Openings, closings, events, charities, compiled from press releases, compressed into haiku

“Sickly cheap” cod, chips/Say, “I want a ‘1 & 1’…/and it’s half the quid”; today, “National Fish and Chips Day,” May 25, $4.50 a pop, Eammon’s A Little Chipper, 728 Kings Street, Alexandria, (703) 299-8384

Cajun crawfish boil/Zesty potatoes, sweet corn/Sno-Balls, condensed milk; from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, May 28, and 1-4 p.m., Sunday, May 29, Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar & Eatery, 1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington, (703) 243.2410

Rum-themed sharing plates/sugarcane-skewered swordfish/flank steak, tasting flights; from June 1 to June 30, $35 per person, $55 with pairings, Zengo,781 Seventh St NW, (202) 393-2929

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