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  • Day of the Dead/Halloween Masquerade Ball

    November 1 AT 12:00 AM - Embassy of Mexico

    NW, DC. Combining the American Halloween season with the treasured Mexican holiday/spiritual event, You’ll transported into a world filled with the wonders of the Mayan legends and the beauty Cancun’s beaches as we celebrate the holidays with our unique International touch.

  • Paws for a Cause

    November 1 AT 11:00 AM

    Gables Upper Rock is excited to be hosting the first annual Paws for a Cause city-wide Festival on November 1st! This Festival for Furry Friends will benefit MCPAW - Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being.

  • Capital Maritime Music Festival 2014-Naval Heritage Center

    November 1 AT 1:00 PM - Naval Heritage Center

    The Capital Maritime Music Festival celebrates the people, music and folklore of inland waterways and the sea. The festival highlights the long-overlooked maritime culture of the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River and C&O Canal. Go and Check it out!

  • The Clarendon Halloween Crawl 2014

    November 1 AT 2:00 PM

    Bust out your best costume and get ready for a spooktacular party like no other this season. The Clarendon Halloween Bar Crawl celebrates the scariest time of the year in Arlington’s Clarendon with thousands of your closest friends!.

  • GraveYards

    November 1 AT 6:00 PM - The Yards

    The Yards will host its first-ever Day of the Dead festival, GraveYards, at the Yards Park 355 Water Street, DC, on Nov.1. This free to attend event will transform the park into a graveyard complete with traditional day of the dead elements, street performers and a beer garden. Magicians, escape artists, balloon artists, stilt walkers, contortionists, fire artists and fortune-tellers will be wandering throughout the Yards entertaining attendees. Additionally, face/body painters specializing in skulls, masks and other authentic Day of the Dead designs will be on-site to help guests get into the spirit of the day. In addition to the days' activities, a mariachi band will provide authentic Mexican celebratory music and popular hard-rock folk band Kingsley Flood will perform.

  • Fright at the Museum at the Crime and Punishment Museum

    November 1 AT 7:00 PM - Crime and Punishment Museum

    This Halloween the Crime Museum will transform into a hunting ground for the criminally insane. Experience Washington, DC's scariest Haunted House at 575 7th St NW!

  • Zombiefest 2014

    November 1 AT 8:00 PM - Art Whino

    To keep the Halloween spirit alive Art Whino is throwing a zombiefest at 700 Delaware Ave SW to let your inner Zombie out. With two floors of music and an amazing line up of DJ’s you will have no option but to join the fun. Embracing the spirit of the Zombie ambiance, dress code will require you to come in full zombie gear. Don't fret though if you need help, we will have a zombie factory where we will instantly transform you to a zombie at the event. We will also have a large group show with Zombie inspired artwork on display as well as live painting. Admittance comes with a complimentary zombie drink (Brain matter included).

  • The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Cirque Peking

    November 1 AT 8:00 PM

    From the exotic Far East comes the world's most riveting acrobatic troupe whose astonishing acts inspire the same awe and wonder in people today as they did a millennium ago. The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China is among Asia's most acclaimed ensembles, whose artists have won countless international awards and competitions. For seven decades, this company has been thrilling young and old alike with dazzling acts of tumbling, juggling, contortion, balancing, and high-flying athleticism. With a combination of traditional and modern music, colorful sets, and imaginative props, this extraordinary performance will have everyone on the edge of their seat. Enjoy the show at 4400 University Dr., Fairfax.

  • Halloween Costume Party

    November 1 AT 9:00 PM - Going Out Group

    NW,DC. Halloween Costume Party held by Going Out Group at Barcode on Nov. 1. Get OPEN BAR from 9-10 pm, with drink specials after open bar, Halloween goodies, candies and treats. Three categories for best costume contest: scariest, prettiest and most creative. Winners will receive a $75 bar tab for the rest of the night. Event fee: $10/per person.

  • Stache Dash

    November 2 AT 8:00 AM

    ARLINGTON, VA Join Shirlington’s Samuel Beckett’s Irish Pub, Pacers Running, and the Shirlington Running Club for our inaugural Stache Dash to support Movember. Post-race party at Beckett’s – sport your own ‘stache or we’ll provide one to you! Starts and finishes at Beckett’s Irish Pub in Shirlington; flat and fast 5K course runs through south Arlington.

