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by Tim Regan November 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

Fantom Comics in Dupont Circle

Halloween is over and you know what that means: It’s time to wash away the glitter paint and toss the funky pumpkin on your doorstep.

Luckily, there are plenty of seasonal palate-cleansers happening in the next week. Here’s a selection:


Judah Friedlander Book Tour
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave NW)
Doors at 6:30 p.m.

That guy who wore those funny hats on “30 Rock” will talk about his new book, “If the Raindrops United,” at DC Improv.


Urban Kitchen Holiday Pop-up
Room and Board Rooftop (1840 14th St. NW)
6 p.m.

This event is geared toward learning how to entertain in small domiciles and on a budget. During 15-minute demonstrations, attendees will learn about making cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, wine, cheese and desserts.


DC Podfest Kickoff Party
Wonderbread Factory (641 S Street NW)
7 p.m.

Independent podcasters from across the District will swap tips during the city’s first-ever “DC Podfest” this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Lotus Blooms Grand Opening
Lotus Blooms (2408 18th St. NW)
7 p.m.

The “sex-positive” adult boutique will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and giveaways in honor of the company’s new store in Adams Morgan.


Shaw Community Day
Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 P St. NW)
11 a.m.

Food, music, games and cultural performances will abound at this free neighborhood gathering.

Fantom Comics Turns 10
Fantom Comics (2010 P St. NW)
5 p.m.

Music and drinks will flow freely during the Dupont comic book shop’s 10-year anniversary party and award ceremony.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Chili Cookbook Unveiling 
Showtime Bar (113 Rhode Island Ave. NW)
4 p.m.

Attendees will be able to flip through a cookbook containing 20 recipes from local bands and musicians, then taste some of the music makers’ creations.


JFK’s Forgotten Crisis
Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW)
6:30 p.m.

The Cuban Missile Crisis isn’t the only time President John F. Kennedy prevented a global disaster. “JKF’s Forgotten Crisis” author Bruce Riedel will talk about Kennedy’s handling of the the Sino-Indian conflict.


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