Things to Do

Where & When: The Week in Washington Nightlife

World photography, low-country cuisine, and espionage-themed cocktails

Monday, September 27
As part of National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival, a piggyback exhibition opens today showing the work of three photographers from Bangladesh, Chile, and India whose work chronicles the changing aspects of their communities and culture. The photo essays are on display in the courtyard of the National Geographic Society through November 21.

Tuesday, September 28
Check out the Beltway Poetry Slam at the Fridge, where some of Washington’s most talented wordsmiths compete for the chance to perform at national and international slams. Contestants are ranked by random judges in the audience, so even if you aren’t taking the mike, you can still participate. $5 at the door; 8 PM.

Wednesday, September 29
Get a taste of South Carolina culture at A Lowcountry Evening. The event at the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center features culinary historian Hoppin’ John Taylor, who traces 300 years of early Creole cuisine and offers a tasting of various dishes. 6:45 to 8:30. Tickets ($60) are available here.

Thursday, September 30
Get shaken, not stirred, at a cocktail workshop offered by the International Spy Museum. The class focuses on the science behind mixing drinks; of course, you also get to enjoy the fruits of your labors. The class is free; sign up here. 6 to 8.