LIQUID COURAGE
Weekend Pick: The DC Beer Festival at Nationals Park

Come down to Nationals Park and celebrate the joy of beer with a crowd of other brew fanatics at the DC Beer Festival. A huge variety of brewers will be present, ranging from Goose Island and Red Hook to Narragansett and Shock Top. In total, there will be sixty brewers offering 120 different beers, with an emphasis on seasonal, local and unusual offerings, and you can check out the full list here. There will also be events, music and food, to offer a bit of a break from the unending offerings of lager and ale.

LIFESTYLE
We've Found The Coolest Functional Cufflinks on the Internet

Even before the dawn of James Bond, Cufflinks have been the staple of the sharp dressed man. Considered to be one of the few pieces of “Men’s jewelry," the cufflink adds a debonair touch to an otherwise blasé formal shirt. Novelty cufflinks have been popularized over the last few decades, with men choosing from a variety of options to represent everything from their birthstones and favorite sports teams to their hobbies and occupations.

But recently, a new trend has emerged on the cufflink market: Functional Cufflinks. Functional cufflinks are fun, useful cufflinks that can fill everyday purposes, or just keep you discreetly occupied in board meetings. Here are the top ten functional cufflinks that will set you apart from your jeans without setting you apart from fun:

CULINARY OCCASIONS
David Burke Bloomingdales to Host a Wine Dinner Tomorrow Night


Come one, come all! On Tuesday, March 18th, for one night only, David Burke Bloomingdales will host an enticing wine dinner sure to entice all the senses and delight your appetite.

With the wines of Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel at its forefront, the scrumptious dinner will begin at 7pm and feature a four course-prix fixe menu, as well as some heavenly hor d’oeuvres and cocktails to start.

WEEKEND PICKS
Event Preview: DJ Battle Every Thursday at Mad River Bar & Grille

Also stealing the spotlight for the night will be $1 Bud Light bottles and $2 You-Call-Its.

The audience will be the judge so make sure you head over to Mad River Thursday night to decide will be crowned the next best DJ in Philly!

What: DJ Battle Every Thursday at Mad River

When: Thursday, March 6th, 8pm

ART
Dumb Starbucks 'Stunt Art' Now Stunted

Celebs, onlookers, and press members alike, flocked to the doorsteps (more accurately, the lines) of Dumb Starbucks just to get a peek at what all the fuss was about and maybe even snag a Dumb Tall Mocha Latte to-go as well. The satirical business quickly became the coolest background to selfies as well as destination to check-in at. However, few have actually made it in since the business stays draped in a long waiting.

On a Monday afternoon, the motive for the “art gallery” was revealed. Comedian, Nathan Fielder was promoting his Comedy Central show Nathan for You. The revelation came during a Press Conference to gathering talking heads from news stations. Nathan was sporting a green ‘Dumb Starbucks’ apron when he told the everyone that he planned to open a second location in Brooklyn. Comedy Central simply added that they knew of the stunt but "didn't know we were putting it up".

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 11, 2014

We'll keep watch for the fate of Dumb Starbucks in the meantime watch a clip from the advertisement below.

HAPPENINGS
Project Cupid Fifth Annual Date Auction

Love is in the air this weekend what with Valentine's Day coming up and the Project Cupid Fifth Annual Date Auction on Friday. At this yearly benefit, attendees can bid on some of the city's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, with all proceeds going toward the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & The Jimmy Fund.

The event's Facebook page has been posting profiles on each of this year's hottest singles, like Marco, a cute scientist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary who can speak seven languages, or Meaghan, a pretty, athletic New England Revolution Rev Girl with twelve older brothers (just don't get on her bad side).

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Beyonce-Themed Valentine's Day Dinner

Brucie, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, will feature a special menu for Valentine's Day inspired by Beyonce and her boo Jay-Z. The Carrol Gardens eatery put together appetizers, pastas, and a main course with punny names and related ingredients.

For example, the starter options include dishes like Blue Ivy (smoked blue potatoes, chiriboga blue, trout roe, and watercress) and Oysters Rocafella. Items on the pasta menu are Jay-Ziti ("Carter" clothbound cheddar, speck, sweet potato, and sage pistu) and Halo (angel hair pasta, truffle, burnt angel food cake breadcrumbs). The last course is composed of meat entrees as per typical Italian style, with options like Breastiny's Child, a veal breast braciole, pickled fig, sopresatta, and goat yogurt or the Drunk in Love with negroni short rib, beef heart salad, and farro gremalata. Don't forget to add some Beyonce-ified sides such as the Diva is a female version of a brusstla (which we're assuming means brussel sprouts).

FASHIONABLE
Exclusive! Interview with Celeb Stylist Kimberly V



With her ability to create an efortlessly chic esthetic, Kimberly V is one of the most sought after stylists on the scene. The New York born mastermind is original, fresh and able to incorporate a personal touch to every look. She also sports the most amazing client list featuring Jay Leno, David Letterman, Chelsea Lately, Usher, Drake, Keri Hilson, Ne-yo, Jordin Sparks to name a few. And from such an eclectic list, it is easy to see that she is able to capture and array of personalities and cater to all types of, well, types!

CULINARY OCCASIONS
David Burke Fishtail Wine Dinner

David Burke Fishtail is hosting a dinner featuring meals paired with Italian La Fiorita wines. The event is scheduled for Monday, January 27th and will consist of a 4-course, prixe-fixe menu. At $99 a person, excluding tax and gratuity, the dinner includes an amuse-bouche (a small, bite-size appetizer), three dishes, and a dessert.