Things to Do

This Week in Nightlife

We've got the nightlife fun, with great things to do Monday through Thursday.

Monday, February 25: Hockey ’n Heels at the Verizon Center
Always wanted to join in the fun of a die-hard hockey fans but never actually, you know, knew anything about the game? The Capitals are holding a ladies’ event tonight that could change all that. Hockey ’n Heels features lessons, prizes, a locker-room tour, and an on-ice demonstration that will have you speaking hockey talk in no time. 6:15 PM; tickets ($75) include a seat at the March 1 Capitals game.

Tuesday, February 26: Become a Guitar Hero at Rhino Bar
Ready to unleash your inner rock star?  Take the stage and show off your musical skills at Rhino Bar (3295 M St., NW; 202-333-3150) tonight. Every Tuesday, Rhino holds Guitar Hero competitions and karaoke. The DJs have an extensive catalog of karaoke music, but the main attraction is the video game Guitar Hero, with wannabe shredders lining up to play Metallica and more. If you’re already hooked on Guitar Hero, you’ll become hooked on spending Tuesday nights at Rhino Bar. Drink specials add to the fun. 10 PM to close.Wednesday, February 27: Who’s the Funniest Sportswriter?
Find out tonight at the Third Annual Funniest Sports Celebrity in Washington Contest at the DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-296-7008), where several local anchors, sportswriters, and columnists will battle for the title. Channel 4 sports reporter—and Washingtonian December cover girl—Lindsay Czarniak will judge. Contestants will perform their own three-to-five-minute standup routines. 8 PM; $35.

Thursday, February 28: What Makes Great Streets in DC?

Find out tonight at the National Building Museum (401 F St., NW; 202-272-2448) from four panelists who know what they’re talking about when it comes to developing a neighborhood for nightlife and more. Joe Englert, who has developed the H Street corridor in Northeast DC and owns more bars than anyone else in the city, will chat alongside a geography professor, an architect, and a transportation expert. There’s no better way to learn about development in the District. 6:30 PM; $20.