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What to Do This Week: September 24 to 27

Learn how “Found Magazine” is made, drink Flying Dog beer at a Belgian dinner, and get your ’80s on at the zoo’s Rock-N-Roar.

Sample four of Flying Dog’s brews at Praline in Bethesda Tuesday. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user cogocogo.

Monday, September 24

PUBLISHING: For ten years, the guys behind Found Magazine have sorted through stacks of mail, publishing ’zines made up of love letters, napkin artwork, ridiculous flyers, and whatever else people send in—as long as they found it on the street somewhere. Publishers Davy and Peter Rothbart will talk about the process at Sixth & I Synagogue, and Davy will also discuss his new book of personal essays, My Heart Is an Idiot. Tickets ($12, or $27 for two tickets and a copy of Davy’s book) are available through Ticketfly. 7 PM.

Tuesday, September 25

BEER: Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery sometimes seems to take a backseat to Dogfish Head in the battle for mid-Atlantic dog-named beer superiority. Tuesday, the brewery gets its time to shine at Praline in Bethesda, which is hosting a four-course Belgian-style dinner, which means you get delicious Belgian food and the chance to try at least four of Flying Dog’s best brews. Save room for a waffle. Tickets ($65) are available by calling 301229-8180. 6 PM.

Wednesday, September 26

POP QUIZ: You can do trivia at most bars these days, but if the sports and pop culture questions throw you off or you’re looking for something a little more highbrow, head over to the American Art Museum for Pop Quiz. Wednesday’s version will focus on “history’s mysteries,” so it’s time to rewatch the National Treasure movies and recheck your favorite conspiracy theory Internet forums. Free. 6:30 PM.

Thursday, September 27

TOO SOON?: We know the wound is fresh, but pour one out for our late baby panda (we barely knew ye) at the zoo’s Rock-N-Roar party, a night of live ’80s music featuring local cover band Gonzo’s Nose. Now here’s the tough part: We know you can pull off leggings and big hair, but can you also throw some animal themes into your getup? Break out the leopard-print shirt for the costume contest. Winner gets to eat breakfast in the zoo’s bird house. No word on whether they’ll be serving toucan eggs and bacon. Tickets ($20, $40 for VIP) are available online. 6 PM.     

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

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