Monday, September 22
BEER: The Fainting Goat on U Street is hosting Bocktoberfest, a two-week celebration in which all German Bock beers (and lots of other German and American Oktoberfest beers) will be just $5. In keeping with, well, the name of the restaurant, you can also order “Goatwurst,” which, yes, is sausage made of goat. Free. 5 PM.
Tuesday, September 23
TECH: PayPal founder, serial entrepreneur, and Elon Musk pal Peter Thiel has been on a huge tour for his new book, Zero to One, which has been pissing off pretty much everyone. He hits Sixth & I to dispense more of his controversial wisdom. Tickets ($15, or $30 with a book) are available online. 7 PM.
Wednesday, September 24
COMEDY: Story League hits Bier Baron for Funny 7, in which seven storytellers will each tell a seven-minute story. Unlike lots of the other storytelling events, which try to hit all your emotional receptors, this one is strictly meant to make you laugh. There’s also a hidden theme known only to the comedians—if you can guess it, you’ll get two free tickets to a future show. Tickets ($12) are available online. 7:30 PM.
Thursday, September 25
KARAOKE: Did the H Street Festival get you all pumped on the neighborhood? Here’s another good reason to visit: Sticky Rice’s Thursday-night karaoke, at which you can drink $2 PBRs (the company is now Russian-owned, in case you didn’t hear) to get your nerves up before you get onstage. Free. 9 PM.
Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find him on Twitter at @jason_koebler.