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Meet new menswear designers at Jack Rose and try rare Scotch at Ri Ra. By Jason Koebler
Try rare Scotch at Ri Ra on Thursday. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, September 15

BIKE: Slow Roll is a group bicycle ride that originated in Detroit—where it now has 3,000 weekly riders—and has made its way to DC. It’s a bike ride for those who think other ride-alongs are a bit too gung ho or intense—everyone can go at their own pace, and it’s all for fun. The ride starts and ends at Bluejacket, which is a great place to grab a drink and meet some new people. Free. 7 PM.

Tuesday, September 16

DANCE: U Street Music Hall hosts Melbourne’s Benjamin Stanford, a.k.a. Dub FX, a beatboxing/electronic music artist who earned his popularity by busking around the world. In that vein, his live show involves mixing everything live while jumping around the stage, rather than standing behind a laptop—which, these days, feels pretty revolutionary for an electronic music artist. Dance appropriately. Tickets ($15) are available online. 9 PM.

Wednesday, September 17

FOOD: Lost Society hosts Rock the Rooftop, in which appetizers are half off and you’ll get a free bottle of wine with the purchase of two entrées, which is a pretty good deal. It’s also a nice spot to take in the last days of (official) summer. 6 PM.

STYLE: Art of Style at Jack Rose aims to introduce stylish dudes to the people behind DC’s male-fashion-focused startups. Sample Scotch as you get grooming tips, check out some new pieces, and otherwise figure out how to up your wardrobe game. You should probably come looking pretty sharp. Free. 6 PM.

Thursday, September 18

SCOTCH: Georgetown’s Ri Ra hosts the Distilled Truth, which lets fans of brown liquor sample two rare bottles of Scotch and other whiskeys, each in different types of glassware. Why? Because, once and for all, you’re going to learn why different drinks are served in different glasses, even if you have to drink delicious Scotch all night to do it. Small plates are provided. $50. 7 PM.

Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at jasontpkoebler@gmail.com, or find him on Twitter at @jason_koebler

Posted at 10:05 AM/ET, 09/15/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Black Cat’s 21st birthday party, the Snallygaster beer festival, and Adams Morgan Day. By Jason Koebler
Try more than 250 brews at the Snallygaster beer festival on Saturday. Image via Shutterstock.

Thursday, September 11

MUSIC: The Hackensaw Boys usually headline the Kingman Island bluegrass festival (that’s where you know them from), but they’re playing at Gypsy Sally’s tonight, which is your chance to see them in a tiny venue. And let’s face it—when the percussionist uses old tin cans as an instrument, you want to see them in a tiny venue. Tickets ($20) are available online. 7 PM.

THEATER: Taffety Punk Theatre Company, which has a reputation for being adventurous, is staging The Devil in His Own Words, a comedic one-man show in which founding member Marcus Kyd tries to explain his motivation behind the whole being-the-devil thing. This is a revised version of the company’s first-ever production, and tonight’s show is pay-what-you-can, so it’s a good chance to see it for cheap. Tickets ($5 to $15) are available online. 8 PM.


Friday, September 12

DANCE: The H Street Red Rocks has proved to be an unlikely but welcome dance spot—let’s just say we weren’t expecting a pizza joint to host so many great deejays. This weekend, head there to see Basscamp, a deejay who makes trippy house remixes of pop songs. Free. 9 PM.

DANCE: The 9:30 Club’s back bar hosts Four Under the Floor, a house and disco dance night that was booked by the folks behind U Street Music Hall, which means you can get to know some deejays who will be probably household names soon enough. $5. 11 PM.

BIRTHDAYS: Black Cat has been around for an astonishing 21 years (it can finally drink!)—and to celebrate, the bar is throwing a huge bash, which will include comedy, seven different deejays (you’ve probably seen them if you’ve ever been to the nightclub), and performances by Spoonboy (who has worked there forever), Citadel, and Booze Riot. Most important, however, is the fact that all beer and liquor will be half price all night. Tickets ($10) are available online. 9 PM.


Saturday, September 13

BAR CRAWL: Dupont Circle hosts the Bright-N-Pint bar crawl, which I think is a pun, but I can’t figure it out. In any case, wear neon, snap on some glow necklaces (provided), and head to Front Page, Rumors, Madhatter, Sign of the Whale, Public Bar, and several other Dupont institutions for a day of specials and debauchery. $15 online, $20 at the door. 3 to 11 PM.

