It’s a battle of the wits and quickest thumbs at DC9’s SMS Trivia Smackdown. Teams are required to text in their answers to the moderator. The winning team gets a $50 bar discount as well as the right to select the music playlist for the following week. 7 PM.
Tuesday, October 6: (Cat)Walk on Water
Redskins running back Clinton Portis and Eric Finn Custom Clothing sponsor a fashion show with an over-the-pool runway at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel’s rooftop. The event benefits Becky’s Fund, a domestic-violence-prevention nonprofit. A number of athletes from the Redskins and DC United teams are expected to attend. Tickets ($125 to $300) can be purchased at beckysfund.org. 6 PM.
Wednesday, October 7: Me Talk Pretty One Day
Popular author David Sedaris—who has a knack for pointing out life’s many absurdities with his sharp sense of humor—will read his work, answer questions, and sign copies of his books at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. Tickets ($40 to $45) can be purchased here or by calling 301-808-6900. 8 PM.
Thursday, October 8: Make it Work
Project Runway star and style guru Tim Gunn will moderate a discussion of the exhibit “Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection” at the Hirshhorn Museum. Panelists discussing Truitt’s work include filmmaker Jem Cohen and photographer John Gossage. Admission is free; tickets will be distributed at 5:45 in the museum’s lobby. 7 PM.