Around Town: Thanksgiving Dinner @ Central Michel Richard, 11/23/17

Central Michel Richard located in downtown D.C. Central Michel Richard (Photo courtesy MoKi Media)

Thanksgiving is a few days away, and you’re staying in town! Want a terrific spot to eat dinner and watch the world go by with friends? Look no further than the excellent Central Michel Richard (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC), which is hosting a traditional three-course Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 23.

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Music Park: The Temper Trap @ 9:30 Club — 10/6/16

The Temper TrapThe Temper Trap (Photo Courtesy of Girlie Action Media)

“This is our last song. You know what it is.” As the heady notes of “Sweet Disposition” reached the dancing part of our brains, everyone at the crowded 9:30 Club not moving suddenly found invigorating purpose. Dougy Mandagi, lead singer of The Temper Trap, brought the dancing throngs to an epic finish for their show on October 6th. “A moment of love, a dream, a laugh, a kiss, a cry.”

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Around Town: October’s OutdoorFest Mappy Hour @ The North Face, 10/11/16

Colorado BackpackingBackpacking in Colorado (Photo Credit: Jeremy Bailey)

DC’s Mappy Hour, put on by OutdoorFest, returns to The North Face in Georgetown for their October hour of happiness!

This time the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will come to teach you the skills and techniques you need to reduce your impact and enjoy the outdoors responsibly.

Plus get free beer and free Lyft rides down to Georgetown. What’s not to love?

Register here.

Mappy Hour – October 2016
The North Face in Georgetown (3333 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007 )
Tuesday, October 11
6:30-9:00pm
Free (must register)
21+

Music Park: SHAED (Opened for Marian Hill) @ 9:30 Club — 9/10/16

SHAED EPA signed copy of SHAED’s new EP, Just Wanna See (Photo Credit: Jeremy Bailey)

As the members of SHAED walked triumphantly off the stage at the 9:30 Club, the audience exploded with cheer and began to chant mightily, “One more song! One more song!”

SHAED opened (along with VÉRITÉ) for Marian Hill on Saturday, September 10th, part of the early show at the club that night (scheduled before a separate DJ set at 11pm). Opening bands don’t get an encore in that situation, but the crowd was not having it. Finally, with the expectant crowd in full chant mode, Chelsea Lee (lead singer) had to come back on stage to put the nix on our hopes.

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Around Town: September’s OutdoorFest Mappy Hour @ Wunder Garten, 9/13/16

REI @ Wunder GartenREI @ Wunder Garten (Photo by: Jeremy Bailey)

The next OutdoorFest Mappy Hour will wrestle with the theme of topographic map reading. An essential skill for hikers and backpackers! REI outdoor instructors will be on hand to give guidance on how to read your map effectively and not get lost.

Mappy Hour is free to attend (with registration). Expect happy hour prices for your beers from the newly re-opened Wunder Garten (at its new location). In addition to German beers, they have expanded their beer menu to include a few local beers.

Come with maps and plans of the places you want to explore.

Register here.

Mappy Hour – September 2016
Wunder Garten in NoMa (1st and L Street NE)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:30-9:30pm
Free (must register)
21+

Around Town: August’s OutdoorFest Mappy Hour @ Wunder Garten, 8/24/16

Conquer the mountainMt. Catherine, WA (Photo by: Jeremy Bailey)

This month’s Mappy Hour, by OutdoorFest, will be on the theme of adventure travel. Bring your big adventure ideas.

As always, Mappy Hour is free, but beer will set you back a few of your hard-earned pennies. This month, they partner with REI and move to the outdoor Wunder Garten in NoMa.

Register here.

I’ll be backpacking four days in Colorado next week. Can you come up with bigger adventure goals?

Mappy Hour – August 2016
Wunder Garten in NoMA (1st and L Street NE)
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
6:30-9:30pm
Free (must register)
21+