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Award-winning chef Victor Albisu will open the third location of Taco Bamba, his Mexican street food destination, in Springfield, Va. Thursday September 14 .All guests who visit the restaurant on opening day will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win one of 100 cards good for one free taco each week for a year. (Image: Greg Powers)

Out and About: Athletes as waiters, bourbon month and 6 other awesome events

Monday, September 11

Alison Moyet: Known for her British punk sound, Moyet has earned a reputation as the high priestess of electronic pop in the UK. Over her decades-long solo career, she has continually evolved both musically and personally. Moyet released her latest album, Other, this summer and will begin a rare stateside tour tonight. Sixth & I – Sanctuary, 600 I St. NW, 7 p.m., $45

Celebrity Waiter Night: If you didn't get your Redskins fill this weekend (or you just want to celebrate one of the only Redskins who played well on Sunday) check out Ryan Kerrigan's fifth annual Celebrity Waiter Night. The evening will feature Washington Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan and his teammates mixing and mingling with foundation supporters and fans. In addition to meeting their favorite Redskins, guests will enjoy three courses of culinary delight, fine wine and an exciting auction... all in the name of a good cause. Proceeds from this event support initiatives like Ryan Kerrigan's Positive Impact Fund. Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, 6:30 p.m., $350

Tuesday, September 12

Georgetown Piano Bar Celebrates Three Years: If you're looking for a low-key Tuesday activity, head to Georgetown and help the Piano Bar celebrate their third anniversary with dueling pianos, great drinks and complimentary bites. Georgetown Piano Bar, 3287 M St NW, 8 p.m., free

Swing Dancing Class: This free hour-long beginner lesson is geared toward students new to swing dancing. The first half of each lesson will teach the basic six-count Lindy Hop pattern and movement, and the second half will focus on basic moves that are different from week to week. No partner necessary. Flat shoes recommended but not required. Jam Cellar, 2437 15th St NW, 8 p.m., free

Wednesday, September 13

Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month at Jack Rose: September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and Jack Rose is celebrating with dram and flight specials all month long, plus six days of special bourbon events -- release parties, complimentary tastings, cocktail takeovers, beer + cigar pairings, and of course, their very popular Pappy Hour! Celebrate from today through the 18th with special events, or all month long with daily specials on 30+ bourbon labels ranging from cult-favorite Willett, to the uber-rare and in-demand Pappy Van Winkle, plus rare bourbon flights curated by owner William Benton Thomas. And for every ounce of bourbon distilled by Heaven Hill Distillery sold throughout the month, Jack Rose will donate $1 to ALS research in honor of Parker Beam. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St NW, 5 p.m., free

Thursday, September 14

Taco Bamba Opening in Springfield: Award-winning chef Victor Albisu will open the third location of Taco Bamba, his Mexican street food destination, in Springfield, Va. today. All guests who visit the restaurant on opening day will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win one of 100 cards good for one free taco each week for a year. Taco Bamba, 6691-A Backlick Road, Springfield VA, 11 a.m., free

Goat Underground: The widely-celebrated, intimate dining experience, Goat Underground, returns with two dates this month: Thursday, September 14th and Thursday, September 28. This ticketed dinner event features a creative and eclectic menu from chef Nathan Beauchamp with inventive drink pairings from bar director JD Quioco. The full tasting menu will be revealed to guests upon arrival, but signature specialty items will make an appearance, like Nathan’s famous Shit on a Shingle, an elevated version of chipped beef with caramelized leeks and cream sauce over crispy bread. The Fainting Goat, 1330 U Street NW, 7 p.m., $110

Pepita End-Of-Summer Luau: Summer may be winding down, but the Polynesian party is gearing up at Pepita's luau, where the patio pulses with tiki drinks, leis, a DJ and eats like suckling pig tacos and chili-glazed wings. Pepita Cantina, 4000 Wilson Blvd (entrance on N. Quincy St), Arlington VA, 5 p.m., free

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