MUSIC: One of DC’s best local music blogs, All Things Go, is throwing its biggest event yet: the first-ever Fall Classic at Union Market. The lineup includes Future Islands, Haerts, Tove Lo, Bear Hands, US Royalty, and lots more, which is a lot of bands to see for $50. Tickets are available online. Noon to 10:30 PM.

BEER: DC has a lot of great beer events, but Snallygaster at Yards Park is maybe the most anticipated, and with good reason: Its name is based on a mythical sea beast similar to a hydra. Why? Who cares? You can sample more than 250 rare and delicious beers, listen to music by !!!, Brett, and the Pug’s deejay (what?), and the beer is curated by DC’s go-to beer guru, Greg Engert of Bluejacket and ChurchKey. There’ll also be food from Red Apron Butcher, GBD, Hill Country, TaKorean, and lots more. Tickets ($30) are available online and include $25 worth of food and beer. 1 PM.

STORYTELLING: Have you been diligently attending all the city’s storytelling events? Take things to the next level with the Story League Masters Championship, which is a “search for the funniest story in the East.” It features winners of the Moth (NYC), First Person Arts (Philly) and Story League (DC) competitions; the winner gets $500. Tickets ($15) are available online. 9 PM.


Sunday, September 14

FESTIVALS: It’s Adams Morgan Day, one of the oldest and largest neighborhood street fairs in the city. Florida Avenue and Columbia Road will be shut down, restaurants and bars will open sidewalk outposts, and you’ll find two stages of live music, a dance plaza, an art gallery, and thousands of people. Free. 11 AM to 7 PM.

MUSIC: He’s long since ditched Meg and struck out on his own, but Jack White still certainly knows how to rock. He plays songs from the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, and his own solo projects, and Merriweather is a great place to see him to close out the summer. Tickets ($40) are available online. 6 PM.

COMEDY: Wonderland Ballroom hosts free comedy every Sunday night, featuring local comics. It’s a nice, low-key way to wrap up your weekend. Free. 7 PM.


Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at jasontpkoebler@gmail.com, or find him on Twitter at @jason_koebler

Posted at 10:40 AM/ET, 09/11/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
DC Bike Party's Country Club Cruise, DJ Shadow at the Fillmore, and more. By Jason Koebler
Join DC Bike Party's Country Club Cruise on Tuesday. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Monday, September 8

DANCE: An electronic-music mainstay for nearly two decades now, DJ Shadow has been releasing his at-times haunting beats since before the newest crop of EDM stars were even born. He just launched a new record label called Liquid Amber, and will presumably be playing some of his new cuts at the Fillmore tonight. $48. 9 PM.


Tuesday, September 9

COMEDY: The Last Resort comedy show, which features up-and-coming comics from all over the region, has moved to Bier Baron, where you can get one (or a couple) of hundreds of different brews to help loosen you up a bit. As always, the show is free. 8:30 PM.


Wednesday, September 10

BIKE: DC Bike Party is getting classy this week with its Country Club Cruise—wear your Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines, and whatever else you might wear when you’re hitting the golf course or going to a fancy (but not too fancy) cotillion. Bonus points if you’ve got a cruiser or some other sort of bougie bike. After a few miles' ride, things end up at—where else?—H Street Country Club. Free. 7:30 PM.


Thursday, September 11

THEATER: Roger (Not His Real Name) opens at DC Arts Center this week. The one-man show stars Matthew Vaky as a conspiracy theory-believing homeless person, which will strike a chord with those of you who believe President Obama is actually a lizard person. It’s being described as a “homeless man’s House of Cards”—let’s hope it’s as dramatic and enthralling as that series. $18. 7:30 PM.


Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at jasontpkoebler@gmail.com, or find him on Twitter.

Posted at 09:50 AM/ET, 09/08/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
The local studio celebrates its renovation with free classes and performances. By Tanya Pai
Dance Place's new season includes Deviated Theatre (above) on September 27 and 28. Photograph by Enoch Chan.

This month, a local institution gets in on the grand Washington tradition of returning from summer vacation with some not-so-subtle tweaks. Dance Place, which for 36 years has been bringing dance performances and education to the area, has undergone its first full renovation and will introduce the new look at a free community day on September 6.

