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Armarium, the online platform that offers luxury fashion clothing and accessories to rent, announces its launch in the Washington, D.C. market with a two-day trunk show and cocktail event at The Jefferson on October 23 and 24. (Image: Courtesy Armarium)

Out and About: Drag queens running in heels and 6 other can't-miss events

Monday, October 23

Armarium pop-up: Armarium, the online platform that offers luxury fashion clothing and accessories to rent, announces its launch in the Washington, D.C. market with a two-day trunk show and cocktail event at The Jefferson on October 23 and 24. Throughout the event, Armarium will donate 20% of all rentals to Knock Out Abuse. Gallatin Room at The Jefferson, 1200 16th St. NW, 9 a.m. - 5p.m., appointments highly recommended, email stylist@armarium.com

Tuesday, October 24

High Heel Drag Race: The 17th Street High Heel Race starts at 17th and R Street, NW and runs down to JR's Bar & Grill. Be sure to arrive early to see the parade of Kweens. Dupont Circle, 1701 17th St NW, 9 p.m., free

The Book of Mormon: The nine-time Tony-winning Best Musical returns to the Kennedy Center and follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing-room-only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $59

A Conversation with Justice Ginsburg’s Personal Trainer: Have you ever wondered what keeps the Notorious RBG so sprightly? Actually it's more like who, and his name happens to be Bryant Johnson, author of "The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too!" He'll be in town this week to enjoy a conversation with Isaac Dovere, Chief Washington Correspondent for Politico, who will share the secrets behind the Supreme Court Justice's immaculate health. Sixth & I, 600 I St., NW, 6 p.m., $15

Wednesday, October 25

NoMa PumpkinPalooza 2017: NoMa Business Improvement District's annual PumpkinPalooza is the perfect autumn event. Come on out and carve or decorate one of 600 free pumpkins (tools will be available), snuggle cute animals in the petting zoo, get your face painted and enjoy live music by local favorites King Street Bluegrass. Timber Pizza Company — one of Bon Appétit Magazine's best new restaurants in America — will be cooking up fresh pies and empanadas for purchase, as well as selling hot cider, beer, and wine. 1150 1st St NE, 4 p.m., free

Thursday, October 26

Hirshhorn's Conversation Series: Inspired by Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn, the Hirshhorn partners with Newseum to launch a series of conversations with headline-making artists, journalists, activists and academics to debate the role of art and free speech in the 21st century. Nato Thompson, artistic director of Creative Time, a public arts organization, will lead a wide-ranging conversation with headline-making artists Laurie Jo Reynolds, Pedro Reyes and Paul Ramírez Jonas on how their art directly confronts legislative and social issues and engages contemporary audiences. Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, 6:30 p.m., free

Day of the Dead Chef's Station: The Mitsitam Cafe has created a holiday menu to celebrate the Day of the Dead. From October 26 through November 1, the cafe will offer red- and green-chile tamales, chicken mole, pork posole, and Mexican side dishes and desserts, including pan de muerto. On October 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Freddie Bitsoie (Diné) will be in the cafe staffing a special Day of the Dead chef's station. Join Chef Freddie to talk about the significance of the dishes on the menu and how they're prepared, and to share family stories and traditions of hospitality at this time of year. Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW, 12 p.m., free

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