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Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso in National Theatre's "BEETLEJUICE." (Image: Matthew Murphy)

Out and About: 9 events we are raving about this week

Monday, November 12

Pop-Up Poutinerie: If you are as obsessed as we are with Canada's unofficial national dish (aka french fries, gravy and cheese curds), you need to hit up DuPont Circle this week! Air Canada is in town now through November 15 serving up ten unique poutine dishes inspired by destinations like Dubai, Toronto, Rome, London and Seoul. Of course the Canadian classic will be on hard too so you can truly compare. Each dish costs $5 and all proceeds go to Martha's Table. Free to attend.

Royal Knights Veterans Day Edition: In honor of Veterans Day, The Royal is raising money for war veterans with a special Americana-themed edition of Royal Knights, showcasing USA-made spirits and cocktail ingredients, with an extra dose of nostalgia and freedom. Guest bartender Amy Dunki of The Red Hen DC will be mixing up six different cocktails, all for $9. Free to attend.

Tuesday, November 13

Book Signing with Jordan MacKay: Join Flight Wine Bar in welcoming award-winning author Jordan Mackay and renowned sommelier, winemaker and author Rajat Parr as they discuss a chapter from their new book, The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste. . Following the discussion, guests will have the opportunity to meet the authors, and taste wines featured in the book, alongside small bites from Flight’s Executive Chef James Barton. Tickets are $75.

Cocktail Dinner at Zaytinya: As part of the DC Cocktail Week celebration, enjoy a cocktail dinner in collaboration with Bacardi Spirits at Zaytinya. Cocktails incorporating spirits such as Grey Goose, St. Germain and Leblon will be expertly paired with a five-course tasting menu from Chef Michael Costa. Tickets are $85

What do the Midterms Mean? One week after midterm elections, The Atlantic’s politics writers McKay Coppins, Vann R. Newkirk III, and Elaina Plott, together with editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, take stock of the results and analyze what they mean for the president, policy and politics leading up to the 2020 presidential campaign. Tickets are $15.

Wednesday, November 14

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018: If you have yet to check out this incredible photo exhibit at Dupont Underground, now is the time to do so. The spaces houses 22 projectors casting 13' images of the year's most important stories, a wall of large prints of WPP prize-winning photographs and a retrospective of 61 years of Photos of the Year. On display through November 25, the exhibit is a visual display of the year's best photojournalism, covering everything from the Rohingya crisis to global warming, elephant conservation in Kenya and gender identity. Tickets are $18.

WNO's Silent Night: As Christmas Eve falls on a World War I battlefield, enemy soldiers step into no-man's-land for one miraculous night of peace. Based on the true story and 2005 film, the Washington National Opera's "Silent Night" features Pulitzer Prize–winning music in multiple languages, capturing humanity and hope amidst a devastating war. Tickets start at $35.

Thursday, November 15

Underbares Pop-Up: Adams Morgan event space BUREAU is hosting a pop-up event to showcase the bra that Vogue called "the most comfortable bra you will ever wear." Underbares, a local undergarments company that allows women to prioritize both femininity and function when selecting bras, was founded by 27-year old Genevieve Gralton. Guests can shop the collection (which now includes nude bras for the first time) and sip cocktails. Women are encouraged to bring gently used bras to donate to I Support the Girls, a local organization dedicated to restoring dignity and self respect to all women. Tickets are $15.

BEETLEJUICE The Musical: It's showtime, folks! Beetlejuice is ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellent than ever in this original musical based on Tim Burton’s wonderfully demented film. "BEETLEJUICE" tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a degenerate demon who happens to have a thing for stripes. Contains strong language, mature references, and a lot of the crazy, inappropriate stuff you would expect from a deranged demon. Tickets start at $54.