Carla Perlo and Steve Bloom founded Dance Place in 1978, and in 1986, due to quadrupling rents, they moved from Adams Morgan to a former welding warehouse in Brookland. “We set it up with a theater space and wooden risers—nothing mounted, nothing more comfortable than a folding chair,” says communications director Carolyn Kamrath. “It’s been well loved, but it needed a facelift.”

It got that thanks to four years of fundraising, corporate and private donations, and support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

During the “Be in Brookland” community day, guests can tour the improved facility, which includes fresh hardwiring and a semi-enclosed tech booth in the theater, a larger dressing room with space for 40 dancers, and a new second-story studio—plus comfortable, high-quality seats. The open house also features free classes for children and adults, free performances, and a $15 nighttime dance party led by the Cuban company DC Casineros.

Dance Place’s upcoming season offers a diverse lineup, including four international companies. November brings Brazil’s Companhia Urbana de Dança, for instance, and March welcomes two Cuban artists. Kamrath says the larger space will also allow for an extended class schedule and more residency opportunities for visiting artists.

She’s perhaps most excited by the impact Dance Place can now have at home: “We’ve always been a hub for our community and the youth who live in DC’s Ward 5,” and the expanded facilities will allow Dance Place to offer more classes for children. “All the kids are thrilled to be in the new building—and we’re definitely filling it.”

More information at danceplace.org.

This article appears in the September 2014 issue of Washingtonian. Find Tanya Pai on Twitter at @tanyapai

Posted at 09:50 AM/ET, 09/05/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
A dive-bar crawl, a sidewalk sale at the Kennedy Center, and the Curbside Cookoff awards. By Jason Koebler
Hit all of DC's best dive bars during the Keep Summer A'Dive crawl on Saturday. Image via Shutterstock.

Thursday, September 4

CRAFTS: The American Art Museum hosts its every-once-in-a-while Handi-Hour night, this time with a comic book theme. Reps from Fantom Comics will show you how to put together a comic (with all the “thwap” and “pow” bubbles your heart desires) and some other comics-related crafts. Greg Engert chooses some craft beer to go along with the theme, and local musicians FarAway will perform. Tickets ($20) are available online and include two drinks. 5:30 PM.

FILM: Well, summer missed the memo that it was supposed to go away, didn’t it? American University is taking advantage of that fact with French Films on the Green. Tonight, the university screens Tout Est Pardonné (All Is Forgiven), about a teenage girl who sets out to find her biological father 11 years after he left her and her mother. Free. 8 PM.

Friday, September 5

ART: At Hillyer Art Space’s First Fridays party, the gallery opens three new exhibits, including solo efforts from Rachel Schmidt (drawings depicting the future, and an interactive installation) and Michele Montalbano (an exhibition all about Babel), and a group exhibition selected by the Hillyer Artist Advisory Committee. The artists will be around, and there’ll be snacks and drinks. $5. 6 PM.

VARIETY: Black Cat hosts Circus-a-Go-Go, a variety show featuring the “human noodle,” a strongman, burlesque dancers, a Hula Hooping expert, and other oddities and circus acts for you gawk at. Tickets ($12) are available online. 9 PM.

DANCE: U Street Music Hall hosts Jamie XX of, well the XX. When he spins solo, he plays dubstep, house, and other futuristic tunes that’ll keep you on the dance floor. Tickets ($20) are available online. 10 PM.

Saturday, September 6

SHOP: When the Kennedy Center has a sidewalk sale, you should probably check it out—who knows what they have to sell. Also present will be the International Spy Museum, Friends of the National Zoo, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and several other museums from around the city. Free. 10 AM to 5 PM.

FOOD TRUCKS: You eat at food trucks all the time, but which ones are the best? You can check out the Ultimate Food Truck Guide in our September issue—or take a trip to the Curbside Cookoff awards. There’ll be a live cookoff between all your favorite trucks, plus separate awards. It’s like the Grammys for food that comes on four wheels. $5. 11 AM to 7 PM at First and M streets, Northeast.

OYSTERS: Union Market is hosting the DC Oyster Fest at its Dock 5 space. Your ticket includes six oysters, a glass of beer or wine, and the chance to watch or participate in an oyster-eating contest, a shucking contest, and oyster-themed arts and crafts. There’ll be live bluegrass music, and all the usual suspects will participate. Tickets ($20) are available online. Noon.

