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Handpicked Happenings: Upcoming Events You Won't Want To Miss in Washington D.C.

Handpicked Happenings: Upcoming Events You Won't Want To Miss in Washington D.C.

Glance at the new events we've added this week!

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

The Christmas Pop-Up Bar everyone in Washington DC goes crazy for is back

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Green Friday > Black Friday? Weeeed say so!

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SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 25

ODESZA ALBUM SIGNING in AdMo.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Tim Ferris gives Short Life Advice from the Best bussiness mentors in the World

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

NPR's How I Built This with Guy Raz live podcast taping

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

Miss Pixie's Holiday Market's lineup of vendors is damn good this year

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

dance your ass off at DAYBREAKER

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SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 2

it's a Bottomless Britney Spears Drag Brunch B*ch

 

 


//   NOVEMBER  11 - 19

Say Cheeeeeeese. It's The 10th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival

Time, Admission, Location, & Details May Vary Based On Event (Full Event List / Calendar)  

From November 11-19 the 10th annual celebration of photography in Washington DC will feature 150+ exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide. FotoWeekDC programs include contests, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings and more. More Info

This event is good for:  Photographers, curators, schools, and photography enthusiasts. 


//  November 12-December 17

The Best Of #IGDC Photo Exhibit

IGDC, aka Instagram DC, will host the first ever community show highlighting the works of local photographers in the DMV. The exhibit will give Instagram users who published photos using the hashtag #IGDC a chance to have their works pictured in the exhibit. The opening reception will be on November 12th, from noon to 5pm at The Blind Whino. The exhibition will remain on view during normal gallery hours through December 17th. More Info  |  700 Delaware Avenue SW, Washington DC 20024

This Event Is Good For: Locals, photographers and the Instagram-obsessed. 


//   NOVEMBER 13-19

It's #DCCocktailWeek !

Time, Admission, Location, & Details May Vary Based on Events (FULL LIST OF PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

Need yet another good excuse to hit up happy hour after work? Get a taste of creative drinks on special from the region’s best mixologists and local craft distilleries for an entire week straight. Merry DC Cocktail Week everybody! More Info

This event is good for:  Cocktail Enthusiasts 


//   THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER  16

Drink Up With Washingtonian’s...Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival

7PM-10PM  |  Shaw (Long View Gallery)  |  $$ Ticket Required

It’s back! Washingtonian Magazine is hosting its sixth annual Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Long View Gallery. Expect live music, delectable light bites, and sips of premium whiskey, scotch, bourbon, vodka, gin, tequila, and more. How NEAT (pun-intended) is does that sound?!  More Info | 1234 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

This event is good for:  Well-dressed business professionals and millennials that take adulting prettyyy seriously

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//   SUNDAY,   NOVEMBER 19 

Lady Gaga LIVE @ Capital One Arena

Doors:  7:30 PM  |  Chinatown  |  $$ Ticket Required  |  601 F St NW, Washington DC 20004

Tickets  |  Spotify 


//   FRIDAY  NOVEMBER  17  &  SATURDAY  NOVEMBER 18

Shuck Yah! It's Almost Time For Old Ebbitt's Oyster Riot

FRI: 7 PM-10PM  |  SAT: 1PM-10PM |  Old Ebbitt Grill | $$ Ticket Required

It's the 23rd Anniversary of the Oyster Riot, one of the most popular parties of the year in Washington DC. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Riot attracts nearly 1000 people hungry to devour tens of thousands of oysters while drinking and dancing the night away. More info  |  675 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20005

This event is good for:  People who often use the phrase, "The World Is Your Oyster" just kiddinggg... (sorta)

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//   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

The Christmas Pop-Up Bar Everyone In DC Goes NUTS For Opens Tonight

The Christmas Pop-Up bar by Drink Company might be the most popular attraction in all of Washington D.C. during the holiday season. If you don't know what we're referring to check out our pics from last year. More Info

This event is good for:   The Christmas Enthusiast

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//   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

GREEN FRIDAY

11AM-6PM  |   General admission is Free! Ticket Required for 420 Lounge ($25 advance ticket purchase, $35 at the door)  |  601 F Street NW,  Washington  DC  20004

Not much of a black Friday shopper? Then HIT up Green Friday the day after Thanksgiving! For the second year in a  row, 50+ of the areas best cannabis vendors will all be in one place the selling different weed strands, edibles, pipes, and other various pot-infused products. Tickets  |  Facebook Event  

This event is good for:  Your friend that smokes weed with their parents. 

