Nov
14
Wed
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations
Nov 14 – Nov 18 all-day
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations

Happy Hour just got SO MUCH better. Celebrate DC’s booziest week, #DCCocktailWeek, with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington  through Sunday, Nov. 18. See the full list of participating locations and their cocktail pairing offerings at dccocktailweek.com – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

Nov
15
Thu
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations
Nov 15 – Nov 19 all-day
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations

Happy Hour just got SO MUCH better. Celebrate DC’s booziest week, #DCCocktailWeek, with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington  through Sunday, Nov. 18. See the full list of participating locations and their cocktail pairing offerings at dccocktailweek.com – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

Heavy Seas Beer Sampling at Blackwall Hitch @ Blackwall Hitch
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Heavy Seas Beer Sampling at Blackwall Hitch @ Blackwall Hitch | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Join On Tap for a November beer sampling on Thursday, November 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Blackwall Hitch in Alexandria, VA. There will be complimentary appetizers, a raffle for a Blackwall Hitch gift card and full pours of the beer will be available for purchase.  This is a free event, but you must RSVP and the event fills up fast. This Year of Beer Sampling is unique, featuring brews from Heavy Seas Alehouse only. Heavy Seas originated in Baltimore, MD and is now be featured in more restaurants all over the Northern Virginia area. We will feature between six and eight beers from the Heavy Seas porfolio. Sample them all and vote for your favorite to stay on draft.

Please bring valid ID. Must be 21+. If you have any questions please contact On Tap Magazine at 703-465-0500.

Blackwall Hitch: 5 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Cedric Burnside at Pearl Street Warehouse @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
Cedric Burnside at Pearl Street Warehouse @ Pearl Street Warehouse | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Grammy-nominated Cedric Burnside has developed a relentless, highly rhythmic charged style that takes the blues to another level. This four-time winner of the prestigious Blues Music Award’s Drummer of the Year (2010-2014) is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world and has begun to make a name for himself as a traditional blues guitarist. See him perform at Pearl Street Warehouse Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.

Nov
16
Fri
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations
Nov 16 – Nov 20 all-day
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations

Happy Hour just got SO MUCH better. Celebrate DC’s booziest week, #DCCocktailWeek, with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington  through Sunday, Nov. 18. See the full list of participating locations and their cocktail pairing offerings at dccocktailweek.com – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

Randy Rogers Band at 9:30 Club @ 9:30 Club
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm
Randy Rogers Band at 9:30 Club @ 9:30 Club | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Authenticity isn’t something that can be manufactured in a studio. It’s not a craft that can be learned or artfully practiced. It comes from living life. It’s the byproduct of blood, sweat and tears and as the foundation for music, it elevates mere entertainment to compelling art. Every note, every word on the Randy Rogers Band’s new album Nothing Shines Like Neon rings with authenticity that makes each song linger with the listener long after the music fades.

“You’ve just got to be true to yourself and you can’t fool anybody,” Rogers states matter of factly of the band’s philosophy. “As a whole, our body of work is pretty consistent to our live show and the band that plays on the record is the band that you go see.”

The same line up has been performing together since 2002 and the music has evolved as they’ve soaked up life experience. “As men we’ve all matured and lived a lot of life together,” Rogers says. “We’ve had a few breakups happen to us. We’ve had babies. We’ve had life changes. We’ve been on the road 200 shows a year. I’ve been in this band 15 years so a lot has changed. I still listen to Merle Haggard every night. I mean that hasn’t changed, but a lot has changed for us musically and privately. We all are in a good spot and we all are just as good friends as when we started.”

Camaraderie and creativity have made Rogers and bandmates Geoffrey Hill (guitar), Johnny “Chops” Richardson (bass guitar), Brady Black (fiddle), Les Lawless (drums) and Todd Stewart (utility player) one of the top bands on the competitive Texas music scene. Nothing Shines Like Neon continues the momentum established by the band’s four previous albums—Randy Rogers Band, Burning the Day, Trouble and Homemade Tamales, each of which went to No. 1 on iTunes. Earlier in 2015, Rogers joined friend Wade Bowen to record the critically acclaimed album Hold My Beer Vol. 1.

Produced by Nashville legend Buddy Cannon (Willie/Merle) at Cedar Creek in Austin, RRB’s news album Nothing Shines Like Neon showcases the band’s taut musicianship as well as Rogers’ earnest vocals and insightful songwriting on such instant classics as the groove laden “Rain and the Radio,” the heartbreak anthem “Neon Blues” and the playful “Actin’ Crazy,” a duet with Jamey Johnson. “Jamey and I wrote that song together,” Rogers notes. “I met a movie star a few days before Jamey and I were going to write. I was in LA playing at the House of Blues and he came out to the show. I was thinking about him …and thinking about being a struggling actor living in LA and having to put up with all the bullshit that LA is. I just wrote that song about him.”

Nothing Shines Like Neon is a stellar collection in an already impressive body of recorded material that owes a lot to the band’s potent live show. “You come to a show, you know what you’re going to get,” Rogers says. “We’ve worked hard at making ourselves better on stage and we care about our live show. It’s a way to come out and unwind, and we’ve stuck to writing songs that are about real life, about breakups or divorces, falling in love or babies being born, and in the case of this record even death, the ups and downs of life. People can relate. That’s what country music is supposed to be. Our band has been around for a long time because there’s no bullshit to us. We’re not in it to be rich and famous. We’re in it to make a living, provide for our families and do something that we all love. You can’t fool people and we haven’t ever tried. I think that’s the key.”

***Write-up provided by www.930.com

24th Annual Old Ebbitt Grill Oyster Riot @ Old Ebbitt Grill
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Old Ebbitt Grill is celebrating its 24th Anniversary of the Oyster Riot,one of the greatest parties of the year in Washington DC. Always held the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Riot is DC’s preeminent food and wine event. Each night, nearly 1000 people devour tens of thousands of oysters while enjoying the gold medal winners of the International Wines for Oysters Competition and grooving to some awesome tunes. The three sessions are Friday the 16th from 7-10 p.m., Saturday the 17th 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Read more about the event and get tickets at www.ebbittoysterriot.com.

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Nov
17
Sat
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations
Nov 17 – Nov 21 all-day
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations

Happy Hour just got SO MUCH better. Celebrate DC’s booziest week, #DCCocktailWeek, with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington  through Sunday, Nov. 18. See the full list of participating locations and their cocktail pairing offerings at dccocktailweek.com – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

24th Annual Old Ebbitt Grill Oyster Riot @ Old Ebbitt Grill
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Old Ebbitt Grill is celebrating its 24th Anniversary of the Oyster Riot,one of the greatest parties of the year in Washington DC. Always held the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Riot is DC’s preeminent food and wine event. Each night, nearly 1000 people devour tens of thousands of oysters while enjoying the gold medal winners of the International Wines for Oysters Competition and grooving to some awesome tunes. The three sessions are Friday the 16th from 7-10 p.m., Saturday the 17th 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Read more about the event and get tickets at www.ebbittoysterriot.com.

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Superflydisco at Farm Brew Live @ Farm Brew Live
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Get ready to dance to the disco classic of the 70s. Superflydisco pays tribute to the era of 70’s funk/disco, and this 10-piece live band with horns plays all the funky disco 70’s hits that create an energy that’s nearly impossible to resist. See Superflydisco at Farm Brew Live, which features  2 Silos Brewing Co., The Black Sheep kitchen and bar and the YARD live music venue. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Free to attend.

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