What to Do Tonight: December 20

A festive Hanukkah menu at Dino, punk band Atlas Sound at Black Cat, and the release of Capitol City Brewing Company’s Oak-Aged Fuel.

By: Samantha Miller

Country duo Joey and Rory are performing at the Rams Head. Photograph courtesy of the group's Web site.

Tuesday, December 20
FOOD:
To celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, Dino is whipping up a festive dinner menu. The four-course spread includes potato latkes, duck-schmaltz matzo-ball soup, pan-roasted chicken, and various desserts. Reservations ($45 adults, $20 children) can be made by calling 202-686-2966. The menu is available through December 27, excluding December 25.

BEER:
Capitol City Brewing Company is hosting an Oak-Aged Fuel tapping party at its Penn Quarter location. The brewery aged its Imperial Coffee Stout in a bourbon barrel for four months, and now’s your chance to sample the limited release. Guests can enjoy food and drink specials—including $5 appetizers and $2 Capitol Kölsch, Pale Rider Ale, Amber Waves Ale, and Prohibition Porter. Admission is free. 6 PM. And if you haven’t already, check out our Best of Penn Quarter package.

MUSIC: Country group Joey and Rory are performing at the Rams Head tonight. In 2010, the husband-and-wife duo won the Academy of Country Music award for Top New Vocal Duo. You can listen to some of their songs here. Tickets ($22.50) can be purchased through the event’s Web site. 8 PM.

If you’re in the mood for something edgier, Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox and his side project, Atlas Sound, are dropping by the Black Cat. “You’d be hard-pressed to find an artist who’s produced as much inspired music as Cox did between 2007 and 2008, a remarkably prolific year in which he released the equivalent of four full-length and nearly flawless albums under the Deerhunter and Atlas Sound names,” says NPR. Tickets ($15) can be purchased through the club’s Web site. 8 PM.