Things to Do

What to Do This Week: September 15 to 18

Meet new menswear designers at Jack Rose and try rare Scotch at Ri Ra.

Try rare Scotch at Ri Ra on Thursday. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, September 15

BIKE: Slow Roll is a group bicycle ride that originated in Detroit—where it now has 3,000 weekly riders—and has made its way to DC. It’s a bike ride for those who think other ride-alongs are a bit too gung ho or intense—everyone can go at their own pace, and it’s all for fun. The ride starts and ends at Bluejacket, which is a great place to grab a drink and meet some new people. Free. 7 PM.

Tuesday, September 16

DANCE: U Street Music Hall hosts Melbourne’s Benjamin Stanford, a.k.a. Dub FX, a beatboxing/electronic music artist who earned his popularity by busking around the world. In that vein, his live show involves mixing everything live while jumping around the stage, rather than standing behind a laptop—which, these days, feels pretty revolutionary for an electronic music artist. Dance appropriately. Tickets ($15) are available online. 9 PM.

Wednesday, September 17

FOOD: Lost Society hosts Rock the Rooftop, in which appetizers are half off and you’ll get a free bottle of wine with the purchase of two entrées, which is a pretty good deal. It’s also a nice spot to take in the last days of (official) summer. 6 PM.

STYLE: Art of Style at Jack Rose aims to introduce stylish dudes to the people behind DC’s male-fashion-focused startups. Sample Scotch as you get grooming tips, check out some new pieces, and otherwise figure out how to up your wardrobe game. You should probably come looking pretty sharp. Free. 6 PM.

Thursday, September 18

SCOTCH: Georgetown’s Ri Ra hosts the Distilled Truth, which lets fans of brown liquor sample two rare bottles of Scotch and other whiskeys, each in different types of glassware. Why? Because, once and for all, you’re going to learn why different drinks are served in different glasses, even if you have to drink delicious Scotch all night to do it. Small plates are provided. $50. 7 PM.

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