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This month's Evenings at the Edge event celebrates the end of daylight savings time. (Image: Courtesy National Gallery of Art)

Out and About: Celebrate election week with 9 can't-miss events

Monday, November 5

R. R. Bowie Cocktail Competition: Come out and support your favorite bartenders at the 1st Annual R. R. Bowie DMV Black Restaurant Week Cocktail Competition at Service Bar DC. While you're at it, check out our preview of DMVBRW and see what other events you might want to attend through November 11. Tickets are $15.

Artechouse "New Nature" Exhibit: Step into a colorful digital world of nature-inspired creatures and plant life that will react in real-time to your gestures and actions, at Artechouse's latest exhibit, "New Nature." The exhibit explores our organic world through an immersive audio-visual experience, incorporating computer learning, responsive technology, and music. You can choose all ages admission or after hours adults-only admission now through January 13. Tickets are $15.

Tuesday, November 6

VOTE: Just do it people! Polls are open in D.C. from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., in Virginia from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and in Maryland from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lyft is offering all D.C. residents 50 percent off a ride to the polls (visit Buzzfeed for the promo code) and Uber is offering $10 off a Pool ride. Lime is offering free rides on bikes and scooters for up to 30 minutes. No excuses folks!

Concert at Pearl Street Warehouse: Passionate vocalist Tor Miller will be taking the stage, along with D.C.-based feel good summer rock band The Ferns. Tickets are $15.

Wednesday, November 7

Anastasia: Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to Washington at last. From the Tony Award–winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Running through November 25, and tickets start at $49.

Author talk with Liane Moriarty: From the woman who brought us Big Little Lies, comes a new page-turner bringing together nine strangers for a 10-day health and wellness retreat at Tranquillum House. While most of the guests don't look like they need the services of a health retreat at all, Frances Welty arrives nursing a bad back and a broken heart, but ready to put in the work for 10 days. But when the resort owner's sinister hidden agenda begins to emerge, Frances, and her fellow retreat-goers must decide if it's worth staying to the end, or getting out while they still can. Moriarty will be in conversation with In conversation with author/critic Bethanne Patrick at Sixth and I. Tickets are $20 ($35 for ticket and book).

Flower Child Opening: This fast-casual eatery is opening in Travilah Square in Rockville, Maryland and celebrating by giving away $25 gift cards to the first 100 guests at the restaurant, and a succulent plant from Sill Life. The menu features vegetarian. vegan and paleo dishes such as bowls, wraps, grains and greens. Free to attend.

Rent the Runway Pop-Up: Rent the Runway is celebrating their new partnership with WeWork by hosting a two-day pop-up in D.C. Everyone who visits either the WeWork Met Square (9-6 p.m. November 7) or WeWork Apollo locations (11-8 p.m. November 8) will receive a free month of RTR Unlimited (new members only) to try out the subscription service. Free to attend.

Thursday, November 8

All About Cake with Christina Tosi: Join the award-winning pastry chef, author, and Virginia native Christina Tosi at the Hirshhorn museum to celebrate the release of her newest cookbook, "All About Cake." She will discuss the recipes and how she created her Milk Bar empire with Washington Post reporter Tim Carman. Tickets are $45 and include treats from Milk Bar and a book signing.

Evenings at the Edge: Hopefully you remembered to set your clocks back this weekend as it was time to "fall back." The National Gallery of Art is celebrating the change at this month's "Evenings at the Edge" after-hours program with rooftop star gazing, tunes from DJ Neekola and electric cellist Benjamin Gates and pop-up talks exploring how artists use light and shadow to enhance their work. Enjoy a black-and-white cookie, washed down with a Dark and Stormy cocktail. Free to attend.