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This Week: October 22-28

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My goodness that was a beautiful weekend in the District! The temperature was perfect, the sun was shining, the leaves a fiery color, making my neighborhood look like the perfect fall postcard.

Cori Sue and I had a blast co-hosting the Washingtonian Brunch & Bloodys event on Saturday—congrats to Scott Drewno and The Source for winning the Best Bloody Mary contest!

Now, onto this week … Let the Halloween celebrations begin!

Monday

Tonight is the final presidential debate (and if you didn’t see SNL’s parody on last week’s debate, you simply must watch it here). Last week we watched the debate at Clyde’s of Georgetown’s cozy back bar, which we highly recommend. Policy is another great place to watch the final showdown—they’re serving up special red or blue cocktails so you can unofficially put your vote in. Or, head to my favorite spot, Boqueria, where $40 gets you unlimited tapas and drink specials while you watch the debate in their private back room.

Tuesday

I’m super excited War Horse is finally in D.C. The award-winning play (read: five Tonys, including Best Play) has gotten rave reviews from friends in New York. It’s a story about a man, a horse, and a world war. It’s at the Kennedy Center for a limited time, through Nov. 11. Get tickets here.

Wednesday

Our favorite local geeks (from Uber, Facebook, Twitter, and more) will be strutting down the catwalk at the third annual Geek2Chic event at Bloomingdales in Chevy Chase. The party, produced by Microsoft in partnership with Bloomie’s, shows off the latest men’s fashion while benefiting the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. The fabulous Angie Goff returns as emcee—and all proceeds from ticket sales, along with 10 percent of sales at Bloomie’s on Wednesday, directly benefit the NFTE. VIP tickets are $85; general admission, $45. Get tickets here.

Afterwards, we’ll be dancing our butts off like an Animal at the Miike Snow concert at the 930 Club. The first show sold out so fast, the Swedish group put a second show on the books (thank you!!). We can’t wait. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Get tickets here.

Thursday

Ashok Bajaj’s Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca is hosting a fall game dinner this Thursday evening. Priced at $135 per person (tax and gratuity not included), Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli has crafted a mouthwatering menu featuring four courses of premier game, ending with a fall dessert, created by Pastry Chef Jemil Gadea. To top off this experience, each course of the meal is paired with a specially chosen Italian wine selected by Bibiana’s Wine Director, Michael King, and dessert is complemented by a seasonal handcrafted cocktail. This special dinner has limited seating for 40 guests and will be served in the private dining room. For reservations, call (202) 216-9550.

Friday

If your Halloween costume features neon, you’re gonna love the ‘80s Halloween Party at the W Hotel’s POV Friday night! Rock your best neon legwarmers, “Members Only” jackets, or MC Hammer pants, because best costume wins a W Hotel Sleepover Package. Limited number of tickets, $40. The event is hosted in conjunction with Fashion for Paws benefiting the Washington Humane Society. Get tickets here.

Saturday

Dust off your Sandra Day O’Connor wig and sanitize that shot glass necklace, this Saturday is the second annual Shaw Main Streets Halloween Bar Crawl. From noon to 6 p.m., we’ll be hitting up several of our favorite spots around the Shaw neighborhood, including the Brixton, Duffy’s, Nellie’s and American Ice Company. Tickets $25 online presale/$30 day of at Duffy’s (first stop on the crawl). Proceeds from the event benefit the Shaw Main Streets Call Box Project which helps support local artists transform street corner eyesores into public art.

Saturday night, keep the Halloween celebrations going at LivingSocial’s 918 F Street’s 7 Deadly Sins Halloween Party, a multi-floor extravaganza including seven themed cocktails, snacks, and unique entertainment. Seven rooms inside the 918 F Street space will be transformed to represent each of the deadly sins; you’ll also indulge in a burlesque show, DJ dance party, costume competition, prizes, and so much more. Pay $59 for general admission or pay $89 for a VIP experience with early access, additional drinks, and more. Get tickets here.

Sunday

Head to brunch. Lately we’ve enjoyed Lavagna, The Coupe, and Town Hall. Cashion’s Eat Place also has a new brunch menu; and Boqueria announced a $35 bottomless/endless brunch.

PS. Who can believe November is looming around the corner? Now we’re gearing up for one of our favorite fall events, the Signature Chef’s Auction on Nov. 14. A ton of local chefs, wineries, and mixologists will serve up their very best to raise money for the March of Dimes. We’re telling you this early so you get your tickets before it sells out.

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