Things to do for October 30, 2014

The Weekender

Rare Beers, Rare Bourbon and Heavy Metal

Pain is temporary, the weekend is forever.

Thursday
Five Courses of Game and Scotch
THE GAME

Five Courses of Game and Scotch

Halloween Eve. Time to stock up on candy. And eat a bunch of unusual animals. Here’s Fiola, doing four courses of Scottish pheasant, wild hare, grouse and venison. Plus some black-truffle soufflé. Of course. And you’ll be drinking Virginia’s RdV wines, and 1998 scotch. Of course.

Oct 30, 6:30pm, $250, Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, reserve at 202-628-2888, see the menu

All Pappy, All Night in Glover Park
A WINKLE IN TIME

All Pappy, All Night in Glover Park

Just hang on until you’re done reading this. Tonight, Bourbon in Glover Park is pouring each of the three Pappy Van Winkle Special Reserve bottlings, plus 10 other whiskeys from the same distillery. Get them by the ounce, get them by the flight, just get them before they run out. You can freak out now.

Six Hours of Metal and Cocktails
THAT METAL SHOW

Six Hours of Metal and Cocktails

Okay, so you missed the Foo Fighters show at the Black Cat. Make up for it (kind of) as a Misfits cover band shares time with three metal DJs, and three local bartenders mix up metal-themed cocktails. If you have a Gwar costume, now’s a good time to wear it.

Oct 30, 8pm-2am, $8, The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, 202-667-4527

Friday
Growler Fills on Capitol Hill
PIPE DREAM

Growler Fills on Capitol Hill

Growlers. No, it doesn’t describe the people you’ll run into tomorrow night. It describes what you’ll be filling at Capitol Hill’s new beer-centric shop. Expect lots of local (Charlottesville’s Three Notch’d), some less local (Greece, Cyprus) and multiple taps to fill your growlers.

Saturday
An Indie Bookstore Lands in Petworth
UP WITH BOOKS

An Indie Bookstore Lands in Petworth

Alcohol has fueled some of the greatest authors. May be fitting, then, that the guy behind bars like Room 11 and Petworth Citizen is opening a bookstore. Expect a focus on literary fiction, graphic novels and local authors. Maybe even a cocktail book or two.

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