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It’s the weekend and we all deserve a fun party or three for our hard work this week. Let’s go! Here’s your Famous Weekend lineup:


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – if you’re like me and don’t really care for Twilight but are shameless in your desire to see it, head to one of the theaters around town in your Team Jacob or Team Edward attire. Warning: shrieking girls abound.

DC Entrepreneurship Week Closing Party – if you missed any of the DCEW events this week and are interested in learning more about entrepreneurs in the Washington region (which has the 5th highest concentration of entrepreneurs in the country!), don’t miss the closing party at Café Asia. Party starts at 10pm, but for VIP ticket holders, there will be an open bar from 6-8pm.

Josephine – with a recent makeover to bring in top-notch electronic DJs to its intimate club setting, you won’t want to miss Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano’s set of soulful and underground house after their sold-out show at the DC Armory’s Super Glow night.  Tickets are $20 but buy in advance or you’ll miss it.


National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink – the rink opens for the season at 10am, just in time for some fun before taking in the Andy Warhol Headlines exhibit or others in the neighboring National Gallery of Art.

Holiday “Try & Buy” Wine Tasting – are you in need of wine to take home for Thanksgiving or just in the mood for a tasting? You will find both at this “try and buy” tasting at Eastern Market from 12-5PM. $20 includes 1oz samples of 15 wines, a WWA wine glass and cheese and crackers. Extra tickets are available for $5 for 3 tickets, $10 for six tickets, etc. Bonus: come back at 7-10PM for the Washington Wine Academy “Meet and Greet” Wine Tasting.

Capital Bacon & Beer Bash – containing at least 2 of my favorite words, this 12-9pm event at the National Harbor boasts 10+ Bacons, 10+ Beers, 10+ Restaurants, 5+ Wines, and live music – need I say more?!

Cirque du Soleil Quidam – I’ve never been to a Cirque du Soleil show but this one’s theme, “A young girl’s escape into a world of imagination” caught my eye. It’s like they KNOW me. J Head over to the Verizon Center for the 7:30pm performance. Ticket prices range from $43-$113.

Dirty Martini – celebrate Dirty Martini’s one-year anniversary with a James Bond-themed party. Get your tickets now for the 6-7pm open bar; $35 gets you an open bar from 6-9pm.

U Street Music Hall – I love a night out dancing and now that Five is long gone, electronic music fans flock to this lively venue which plays host to Switch (one half of Major Lazer) and Baltimore club royalty Scottie B. Put your kicks on and go!


Dodge City – if you want a laid-back vibe and solid beer selection with your viewing of the Redskins vs. Cowboys matchup, head to this bar for their new Sunday afternoon hours. While you watch the game, they’ll have a grill going on the back patio cooking up sausages and half-smokes from 13th Street Meats and veggie burgers for the non-meat-eaters.

Blackbyrd Warehouse – owned by brothers Eric and Ian Hilton, who also count Marvin, Gibson, American Ice Co. and 18th St. Lounge as part of their nightspot inventory, this bar has been relatively low-key compared to the others. They don’t even have a website. I’ve yet to check it out but have heard through the grapevine that it plays host to a “Living Room Sundays” party. Join me there this weekend if you dare. 2005 14th St NW, Washington DC.

FamousDC thanks Nightlife Correspondent @BlairDC for her Famous Weekend Lineup.