MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9
MUSIC: Learn about the history of electronic music at the Kennedy Center on Monday. At Lounge Regime: 100 Years of Ambient Music, Mason Bates, the Kennedy Center’s composer-in-residence, will take you through the history of the genre, which has roots that go back to 1930s Paris. $20, 8 PM.
FOOD: At Dolcezza Factory’s Mole & Mezcal Tasting Dinner, attendees will learn about the delicious, smokey liquor and dine on delicious food pairings from the Oaxaca region. The family-style menu features cooking from Espita Mezcaleria, an Oaxacan restaurant set to debut in Shaw later this year. There are two seatings, one at 6 PM, and another at 8 PM. $75.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
MUSIC: The last of the Newseum‘s after hours series sounds like its most rocking. Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, access to the museum’s galleries, and insight into moments in history when musicians have demanded freedom of speech. Local ’90s cover band White Ford Bronco will play a set. $50, 7 PM.
MUSIC: It’s a dance party at the 9:30 Club with RAC. The group, which stands for Remix Artist Collective, gives the remix genre a facelift by doing it in new, interesting ways. Since its inception in 2007, RAC has earned praise from indie artists like Death Cab For Cutie, Lana Del Rey, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. $35, 7 PM.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
BIKE: Before the Thanksgiving food fest begins, break a sweat with DC Bike Party’s Tour de Turkey. Pedal your way to Johnny Pistolas wearing Thanksgiving-themed garb. Think turkey feathers and decorative gourds. Free, 7:30 PM.
HYPNOTIST: Flip Orley promises to put a spell on volunteers at DC Improv. Watch participants experience wacky scenarios, like riding a rollercoaster, all while bringing some laughs to those who aren’t under Orley’s influence. $15, 8 PM.