Things to Do

What to Do This Week: November 10 to 13

A Monday dance party and a pajama bike ride.

Take a ride in your PJs during this month's DC Bike Party. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, November 10

DANCE: Tomorrow is Veterans Day, which is a good reason to a) remember the many, many reasons we have to be grateful to our veterans, and b) stay out later than you normally would on a Monday. Tropicalia is hosting the Good Night and staying open until 3 AM with performers from 1432 R, a brand new DC-based label. You’ll hear disco, house, techno, funk, and other kinds of music that are good for dancing. Free. 9 PM.

Tuesday, November 11

PHOTOGRAPHY: Brightest Young Things hosts [email protected], a Fotoweek DC show that stars, well, you (if you’ve been out and partying any of these last couple years). Featured photos will come from the dozens of parties BYT has thrown over the years—turns out you can learn a lot about a city and its people if you take 220,000-odd pictures of them while they’re having fun. Free. 6 PM at FotoWeek Central.

CONCERT: In case you forgot, there is a massive free concert happening on the National Mall today, which means road closures, altered Metro service, and more. Get all the details via Capital Comment.

Wednesday, November 12

BIKE: Hope it stays warm enough for this month’s DC Bike Party. If you stay out late, you should have no trouble getting ready for bed, because this month’s theme is pajamas. Wear slippers, a onesie, or whatever you wear to sleep as you bounce around town before ultimately ending up at RedRocks for New Belgium beers on special and music from deejay JonSun B. Free. 7:30 PM.

COMEDY: They’re calling it “herlarious,” but Shtick, a comedy night at Bier Baron featuring seven female comics, is going to be funny because it’s funny, not because the people telling the jokes are women. Proceeds benefit Jewish Women International’s work to end domestic violence. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 8 PM.

Thursday, November 13

CIDER: For the second consecutive year, Alexandria is hosting Cider Press, a chance to sample about a dozen hard ciders, try appetizers from Virtue Feed & Grain, listen to live music, and support the nonprofit Stop Child Abuse Now. It’s a great chance to be charitable and seasonal all at once. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. 7 to 10 PM.

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