The District dodged a hurricane over the weekend. We think that’s a reason to celebrate, so here are some interesting events happening near your area this week:
The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
The Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House (2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
U.S. Department of Defense consultant Dr. Michael Pillsbury will sign and discuss his book on the relationship between America and China in the modern era.
Comedy at The Howard: Kyle Dunnigan
The Howard Theatre (620 T St. NW)
YouTube performer, comedian and “Inside Amy Schumer” writer and performer Kyle Dunnigan will take a break from the digital world for a live performance. Tickets are available online for $20 – $40. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Nerd Open Mic
Fantom Comics (2010 P St. NW)
Celebrate the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam with fellow geeks. Rants about topics ranging from Pokemon to the zombie apocalypse are all fair-game. There’s a $5 cover charge, and bow ties are highly recommended.
Breast Concert Ever
The Lincoln Theater (1215 U St. NW)
Singer Rachel Platten will headline a kick-off event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tickets are available for $41 online and at the box office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Taste of D.C. 2015
675 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
12 – 7 p.m. (both days)
Pennsylvania Avenue will host this Mid-Atlantic culinary festival. Guests will have the chance to sample food from across the District while enjoying live entertainment on multiple stages. Oh, and there’s a Ben’s Chili Bowl eat-off. Entry costs $20, and tickets can be purchased at the gates.
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
Known for their hit “Gay Bar,” this outfit from Detroit will bring their sense of humor and loud guitars to D.C. Tickets are $15 online, and doors open at 7:30 p.m.
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