Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week November 2-4: Craig Finn Performs at the Rock & Roll Hotel

Plus, blues dance lessons and a DCJCC film screening.

Craig Finn, best known as the frontman for the Hold Steady, will perform at the Rock and Roll Hotel on November 2. Photo courtesy Big Hassle.


BOOK: In her new book, “Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law,” Alison Bass interviews sex workers and weaves in facts and figures about modern prostitution, all while exploring the role of prostitution in today’s global economy. She’ll be at Kramerbooks tonight. Free, 6:30 PM.

MUSIC: Craig Finn is perhaps best known as the frontman for the Hold Steady, the modern pioneers of the heartland rock genre that Bruce Springsteen first put on the map. But he’s also a prolific songwriter on his own; he once penned a song about his beloved Minnesota Twins for the Baseball Project. Let him regale you with stories and songs at the Rock and Roll Hotel. 8 PM, $18.


IMPROV: If you and your crew are tired of the typical game night, give DC Improv’s Make Up Party a try. Brave souls in groups of five or less are tasked with preparing five minutes of comedy based on a theme given to you an hour before showtime. Free, 6:30 PM.

FILM: The DCJCC presents Imber’s Left Hand, a gripping documentary about the renowned painter Jon Imber and his fight to continue to paint after an ALS diagnosis. Director Richard Kane and Imber’s wife, Jill Hoy, will host a Q&A after the screening. $13, 7:30 PM.


WINE AND PAINT: The Vineyard in McLean will throw a “Falling for Color” Paint and Wine Tasting hosted by Art Jamz. Get in touch with your inner Matisse while also getting in touch with your inner Merlot. $35 to $38, 6 PM.

DANCE: Take a beginners dance class at Capital Blues. The month-long, weekly series starts on November 4, and classes focus on different aspects of blues dancing–technique, muscality, and connection. $5, 8 PM.

YOGA: This is the one time you can actually bring workout equipment to an art museum. The American Art Museum’s Luce Center offers a yoga class in its stunning halls, where you can check out the museum’s exhibitions before the hour-long vinyasa lesson. $10, 6 PM.