Things to Do

What to Do Tonight: October 11

Opening night of “The Book Club Play” at Arena Stage, a Stein Holding Competition at Bottom Line, and Americana-blues singer Ted Garber at the Iota Club and Cafe

DC-native Ted Garber is performing at the Iota Club and Cafe tonight. Photograph courtesy of the artist’s Facebook page, by Erin Lassahn Photography

Tuesday, October 11
Don’t miss The Book Club Play at Arena Stage. Written by local playwright Karen Zacarías, the comedy follows the life of book club junkie Ana. Strange circumstances put her once perfect-seeming life under a magnifying glass. Tickets (starting at $40) can be purchased through Arena Stage’s Web site. 7:30 PM. The play runs through November 6.

BEER: In true Oktoberfest fashion, Bottom Line is hosting a Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Competition. An Oktoberfest stein typically weighs 5 pounds when filled, and whoever holds his or her mug the longest could win a trip to Munich. But even if you don’t win, you can still enjoy drink specials—including $12 pitchers of Sam Adams with two free Oktoberfest steins, $3.50 Boston Lager and OktoberFest pints, and $3.50 bottles of Sam Adams Light and Black Lager. 7 PM.

MUSIC: Local Americana-blues singer Ted Garber is dropping by the Iota Club and Cafe tonight. Garber fuses bluesy vocals with harmonica riffs for a sound that spans across multiple genres. In January, he was accepted into the Strathmore’s prestigious Artist in Residence program. You can check out some of his songs here. Tickets ($10) can be purchased at the door. 8:30 PM.

FUNDRAISER: Drink to a good cause during the Making Strides for MS Happy Hour at Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington). A minimum $10 donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society gets you access to exclusive food and drink specials—including select $2 light beers, $2 off draft beers, $4 rail drinks and glasses of wine, $5 mojitos and margaritas, and $6 bar bites. 5 to 9 PM.