BIKE: Two wheels good, four wheels bad: That’s the thinking at Two Wheel Worship, a celebration of all forms of alternative transportation—bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, etc. There’ll be games, photo booths, races, food, a bar, and live music. Best of all, it’s free and lasts all day. 3 to 10 PM.

BAR CRAWL: There aren’t too many true “dives” in DC, but the Keep Summer A’Dive bar crawl is trying to find them. The crawl hits the Pinch, Red Derby, Looking Glass, Wonderland, and Bravo Bar. Admission gets you drink specials at each, and proceeds benefit Team RWB, a charity that supports veterans. Tickets ($17) are available online. 3 to 11 PM.

Sunday, September 7

FILM: The DC Chinese Film Festival comes to town with 31 screenings across four days. To close things out, the festival is screening The Silk Road of Pop, a film that follows the Xianjiang region’s dynamic pop music scene as it undergoes a massive population change. After the film, there’s a closing reception and awards ceremony. Tickets ($20) are available online. 3:45 PM at the Naval Heritage Center.

ART: Hillyer partners with the 5x5 Project to bring you Ceremonies of Dark Men, which explores the image of black men in America. Five artists have put up billboards around the city focused on the topic, and five poets have partnered with them to expand on the works. At the opening reception, you’ll get a chance to check out photos of the billboards, and the poets will perform their pieces. Free. 2 PM.

Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at jasontpkoebler@gmail.com, or find him on Twitter

Posted at 10:00 AM/ET, 09/04/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Your favorite superheroes take the stage in an original story with live stunts. By Tanya Pai
See Spider-Man and fellow superheroes at the Verizon Center. Photograph courtesy of Feld Entertainment.

There’s no shortage of opportunities for comic-book enthusiasts to see favorite characters on the big screen. But at Marvel Universe Live, at the Verizon Center
September 4 through 7, fans can see heroes and villains such as Thor, Doc Ock, and the Black Widow in a live show.

“This is the first and only place where the Avengers, Spider-Man, and X-Men characters are coming together live,” says producer Juliette Feld.

Her family’s company, Feld Entertainment, worked with Marvel for two years to create the storyline and costumes and, Feld says, “maintain character integrity.” But don’t expect a ripped-from-the-pages plot.

While Feld says the show has more in common with the comic books than any Hollywood adaptation, the story is original. One overlap with the silver screen: Andy Armstrong, stunt coordinator on 2011’s Thor as well as both Amazing Spider-Man movies, is behind the stunts here.

The Marvel Universe Live cast is comprised of real-life dare devils—acrobats, martial artists, skateboarders and more. Photograph courtesy of Feld Entertainment.

The roughly 50 cast members—culled from a nationwide search and including skateboarders, motocross racers, acrobats, and martial-arts experts—underwent a four-week boot camp that “taught gymnasts to do 26-foot free falls and motorcycle riders how to do martial-arts scenes,” Feld says. After that came eight weeks of rehearsal to help performers mimic their characters’ otherworldly abilities without special effects.

Marvel Universe Live is traveling to 85 North American cities, with international dates in the works.

“What you see is real people doing incredible, almost super-powered stunts,” says Feld. “There aren’t a lot of places you can go anymore to see that.”

Tickets ($35 to $110) are available at marvelu­niverselive.com.

This article appears in the September 2014 issue of Washingtonian.

Posted at 04:00 PM/ET, 09/03/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Pet Happy Hour at Logan Tavern, InTheCapital's DC Fest, and comedy at the Brixton. By Jason Koebler
Bring your pet to happy hour on Wednesday. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Tuesday, September 2

COMEDY: Members of Congress probably deserve the roasting they get. They'll be getting some more of it tonight at Tuesdays With Funnie at the Brixton, in which a series of standup comics bash (in mostly lighthearted fashion) one particular person or set of people. This week, "Congress" will be played by comedian Dylan Meyer, the rest will be doing the roasting. Free. 8 PM.


Wednesday, September 3

IMPROV: Just when it seems to be getting good, improv comedy games tend to stop (you've got to end on a high note). But what happens when you take a couple ideas and turn them into a full(ish) play? That's what the folks at Lets Press Play do, turning out "longform" improv for you to laugh along with. A more standard improv troupe, the Rich and the Richer, and standup comedy from Jon Chesebro start off the night. $8. 7:30 PM.

