Nov
18
Mon
Painting & Pints: Starry Night @ Fair Winds Brewing Company
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Painting & Pints: Starry Night @ Fair Winds Brewing Company

Are you a fan of Banksy, Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh or art in general? Well, this is your chance to paint and drink beer. Enjoy “wining and designing,” but with local, award-winning craft beer instead. Your ticket includes your first pint. All design levels are encouraged to participate. 6-8 p.m. Tickets $30. Fair Winds Brewing Company: 7000 Newington Rd. Lorton, VA; www.fairwindsbrewing.com

Demystifying Amaro @ Mess Hall
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Demystifying Amaro @ Mess Hall

Join DC’s master of amari, Jonathan Fasano of Don Ciccio & Figli for an intro into the diverse styles and flavors of amaro. You’ll learn the rich history of and sample a variety of amari. Then, using an array of botanicals, you’ll blend and take home your own creation. There will be a pairing of cheese, charcuterie and other treats and bonus: you’ll learn to impress bartenders, show off at dinner parties and pronounce amaro with a thick Italian accent. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $65. Mess Hall: 703 Edgewood St. NE, DC; www.messhalldc.com

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night @ The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft:
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night @ The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft:

You don’t have to hate Mondays – instead, you can enjoy Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. There are eight rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia. Also, you can win awards if your team manages to answer bonus questions correctly. 8-10 p.m. Free to attend. The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft: 1523 22nd St. NW, DC; www.geekswhodrink.com

Nov
20
Wed
Cider Pairing Dinner @ Zynodoa
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cider Pairing Dinner @ Zynodoa

Zynodoa, a modern farm-to-table restaurant, is inviting you to their four-course dinner. Zynodoa is collaborating with the cidermaker, and staff of Big Fish Cider Co. Have a great meal, learn about cider styles, and learn about cider stories. 6-9 p.m. Tickets $55. Zynodoa: 115 E. Beverley St. Staunton, VA; www.zynodoa.com

Learn to Roll Sushi @ Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn to Roll Sushi @ Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill

Come join Chef Darren Hendry and learn the finer points on how to roll your own sushi like a pro. You will make two rolls while sipping a glass of wine or beer at beautiful Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill. Great for a group ice breaker, friends’ night out or date night. Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill: 1054 31st St. NW, DC; www.dyllansrawbargrill.com

The Comment Section Comedy Show @ Capitol Cider House
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Comment Section Comedy Show @ Capitol Cider House

Every Wednesday, you can experience a stand-up comedy show with a twist, as the event includes a comic performance, and four comic commentators who write comments cards. Upon conclusion, the host of the show reads the best of comments resulting in a full-on flame war, complete with massive trolling, among the comics. Think social media threads, only in real life. Event starts at 7 p.m. Free to attend. Capitol Cider House: 3930 Georgia Ave. NW, DC; www.capitallaughs.com

 

Nov
21
Thu
Nat Geo Nights @ National Geographic Museum
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm
Nat Geo Nights @ National Geographic Museum

These special monthly happy hours feature live stories from National Geographic Explorers, fun interactive activities, lively music, food, and drink specials at our cash bar. Hear from Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation grantees Lisa Mandle, Africa Flores and Heather J. Lynch about how they are harnessing big data, advanced computing and machine learning to help create a more sustainable future for us all. 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20. National Geographic Museum: 1145 17th St. NW, DC; www.nationalgeographic.org

History Happy Hour @ InterContinental The Willard Washington DC Hotel
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
History Happy Hour @ InterContinental The Willard Washington DC Hotel

Robert Wallace, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Technical Services, returns to the Willard InterContinental for History Happy Hour. Wallace and Jim Hewes, famed bartender at The Willard, will examine the history and complexity of U.S. intelligence efforts over the past two hundred years. As no History Happy Hour would be complete without a mixology lesson or two, learn as Hewes provides a hands-on lesson on the creation of two themed cocktails inspired by Wallace’s top spy sites here in the District. 6-8 p.m. Tickets $56. InterContinental The Willard Washington DC Hotel: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC; www.washington.intercontinental.com

Thanksgiving Entertaining Cocktail Class @ Mess Hall
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thanksgiving Entertaining Cocktail Class @ Mess Hall

Learn the art of making fall cocktails from Pratt Standard Cocktail Company. The class includes three cocktails and instruction on cocktail history, distilling, and on techniques like garnishing, shaking and stirring. You’ll learn three types of cocktails critical for Thanksgiving entertaining: hot cocktails, punches, and smoked cocktails. 6-9 p.m. Tickets $50 Mess Hall: 703 Edgewood St. NE, DC; www.messhalldc.com

Dinner and a Story @ Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dinner and a Story @ Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Jamise Harper is the DC bookstagrammer behind Spines & Vines who also created the #diversespines initiative to highlight literature authored by women of color. Kramerbooks & Afterwords will be discussing Ordinary Girls and is honored to be joined by the author, Jaquira Diaz, herself. Come sip, flip, read and discuss books written by women of color. 7-9 p.m. Various prices. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; www.kramers.com