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//   SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 25

5th Annual DC Brau Made In DC Holiday Marketplace

1 PM-6PM  | Admission To This Event is Free!  |   DC Brau Brewing Company 

For the fifth year, DC Brau brings the creative community together for a Made in DC Holiday Market. This year the event will feature more than 30 stalls with local artists and makers selling home goods, food, crafts, jewelry, clothing , candles, paper goods and more. The event is open to all ages and admission is free to the public. More Info |  3178 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington DC 20018

This event is good for: Beer drinkers and people who normally suck at the whole gift-giving thing.

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//   S A T U R D A Y,  NOVEMBER 25

Diplo LIVE @ Echostage

Doors: 9PM |  Ticket Required ($60+)  |  2135 Queens Chapel Road NE, Washington DC 

Tickets  |  Spotify 


//   SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 25

ODESZA ALBUM SIGNING @ Songbyrd

11AM  |  Album Purchase Required ($15-$29)  |  2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC

Tickets  |  Spotify 


//   SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 25

Odesza LIVE @ The Anthem

Doors: 6 PM   |  Show: 7:30PM  |  Ticket Required ($60+)  |  901 Wharf St SW  Washington, DC

Tickets  |  Spotify 


//   TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Tim Ferris LIVE In Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

7PM  |  Ticket: $20  1 ticket + 1 book: $32  |  600 I Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

Tim Ferris shares secrets for success, meaning, and more. Tickets & More Info

This event is good for: Entrepreneurs, Wantrepreneurs, & podcast junkies. 


//   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

JAY-Z  LIVE 4:44 TOUR  @ Capital One Arena

8PM  |   Ticket Required ($45+)  |  601 F Street NW,  Washington  DC  20004

Tickets  |  Spotify  


//  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

NPR's How I Built This with Guy Raz: LIVE with Robert L. Johnson

6:30 PM-9:30 PM  |   $$ Ticket Required  |  Lisner Auditorium @ George Washington University

Join NPR's How I Built This creator and host Guy Raz in conversation with Robert L. Johnson. They'll talk about the ingenuity and grit that led Robert to co-found BET and the RLJ Companies. Like NPR's How I Built This podcast, the evening will inspire you to think big as you embark on your own ventures: business, nonprofit, creative, and beyond.  More Info

This event is good for: Innovators and entrepreneurs looking for some inspiration. 


//  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

Miss Pixie's 5th Annual Holiday Market

5 PM-8 PM  |   Logan Circle  |   $$ No Ticket Required  |  Miss Pixie's Furnishings & Whatnot

Miss Pixie's Furnishings & Whatnot is having their 5th Annual Holiday Market and the makers market lineup is damn good this year. The Makers Market lineup includes: branddave, Marcella Kriebel Art + Illustration. Chocotenango. Typecase Industries, The Lemon Collective DC, Printed Wild, Handmade Habitat, The Rich & Strange, Black Pepper Paperie Co., Cork Wine Bar, DC Brau Brewing Company, Adam Griffiths, Sill Life, Whim & Vigor Ceramics, Barcelona 14th Street, Timothy P Credle, and more. Don't miss out.  More Info

This event is good for: The, "I got all my Christmas Shopping done early this year" present-buying-person.

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//  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

DAYBREAKER: STUDIO FIFTY FORMAL

Yoga 6-7am + Dance Party 7-9am  |  U Street Music Hall | 1115 U St NW, Washington DC 20009

Daybreaker DC's  hosting a ’70s-style Studio Fifty Formal so attendees are invited to a holiday bash at Studio 54 but the year is ACTUALLY 1974....get it? Bring your yoga mat, dancing shoes, AND an extra coat for a good cause — they've teamed up with Thrive DC to host the second annual coat drive for people experiencing homelessness in DC. 

