Things to Do

What to Do This Week: November 3 to 6

A roast of DC's mayoral candidates and a FotoWeek DC kickoff party.

FotoWeek DC kicks off with a party on Thursday. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, November 3

TRIVIA: Bier Baron hosts District Trivia—I know you all are very smart and like to show off, so it’s a good way to whip your brain back into shape after the Halloween weekend. Show up before 7 PM, and you can get a burger and a draft beer for ten bucks. Free. 6 PM.

Tuesday, November 4

COMEDY: First things first: Vote! Then go to Capital City Showcase’s roast of the mayoral candidates. Three comedians will play Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Carol Schwartz, probably embodying some of their most annoying characteristics and/or emphasizing their most controversial policies. One of these people will be running this joint for the next four years, so it’s certainly a good time to learn how to make fun of them. Free. 8 PM.

Wednesday, November 5

MUSIC: The Library of Congress hosts a cool panel about how the internet and technology has changed the music industry. (Hint: It’s much more complicated than “Napster killed CDs.”) Speakers from top music industry schools, music startups, and various political organizations will attend. Free. 7:30 PM.

PARTY: If that’s not your thing, check out the Human Rights Council’s Turn It Up for Change, a dance party at the W Hotel’s P.O.V. Entry is free, and the whole thing is organized to show support for marriage equality, until it becomes a reality in all 50 states. Free. 7 PM.

Thursday, November 6

STYLE: FotoWeek DC is coming up, and the W is hosting a kickoff party that looks at how DC style has changed through the years via previously unseen photos from the DC Public Library Archives. There’ll be a performance by the band Furniteur, a Brightest Young Things’ photo booth, and specialty cocktails. Free. 6 PM.

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