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What to Do This Weekend: November 8 to 11
Free food at Roti, the Crafty Bastards show, and a mustache takeover on H Street.
Thursday, November 8
PIE: Of things that come in slices, pie is definitely in the top three (hanging out with pizza and cake, duh). Grab a slice of apple, pumpkin, Key lime, or pecan (you communist) at Farragut Square Park today—you’ll have to skip out of work for a bit, but it’s worth it: Proceeds go to help people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other diseases. 11:30 to 1:30.
FOOD: Make a donation (of any amount—but don’t be stingy) to victims of Hurricane Sandy tonight and you’ll get a free meal at Roti, which serves pretty much anything that can be doused in olive oil or made out of chickpeas. 6 to 8 at all DC locations (4 to 6 at L’Enfant Plaza).
POLITICS: Thank goodness the election is over—after a couple hours of excitement and/or crushing disappointment, we can now get back to being rational and working together (hahahaha). Hang out with NYU professor Bob Shrum and other political experts to discuss the outcome and where our country is going over the next four years. Free wine and cheese for all! Free. 6:30 PM.
Friday, November 9
WINE: Hopefully you got your fill of bourbon, tequila, and other awesome spirits at The Washingtonian’s On the Rocks—now head to Dupont’s Whittemore House to try out the stuff that grows on vines at Swirl & Sip, which features more than 40 wines. Bottles of your favorites will be discounted, and you’ll get to eat stuff from the people at Panas empanadas and Cocova, so come both hungry and thirsty. Tickets ($59) are available online. 6 PM.
FASHION: For three years, Sulu DC has been showing off new fashions created by local Asian-American artists. They’re celebrating their anniversary with a deejay, live poetry, and brand new (and vintage) jewelry and clothes. $15 at the door. 8 PM.
PARTY: Most of the parties associated with Digital Capital Week—a weeklong convention about all things associated with the Internet, the cloud, social media, and other things I could explain to you but you probably wouldn’t understand—are sold out. But the closing party, at an abandoned space on H Street, still has tickets available. The party’s got an open bar, live music, art, and Shake Shack custard, so I’m wondering why you’re still reading this and not buying tickets already. Tickets ($25) are available online. 8 PM.
RUNNING AT NIGHT: Do you love running at night in close proximity to nor’easters? If so, LivingSocial’s Glow in the Dark 5K is for you. Throw on a crapload of glowsticks and run from RFK to the DC Armory, where you’ll get to go nuts with your fellow fitness fanatics. Admission gets you a T-shirt, glow “apparel,” and a beer. Bring your own dance moves and sense of self-satisfaction. Tickets ($50) are available online. 8 PM.
Saturday, November 10
ARTS & CRAFTS: Crafty Bastards is moving to the brand new Union Market in NoMa (are we calling it that now? We’re calling it that now.). As usual, the fair features arts and crafts from more than 140 local and slightly further-afield vendors who have more time, skills, and creativity than you. Buy tickets online and you’ll get two-for-one entry. For our list of can’t-miss stalls, head to Shop Around. $5. 10 to 5.
ARTS, NO CRAFTS: It’s FotoWeekDC—that means lots of cool pictures, lessons, seminars, and one awesome party. Lucky for you, that party is this weekend. Head out to the Warner Theatre for the celebration—just make sure your iPhone photography skills are on point. Tickets ($55) are available online. 8 PM.
BOND: Science Club is hosting a James Bond retrospective and party in honor of 007’s 50th anniversary and the release of Skyfall. Grab a VIP ticket and you’ll get to see the movie in Georgetown first—then head over to the club for a black-tie event. Guys, dress up like your favorite villain or the man himself. Ladies—you know what to do. Tickets ($25 to $45) are available online. 9:30 PM.
MUSTACHES: The bars on H Street are collaborating for the H Street Movemberfest, in which you show off your manliness in return for $3 beers and all sorts of other deals—proceeds benefit the folks at Livestrong and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Just don’t be too upset if my mustache is better than yours. All-day passes ($12) are available online. 1 PM to close.
Sunday, November 11
MUSIC: The Hamilton is hosting a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims: A cover band (with actual big-name artists) will play a song-by-song reenactment of the Band’s Last Waltz, their 1976 farewell concert. You’ll also get a turkey dinner and the chance to participate in a silent auction, which features SNL tickets and more. Tickets ($25 and up) are available online. 7:30 PM.
PICTURES: FotoweekDC is hosting a potluck dinner and slideshow (OF FOTOS) at Malmaison in Georgetown. The event features the work of more 20 local and international photographers and is the kind of thing that happens in New York City because the group putting it on is from New York City. Tickets ($10) are available online. 7 PM.
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