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Where & When: This Week in Washington Nightlife

Listen in on a food discussion, shop while imbibing, and learn the devastating power of “regular.”

Monday: Dish it with Reichl
Former editor in chief of now-defunct Gourmet magazine, Ruth Reichl, discusses her career and latest book, For You, Mom, Finally, with Washington Post food and travel editor Joe Yonan at the National Building MuseumNational Museum of Natural History's Baird Auditorium. The event is part of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. Tickets ($25) can be purchased here. 6:45.

Tuesday: Pretty, Not Regular
Reasons to Be Pretty, Neil LaBute’s final play in his trilogy about our culture’s obsession with physical appearance, centers on a couple whose relationship quickly unravels after one of them refers to the other’s looks as “regular” to a friend. The play, which our reviewer says has some “funny lines and touching moments” despite lacking the “intelligence of its predecessors,” is on stage at Studio Theatre through May 16. Tickets ($ 46-$56) can be purchased here.

Wednesday: Girls Night Out
Shecky’s Girls Night Out, a two-day extravaganza of shopping and cocktail sipping, is back at DAR Constitution Hall. General-admission tickets are $10 or $25 with a coveted goodie bag. To purchase your tickets and for more information, go here.

Thursday: Drink for a Cause
Head to the Phillips Collection tonight for Green Hours, a happy hour held in the museum’s cafe in celebration of upcoming Earth Day. Organic wines and local beers such as Starr Hill and Dogfish Head are on offer, and $1 of each purchase benefits the Earth Day Network. Free.

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