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12 things to do in the DC area during the week of 5 to 9 November

A fossilized Mosasaur skull and a partial skeleton were unearthed from Angola's coastal cliffs and exhibited in "Sea Monsters Unearthed," which will be unveiled Friday at the National Museum of Natural History. (Hillsman S. Jackson / Southern Methodist University)

Monday, November 5th

Brandon Wardell live + Yes, but still podcast in the U Street Music Hall: Comedian Brandon Wardell, 26, grew up in Fairfax and began his career as a stand-up in D.C. In 2013, he moved to Los Angeles to devote himself to full-time comedy. He soon opened gigs for Bob Odenkirk, Todd Glass and Bo Burnham and appeared in the Comedy Central stand-up shows. Wardell often deals absurdly with his stand-up and has found a following through social media (his embrace of Mem culture has made him a favorite among younger fans). In June, Wardell released "An ASMR Album," in which he basically whispers his jokes. For this homecoming Wardell will give two shows at U Street Music Hall: a stand-up set and a live recording of his podcast "Yeah, but Still" on Tuesday, which he co-hosts with comedian Jack Wagner. Until Tuesday The doors are open for both shows at 19.00. $ 15

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Tuesday, November 6th

Election Night Watch Party: D. C. has no shortage of bars and restaurants that are aimed at politically interested people; Make your choice in the neighborhood, and on Election Night you're likely to meet a special spectator party. Some choices include Union Pub on Capitol Hill, which had its own choice for the nightly drink special – the winner was $ 3 rail drinks starting at 5pm. and Shaw Hangout The Bird, where guests can display their "I Voted" sticker and take in a "Moscow Mueller" for $ 4. Prices and times vary

Yaeji at Black Cat: To get a perfect distillation of Yaeji's music, "Raingurl" is just right for you: a rubbery house groove with soothing synths, half-sung and half-whipped in English and Korean, full of hip-hop blues and much, what the musician offers is called "Introspection at the club". The dualities are part of the package for the 25-year-old, also known as Kathy Yaeji Lee. The Queens-born artist from Korea produces, DJs, sings and raps through songs that meander through dance floors and bedrooms looking for themselves. Sometimes this journey finds muted bangers like "Raingurl" and sometimes it leads to a cover of Drake's "Passion Fruit". 7:30 pm $ 25

Wednesday, 7th of November

Young Jesus in the Union Stadium"Rock Band" is not the best way to describe this Los Angeles-based quartet. Their music is undoubtedly rock-inspired, but there's a touch of longing in this rock sound John Rossiter – a track from her latest album "The Whole Thing Is Just There" is titled "Saganism vs. Buddhism". The group can also play a sharp left middle of the song and deal with clanging percussion and looping guitar riffs that could be considered an off-kilter jam band. 8:15 pm

Thursday, November 8th

XIV Fuego Flamenco Festival at the Gala Theater: The performance calendar of the Gala Theater in November is all about flamenco with its 14th festival. This year's Columbia Heights Theater will feature two shows dedicated to the classic Spanish art form. The event will begin with four performances of "Reditum" by Spanish dancer and choreographer José Barrios in collaboration with Madrid's Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas. Next, the Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company celebrates its D.C. premiere in Boston, concluding the festival with three shows from November 16th to 18th. If you want to get involved completely, passports are available. Until the 18th of November. $ 25- $ 95.

Evenings on the edge in the National Gallery of Art: The last after-hours party of the year at the National Gallery of Art will be canceled on Thursday. The museum marks the change of the seasons with the theme "From light to dark". Some of the featured attractions of the night will be there. From the rooftop terrace of the East Building, you can watch the stars and enjoy live music by DJ Neekola and electro cellist Benjamin Gates. Thematically inspired drinks and refreshments, such as a cocktail of dark and stormy cocktails and black and white biscuits, can be purchased. 6 pm Free at registration.

Friday, November 9th

Virginia Cider Week: Since the colonial era, hard cider has been produced in the Old Beer region, but the country is currently experiencing a renaissance as drinkers are looking for new, tasteful alternatives to the mass produced hard apple juice. The annual Virginia Cider Week, which has been extended to ten days, will be celebrated on both sides of the Potomac: Petworth's Capitol Cider House will fill all 12 taps with Virginia Cider, while ChurchKey and Rustico will hold special tasting evenings. The crowning event in this region is the Alexandria Cider Festival, where at least a dozen ciders are poured at Lloyd House in the Old Town with optional tasting sessions. (November 17, 2:00 to 18:00, $ 45). Until the 18th of November. The locations and prices vary.

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Catharsis on the mallIf your appetite was not ripe, if you just watch the art at Renwick Gallery's No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man (see until January), visit Catharsis on the Mall. The three-day event was founded in 2015 on the ten principles of Burning Man, the inspiration for the Nevada desert, and seeks to engage the community through healing through art and expression. Expect to connect with psychedelic artworks that focus on this year's theme, "Wake From the American Dream," and be sure to see the centerpiece "Temple Burn." Until the 11th of November. Free.

The Emporiyum at Dock 5 at the Union MarketIn the Emporiyum you can eat a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich from Callies Charleston Biscuits, wash it off with a Nicecream sundae and then take home Blue Crate Oat Milk and Kombucha from Blue Ridge Bucha. The commercial food market is represented on the Union market with more than 95 suppliers from the DC area and throughout the country. A DJ feels like a party while you shop, and samples will also be available. Until November 11, $ 15- $ 80.

"Lake Monsters Dug Out" at the National Museum of Natural History: Go back millions of years to the time of the Mosasaurs, also known as giant eggs (or sea monsters). The new Sant Ocean Hall exhibition of the National Museum of Natural History titled "Sea Monsters Unearthed: Living in Angola's Ancient Seas" unveils fossils of colossal marine reptiles from the Cretaceous for the first time. The waters along the southwest coast of Africa once teemed with the wild predators and other marine life, and the museum displays animations, murals, and reconstructions of these creatures from the ancient ocean. Free until 2020.

Rodarte Opening Party at the National Museum of Women in the ArtsTwo of the stars of American luxury fashion are the sisters behind Rodarte. The work of Kate and Laura Mulleavy debuted in 2005 and they had prominent collaborations with household merchants such as Gap and Target. The California-born sisters will be the subject of the National Museum of Women's Arts 'first fashion exhibition, which will feature some of the fashion pieces as well as the sisters' push into video production. Get a first look at the exhibition, which is open on Saturday. The ticket includes light refreshments and an open bar. 8 to 11 pm $ 40- $ 150.

Snoop Dogg at the Warner Theater: A quarter of a century ago, Snoop Dogg was one of the most prominent faces of L.A.'s up-and-coming gangsta rap scene, mocking the harsh street life that shaped him. Today, the 47-year-old rap legend is the most dangerous when she dices onions with Martha Stewart at the "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" by Martha Stewart. Time and glory have disappeared, the man behind "Gin & Juice" is an almost family-friendly character, and his latest venture makes him a man of God: He is now playing in a semi-autobiographical musical "Redemption of a Dogg" with reality TV star Tamar Braxton The tour show stopping off at the Warner Theater this weekend features music from Snoop's latest album, the evangelical "Bible of Life" and some of his classic hits. Until November 11, $ 69.50- $ 79.50.

– Hau Chu, Adele Chapin, Rudi Greenberg, Fritz Hahn and Chris Kelly


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