Ohmygosh it’s Beer Week. Don’t worry, this champagne lover will set her prejudices aside to enjoy DC’s week of sud-laden events. There are daily tastings and events at local breweries and bars (H Street Country Club is giving away a pool table, people)—even a beer cruise! Check out the full listings of events. And, please, have a pint for me.
Sisarina (one of our favorite DC locals) is hosting a “Fancy Little Things” fashion show this Wednesday at Relic in Bethesda. Clothing, jewelry, handbags and shoes from local designers will be parading down the catwalk to support New Endeavors by Women. There were only 10 tickets left this morning, so this is sure to be a hot event. RSVP here.
It’s the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this Wednesday (crazy to think it’s been five years already), and D.C. residents are ramping up to raise money for still-affected Gulf Coasters—and for those now affected by the BP oil spill. Citizen Effect‘s CitizenGulf project has announced a National Day of Action this Wednesday, and the D.C. event is at Busboys & Poets at 6:30 p.m. All ticket sales and donations will give families in the Gulf region the support they need to get their kids ready for school (supplies, uniforms, tutoring, even snacks). Get tickets here.
The Woolly Mammoth is my favorite DC theater company. I saw their entire season last year, but I’ve been slacking this year because I’ve been so busy. This next play might put them back on my calendar because, once again, the Woolly is pushing the limits. It’s The Vibrator Play (need I say more?), and they’re hosting all sorts of crazy events to promote it. Tonight is pay-what-you-can (get in line early), with a “Secret Desires interactive experience,” where audiences anonymously reveal their “inner longings” (Oh my!). Next week, the Washington City Paper’s sex columnist Amanda Hess talks dirty with audiences. And on Sept. 2 there’s a Girls’ Night Out happy hour where audiences shop for sex toys. Don’t miss it.
This Thursday, Washington’s ladies will be sipping cocktails on the rooftop deck overlooking Nationals Park. Why? It’s the Washington Nationals Ladies’ Night Vegas Party, back by popular demand. The event, featuring the standard food, drinks, games, prizes, also will have appearances by the … wait for it … very studly Nationals players. Get there at 4:30 and stay until the game begins (they’re playing the St. Louis Cardinals). Get yur tickets here.