Things to Do

What to Do This Week: November 11 to 14

DC Bike Party rides for a cause, and the American Art Museum goes disco.

Learn about disco at the American Art Museum’s Disco Inferno night on Thursday. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, November 11

WHISKEY: It’s not cheap, but you’re not going to find as good a variety of whiskeys as you will at Jack Rose’s tasting night tonight, a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project. Whiskey expert Douglas Wylie will walk you through tastings of 15 rare, 17- to 30-year-old single-malt whiskeys. Food, cigars, beer, and wine are also included. For tickets ($100), rsvp to 6 PM.

Tuesday, November 12

STORIES: Starting in 1996, the Radio Diaries project gave voice recorders to a bunch of teenagers throughout the country. Almost two decades later, NPR’s All Things Considered has caught back up with those teens to see how their lives are going. The station’s Melissa Block and Joe Richman, plus two of the diarists, will be at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue talking about the project and what’s been happening in the past 16 years. Tickets ($20) are available online. 6 PM.

Wednesday, November 13

BIKE: DC Bike Party is taking the (mostly controlled) mayhem it brings to DC traffic once a month and channeling it for good with the Thrift Shop Re-Cycle Ride. The organization has partnered with the Ward 8 Collaborative to donate winter clothing to those who need it most. Get suited up at a thrift store and buy something extra to donate. It’s supposed to be in the 40s on Wednesday, which is all the more reason to buy a warm coat (and definitely gloves), then donate it at the end. The party ends at Old Glory in Georgetown, which will be serving $2 Natty Bohs to participants. Free. 7 PM.

Thursday, November 14

TRIVIA: With the new Arcade Fire album, is disco about to have another moment? It might be too early to say, but you can relive a time when it was actually cool at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Disco Inferno ’70s Night. The museum’s monthly trivia night, set in its (covered, heated, enclosed) Kogod Courtyard, will be about all things ’70s. Food and drinks will be available. Free. 6:30 PM.

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