Monday, November 19
COMEDY (PROFESSIONAL): DC Improv takes over Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage for a night of local standup. You’ll get jokes from Brian Parise, Courtney Fearrington, and Jimmy Merritt. Best of all, you won’t pay a dime. Get there around 5 for tickets. If you miss out, the event will be streamed online. Free. 6 PM.
Tuesday, November 20
COMEDY (AMATEUR): The Blue Banana in Petworth hosts its weekly open-mike comedy show—if you’ve been practicing your jokes in front of your webcam like I have, maybe it’s time to pull them out in front of a (mostly) forgiving crowd. Otherwise, you could be part of that crowd. Come ready to laugh, both out of pity and because some of the best new standup talent makes its way through the open-mike circuit. Free. 8 PM.
Wednesday, November 21
GAMES: Why stick to standard trivia when you can practice for your inevitable appearance on Family Feud, Weakest Link, and $25,000 Pyramid (all of which are still things)? Head to Penn Social’s Game Show Night for $4 Yuenglings and the chance to verbally spar with whoever has the unfortunate role of pretending to be that mean British lady. Free pitchers for the winning team. Free. 7 PM.
Thursday, November 22
DRINK: It’s Thanksgiving! Go eat some turkey then get sloshed with some friends and/or family
you haven’t seen in a year. Most bars are open. Choose one and go to it.
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