HAPPY HOUR: New Belgium and Brightest Young Things presents the Pet Happy Hour at Logan Tavern, which is exactly what it sounds like. Bring your dog, cat, ferret, or alligator (do not bring your alligator) to the bar and sip on $5 New Belgium Snapshot Wheat beers during the party. Free. 6 PM.


Thursday, September 4

PARTY: The Half Street Fairgrounds (that's the huge area outside Nationals Park) is hosting InTheCapital's DC Fest, featuring live music, corn hole, a bunch of food trucks, the drinks you're used to from the space (first one is included with your admission), and groups like HailO, TopGolf, and WeddingWire telling you what they're all about. $18 ($65 for open bar). 5:30 PM.


Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at jasontpkoebler@gmail.com, or find him on Twitter.

Posted at 10:25 AM/ET, 09/02/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
Celebrate the end of summer at a pool party, meet your favorite authors at the National Book Festival, or take part in a treasure hunt along the Anacostia. By Jason Koebler
Head to the Convention Center for the National Book Festival on Saturday. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Thursday, August 28

PARTY: It’s the last Thursday of the vacation part of summer (yesterday was the last Wednesday, and so-on-and-so-forth), which means Chinese Disco is throwing a Last Thursday of Summer School party, naturally. There’ll be specials on beer buckets and growlers, and you’re encouraged to wear your most bro-tastic outfit, or whatever the equivalent of that is for women. Free. 8 PM.

MUSIC: Summer is ending but Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecues live on. This week, the local funk-soul revival group Higher Hands will perform, the National Building museum will be open, and there’ll be lots of barbecue and Shiner beers, as usual. Free. Doors open at 4 PM, show starts at 5:30 PM.


Friday, August 29

JAZZ: This weekend, there’s a lot of lasts. Even though it’ll probably be warm for a while longer, this is the last Jazz in the Garden of the summer, meaning it’s the last time you can drink sangria amongst a bunch of beautiful art. The series is closing out the summer with Dixie Power Trio, who combines different types of creole music, including zydeco, Cajun, and Louisiana funk. Free. 5 PM.

COMEDY: Most successful comics are jaded, miserable old people (sorry, but it’s true). Well, at Black Cat’s Comic Youth, you’ll get to see the area’s best under-21 comedians, who, let’s be fair, might be miserable and jaded, but they certainly aren’t old. And you probably haven’t ever heard of them before, so you can switch it up a bit from the standard ol’ open mics, at least. $10. 9 PM.

PODCASTS: The Circus Life is local singer songwriter Justin Trawick’s podcast and variety show. To celebrate its first anniversary, Trawick is hosting a live taping at Gypsy Sally’s, featuring musical performances, discussion, and the general anything-goes atmosphere listeners of his show have come to expect. $10. 7 PM.

COMEDY: Don’t Block the Box is back at Wonderland, featuring four local comedians. The best thing about this whole evening is it doesn’t take itself all that seriously: After the comedy, the whole thing devolves (evolves? depends on your perspective) into an all-night sweaty dance party. $3. 7:30 PM.

DANCE: 9:30 Club is hosting its fifth annual Michael Jackson dance party, which features five deejays spinning, you guessed it, music from the King of Pop. $15. 9 PM.


Saturday, August 30

BOOKS: The Library of Congress’ National Book Festival is sadly moving to the convention center (after being on the National Mall for more than a decade) this year, and it’s only one day long, which is a bummer all around. But the Library of Congress’ signature event will still be worth checking out—there’ll be dozens of authors, many of whom you know and love. There’ll also be a poetry slam and other literary and book—related things. Free. 8 AM to 8 PM.

DANCE: Black Cat hosts Eighties Mayhem, which is a pretty descriptive name, as far as dance parties go. Deejays Steve EP, Killa K, Krasy McNasty, and Missguided spin 80s music (duh) on the main stage. Wear your leg warmers. $10. 9:30 PM.

BLUES: The Carter Barron Amphitheater hosts the 26th annual DC Blues Festival, which features six bands, an “instrument petting shop,” some instrument-specific lessons, and places for the kids to hang out and learn about the genre. Free. 12 PM to 7:30 PM.

BARBECUE: The Smokeout features all-you-can-smoke hookah, all your barbecue favorites, southern hip hop music, and lots of drinks. The specific location is only being given out to people who buy tickets, but its organizer tells me it’s at a venue in Hyattsville. $15. 3 PM.

