Things to Do

What to Do This Week: February 19 to 21

The Kennedy Center’s Nordic Cool festival, a Stephenie Meyer appearance, and a German beer party.

Head to Doner Bistro for $3 German beers on Wednesday. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Tuesday, February 19

CULTURE: The Kennedy Center’s
Nordic Cool festival, featuring all things Scandinavian, kicks off tonight with a concert by the
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. They’ll be playing classic and new Nordic
pieces—the festival has also taken over most of KenCen’s common areas, so check those
out while you’re there. Tickets ($10 to $64) are available online. 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, February 20

GERMANY: Woodley Park’s Doner Bistro will host
Das German Party 3, meaning you get $3 German beers (DAB and Bitburger) all night. There’ll be plenty
of music so you might feel like you’re in a dusty Munich rathskeller, but they’ll
also play other European music to keep things interesting. Free. 6 PM.

Story League returns to Busboys and Poets this week, and it’s all about sex this time, so you probably
don’t want to miss it. Around ten local comedians will try to one-up one another with
their awkward, hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking stories about sexual misadventures.
Tickets ($10) are available online. 9 PM.

Thursday, February 21

BOOK SIGNING: Just a public service announcement:
Stephenie Meyer of thrusting-Twilight-on-the-world fame will be signing copies of her “adult” book
The Host at Politics & Prose. You probably have to skip work and get there at 9 AM to have
any chance of seeing her. She’ll start signing at noon. Free.

FASHION: Stone Soup Films, which produces promo films for nonprofits, is opening a pop-up clothing store at
1533 Wisconsin Avenue. The First Dibs kickoff party is Thursday and will presumably
feature some light food and drink. Tickets ($25) are available online. 7 PM.

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