Thursday, October 4
Pass the Plate Pot Luck: Come to the table for a cross-cultural, heritage-inspired dinner at the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House. The evening will feature cookbook author, Michael Twitty and the artisans of the current art exhibit, Makers In The Mansion. Woodlawn will provide the main dish, inspired by Twitty's cookbook, but each guest will be asked to bring a dish which highlights their own family story. Tickets start at $30.
One Night One Goal: Head out to Audi Field for a night of great food and a chance to meet DC United players, including captain Wayne Rooney, all for a good cause. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to parts of the stadium not normally open to the public, and food and beverage curated by Chef Jose Andres as you mingle with DCU players and VIPs in support of DC Scores. Tickets are $250.
Phillips After 5 It Takes A District: This is an extra special edition of Phillips After 5, as we celebrate 10 years of the museum's program, and 20 years of local business partner, Tryst. Celebrate the creative spirit of Phillips after 5 by hearing an excerpt from Dame Ethel Smyth’s ‘The Prison’ and listen to sounds from singer-songwriter Be Steadwell, as you experience all five of Tryst's sister restaurants: Tryst at The Phillips, The Coupe, Tryst, Open City and Open City at The National Cathedral. Tickets are $12.
Friday, October 5
Vikings at the Wharf: Vikings are taking over the Wharf! Take a tour of the world’s largest operational Viking ship, the Draken Harald Harfagre, and hear the crew’s stories of the 2016 trans-Atlantic crossing now through October 15. Free to attend.
Grab em by the Steins: Enjoy your favorite German drafts, plus a variety of local and craft German varieties, including Ninkasi Brewing Helles, Hellbender Brewing Company Dunkelweiss, Denizens Brewing Co Keller Pils, the lager series from Mustang Sally Brewing Company, plus a whole bunch of different seasonal Oktoberfest beers. And don't forget about the bratwurst on a pretzel bun or a giant pretzel with mustard. Free to attend.
Saturday, October 6
Pig Roast and Bourbon Bash: Barley Mac is gearing up for fall by throwing their third annual Pig Roast and Bourbon Bash with collard greens, cornbread, mac and cheese and unlimited roast pig topped with Chef Mike Cordero's homemade barbecue sauces. Tickets start at $29.
Volunteer Expo: VIDA Fitness and Serve DC, the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism, will host the first annual Fall Volunteer Expo to raise awareness on the ample volunteer opportunities in our nation’s capital, with direct access to more than 20 area non-profit groups. Free to attend.
All Things Go Fall Classic: The 5th annual ATG Fall Classic returns to Union Market with two days of performances. From headliners Carly Rae Jepsen, BØRNS, Maggie Rogers and Billie Eilish to emerging artists like Jessie Reyez, Betty Who, Ravyn Lenae, Two Feet, LPX, Cautious Clay, The Aces, ALMA, SNNY, Oshun, KAYE and FootsXColes. Saturday's lineup is also an all-female show! General admission tickets start at $65.
DC Modern Home Tour: Take a self-guided tour of nine homes representing the city's best examples of modern architecture. You'll see how the interpretation varies from neighborhood to neighborhood as you explore homes in Takoma Park, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Pinehurst Parkway Park, Arlington and McLean. Tickets are $40.
Sunday, October 7
Boardwalk Block Party: Summer is fleeting, but restaurants at The Yards are not letting it fade into fall without a party. In the spirit of summer, the grill is hot and cocktails are flowing as friends gather for a waterfront block party on the boardwalk at the first annual Boardwalk Block Party. Restaurants will present wine, cocktails and eats, and summer vibes will be in full swing as guests enjoy live music from Three Man Soul Machine and a dunk tank where block party goers can dunk a chef (or themselves if they so feel like it) courtesy of The Yards Marina. Tickets are $35.