Things to Do

What to Do Tonight: October 25

The “9 Songwriter Series” comes to the Iota Club, Dupont’s annual High Heel Race, and drinks with Mary Amons of the Real Housewives of DC.

Washington’s favorite drag queen spectacular—the High Heel Race—is back Tuesday night. Photograph by Chris Leaman

Tuesday, October 25
For one night only, the “9 Songwriter Series” is bringing nine up-and-coming artists to the Iota Club—including Vienna native Natalie York, indie-pop singer Molly Hagen, and alternative rocker Jason Mendelson. Tickets ($10) can be purchased at the door. 8 PM.

DRAG RACE: Every October, creatively clad drag queens flock to 17th Street for the annual High Heel Race. The competition doesn’t start until 9 PM, but you’ll want to get there by 6 or earlier to stake out a spot. For a taste of what’s to come, check out our slideshow from 2009’s race.

WINE: Calling all Cabernet lovers! Wildfire is hosting a three-course steak and wine dinner. Prepared by executive chef Eddie Ishaq, the spread will include Asian beef salad, grilled peppercorn-steak skewers, beef carpaccio, braised beef short ribs, and homemade truffles. Each course will be paired with a different Cabernet Sauvignon. Tickets ($70 plus tax and gratuity) can be reserved by calling 703-442-9110. 6:30 PM.

HAPPY HOUR: Join author Jess McCann and the Real Housewives of DC’s Mary Amons at Tattoo Bar for tonight’s Flirt for Charity fundraiser. A $20 donation gets you access to an open bar from 6:30 to 8 (the event runs until 9). Proceeds will benefit Labels for Love, a nonprofit founded by Amons that helps raise awareness for various women’s and children’s charities.