Start your week of sweetly with a stop at the newly opened Georgetown Candy Bar. if it’s anything like Georgetown Cupcake, we’re already in love. 1419 Wisconsin Ave., (202) 333-0032. It’s lpen Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon.-Wed. & Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
We’re journalists and book-nerds. As such, we’ll be stopping by the 33rd Annual National Press Club Book Fair. More than 90 authors, including Good Stuff Chef Spike Mendelsohn, will be on-hand to autograph their books. Nov. 9 5:30-8:30 p.m. 529 14th St. N.W., 13th floor, Washington, D.C. Entry fee, $5.
On Sunday, we stopped by our favorite theater, Woolly Mammoth, to check out their newest play, “House of Gold.” The dark and totally bizarre – but definitely entertaining – play is loosely based on the Jon Benet Ramsey scandal. Woolly tickets are a steal at $30. Play shows Wed.-Sunday in November 1-28. Tickets, here.
In addition to the Opening Night Party at the Corcoran, Thursday’s “Outernational” is the only other FotoWeek event we bought tickets to ridiculously early. It’s billed as a “photocinema experience” (cool) with Metro Collective (very cool) and Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton (OK, now we’re truly sold). No idea what to expect, but we suggest you get tickets now.
We always thought D.C. needed more indie/art house theaters, and West End Cinema answered our prayers when they opened their doors a few weeks ago at 23rd and M Street. This Friday, we’re hitting them up for cocktails and “HOWL,” the new film about Allen Ginsberg starring the gorg and super-talented James Franco. Join us.
Unlimited beer sampling paired with delish food this Saturday? Mmkay. A slew of D.C. peeps, Bobby Van’s Grill, Kettler, and Anheuser-Busch are hosting a fund-raising event to raise money for Luke’s Wings, which reunites wounded soldiers and their families. Master of ceremonies will be Natasha Barrett, a reporter for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. and host of Let’s Talk Live on NewsChannel 8. DJ Neekola will also be spinning live. 7 p.m. at Bobby Van’s Grill in the Atrium. $75 a ticket, RSVP here.
Yes, Veteran’s Day is on Thursday this year. So get your drinking done on Wednesday night so you can run on Sunday in the Veterans’ Day 10k. It’s the largest autumn 10k in D.C., and Becca will be running it this year. The best part? It benefits the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Register here.