  • James McMurtry

    November 4 AT 7:30 PM - The Birchmere

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. James McMurtry recently signed with the bourgeoning Los Angeles record label Complicated Game. The legendary songwriter will enter the studio later this month to start working on his first album in six years. “I’ve got a new batch of songs, organic and with no added sulfites, aged in oak for several years,” he says. “Francois Moret at Complicated Game seems to like these songs and (producer) C.C. Adcock thinks he can turn them into a record. Good times fixing to roll.” Show tickets starting at $29.95

  • The DMV Roast of The Mayoral Candidates

    November 4 AT 8:00 PM - The Brixton

    NW, DC. Some of the area’s funniest comics come together to roast DC’s Mayoral Candidates

  • Alexandria Film Festival

    November 6 AT 12:00 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. Nov. 6 - 9. This film fest showcases high-quality films during a celebration of new and established filmmakers and their new or rare films. Bringing 60 new and rare feature-length films, documentaries, animation, and shorts, the fest also includes filmmaker panels and arts presentations to unique and historic venues throughout Alexandria.

  • NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra

    November 7 AT 8:00 PM - The Reunion Music Society

    Join the NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Fall Concert with the conductor Christopher Johnston and other featured guests at 3001 North Beauregard St. Alexandria. Program Highlights include: Symphony No. 1, Beethoven; The Hebrides Overture, Mendelssohn and Songs from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Tickets available at the door

  • Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show

    November 8 AT 10:00 AM - Walter E. Washington Convention Center

    NW, DC. More than 400 exhibitors including specialty food companies, caterers, party planners, personal chefs, kitchen planners and appliance manufacturers. The Washington, DC show will include appearances by Food Network stars as well as cooking demonstrations by award-winning local and national chefs.


    November 8 AT 10:00 AM - Rashida Banks

    If you've ever wanted to apply makeup like a pro, please join Rashida (@iammessy) for her hands-on makeup workshops. These workshops are geared towards BEGINNERS who want to learn everyday makeup application techniques. From beginners to makeup enthusiasts, Rashida will demonstrate priming, evening out your skin tone, highlighting & contouring, color correcting and placement, brow shaping, blending & finishing techniques, eye shadow techniques and so much more. The workshop will be held at 733 Euclid St. NW on Nov. 8.

  • Manassas Veterans Day Parade 2014

    November 8 AT 11:00 AM

    The Manassas Veterans Day Parade pays tribute to all veterans and active military for protecting our nation at home and overseas. It is the largest Veterans Day Parade in Northern Virginia and in the Washington DC area and includes military and high school bands, pipe and drum corps teams, military units from the various Armed Services, military vehicles, and members from local veteran organizations. Parade Route: The parade kicks off in Historic Manassas at the intersection of Quarry Rd. and Prescott Ave., travels south on Prescott and then west on Center St. ending at West St.

  • DC Beer Festival

    November 8 AT 12:00 PM

    NW, DC The DC Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park with a once in a lifetime opportunity to eat, drink, and play on the Nationals Park field! Bringing together dozens of craft breweries and featuring fall seasonal beers, the event will feature live music, games, DJs, some delicious beer and food.

  • FotoWeek

    November 8 AT 12:00 PM

    DC. Nov. 8 - 16. FotoWeek DC, the annual celebration of photography in DC features programs including a photo contest and juried exhibition, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings and more.

  • Drink the District: Cider Festival

    November 8 AT 12:00 PM

    At the Rock the Core, cider afficiandos can enjoy 3 hours of unlimited tastings of over 30 ciders and 20 beers and unlimited full pours of 1 cider and 1 beer in addition to area food trucks and live entertainment. So come on down to the DOCK5 at Union Market (NoMa Gallaudet Metro- on the Red Line) with your fellow Washingtonians.

  • DC Beerathon

    November 8 AT 12:30 PM

    NW, DC In case you missed it last year, here's the scoop on the DC Beerathon: 26 bars. 26 craft and premium beers. One day of all-around sudsy awesomeness. Get your ticket and don your drinking pants for a tour through Northwest DC's bar scene on Saturday, November 8. Check in at Black Jack or James Hoban's between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. -- regular check-in starts at noon; you get an hour of early check-in with this deal -- and set out on the course, visiting new bars and tasting new beers during this all-day event. Enjoy a 12-ounce craft or premium beer at each stop along the way.

  • Vintage Oregon Pinot Noir Tasting

    November 8 AT 7:00 PM

    A four course dinner with spectacular wines and delicious food. Featuring Vintage Pinot Noir from Oregon Tasting 2002 Shea Pommard, Ken Wright, Beaux Freres Upper Terrace, Bergstrom Reserve, St. Innocent White Rose, Raptor Ridge Shea, Anderson Family Vineyards, Prive Le Sud, Carter pommard, Adea Deano's Pinot, Domaine Drouhin, Roads End & Van Duzer.

