Powerful men are a mainstay in DC, but this date is all about the ones who’ve made headlines for other reasons. Begin at The Crime Museum where you can see bad boy Al Capone’s jail cell, an electric chair and other examples of how crime doesn’t pay.
Mad isn’t always a bad thing. You’ll taste why that’s true when you experience the culinary delights of Colin King at Oyamel, the Mexican outpost of celebrity chef and culinary genius José Andrés’ DC restaurant empire. If you’re feeling bold, order the chapulines, tacos made with sautéed grasshoppers.
Head just a few blocks over to the Lansburgh Theatre to see the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s rendition of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
After an evening of social examination and plot twists, head over to the Mandarin Oriental Washington, D.C. on the Southwest Waterfront to stay in style.