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Don't miss the opening of the Wharf and more this week! (Image: Courtesy The Wharf)

Out and About: Throwing shade and witchy wednesdays

Monday, October 9

Fly for a Cause: Flywheel Sports is hosting a #FLYFORACAUSE challenge, where members will be challenged to take six classes from October 9 through October 22. For every 250 people who complete the challenge, Flywheel will donate $1,000 to SU2C, helping to reach their goal of raising $10,000 for the organization. Members can register for the challenge here. Flywheel Sports Dupont, 1927 Florida Ave NW, and Flywheel Sports CityCenterDC, 824 9th St NW

Tuesday, October 10

WNO Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program: Come on out for the inaugural concert of the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program 2017–2018 recital series. Soprano Leah Hawkins, mezzo-soprano Allegra De Vita, and tenor Frederick Ballentine from WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program present a recital of art song and concert works, exploring the relationship between text and music, poet and composer, pianist and voice. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 6 p.m., free

Throwing Shade Live: Called “the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming” by Entertainment Weekly and “well worth dialing up” by the New York Times, “Throwing Shade Live” is the boundary-pushing political comedy podcast and TV show hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi. They bring their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights live to the stage for an evening of hilarity and vulgarity. Sixth & I – Sanctuary, 600 I Street, NW, 6:30 p.m., $30

Wednesday, October 11

WITCHY WEDNESDAYS with DONNA SLASH! Catch a double feature of Halloweentown and The Witches, followed by spooky drag performances by your hostess DONNA SLASH and special guest SALVADORA DALI! There will be free candy and fresh popcorn, plus $6 PBR & Overholt shot combos! Suns Cinema, 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, 8 p.m., $10

Thursday, October 12

Wharf Kickoff Celebration Weekend: D.C.’s newest must-visit waterfront neighborhood is turning it up for four days, jam packed with live music, festivities, fun, and fireworks. It all starts on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 11am with the official Opening Ceremony at District Pier, followed by daytime fireworks, plus live music and entertainment throughout the day and night. And don’t miss the Headliner Happy Hour Concert featuring the Bacon Brothers. Complimentary live music, sunset fireworks, free fitness classes, waterfront activities, and plenty more round out the weekend of fun. Wharf DC, 690 Water St SW, starts at 11 a.m., free, For a complete schedule of activities, click here

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