  • Washington Capitals Rock the Red Fundraiser

    November 9 AT 5:00 PM

    City Tap House is partnering with The Washington Capitals to host a fundraiser benefiting Foundation 4 Heroes. Hockey fans are encouraged to stop by Sunday, November 9th from 5 PM to 7 PM, to meet John Carlson, Karl Alzner and Troy Brouwer of The Washington Capitals who will be guest bartending throughout the two-hour event.

  • Capital Food Fight

    November 11 AT 6:00 PM

    Over 75 of the Washington area’s greatest restaurants will offer tastes of their best dishes for Capital Food Fight guests. Two live battles take place at the Capital Food Fight. On the main stage, four local chefs compete in an Iron Chef-style battle going to head-to-head with a secret ingredient. On the ballroom stage, four teams of pastry chefs build towering cakes in the High Stakes Cakes competition. Both battles are judged by culinary celebrities.

  • Nicholas David

    November 12 AT 7:30 PM - The Hamilton

    Nicholas David first burst onto the scene as the most soulful member of team Cee-Lo in the third season of The Voice. He blew the judges, and America, away with striking, powerful renditions of soul classics like Joe Crocker’s “You Are So Beautiful” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” The soulful vibes of this twin cities based musician are not to be missed.

  • Wine Class: Sparkling and Champagne: Celebrate the Everyday

    November 13 AT 6:30 PM - Total Wine and More

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. Nothing says “festive” more than a bottle of bubbly! This tasting and seminar is perfect for those looking to discover a sparkling wine that best suits their budget and palate. Eight sparkling wines will be tasted, including Cava, Crémant de Bourgogne and stunning selections from Champagne including a few stunning Grand Cru selections! Cheers! $20

  • Cider Press

    November 13 AT 7:00 PM

    Join On Tap for the inaugural Cider Press sampling event to benefit SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern VA. You'll enjoy samples of hard ciders, complimentary appetizers from our hosts Virtue Feed & Grain as well as enjoy entertainment and the chance to win at the raffle.
  • Drink Lab: Classic Whiskey Coctails

    November 13 AT 7:30 PM - Salt & Sundry

    Thirst your quench at Union Market this fall for a series of three craft cocktail classes, hosted by Salt & Sundry and Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits. The second session of the DRINK LAB series, Classic Whiskey Cocktails, will concentrate on the difference between bourbon and rye whiskey. Guests will be able to craft their own classic cocktails such as the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, and Sazerac.


    November 14 AT 3:00 PM - Whole Foods Market

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Kick off CiderWeekVA with Virginia cider makers at Charlottesville’s Whole Foods Market. Enjoy the foods and beverage of the season at this special tasting of Virginia cider and fall harvest dishes.

  • Drink the World Beer Festival

    November 14 AT 6:00 PM

    Drink the World Beer Festival is your passport to unlimited pours of specialty craft beers from around the world, including favorites from the local brewing scene. Navigate your way through an interactive world of beer at the historic DAR Constitution Hall featuring 80+ beers from over 40 countries. Have your pick of either Friday or Saturday sessions and get ready to Drink the World with thousands of your closest drinking buddies.

  • Total Wine and Evolution Craft Brewing present Beer and Food: a Perfect Union

    November 14 AT 6:30 PM

    Why should wine have all the fun? Join us for a beer and food pairing educational experience on November 14th at Total Wine Alexandria! We will be welcoming Tom Knorr, owner of culinary craft brewery Evolution, and chef Jonathan Hicks of Baltimore's Birrotecca for a beer and food pairing class. Learn tips and tricks about serving food and beer together as well as incorporating beer into the dishes you cook. For the first time ever taste Evolution's Flanders Red sour project, Nouveau Rouge, alongside it's base beer Prelude Red. This is a very rare release, and was named a top 25 beer of the year by Draft Magazine. Snacks and light appetizers will be served.

  • Richmond Cider Celebration

    November 15 AT 11:00 AM - Richmond Farmers Market

    RICHMOND, VA. Heading to Richmond Cider Celebration Saturday, Nov. 15th from 11 am to 4 pm to join the Cider Revival. Families will be able to sample different varieties of apples, sip apple juice and participate in educational workshops including cider blending, apple juice pressing, apple tasting and others. Each $20 ticket includes: 10 cider tastings.

  • .US National 12K

    November 16 AT 7:00 AM

    Heavy Seas is proud to be the beer sponsor for the 2014 .US National 12K in Alexandria, VA! The .US National 12K unites road racers and local fitness enthusiasts with some of the best athletes USA Track & Field has to offer on a course through beautiful Alexandria, VA. Enjoy a leisurely run with friends and family, go for a personal best, and watch some of the best in the world — the .US National 12K offers a great road racing experience for everyone!

