The runup to the Fourth of July tilts in favor of drink events, with a chance to sip premium rosé, hit up several Dupont Circle establishments for a patriotic bar crawl, and buy cocktails for charity. If you’re hungry, the Oval Room, Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill, and Halal Guys have got you covered.

Taste the Culture

The folks behind DMV Black Restaurant Week debut their summer-long series Taste the Culture Wednesday night, where they’ll be in conversation with black restaurant owners about their entrepreneurial journey. The owner, in turn, offers food and drink specials for you. First up is Jeff Miskiri, owner of Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill, who’s serving up happy-hour specials that include $7 cocktails, $6 crawfish spring rolls, $3 devilish eggs, and of course, po boys. A percentage of the happy hour sales will support Swaliga Foundation and DMV Black Restaurant Week’s joint efforts to bring seven South African students to D.C. next month. (Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill, 1934 9th St NW; happy-hour specials run from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., the conversation begins at 7 p.m.; FREE)

Dom Pérignon drops Saturday at Officina

Another rooftop option joins the fold Saturday when Officina Italian restaurant unveils its Dom Pérignon rooftop terrace and bottles of Dom Pérignon Rosé 2006 Vintage. This is all thanks to a new summer partnership between the restaurant and the luxe brand that’ll hold events to amplify the brand’s portfolio. The upcoming launch includes the Rosé sunset experience featuring complimentary small bites, and the new vintage rosé by the glass or the bottle. (Officina, 1120 Maine Ave SW, 8 p.m. to midnight; rosé is $475 by the bottle until 10 p.m. and $75 by the glass; reserve your table by sending an email to Will Hauptli at

Red, white, and booze

Wear your patriotism on your sleeve Saturday as you wind your way through the All American Bar Crawl, where you’ll hit about a dozen Dupont Circle bars. Participating watering holes include the Mad Hatter, Café Citron, Sign of the Whale, and Ozio. Naturally there’s a costume contest, so dress appropriately. A souvenir mug, free photos, and party favors are included in the fee (Various locations. Registration is at Front Page from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Event runs from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m., $20for early-bird tickets, $40 same day)

France without the jetlag

Can’t make it to France this summer? The Oval Room’s Executive Chef Bryan Moscatello is introducing his Summer in Provence prix fixe lunch and dinner tasting menu now through Aug. 10. The menu highlights sun-ripened vegetables, fruits, and olive oil to marry simple ingredients with bold flavors. Dishes include artichaut a la barigoule (white wine and olive oil poached artichoke), agneau rôti au limon (lemon and rosemary-roasted lamb loin), and vacherin à la fraise (meringue, strawberries, crème fraiche, pistachio). (The Oval Room, 800 Connecticut Ave. NW, prix fixe lunch is $32 a person, while the dinner tasting menu is $65 for four-course, $75 for five courses, and $85 for six courses, or you can order a la carte from $12 to $24 for lunch and $14 to $36 for dinner; prices do not include tax and gratuity)

Is polo next?

Veuve Clicquot is known for its longstanding polo classic, but in D.C., the premier brand is turning Marcel’s private terrace into a picnic experience Friday — complete with a Champagne sanctuary. Expect to munch on small bites at the French-Belgian restaurant as you sip Veuve Clicquot rosé and Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut Yellow Label. Live jazz at the lounge and bar sets the tone for the night. (Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. $155, RSVP by calling 202-296-1166)

Halal Guys debuts in Alexandria

Head to Alexandria for Halal Guys’ grand opening celebration this weekend for free food and a chance to win some pretty cool prizes. The halal fast casual eatery will dole out free platters to the first 100 guests. Meanwhile, every guest has an opportunity to win several grand prizes, namely a 50” Samsung Ultra HD 4K Smart TV, Apple wireless Airpods, an Apple Watch, and free Halal Guys for an entire month. (Halal Guys, 3167 Duke St., Saturday 11 a.m. – midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., FREE)

Negroni FTW

The whole world’s raising money for charity during Negroni Week, including 75 local bars and restaurants who will donate a portion of sales from every Negroni, specialty Campari cocktail or Negroni-inspired item to certain charities. For example, every bartender at Whaley’s is concocting his or her own special Negroni on Wednesday (today) during a 9 p.m. competition to benefit the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. And Nicoletta Italian Kitchen’s “Garibaldi al Dente” cocktail made with Campari and “fluffy” orange juice supports City Harvest. (Various locations now through June 30)