Things to Do

What to Do This Week: January 7 to 10

Bryan Voltaggio at Graffiato, a clothing swap at Mellow Mushroom, and a tribute to Roger Egger at the Hamilton.

Mike Isabella turns over Graffiato’s kitchen to Bryan Voltaggio Monday night. Photograph by Kyle Gustafson.

Monday, January 7

SENDOFFS: Roger Egger—the man who launched DC Central Kitchen, which serves 10,000 healthy meals to low-income
people and families every day—is headed to Los Angeles. A host of his friends, including
Jim Vance, celeb chef (and DC Central Kitchen partner) José Andrés, and you (?) will give him
a proper sendoff at the Hamilton tonight. Expect food and drink; music from members
of Fugazi (AHHH), Thievery Corporation, and the Cramps; and plenty of heartfelt speeches.
Tickets ($100) are available online. 6 PM.

FOOD: Mike Isabella is turning over Graffiato’s late-night kitchen to a familiar face:
Bryan Voltaggio, chef of Frederick’s Volt and a fellow
Top Chef alum. Voltaggio will serve free snacks at the bar, and
Owen Thomson, head mixologist at Range, will stir up special craft cocktails for the occasion.
10 PM to 1 AM.

Tuesday, January 8

Washington Jewish Film Festival continues this week. Tuesday’s highlights include
Born in Berlin, a 1991 documentary that recounts the lives of three Jewish women writers who grew
up in prewar Germany and follows their harrowing story as the Nazis came to power.
Tickets ($11) are available online. 7 PM.

Wednesday, January 9


Washington City Paper
is asking you guys to vote for their Best of DC issue, and what better way to get
people in the door than offering free drinks? They’ll be taking over Penn Social,
so head there for one free beverage per person from 6 to 7* and free cornhole, pool, and shuffleboard
’til 9. Free. 6 PM.

Thursday, January 10

Mellow Mushroom is hosting a clothing swap in the interest of sharing and in the interest of getting
people to eat pizza and drink beer. Bring your old junk and you might leave with something
cooler. Bring a few bucks and you can drink $3 Chocolate City drafts all night. 5
to 9 PM.

SKATE: The Sculpture Garden’s ice rink is handing over its deejay duties to Neville C, who spins reggae, Latin, and Afropop
jams. Hope you brought some moves other than “wobble around and desperately cling
to the wall.” $8 ($3 for skate rental). 6 to 9 PM.

*This post has been updated from a previous version.

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