There’s lots to do this week. Want proof? Here’s a smattering of events happening across the area through next Monday:
Handsome Beer Co. Tap Takeover
Dacha (1600 7th St. NW)
Patrons can try Handsome Beer Co. brews including Strange Charm, A “re-invented brown ale that has “hints of chocolate, tobacco, and leather, all supported by a well-textured body and clean finish.”
Dirty Goose Pop-up
BKK Cookshop (1700 New Jersey Ave. NW)
BKK is slated to have “several of the classic cocktails” that The Dirty Goose plans to serve when it opens this spring at 913 U St. NW.
National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference
Loews Madison Hotel (1177 15th St. NW)
According to the conference’s website, this is “the largest conference for medical marijuana patients, activists, lawyers and medical professionals promoting safe and legal access to marijuana for therapeutic uses and research.” Speakers include a wide variety of medical doctors and advocates.
Bump and Grimes II
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
A scarily sexy tribute to that zombie TV show everyone is talking about. Burlesque performances by Maki Roll, Jim Dandy, Clementine O’Donnell, Fox Martin, Allen Ryde, Laurie Glimmer, Brookelle Bombshell Lucrezia Blozia.
An Evening of Humorous Readings
DC9 (1940 9th St. NW)
Short, humorous stories read aloud by the local journalists and authors that wrote them.
Powell Playground Cleanup
16th and Lamont streets NW
Volunteers will meet to beautify the playground in Mt. Pleasant.
Small bar bites will pair with a variety of Basque ciders poured straight from a cider barrel. Guests will also be able to try playing the Txalaparta, “a native Basque musical instrument similar to a xylophone but constructed from recycled cider-making equipment.”
Purim Carnival 2016
Washington DCJCC (1529 16th St. NW)
Attendees young and old can dress up like royalty and celebrate this annual holiday event packed with carnival games, a mime show and workshop, and Purim treats. Attendees are encouraged to bring raisins, chocolate chips and pretzels to be donated to kids in the D.C. General homeless shelter.
The Howard Theatre (620 T St. NW)
Storytellers will regale the audience with tales of their dark sides. Expect stories about “the underworld, guilty pleasures, life under a log, succumbing to your less than enlightened self or participating in activities you know are naughty, deplorable or decidedly un-sunny.”
Photo by Farrah Skeiky