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Come to Colada Shop for a class focused on one of our favorite things- coffee! You'll learn cupping, or how to taste coffee, and a few coffee cocktail recipes. (Image: Courtesy Colada Shop)

Out and About: 8 events to perk up this fall work week

Monday, October 1

Author Talk with Chelsea Clinton: Aimed at readers ages 7-10 years old Chelsea Clinton's new book "Start Now! You Can Make a Difference" features facts, stories, and tips on how to change the world. With information on problems both large and small, Clinton breaks down complex concepts like health, hunger, climate change, endangered species and bullying, so that readers can better understand the world around them. Chelsea Clinton will be in conversation with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of Politics and Prose. Tickets are $23 and include a book.

Author Talk with Garry Trudeau: The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist behind Doonesbury, who’s been practicing his craft for more than four decades, ferrets out the elements of humor in the first five hundred days of Trump. Free to attend.

Tuesday, October 2

Coffee Cupping: Come to Colada Shop for a class focused on one of our favorite things- coffee! You'll learn cupping, or how to taste coffee, and a few coffee cocktail recipes. If you can't make the Tuesday D.C. class, check out Wednesday's class in Sterling, Virginia. Tickets are $45.

Wednesday, October 3

Greek Wine Dinner: – In celebration of his cookbook launch, chef Pano Karatassos is teaming up with Zaytinya’s chef Michael Costa for an intimate wine dinner featuring a selection of dishes from the cookbook paired with Greek wines. Tickets are $95 and included a signed copy of the cookbook.

Caps Opening Night: The Stanley Cup champs (that never gets old!) take the ice for first time in the 2018-2019 season against the Boston Bruins. Tickets start at $140.

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.