SCAVENGER HUNT: WABA hosts the Anacostia River Treasure Hunt, a bike scavenger hunt that rewards costumes, silliness, and safe riding, of course. Free. 10 AM.

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Movies at Dodge City and unlimited vino at Slate Wine Bar. By Jason Koebler
For its second birthday, Slate Wine Bar pours unlimited vino all night. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, August 25

FILM: Dodge City has one of the most underrated backyards in the city, and it’s the perfect place to catch an outdoor movie, especially if you can’t put up with the crowds of Screen on the Green. Grab a seat at a table and catch Weekend at Bernie’s and What About Bob? Miller High Life and whiskey shots are $5 all night, there’ll be free popcorn, and chili cheese dogs will be served until the bar closes. Happy hour runs 6 to 9, as well. Free. 8 PM.

Tuesday, August 26

SING: Like singing in front of people but aren’t totally comfortable with being the center of attention? Head to Stetson’s for People’s Choir, a sing-along night in which everyone at the bar participates. If there’s not a ’70s sitcom where this happens, I would be shocked. This week’s theme is “gone wild,” meaning all of the songs will be about animals, by bands with animal names, or otherwise tangentially related to animals. Free. 8 PM.

Wednesday, August 27

VARIETY: The Wonderland Circus variety show is back after what seems like a long hiatus (though it’s possible I just missed it happening last month). As usual, you’ll get a whole mix of artists and performers, including a couple of comedians, a musical group (the Uptown Boys Choir), and a burlesque dancer. Free. 8:30 PM.

Thursday, August 28

WINE: Slate Wine Bar is turning two, and, like any toddler, it’s acting a bit irrationally: For just $30, you’ll get unlimited tastes of eight different types of wine, along with happy hour food specials all night. Let’s just hope you have an understanding boss who’ll let you come in a bit late Friday morning. Tickets ($30) are available online. 6 PM onward. 

Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at jasontpkoebler@gmail.com, or find him on Twitter

Posted at 09:52 AM/ET, 08/25/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
A Jenga tournament with beer, a fashion label launch/pool party, and a Dolley Madison party at Dumbarton House. By Jason Koebler
Test your Jenga skills while drinking craft brews at Penn Social on Thursday. Image via Shutterstock.

 

Thursday, August 21

MUSIC: Local singer songwriter Justin Trawick’s The Nine series has been going on for a few years now. Every couple of months, he gathers eight of his buddies to play short sets—it’s kind of like battle of the bands, except there’s no battle and no real bands, just a lot of good music. Check it out at the Hamilton. Tickets ($15) are available online. 6:30 PM.

JENGA: Love Jenga but don’t find it challenging enough anymore? Try keeping that block tower intact while under the influence of some delicious craft beer. Head to Penn Social’s Jenga Tournament, hosted by Lost Rhino brewery, to see how good you are at it. Free. 6 PM.

STORIES: Ever think the women of Sex in the City were just a little too calm, cool, and collected? (No? Okay, fair point.) Either way, the women of Awkward Sex and the City are not that—at all. They’ll be at Bier Baron, sharing their most ridiculous and awkward sexual experiences. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, you’ll thank your lucky stars you aren’t them. Tickets ($15) are available online. 8 PM.


Friday, August 22

CORNHOLE: We’re reaching the tail end of summer, which means you’ve had plenty of time to practice your cornhole skills at Nats games and various cookouts. Put them to the test at Penn Social’s cornhole tournament, hosted by Anchor Brewing (of Anchor Steam fame). It’s not too often you get most of the brewery’s beers on tap all the way out here on the East Coast, but that’s Beer Week for ya. Free. 6 PM.

POOL: Capitol Skyline hosts Swim at Your Own Risk, a fashion label launch/pool party. Karla Colletto launches her swimwear collection, and there’ll be drink specials, a deejay, some modeling, and, of course, swimming (if you’re willing to risk it). Free. 7 PM.

ART: The Art Museum of the Americas hosts Art After Dark, a party that showcases the museum’s current photography exhibitions and its outdoor garden. Outdoor projection art will be shown on the building’s walls, and there’ll be live music, raffles, a deejay, performance artists, and food trucks. Best of all, drinks are included with admission. Tickets ($50) are available online. 9 PM.

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