Things to Do

What to Do This Week: October 13 to 16

Mellow Mushroom’s third birthday party and the White House neighborhood Fall Fest.

Head to Mellow Mushroom on Thursday for $3 beers in honor of its third birthday. Photograph by Kyle Gustafson.

Monday, October 13

MUSEUMS: You probably don’t spend all that much time hanging out near the White House for fun, but today you might want to: It’s the beginning of the White House neighborhood Fall Fest, where places like the Octagon Museum, Renwick House, and DAR Museum host special events all day. The activities vary by venue, but you’ll find things like special arts talks, film screenings, and arts and crafts events if you poke around a bit. Free. All day.

Tuesday, October 14

FOOD: Yelp is throwing a Jet Set Fete at the Grand Hyatt—the company has invited some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and museums/performers to show off the best they’ve got. It’s like a staycation, except the international flair comes to you. The list of participating restaurants runs the gamut from casual to ultra-fancy, and includes Casa Oaxaca, Cakelove, Ruth’s Chris, Founding Farmers, and &Pizza. $10 donation. 9 PM.

Wednesday, October 15

STORIES: Head to the 14th Street Busboys and Poets to hear storytellers share their best creepy tales. If this is a usual Story League event, they’ll be more about horrifying hair days and awkward dates than, say, ghostly hauntings. Whoever tells the funniest story gets $150, so while you might hear stuff that’ll keep you up at night, it might be because you’re still laughing. Tickets ($12) are available online. 9 PM.

Thursday, October 16

BEER: I don’t know what’s more surprising—that Mellow Mushroom has already been in town for three years, or that it hasn’t been here forever. It’s just a perfect fit in Adams Morgan, isn’t it? In any case, the pizza place is serving $3 beers all night to celebrate. Knowing the bar’s draft list, that’s a great deal. All day.

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