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From 11 to 3 today, the D.C. Metro Area Dietetic Association and Central Harvest on the Plaza will host a special farmer’s market in honor of Food Day in the D.C., as declared by Mayor Vincent Gray. Go on your lunch break to check out feature cooking demonstrations and food tastings by DC’s best chefs, including Todd Gray of Equinox, Jason Maddens of Central, and Frederick De Pue of Smith Commons. Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.

Tonight, kick off your week with Monday Night Football and Team Blonde (of next month’s Blondes vs. Brunettes powderpuff game) at Union Pub for the Jaguars vs. Ravens game. Enjoy $3 Bud Lights, $3.50 rail drinks, and $6.50 small batch bourbons with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Team Blonde will kick off festivities at 6:30 p.m. 201 Massachusetts Avenue NE.


The fifth annual Brazilian Film Week is at E Street Cinema through Thursday. Tuesday, check out Reflections of a Blender at 7:30, or Before the World Ends at 10 p.m. It’s totally free. For the week’s full schedule, click here.


Loide Jorge, a DC-based jazz vocalist, will perform at Blues Alley in Georgetown. With roots in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, Loide serves up a mix of contemporary jazz and warm afro-lusophone rhythms. Loide is known around town for performances at venues including Bohemian Caverns, Zanzibar on the Waterfront and past shows at Blues Alley. Sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Get tickets here.


Get in costume and head to Policy for a happy hour just for the restaurant’s Twitter followers and Facebook fans. The Spooktacular Trick or Tweetup will offer guests complimentary appetizers, drink specials, a costume contest and more.

Not ready to bust out your costume yet? Join District 365, Forking DC, Go Gastronomy, and Dining in DC to Take a Bite Out of Breast Cancer Thursday evening at Madam’s Organ. All month long, restaurants across the DC area are donating a portion of their proceeds to Pink Jams. Check out the full list here. But Thursday, head to Madam’s Organ from 5 to 9 p.m. 2461 18th Street NW.


This Friday is International Champagne Day. So raise a glass of French bubbly and remember that more than 50 percent of sparkling wines sold in the U.S are improperly labeled “Champagne.” Proof will be celebrating by pouring more than five top champagnes by the glass Friday evening.

I will be in costume, headed to POV at the W for the sold-out Howl-O-Ween Bash for dancing, photo booth fun, and general ridiculousness, all to benefit the Washington Humane Society. Hope you got your tickets early. Get on the wait list if you didn’t.


Cori Sue will be in costume at the Postal Pavilion Saturday night. DC Nightlife favorites George and Mason Inn are hosting a bash with open bar, performances, and the essential costume contests. The party will feature White Ford Bronco, WanderEast and DJ Ricky Schramm. There will be 15 bars, three levels and two VIP sections that overlook the entire party. Get tickets here.

Don’t want to rage? Head to 1905 for its Halloween party, a tradition since 1905. Those in costume will be privy to drink specials, and those not in costumes will have to beg Joel to extend them the discounts. Starts at 10 p.m.


I will be running the Marine Corps 10k! Check out the route to cheer me on (and the marathoners—who, let’s be honest, are the real stars of Sunday). Make sure you get your brunch plans set early, and you’re not held up by all the road closures.

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