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What to Do This Week: March 11 to 14

Watch the finale of “The Bachelor” and celebrate Pi Day at the Dunes.

Celebrate Pi Day at the Dunes on Thursday with all-you-can-eat pie. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Monday, March 11

NEW PLACES: No need to be a huge The Bachelor fan to check out Gryphon, Dupont Circle’s brand new sports bar/gastropub—but it wouldn’t hurt. Hot 99.5’s Sarah Fraser is hosting a watch party of the season finale. The show starts at 8, but Gryphon also makes a good happy hour spot if you don’t care who gets the last rose. Free. 8 PM.

Tuesday, March 12

BEER: Bourbon in Glover Park is branching out from whiskey this spring to host beer school, where you’ll learn about what goes into some of those craft brews you love so much. Tuesday’s session is all about fermentation and yeast and includes six 4-ounce pours. Tickets ($25) are available online. 7:30 PM.

FILM: Jealous you’re not in Austin for SXSW? Black Cat is hosting a night of music-themed documentaries, beginning with Shut Up and Play the Hits, the concert video of LCD Soundsystem’s last show at Madison Square Garden, followed by Shut Up and Sing, which follows the Dixie Chicks/George W. Bush controversy. There’s also $5 drink specials all night. Free. 8 PM.

Wednesday, March 13

FILM: You may have heard of Lonesome George, a tortoise who was the last of his species, living alone on Galapagos Island for years before he died last summer. Thanks to a new documentary making its American premiere at the Environmental Film Festival, you can get to know him a little better. If hundred-year-old turtles aren’t your thing, there are lots of other environmentally focused documentaries screening Wednesday and all week. Free. 7 PM.

Thursday, March 14

PI DAY: Hey, nerd, I can think of 3.14 reasons to head to the Dunes’ all things pi(e) celebration for Pi Day—like all-you-can-eat pie, a pi(e) walk, discussions about math, and lots of music and drinks. Tickets ($7) are available online. 6 PM.

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

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