Things to Do

What to Do This Week: March 18 to 21

Learn how to perfect your March Madness bracket and channel the Twenties at the Gatsby Gala.

Head to Sixth & I for Bracketology 101 Monday. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Monday, March 18

MARCH MADNESS: There’s more to picking the perfect March Madness bracket than choosing your alma
mater to advance every round (sorry, your liberal arts school that had a losing regular-season
record is NOT winning the national championship). Figure out how to be tops in the
office pool at Sixth & I Synagogue’s
Bracketology 101 event, featuring DC Sports Bog’s Dan Steinberg and Comcast SportsNet’s Ben Standig.
Afterward, fill out a bracket to be entered into the synagogue’s official pool. Tickets
($10) include one drink and are available online. 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, March 19

WESTERNS: Black Cat is turning into a saloon for its Spaghetti Western night, screening John Wayne’s

The Searchers, which has been named the best American Western of all time. Afterward, deejays Benjy
Ferree, Soul Call Paul, and Adam Berenbak will spin classic Western music for all
you cowboys and gals. Free. 8 PM.

Wednesday, March 20

KNOWLEDGE: After a winter hiatus,
thirst. is back. The series features TED-style talks with a twist—namely that there’s an
open bar during the event and a dance party after. Head to U Street Music Hall, where
four experts will discuss aerospace, the human need for creativity, the weather, and
innovation. Tickets ($25) are available online. 6 PM.

Rita’s is giving away free Italian ice all day. Head to one of the three DC locations (H
Street, Chinatown, and Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast) and act like the weather’s

Thursday, March 21

GATSBY: That Leo DiCaprio
Great Gatsby movie is STILL not out, but you can get your Roaring Twenties fix at the Huxley,
which is hosting its second annual
Gatsby Gala. That means wear your best flapper or ’20s gangster attire and hit the open bar of
Deep Eddy vodka drinks. Tickets ($60 to $75) are available online. 9 PM.

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