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Weekend Report: 9 events not to miss this weekend

Thursday, October 19

Fall 2017 DC Brau Beer Dinner: Come together to enjoy local beer, cuisine, and conversation. On Thursday, October 19, from 7-10 pm Declaration and DC Brau will host their Fall 2017 Beer Dinner featuring a four-course meal with beer pairing. Enjoy American cuisine all from locally sourced ingredients and produce. Food Network's Chopped Champion and Head Chef Demetrio Zavala has prepared a custom menu featuring seasonal fall ingredients like local fall greens and pastrami rubbed dry aged beef. Tickets are $40 per person, not including tax, gratuity, & the Eventbrite fee.

The Second City's 'When Life Gives You Clemens': Join American comedy institution The Second City for a night of laughter that pays tribute to a far greater and considerably more beloved American comedy institution, Mark Twain. When Life Gives You Clemens finds humor in the same things Twain did: satire, politics, and human nature. So catch a riverboat—or maybe an Uber—to the Kennedy Center for an evening of comedy everyone can relate to. When Life Gives You Clemens promises to hit the mark...Twain, that is. Tickets start at $39.

Friday, October 20

Boo at the Zoo: With treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats and decorated trails, this frightfully fun evening is a treat for the whole family. An entertainment stage will feature magicians, jugglers and a DJ spinning Halloween favorites. Don't miss a themed scarecrow field. Treat stations will include goodies for all ages, including adult treats like craft beer and food tastings.

Grant-Lee Phillips at Pearl Street Warehouse: If you spent your teens thinking you were Rory Gilmore, then you'll know the town troubadour, Grant-Lee Phillips. The singer-songwriter who's ballads punctuated Rory's life will play this Friday at Pearl Street Warehouse. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Saturday, October 21

Pumpkinpalooza at the Wharf: Get in the Halloween spirit with pumpkin bowling, a pumpkin pie-eating contest, and a Halloween costume contest for pets, plus live music by Trailer Grass Orchestra and fall brews in the Waterfront Beer & Wine Garden on Transit Pier.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue's 5th Annual Casino Night: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will host its 5th Annual Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, October 21, at Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, VA from 7-11 pm. The funds raised at Casino Night will support Lucky Dog’s life saving work and is critical to the success of ongoing hurricane relief efforts. Guests will test their luck at craps, roulette, blackjack, Texas Hold ‘em, and the money wheel. Big winners will have a chance to win fantastic prizes and High-Rollers can buy-into a “winner-take-all-style” poker tournament for a chance to win an amazing Sony Home Entertainment System.

Maryland Renaissance Festival - Closing Weekend: Don't miss your last chance to experience the Renaissance Festival! Enter the gates of Revel Grove and leave the hectic pace of the twenty-first century behind. Slow down. Leisurely stroll the beautiful wooded paths. Quaff an ale and relax in one of the pubs. Shop for unique, handcrafted gifts. Let the kids play in the free children’s area – complete with a beautiful pirate ship. You won’t find any video games here! No mind-numbing computer-generated special effects. The magic, pageantry, songs, and laughter are all real.

Air & Scare at Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum: Explore the spooky side of air and space at Air & Scare annual Halloween event at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Participate in creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, and other Halloween-themed activities. Arrive in costume to get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy safe indoor trick-or-treating.

Sunday, October 22

FlyBarre Pop-Up @ DC Brau: On Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m., Flywheel Sports’ barre component, FlyBarre, will host a special 45-minute pop-up class at DC Brau Brewing Company. Free and open to the public, fitness enthusiasts will sweat it out followed by complimentary craft beer courtesy of DC Brau. To attend, folks need to sign up here and must bring a mat, water bottle and ID.

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