Things to Do

What to Do This Week: September 23 to 26

DC Fashion Week, InterNations at the Brixton, and the District Improv Festival.

The Brixton. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Monday, September 23

DC Fashion Week—and while you’re not going to mistake it for the Milan or New York version, DC has
come a long way from its image as a stuffy town (just check out our What I Wear to
series). Over at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, check out the kickoff reception and
eco-fashion show, featuring sustainable and eco-friendly clothing that doesn’t look
like it was reused by a frat boy heading to an anything-but-clothes party. Free (RSVP
). 6 PM.

MEETUP: Expand the borders of your friend group at the Brixton’s
InterNations party. InterNations is the first international organization specifically for expats,
and DC’s got a lot of them. Head up to the rooftop, get a free drink, and meet some
people who are living very far from home. $20. 6 PM.

Tuesday, September 24

IMPROV: The first-ever
District Improv Festival
starts this week at Source Theatre, featuring more than 30 longform improv troupes
from around the country and Canada. For the opening, things stay local: Six Washington
groups will perform. Free. 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, September 25

INNOVATION: There are no more Nats home games, but you can still use the Fairgrounds at least
one more time. Entrepreneurs and innovators from around the area will flock there
GovFest, where they’ll showcase new apps and technology to streamline government. Far from
being a stuffy affair, it’s going to feature food trucks, live music, and plenty of
beer. Free. 4 to 9:30 PM.

Thursday, September 26

SPYING: We all know that after 9/11, the government and police departments upped surveillance
in a big way. The details of that surveillance have just started to trickle out with
Edward Snowden’s leak and now a new book by Pulitzer-winning journalists Matt Apuzzo
and Adam Goldman. In
Enemies Within, they take you inside the New York Police Department’s top-secret spying department
and uncover some previously unknown al-Qaeda plots. Matt Apuzzo and FBI veteran Don
Borelli will be at the
Spy Museum discussing the book and how the world has changed over the past 12 years. Free. 6:30

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