  • Hill & Holler Cider Dinner

    November 16 AT 3:00 PM - Hill & Holler

    RICHMOND, VA. You’ll be hard-pressed if you don’t make it to the third annual Hill & Holler Cider Week Event in Richmond, VA. Top RVA chefs will present their talent at various food stations within Libby Hill Park, with cider pairings to accompany each dish. Cideries include Blue Bee, Foggy Ridge, Albemarle Ciderworks, Potter’s Craft, and more. Tickets are $65 and support Enrichmond, a foundation serving Richmond’s people, parks, and public spaces.


    November 17 AT 4:00 PM - LEMAIRE RESTAURANT

    RICHMOND, VA. Join Secretary of Agriculture Todd Haymore and Virginia cidermakers at this Cider Salon Trade Tasting for food and beverage professionals. Meet the artisans behind the cider, and savor cider-centric snacks from Lemaire restaurant. Sommeliers, Beverage Directors, shop owners, wine buyers, bar and restaurant staff reserve a spot at

  • Bacon, Bourbon & Whiskey Festival

    November 19 AT 6:00 PM

    Join Washington City Paper for an evening of bacon, bourbon, beer and bluegrass. (Now that's a mouthful. A delicious mouthful.)

  • History & Hops at Heurich House

    November 20 AT 6:00 PM

    Starr Hill Brewery was founded in 1999 by Mark Thompson and Kristin Dolan in Charlottesville, Virginia. Starr Hill is one of the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast, having won eight gold medals at such prestigious beer competitions as the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival and Great British Beer Festival, along with 16 other medals, since its founding 14 years ago. The beer is distributed in nine states, including Virginia, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington D.C.

  • Shenandoah Hops & VA Cider Tastings

    November 21 AT 6:00 PM - Shenandoah Hops

    STAUNTON, VA. Enjoy several of Virginia’s best artisanal ciders paired with Shenandoah Gourmet Pizza on Friday, Nov. 21 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

  • Oyster Riot

    November 21 AT 6:30 PM

    Each night, nearly 1000 people devour tens of thousands of oysters while enjoying the gold medal winners of the International Wines for Oysters Competition and grooving to some awesome tunes.

  • Beaujolais and Beyond Celebration

    November 21 AT 7:00 PM - La Maison Française at the Embassy of France

    NW, DC. This adored French fête will be held in commemoration of the popular tradition of uncorking the Beaujolais Nouveau wine which launches the annual wine harvest in France. Join us for a joyous, elegant evening featuring light fare from leading DC restaurants, French breads, cheeses, pâtés and pastries free-flowing Beaujolais Nouveau, additional selection of wines, local Washington DJ and dancing, a blind tasting contest, trivia quiz, silent auction, and a raffle.

  • DC Craft Beer Festival - Winter Harvest

    November 22 AT 1:00 PM

    NW, DC From the established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and comers, the diversity and creativity of the DC Area Craft Brewing Community has proven to be limitless. For our Grand Tasting, we will be featuring an extensive variety of these artisanally produced creations from America’s Top Breweries. Nearly 75 participating breweries from across the country, with a special emphasis on DC-Area Breweries are each expected to showcase 2 of their finest offerings (about 150 beers total) with a strong emphasis on their Limited Release and Seasonal selections.


    November 22 AT 5:30 PM - Albemarle Ciderworks

    NORTH GARDEN, VA. Join Albemarle Ciderworks to compare Pippin varietal ciders from around the country. You'll be the judge at this blind cider tasting. $15 ticket price includes cider tastings and cheese.

  • CIDER FEST 2014

    November 23 AT 10:00 AM - Castle Hill

    KESWICK, VA. Join Castle Hill Cider for cider tastings, music and more from 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday, Nov. 23. All day music and cider festival featuring some of the best ciders of Virginia and live music from Erin and the Wildfire and We Are Star Children. Food from artisan food trucks and local vendors will be present. $25 ticket price includes cider tastings and live music.

  • The Turkey Chase

    November 27 AT 8:30 AM - YMCA

    Come to participate the annual Turkey Chase on November 27, starts at 9401 Old Georgetown Road. There are 10km race and 2 mile race. Open awards and age group awards are provided!

  • Alexandria Turkey Trot

    November 27 AT 9:00 AM

    The 2013 Alexandria Turkey Trot was another tremendous success! With over 5500 registrations, this was by far their biggest event ever, and despite the cold and sometimes windy morning there was an incredible raceday turnout.