue Market, 410 7th St. NW, b/t D & E Sts. (202-556-2050) . Tickets ($15) at ticketfly.com; supper is $20.
What: The ravenous Brits behind conveyor belt sushi, rice bowls, and Japanese snacks debut their first stateside restaurant inside Union Station.
Why: More than 70 plates, including salmon and avocado rolls, shrimp firecracker rice, and chicken katsu curry.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE (202-408-1716).
Laugh and Craft
What: Get a hands-on lesson in making an arm party’s worth of bar bracelets in the little gray house stocked with accessories, gifts, handbags, art, and jewelry.
Why: Drink wine while you dream up baubles.
When: 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Covet, 5140 Wilson Blvd., at N. Frederick St., ste. b, Arlington (703-247-9797). R.S.V.P. at facebook.com. Cost is $3 per bracelet.
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