Things to Do

What to Do Tonight: December 20

A festive Hanukkah menu at Dino, punk band Atlas Sound at Black Cat, and the release of Capitol City Brewing Company’s Oak-Aged Fuel.

Country duo Joey and Rory are performing at the Rams Head. Photograph courtesy of the group’s Web site.

Tuesday, December 20
To celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, Dino is whipping up a festive dinner menu. The four-course spread includes potato latkes, duck-schmaltz matzo-ball soup, pan-roasted chicken, and various desserts. Reservations ($45 adults, $20 children) can be made by calling 202-686-2966. The menu is available through December 27, excluding December 25.

BEER: Capitol City Brewing Company is hosting an Oak-Aged Fuel tapping party at its Penn Quarter location. The brewery aged its Imperial Coffee Stout in a bourbon barrel for four months, and now’s your chance to sample the limited release. Guests can enjoy food and drink specials—including $5 appetizers and $2 Capitol Kölsch, Pale Rider Ale, Amber Waves Ale, and Prohibition Porter. Admission is free. 6 PM. And if you haven’t already, check out our Best of Penn Quarter package.

MUSIC: Country group Joey and Rory are performing at the Rams Head tonight. In 2010, the husband-and-wife duo won the Academy of Country Music award for Top New Vocal Duo. You can listen to some of their songs here. Tickets ($22.50) can be purchased through the event’s Web site. 8 PM.

If you’re in the mood for something edgier, Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox and his side project, Atlas Sound, are dropping by the Black Cat. “You’d be hard-pressed to find an artist who’s produced as much inspired music as Cox did between 2007 and 2008, a remarkably prolific year in which he released the equivalent of four full-length and nearly flawless albums under the Deerhunter and Atlas Sound names,” says NPR. Tickets ($15) can be purchased through the club’s Web site. 8 PM.