What to Do Tonight: October 11

Opening night of “The Book Club Play” at Arena Stage, a Stein Holding Competition at Bottom Line, and Americana-blues singer Ted Garber at the Iota Club and Cafe

By: Samantha Miller

DC-native Ted Garber is performing at the Iota Club and Cafe tonight. Photograph courtesy of the artist's Facebook page, by Erin Lassahn Photography

Tuesday, October 11
THEATER:
Don’t miss The Book Club Play at Arena Stage. Written by local playwright Karen Zacarías, the comedy follows the life of book club junkie Ana. Strange circumstances put her once perfect-seeming life under a magnifying glass. Tickets (starting at $40) can be purchased through Arena Stage’s Web site. 7:30 PM. The play runs through November 6.

BEER: In true Oktoberfest fashion, Bottom Line is hosting a Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Competition. An Oktoberfest stein typically weighs 5 pounds when filled, and whoever holds his or her mug the longest could win a trip to Munich. But even if you don’t win, you can still enjoy drink specials—including $12 pitchers of Sam Adams with two free Oktoberfest steins, $3.50 Boston Lager and OktoberFest pints, and $3.50 bottles of Sam Adams Light and Black Lager. 7 PM.

MUSIC: Local Americana-blues singer Ted Garber is dropping by the Iota Club and Cafe tonight. Garber fuses bluesy vocals with harmonica riffs for a sound that spans across multiple genres. In January, he was accepted into the Strathmore’s prestigious Artist in Residence program. You can check out some of his songs here. Tickets ($10) can be purchased at the door. 8:30 PM.

FUNDRAISER: Drink to a good cause during the Making Strides for MS Happy Hour at Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington). A minimum $10 donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society gets you access to exclusive food and drink specials—including select $2 light beers, $2 off draft beers, $4 rail drinks and glasses of wine, $5 mojitos and margaritas, and $6 bar bites. 5 to 9 PM.