4 food and drink events to look forward to in Washington this weekend

Wondering what to do in Washington this weekend? From Greek food on the patio to special Abraham Lincoln-inspired beer tasting, here's a rundown of how to enjoy those precious weekend hours before the clock runs down.

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Spring into Patio Season 

First up, Mediterranean restaurant Zaytinya kicks off spring with its annual patio party and market on Saturday. In addition to light bites and Greek wine samples from Zaytinya, vendors including Metaxa spirits, Mastiha Bakery and José Andrés foods will be on hand with their wares, and there'll be live music and other entertainment, as well.

When: Saturday, April 20, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW
Admission: Free
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Champagne Brunch and Day Party

Next, Barcode hosts one of its many day parties on Saturday. Look for DJs spinning reggae, soca and hip hop; a hookah on the patio; and board games. Barcode will also offer drink specials on mojitos, margaritas and sangria, and you can partake in their Southern-style brunch as well.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2-10 p.m.
Where: Barcode, 1101 17th St. NW
Admission: $10-$40 (Free after 5 p.m.)
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Brews and Q's: A Special Beer Release of 'Cabin & Cottage' and Trivia Night

Also on Saturday, beer and history collide at this event at President Lincoln's summer home in Central D.C. Three breweries and a Chicago beer museum collaborated with the non-profit running President Lincoln's Cottage to create a special Berliner-style wheat beer they're calling 'Cabin & Cottage.' The consortium will launch the brew this weekend with tastings, historical information about Lincoln's connection to beer, and a trivia competition.

When: Saturday, April 20, 4-6 p.m.
Where: President Lincoln's Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW
Admission: $10
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Easter Brunch and Karaoke 

Finally, on Sunday, District Karaoke celebrates its expansion into a new venue, the Hard Rock Cafe, located in Penn Quarter. In addition to a special brunch menu, look for happy hour prices on beer, wine and cocktails. And, of course, the karaoke mic will be passed. 

When: Sunday, April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 999 E St. NW
Admission: Free
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