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This Week (Jan. 3 – 9)

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Bring it, 2011.

Monday

Tonight, head to Founding Farmers for a viewing party of The Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” which will feature the restaurant’s now-infamous Devil-ish Eggs. Host Robert Irvine visited the restaurant in June and filmed the episode with Founding Farmer’s executive chef Al Nappo, who made the dish for them from “peeling to plating.” The episode begins at 10 p.m., and they’ll be serving up complimentary Devil-ish Eggs throughout the show. Can’t beat that. 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006; (202) 822-8783.

Photo credit: Founding Farmers
Photo credit: Founding Farmers

Tuesday

The Black Cat‘s regular “Drink and Movie” series goes brunching (err … breakfasting?) with The Breakfast Club tomorrow night. Join us, Ms. Ringwald, and the rest for a John Hughes double feature (Sixteen Candles, too, we’re hoping!) and $5 mimosas. Starts at 8:30 p.m. and is free. 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 667-7960.

Wednesday

It’s the final weeks of the “Guillermo Kuitca: Everything” exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum, showcasing 30 years of the Argentinean’s work. Cori Sue went over the weekend and absolutely loved it. Make sure you get there this week or next, as it rolls out Jan. 16. 7th Street SW and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560; (202) 633-4674.

Photo credit: Hirshhorn Museum
Photo credit: Hirshhorn Museum

Thursday

Hope you RSVP’d early to Yelp’s sold-out “Most Wanted Party” at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment. If not, join the waiting list, because it’s sure to be epic, with food and beverages from Merzi, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Carmine’s, Bar Dupont, and more. Confirmation e-mails go out on Tuesday. 575 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-1099.

Didn’t make it on Yelp’s list? Hit up the opening of “Exposed,” a retrospective of Polaroid photography taken by local artists, at SOVA coffee and wine bar on H Street. Party starts at 6:30 p.m. and will showcase more than 1,000 images taken with retro instant-film cameras. 1359 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002; (202) 397-3080.

Saturday

This Saturday would have been the King of Rock n’ Roll’s 76th birthday, so celebrate it at “Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club,” a raucous show at the Warehouse Theatre hosted by “Elvis”  himself. Fight Club rounds, performances, burlesque entertainers, and Elvis trivia … sounds like a wild time. Two shows Saturday night, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 1017 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Sunday
After Sunday brunch, of course, head up to Annapolis for a Belgian beer tasting at Punk’s Backyard Grill. Producers from Belgium and the U.S. will pour and teach, and all the snacks and beer are provided for $30 per person. The classes fill up quickly, so make a reservation by giving them a call. Begins at 5 p.m. 2188 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD 21401; (410) 571-7744.

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