What are you doing this week? Niteside offers up some suggestions:
MONDAY, OCT. 10
- Taste of D.C. continues its reign on Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. between 13th and 10th through 6 p.m., where 60+ local restos to set up tasting tables. Participating restos include Co. Co. Sala, Local 16 and Ping Pong Dim Sum. See the full list here, and the event map here. Through 6 p.m. Food and drink tickets are 10 for $15, or you can order online and get 20 for $25.
- Head to Bread and Brew (1247 20th St., NW) for happy hour and enjoy a keg of Chocolate City’s Cerveza Nacional. Mingle with guests while tasting on food specials and a full menu of dishes made from organic produce. 7 p.m.; no cover.
- Ceiba (701 14th St. N.W.) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a four-course tasting menu focusing on Chilean food and wine. Available 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $39 per person; $59 with wine pairings.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11
- Happy hour at Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington) will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Make a $10 donation at the door or online and enjoy an extended happy hour until 9 p.m. with drink specials on beer, mojitos and margaritas. Raffle prizes include Caps tickets, a winery tour and a manicure from Comfort and Joy Wellness Spa. 5-9 p.m.; $10 suggested donation.
- Get serenaded by '90s-tastic hitmakers Boyz II Men at the Birchmere Music Hall (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria). Can't make Tuesday night? They'll be back Wednesday, giving you two nights to catch some sweet old-school slow jams. 7:30 p.m.; $59.50.
- Get Rich Cheating! Or so orders the name of Jeff Kreisler and MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan's show at Riot Act (801 E St. N.W.). The wealth-building seminar will provide financial advice in a humorous way that encourages the audience to adopt the "cheating" techniques that get so many people rich. 8:30 p.m.; $15.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12
- A doubly good night at the 9:30 Club (815 V St. N.W.) features electro-pop duo Uh Huh Her for an early show, and hip-hop producer/musician RJD2 for a late show. Uh Huh Her: 6 p.m.; $20. RJD2: 10 p.m.; $20.
- Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by heading to Eatonville (2121 14th St. N.W.) for a Food and Folklore event featuring Latin-American wines. The three-course dinner menu with wine pairings includes seared Chilean sea bass with gazpacho and tapenade on crostini. 6:30-9:30 p.m.; $45; reservations required.
- Beer 101 at Bread and Brew (1247 20th St. N.W.) features Great Lakes Brewing Co., sharing info on their beer-making process and sustainability program. 7:30 p.m.; pints $6; beer flights $10.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
- Fashionistas, take note: The Shops at Wisconsin Place are hosting Passport to Style for a night for a fall fashion show, wine and gourmet eats, swag bags for guests and more. 5-8 p.m.; $20 donation to Hope for Henry or the Washington Humane Society's Fashion for Paws; walk-ins welcome or reserve here.
- Hip-hop lovers, aim for DAR Constitution Hall (1776 D St. N.W.) for their Return of the Kings of Hip-Hop concert, featuring Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Kurtis Blow and more, hosted by Big Tigger of WPGC 95.5. 8 p.m.; $47.25-$83.
- The Spooky Movie Film Festival is at Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington) through Oct. 16. Catch horror-filled movie screenings just in time for Halloween. $8 single screenings; VIP pass $80; see spookyfests.com for schedule.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14
- During A Night at The Yards, enjoy a waterfront view while nibbling on food catered by popular local restos including DC-3, McCormick & Schmick's, Matchbox and more at The Yards Park (10 Water St. S.E.). You'll also find beer, wine, special liquor samples, and live music. 7-11 p.m.; $125.
- Calling all bacon lovers! Head out to Restaurant 3 (2950 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington) for the third annual Week of Bacon, running through Oct. 22. Guests can enjoy a week's worth of activities, including a bacon-curing class at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16. No cover; but space is limited. Make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- An evening bazaar at Indique Heights (2 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, Md.) features work from India's artisan communities. Enjoy an evening of henna stations, traditional artisan demonstrations, a popular Indian DJ, and Indian eats. 7-10 p.m.; $60-$75.
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