This event is good for:  EDM lovers, yogis, and people who wake up early enough (or want to wake up early enough) to get in a workout before heading into the office. 


//  SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 2

Bottomless Britney Spears Drag Brunch

8 AM-4 PM  |  RSVP Required  |  Commissary  |  1443 P St. NW Washington DC, 20005

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Commissary will host a bottomless Britney Spears themed brunch on Saturday, December 2nd  to celebrate being chosen as The Washington Blade’s Editor’s Choice for “Best Bottomless Brunch." Because Commissary's bottomless cocktails are only available on Monday mornings, they have decided to thank Blade readers for their win with a Saturday brunch to end all brunches: The Bottomless Britney Spears Brunch. Bottomless mimosas and bloodys for $15, Britney Spears music videos on their full wall projector, Prizes from the Washington Blade for Britney Trivia and Best Britney, Drag performances, Louisiana themed food menu, Britney themed cocktails and Britney Spears music. More Info

This event is good for:  Diehard Spears fans, bitches who love brunch, and people who do the whole cellphones at concerts thing. 


//   DECEMBER 1-17  

Winterfest at Wunder Garten

6PM-8PM  |  NoMa  |  $$ No Ticket Required  |  Wunder Garten

For 3 weeks in December, Wunder Garten will be transformed into a magical space— Winterfest! The beer garden will shine bright with Christmas lights, tasty food at the Pop-Up Cafe, s'mores and snuggy blankets around a fire pit. Sip on hot chocolate and hot toddies while you pick the best tree and shop the Mid-Atlantic region’s most talented makers. Look for fun DIY workshops, photos with Santa, live music and more. More Info   |  1101 First St NE, Washington DC 20002

This event is good for:  People who buy Christmas gifts for their dogs (WG is pet friendly) 


//  DECEMBER 1-3 

Laugh Out Loud with Lil Dival @DC IMPROV

Showtimes: Fri 7PM/9PM, Sat 7PM/9PM, Sun 7PM  |  Dupont  |  $$ Ticket Required  |  The DC Improv

This event is good for:  Fans of  Cedric the Entertainer. 

Tickets  |  Instagram 


//   DECEMBER 1-DECEMBER 3 / 8-10 / 15-17

Made In DC POP UP Shop

Friday 4PM  |  Saturday & Sunday 12PM  |  No Ticket Required  

Shop a rotating assortment of DC makers including jewelry and accessories, paper goods, home, art and food. Makers Include: BicycleTrash, DC Glass Artists,
Godet Furniture, Harper Macaw, Latela Art Gallery, Maré Naturals, Miks Letterpress +, Modern Bar Cart, PinUp Preserves, RARER LLC, Spoil Me Rotten Dog Biscuits, Tateen' s Trinkits and Treasures, Zeke's Coffee, and more. Follow #popupvn. More Info | 4430 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008

This event is good for: People who love to shop local.


//   DECEMBER 1-DECEMBER 3

Christkindlmarkt Hosted by Heurich House Museum

Friday 4 PM-9PM, Saturday& Sunday 11AM-5PM | One Day Admission- Adult General (ages 13+): $10, Children General (ages 2-12): $2, VIP Adult: $15, Weekend Admission- General Adult: $20, General Children: $4, VIP Adult: $30  |   The Heurich House Museum

The Heurich House Museum continues its annual Christkindlmarkt tradition for the 5th year. Shop locally made goods at the outdoor holiday market and tour the seasonally decorated historic home of the Heurich family. The museum honors the Heurich family’s German heritage by recreating a traditional German public Christmas market in its garden. Dupont Circle's only holiday market, features goods from local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, bakers, makers of housewares and more. More Info | 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20036

This event is good for: Families and those who'd prefer to do their holiday shopping in a historic place (aka the Heurich House Museum)


//   SATURDAY,  DECEMBER  2

ALLAN RAYMAN  LIVE @ U STREET MUSIC HALL

7PM |  TICKETS $20  |  1115A U St NW, Washington DC 20009

You'll like this concert if: You can get down with some Indie R&B

Tickets  | Spotify 


//   FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 8

FOREIGN AIR LIVE @ ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL

Doors: 7PM  |  H Street  |  Tickets  $15 |  1353 H St NE Washington, DC 20002

You'll like this concert if: You support awesome local bands

Tickets  |  Spotify 


//   FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 8

SNBRN  LIVE @ Soundcheck

Friday Night  |   Doors: 10PM  |  Tickets: $15-$20  |  1420 K St NW, Washington DC 20005

You'll like this concert if: You're from California & know how to party...

