Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week (September 26-28): Debate Watch Parties, Barrel-Aged Beer, and Happy Hour with Dogs

This week is your last chance to check out A Bid to Save the World at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.


DEBATE We wouldn’t be living in the Nation’s Capital if there weren’t lots of places to watch—or commiserate over—tonight’s debate between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Ugly Mug’s watch party, hosted by local comedian Ralph Cooper, features political bingo and other topical games, and Busboys and Poets is having a variety of events at each of its locations. Stick around after the debate at the 14th street location for a Debunking the Presidential Debate discussion including professor and scholar Bill Ayers and CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin, among others. Various times and locations

COMEDY If you don’t think you can handle viewing this evening’s debate, you can at least laugh about it as comedian and truTV star Adam Conover brings ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING LIVE! to 9:30 Club. The show will incorporate elements from his recently-announced ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING ELECTION SPECIAL, so expect jokes in a similar vein as his viral video explaining why rigging elections is totally legal. $32.50, 7 PM

THEATER A Bid to Save the World is nearing the end of its run at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, with performances Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The visually stunning and cerebral play follow a woman who’s dealing with the devastating loss of her brother, and shows us a world where dying is a thing of the past. $30, 8 PM


DRINK At Boundary Stone’s third annual Battle of the Barrel Aged, area breweries will be showing off an ale that they’ve been barrel aging for a minimum of one month, and it’s up to you (as well as a team of judges) to determine this year’s winner. Participating breweries are DC Brau Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, 3 Stars Brewing Company, and Port City Brewing Company. $20 to $25, 5PM

MUSIC Malaysian pop singer and musician Yuna plays 9:30 Club in support of her new album, Chapters. The tracks on the album, especially “Lane,” highlight Yuna’s pop/R&B sensibilities and her beautiful, expressive voice. Fun fact: about 10 years ago she started performing music merely as a way to scratch her creative itch while attending law school. $25, 7 PM


FOOD & DRINK One Eight Distilling is throwing its second annual Whiskers and Whiskey party, benefitting the Washington Humane Society while also celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month. Gourmet hotdog extraordinaires Swizzler will be providing food to snack on along with Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. and Dolcezza, who will be serving up One Eight spirits-infused gelato for you, along with something tasty for your pup. $15, 7 PM

MUSIC Jagwa Music brings the street music of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to the states on their first American tour, performing tonight at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. The group uses drums, megaphones, Casio keyboards and fiery, politically charged vocals that at times sounds more like DIY punk than African music. You can also catch them Monday as they provide the music for a free dance party at Dance Place. Free, 6 PM