Eat at MOHAI. In addition to the new Compass Café, mobile vendors, including Street Treats and Dante's Inferno Dogs, will be on hand for MOHAI's Grand Opening this weekend. Note that all free Saturday tickets have been swooped up, but walk-up tickets will be released every half hour tomorrow. You can buy tickets for Sunday's events over here.
Brush up on your Prince lyrics. It may be too late to reserve a table for a cloth-napkin-in-the-lap New Year's Eve dinner, but that's OK. Tater tot emporium Zayda Buddy's at 5405 Leary Ave. NW is planning its first annual "Party Like It's 1999 New Year's Eve Bash." Selections from Prince's catalog hit the speakers at 6 p.m. and will play until the start of next year. In addition to the Midwestern-inspired menu, special cocktails like the "Minnesota Pop" will be up for grabs. Also making an appearance--a special drink in honor of the Gopher State's native son, the "Purple Rain." You never know, maybe Prince-aholic Maya Rudolph will make an appearance.
Get wait-listed.Golden Beetle Bar Manager Andy McClellan will continue to teach a series of popular cocktail classes throughout the new year. While his two-part bitters class scheduled for January 5 and 19 is full, aspiring mixologists can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be the first to hear about classes scheduled for the coming months.