Great American art and Creole style brunch are on the agenda this weekend

Weekend Round-Up: February 25 and 26


Let’s be real. Your chance of getting to see Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum anytime soon are pretty slim.  That said, you can easily head across town to The Phillips Collection and catch a not-to be missed exhibition this weekend.

The Phillips has an exhibition featuring 15 rarely seen silkscreen prints created by American artist Jacob Lawrence between 1986 and 1997. The series portrays the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743–1803), the former slave turned leader of Haiti’s independence movement. L’Ouverture led the fight to liberate Saint-Domingue from French colonial rule and to emancipate the slaves during the 1791 Haitian Revolution, the first successful campaign to abolish slavery in modern history.

Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture is on view through April 23, 2017.


Old Engine 12 is bringing a taste of New Orleans to the nation’s capital this Sunday, Feb. 26, with a special brunch.

As part of Beads & Beignets, chef Jasmin Renee is taking over the kitchen to debut a delectable Creole style brunch that will transport your taste buds to the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Although she grew up in suburbs of Philadelphia, chef Jasmin traces her roots back to Louisiana, where creole recipes have been passed down for generations. She prides herself in being able to elevate down home classics and transform them from ordinary to extraordinary. “I have taken my classically trained skills, and my family recipes and turned them into something special.”

The Beads & Beignets menu will include fried catfish and grits, jambalaya, fried chicken and beignets, egg white and vegetable frittata and country home fries. Old Engine 12 will also have a themed cocktail menu with favorites such as the Hurricane, Vieux Carré, and Daquiris all sponsored by Cap City Beverage, Tambour, Miolo, and James FC Hyde Sorgho Whiskey!

Tickets for the brunch are $50 and includes a reserved seat, two (2) drink tickets, brunch live entertainment, and a swag bag full of goodies. Space is limited and tickets may be purchased in advance at

Barnette Holston

Barnette runs the website, The DCFashion Fool. It's a DC based lifestyle and fashion blog showing guys how to look and feel their best through his fashion, travel and activities around town. His motto is, "You too can be a fool for fashion!"

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