Thanksgiving Throwdown 2008: One of DC’s biggest Thanksgiving Eve parties every year is back for its 13th year. From 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy tunes from DJ Pat Premiere. This party is only $10 early in the evening ($5 if you bring 2 canned goods) at Clarendon Ballroom. For more information visit http://www.hiballevents.com/.
Nicklas Backstrom’s Birthday Bash: Celebrate Nicklas Backstrom’s 21st birthday after the Caps game Wednesday November 26. Elliot in the morning of DC 101 is throwing the party at RFD right next to the Verizon Center and the event will be free and open to the public.
Lionize at Jammin’ Java: Lionize is playing a special Reggae set for Thanksgiving at Jammin’ Java Wednesday night. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information visit http://www.jamminjava.com/.
Texas Hold ‘Em: Wednesday nights are poker nights at McGinty’s Public House in Silver Spring. Enjoy a fun night of poker and food at McGinty’s at 911 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring Md. (metro: Silver Spring)