Things to Do

What to Do This Week: January 28 to 31

Nerd out with BYT’s Academy Awards trivia night and the KenCen’s Literary Death Match.

Test your Academy Awards knowledge with BYT at Tune Inn. Image courtesy of Phil Stafford/

Monday, January 28

RuPaul’s Drag Race judge
Michelle Visage will be at Dupont Circle’s Number Nine for the season five premiere of the show, where
she’ll host trivia, discuss the show, and watch it with you. Get there early—from
5 to 9 PM you can grab two for one cocktails and beer, and from 9 on all Absolut cocktails
are $5. Free. 8 PM.

MAGIC: If drag queens aren’t your thing, Black Cat is hosting another
Muggle Monday—this time it’s
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire backstage. Specials on butterbeer. Free. 8 PM.

Tuesday, January 29

FILM: E Street Cinema is showing

Bill W.
, the story of
William Wilson, who helped found Alcoholics Anonymous as he battled with his own addiction. Wilson
plays himself; a series of interviews, reenactments, and some archival footage make
up the bulk of the film, which is playing for one night only. Tickets ($11) are available
online. 7 PM.

Wednesday, January 30

TRIVIA: Think you’re a movie buff? Prove it at Brightest Young Things’
Academy Awards trivia night at Tune Inn. They’ve partnered with Nat Geo Live’s Foreign Film Program and the Academy itself to help write tough questions
only a smart person like yourself would be able to answer. The night will be hosted
by BYT’s movie editor,
Alan Zilberman. Free. 7 PM.

Thursday, January 31

WRITING: Four authors whip up the wackiest story they can, and a panel of (literary) celeb
judges commentate live at Kennedy Center’s
Literary Death Match. By the end of the night, only one author can remain. Note: The losing authors are
(presumably) not actually killed, so stay home if you’re bloodthirsty. Free. 6 PM.

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