Things to Do

What to Do This Week: December 10 to 13

Seasonal beers at ChurchKey, Flashpoint’s holiday comedy show, and Mellow Mushroom’s ugly sweater party.

Break out your best ugly sweater at Mellow Mushroom Thursday. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user TheUglySweaterShop.

Monday, December 10

BEER: ’Tis the season for pumpkin beers to take a hike and make way for more wintry blends.
Each of
ChurchKey’s 50 taps will be dedicated to holiday brews tonight, including rare (at least around
here) selections from England, Switzerland, France, and Denmark. Bring some canned
goods to donate for 10 percent off your tab at the end of the night. 4 to 9 PM.

Tuesday, December 11

DRINKS: Some of DC’s best mixologists will show you how to spice up your Christmas party
with the Passenger’s annual
holiday cocktail seminar. Besides learning how to mix up your own creations, you’ll also get to sample drinks
made by eight local craft bartenders. Tickets ($45) are available online. 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, December 12

COMEDY: Awkward family gatherings, jolly fat men, and hilariously overworked laborers (elves,
okay?) make the perfect comedic target: Flashpoint’s
It’s Still a Hot & Sweaty Holiday show combines improv, standup, and sketch comedy to make you go ha ha ha. Proceeds
benefit Bread for the City. Can’t think of a better way to spend the last 12/12/12
we’ll see in our lifetimes. Tickets ($15) are available online. 7:30 and 9:30 PM.

Thursday, December 13

SWEATERS: In the past couple of years, hipsters have turned ugly sweaters into something borderline
cool, but luckily the ’90s happened: I don’t see a tacky sweater shortage happening
anytime soon. Hit up the thrift store or pull something out of your closet for
Mellow Mushroom’s ugly sweater party, and you’ll get $2 draft beers all night. 6 PM.

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