Event of the Week: Wine Riot Super-size your happy hour at Wine Riot’s opening night this Friday at the Sphinx Club from 7-11p, where you'll clink your glasses in the name of wine education as you try 250 vinos from around the world. Keep track of your faves with their app so that you can impress your mom with your wine knowledge. Get more info, and tickets, here Freebie of the Week: D.C. VegFest Even if it's all about, ugh, vegetables, you can't argue with an outdoor Fall fest where you can score tons of free samples. Can you? WE DON'T EVEN KNOW! Join 10,000 other carnivores and herbivores at Yards Park
(Navy Yard Metro) from 11a-2p this Saturday for cooking demonstrations, a Bread & Brew beer garden, a competitive vegetable obstacle course (!!?), and more. Bonus: the first 1,000 through the gate get drool-worthy swag bags. Get all the info here Thursday, September 26th
Does the looming possibility of a government shutdown have you under duress? Oh wait -- you're just stressed about the Redskins not being able to pull it together because RGIII is kind of using a bionic leg that actually makes him less bionic? That'll do. Let it all out through laughter, at the District Improv Festival coming to The Source. Thursday features an 8p show and a predictably more raucous 10p show (aka the one you'll want to be at). The deets, this way Friday, September 27th
Since you know you’ve always wanted to sing "I’m on a Boat" while stuffing your face with sausage (...), don your dirndl and set sail aboard a Capital Yacht-chartered Oktoberfest river cruise on Friday. The monument-ogling (and brew- and live-entertainment-featuring) cruises depart at 7p or 930p. Get your sea legs ready Saturday, September 28th
Cap City's first Brooklyn-style flea market, District Flea, is getting a hipster-worthy upgrade, with the beer gurus from Churchkey serving up a selection of eight brews at a pop-up beer garden on Saturday. Visit the tent near 945 Florida Ave anytime from 10a-5p. AHHHH, ADRIAN GRENIER IS AN INVESTOR!!! AHHH!! Wear your finest mustache. Sunday, September 29th
Homeland returns, so make a spy-themed day of it: visit the Spy Museum, eat at Zentan (it means spy in Chinese, obviously) -- try their Golden Eye, License to Kill, and Octopussy rolls -- and then settle in for the season-three opener at 9p. We have it on good information that Carrie is going to make some weird faces.