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Zola’s Love Stories Tour pops up in Union Market (Photo Credit: Zola)

Weekend Report: 10 events not to miss this weekend

Thursday, November 16

DC Central Kitchen's Capital Food Fight: Taste food and drink from more than 80 of DC’s best restaurants and mixologists while enjoying a live onstage culinary battle. This year’s celebrity hosts include event founder and chair, José Andrés, and co-hosts of Food Network’s “Kitchen Sink," Spike Mendelsohn, Tregaye Fraser, and Fanny Slater. Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Richman (TV personality), and NYC- based Joseph “JJ” Johnson (Chef/Owner, Ingrained Hospitality Concepts) will join as judges.

Roomful of Blues at Pearl Street Warehouse: Roomful of Blues, the band USA Today describes as "high-voltage yet classy" will fill Pearl Street Warehouse with its signature blend of swing, rock, blues, R&B and jump. Tickets start at $25. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day at Central Michel Richard: Downtown D.C.’s favorite French-American bistro Central Michel Richard (1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) is excited to share popular French holiday Beaujolais Nouveau Day with the District! This year on Thursday, November 16 Central will commemorate the grape harvest by offering menu pairings and wine specials. To celebrate this beloved occasion, Central’s executive chef Tony Roussel will offer the famous Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais Nouveau ($10 glass, $38 a bottle) for guests to pair with French classics such as fois gras and chicken boudin blanc with sage and veal jus served alongside garlic mashed potatoes and black truffle ($16).

Friday, November 17

Joe Biden at the Warner Theater: Vice President Joe Biden will appear in conversation with bestselling author, social entrepreneur, and Robinhood CEO Wes Moore on the Washington, D.C. stop of his American Promise Tour.

Bad Axe Throwing: If you've ever wanted to try your hand at lumber jacking, this weekend is your lucky weekend! Bad Axe Throwing Washington is finally open, and is giving free lessons all weekend. Bring your own snacks and drinks -- axes will be provided!

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias at The Kennedy Center: Gabriel Iglesias brings his FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy to the Concert Hall stage. His style of stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters, and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. Tickets start at $39.

Saturday, November 18

ICE! at the Gaylord National Resort: Visitors will be captivated by stunning, larger-than-life vignettes that bring to life the beloved 1964 TV classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, in ICE!, presented by Pepsi. The 9-degree walk-through attraction features 13 scenes of more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures including everyone’s favorite characters – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and more. ICE! is open daily from November 18, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Tickets cost $32 for adults ages 12 and older and $24 for children ages 4 to 11 on value days; $38 for adults and $31 for children on general admission days; and $39 for adults and $32 for children on peak days. Kids 3 and younger are free.

Zola’s Love Stories Tour pops up in Union Market: Zola, the wedding company reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience, is hitting the road on a “Love Stories Tour” to collect everyday love stories in collaboration with Modern Love, the podcast based on the New York Times’ popular series of essays --- and they’re popping up in D.C.! Enjoy the decked out 1970s 21-foot camper that Zola transformed into a mobile “Registry on Wheels" and record your own modern love story in the custom-built recording studio for a chance to be featured on the hit podcast!

Macy's Metro Center Christmas Window Unveiling: Macy’s Metro Center will have its Annual Holiday Window Unveiling Spectacular on Saturday, November 18th at 3:00 p.m. Guests are invited to a day of fun and excitement with live performances, meet-and-greets, enjoyable family activities and more. At 3:00 p.m., a special holiday ceremony outside on G Street will kick off the excitement of this year’s magical window unveiling. This year’s windows titled “Believe,” not only celebrate the spirit of the season, but also salute ten years of Macy’s “Believe” campaign—a cherished letter writing campaign which raises funds for Make-A-Wish, the national organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Sunday, November 19

Lady Gaga at Capital One Arena: Lady Gaga is bringing her Joanne World Tour to the Capital One Arena. This is a show you won't want to miss! Available tickets start at $137. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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