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We’re heading into October this week (and possibly another government shut down, oy), can you believe it? Hope you’ve unboxed your fall wardrobe and are ready for this week’s fabulous fall events. I am!

Gear up for Knock Out Abuse’s 20th Anniversary Gala as author and styleauteur, Lauren A. Rothman, fashion, style and trend expert seen on Entertainment Tonight, CNN, E! News, The Insider, and much more, presents the must-have fall fashion trends. Enjoy signature cocktails and bites, shop the Saks Fifth Avenue pop-up boutique and participate in a live auction all to benefit Knock Out Abuse Against Women. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets and to view auction packages, click here.

Z-Burger promised: If the government shuts down, the chain is serving free burgers for all federal and D.C. workers who are temporarily furloughed. Just show your government ID for a free burger on Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The offer is valid if there is a government shutdown at the Z-Burger locations in Tenleytown, Southwest, Columbia Heights & Arlington locations ONLY and is good for one free burger per person. A small light at the end of the very dark tunnel? At least you won’t starve.

Wooden Nickel Bar Company (owners of Irish Whiskey, The Mighty Pint, and Wilson Tavern) is opening Copperwood Tavern, a new cabin-style restaurant and bar that will be located in the heart of Shirlington Village. Designed by local artist Maggie O’Neill of O’Neill Studios to feel like you’re entering the wilderness in southern Virginia, Copperwood Tavern will feature seasonal farm to table menu options, 20 draft beer favorites, craft bar program and inviting atmosphere including front porch dining for you and your pet. 4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.

Kate Michael of K Street Magazine is hosting a fall fashion event at Neiman Marcus Last Call Thursday evening. Go sip and shop with fabulous Kate at the Congressional Plaza Neiman Marcus. There are special deals and surprises. Don’t forget to RSVP to [email protected]


The weather outside is so lovely, it was only natural that Union Market, the highly acclaimed food market, extended its Drive-In movies in an Encore Series. The fall films will be tied to a particular theme and shown on Union Market’s 3-story wall. A variety of Union Market vendors will also participate, serving food, drinks and fun snacks. The Union Market Drive-In is free to attend. There will be a secured picnic area on the parking lot for bikers and walkers. This Friday, go see Caddy Shack.

Prost! Fill up a stein and toast to fall. Celebrating 21 years of brewing more than 200 different styles of beer, Capitol City Brewing Company will host its Fourteenth Annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest at The Village at Shirlington in Arlington on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. (all beer taps close at 6:00 p.m.). Admission for beer drinkers is $25 (one general admission pass per person), which includes a wristband, official tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $1 each with a five ticket minimum. The event is free for non-drinkers and children. Oktoberfest 2013 will be held rain or shine with a limited number of tickets sold at the event. Get tickets here.

Brunch, of course! Lately we’ve loved Ovvio Osteria, Murphy’s Irish Pub, and U Street Cafe.

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