Tickets  |  Spotify


// SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

Meteor Shower Hike to Annapolis Rocks with REI!

All day Sunday  |   3PM-10:30PM  |   Member price: $25  Non-member price: $45  |  Washington DC REI Flagship Store

Join REI and a group of like-minded adventurers for a night hike up the Appalachian Trail to Annapolis Rocks, one of the best view points in Maryland, to catch the Perseid Meteor shower.  More Info  |  201 M Street NE, Washington DC  20002

This event is good for:  Outdoorsy folks that want to learn more about the night sky. 


//   THURSDAY,  DECEMBER 14 

New Madrid  LIVE @ DC9 Nightclub

Thu, Dec 14 • 8PM  |  Tickets: $12  |  1940 9th St. NW  Washington, DC

You'll like this concert if: You used to own The OC soundtrack.

Tickets  |  Spotify  


// SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 

Meteor Shower Hike to Annapolis Rocks with REI!

All day Sunday  |   3PM-10:30PM  |   Member price: $25  Non-member price: $45  |  Washington DC REI Flagship Store

Join REI and a group of like-minded adventurers for a night hike up the Appalachian Trail to Annapolis Rocks, one of the best view points in Maryland, to catch the Perseid Meteor shower.  More Info  |  201 M Street NE, Washington DC  20002

This event is good for:  Outdoorsy folks that want to learn more about the night sky. 


//   FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 22

Action Bronson LIVE @ The Fillmore
Doors: 7PM  Show: 8 PM | Ticket Required ($29+)  |  Silver Spring  | 8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

You'll like this concert if: You've ever watched Fuck That's Delicious.  

Tickets  |  Spotify  


// THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

The NPR Politics Podcast: Live from Washington, D.C.

7PM-9PM  |  $$ Ticket Required  |  Warner Theater

The NPR Politics Podcast, in partnership with NPR Member station WAMU, is bringing its must-listen political analysis and discussion to a live audience at The Warner Theatre. This live taping of the NPR Politics Podcast will feature co-hosts Scott Detrow, congressional reporter, and Tamara Keith, White House correspondent, along with other members of the NPR politics team. Among recent accolades, the NPR Politics Podcast was named as one of the best podcasts of 2016 by Vulture and earned nods from Esquire and The Atlantic in their roundups of must-listens and reliable news sources during the 2016 election. More Info  |  513 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20004

This event is good for:  Political junkies 

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//  SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

Milky Chance @ The Fillmore

8 PM |  Ticket Required $35-$77  |  Silver Spring  |  The Fillmore Silver Spring

Tickets  |  Spotify 


//   THURSDAY, January 25

Lana Del Rey LIVE @ Capital One Arena

8 PM  |  Ticket Required ($39+)  |  Chinatown  |  601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Tickets  |  Spotify 


//  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 2018

Portugal. The Man with Twin Peaks @ The Anthem

Doors: 6:30 PM  |  The Wharf  |  Ticket Required ($45-$75)  |  901 Wharf ST SW, Washington DC 20024

Tickets  |  Spotify 


//   SUNDAY,  APRIL 8 2018

Lorde LIVE  @ The Anthem

Doors: 6:30 PM  |  The Wharf  |  Ticket Required ($100)  |  901 Wharf ST SW, Washington DC 20024

Tickets  |  Spotify 


//   TUESDAY,  MAY 8 2018

KYGO LIVE @ The Anthem

Doors: 6PM  Show:7:30PM  |  The Wharf  | Ticket Required  $  | 901 Wharf ST SW, Washington DC 20024

Tickets  |  Spotify


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