Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ragegiving at Mister Days

More pre-Thanksgiving parties are popping up in Clarendon, the latest being Mister Days' Ragegiving this Wednesday, November 27. Music is provided by DJ Qwerty and MixMasterRod with accompanying videos and visuals on the TVs and projector. Drink specials will include $3 select beer bottles.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve at RiRa

Thanksgiving Eve turns out to be the biggest drinking night of the year, with all the locals back in town and everyone has work off Thursday. This Wednesday, Nov 27 I'll be stopping by RìRà to check out local band Practically Einstein on stage at 10pm. The Better Than Eza-like rock band has been touring recently showcasing their hit Soldier Girl. If you can make it earlier, starting at 8pm their is RiRa's weekly free stand up comedy show, half price burgers and $15 craft beer buckets to keep your mind off the next day's family drama.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Philippine Disaster Relief at Iota

Iota is throwing a benefit concert to help the Philippine disaster relief effort on Monday, November 25 starting at 8pm. A $10 or more donation will go to the Red Cross, which gets you three performances by Matt Tarka, Mantua Finials, and Steve Bowes of The Pharmacy Prophets. Iota will also be playing the Redskins vs 49ers game on their front porch starting at 8:30.

Friday, November 22, 2013

NYE party - Lindy's Downtown Countdown

It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the New Year Eve party planning has already begun. First up the third annual Lindy Promo Downtown Countdown at the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Avenue in DC. Music will be provided by the Richmond rock Pat McGee Band, covers by Philidephia's Kristen and the Noise, Dave Matthew songs by Crowded Streets, and latin rock by Lloyd Dobler Effect, along with multiple DJs.

Ring in the new year with thousands of other party goers,with full dinner buffet starting at 9pm and five hours of open bar 9pm-2am. Prices vary depending when you get there and if you chose VIP status, but you can save $10 off ticket price with my promo code CNights until Dec 30.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving at Lyon Hall

Lyon Hall is open for their annual Thanksgiving Day feast again this year. Next Thursday, November 28 the Clarendon restaurant will be hosting a special holiday menu from 11:30am to 6:30pm serving a three course meal for about $40 per adult and $10 for kids. Included is an appetizer, entrée and dessert. You can preview their Thanksgiving special menu here and make reservations at OpenTable here.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Movember Party at Wilson Tavern

This Thursday, November 21 Wilson Tavern is celebrating moustaches and raising money to combat prostate and testicular cancer with their Movember Party from 8pm - 2am . "Movember" festivities typically involve growing as much facial hair as you can in a month to raise awareness for men's health and cancer prevention. Wilson Tavern is pitching in with giving away t-shirts to those who donate at the door, a prize contest for best 'stash, and proceeds for the night going to Movember.com.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christmas Bar Crawl for Cystic Fibrosis Dec 14

Yes, it may be a little early to get into the Christmas spirit, but it's important to keep your December 14th weekend open for OnTap's Holiday Crawl for Charity. This holiday themed bar crawl hits eight great Clarendon bars and raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets are only $10 and gives you access on Saturday Dec 14 from 3-9pm to specials and prizes at Clarendon Grill, Mad Rose, Mister Days, Mexicali Blues, Hunan Number One, Bracket Room and Sobe. Dress up in your finest holiday costumes and prizes will be awarded for the most creative costume, dynamic duo, and best dressed group.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Deleted Scenes at Iota

This Friday, November 15th the DC quartet and compulsively apologetic rock group Deleted Scenes graces Iota's stage again. The band recently debuted new track Stutter, described as a "neuron scrambler" and a "full-body freakout." Deleted Scenes recently put on a fantastic show with The Dismemberment Plan at the 9:30 club and got high praises from the band. The Washington Post also praised them with saying "if Deleted Scenes isn't the best rock band in Washington, it's certainly on the very short list." Their 8pm show is opened up by Young Rapids as has a $12 cover.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pop Zeus at Galaxy Hut

Pop Zeus, a DC area cover band, is playing at Galaxy Hut this Sunday, Nov 10. You may have noticed by the band's name that they play covers of Guided By Voices tunes, as one of the many, many, many songs GBV has produced over their decades of performing was titled "Pop Zeus". Their 9pm show has only a $5 cover. More info on their Facebook invite page.