WHERE TO BE SCENE
Thursday, Nov. 2
7:00 PM, We Are 9 Concert at Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl St. SW. Featuring: Justin Trawick, Vim & Vigor, Eli Lev, Rock Creek Kings, Uptown Boys Choir, Laura Love & Joshua RD, Maryjo Mattea, Louisa Hall & Ken Wenzel. $10, info.
5:00 – 8:30 PM, Phillips After 5 at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. Theme: Finnish Kool. Enjoy an evening of art and tech from the cold north. Celebrate 100 years of culture and technology. Sip cool cocktails, sample Finnish food, watch short films and sing at the karaoke bar. $12, info.
6:00 PM, Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman at Sixth & I, 600 I St. NW. Blogger Deb Perelman recently followed up her best-selling first cookbook with a second volume of recipes. Join her as she discusses her approach with Sally Swift of the Splendid Table radio show/podcast. Free, info.
7:00 PM, 24th annual Knock Out Abuse Against Women Annual Gala at Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Black tie, seated dinner, and program to bring awareness and raise money to combat domestic abuse. Sponsorships available, info.
Friday, Nov. 3
6:30 – 8:30 PM, Opening Reception: Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Combining human and still-life elements, Oaxaca’s most recent body of work shifts away from academic studies to more elaborate compositions. Free, info.
8:00 PM, Tori Amos performs at the Theater at MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, Maryland. The former Washingtonian’s latest album, Native Invader, featured. $64.75 to $92.15, info.
11:00 AM, Opening Night: The Sweat of Their Face, portraying American workers at the National Portrait Gallery, Eighth Street and F Street NW. Featuring 81 paintings, sculptures and videos with moving and inspiring depictions of mostly anonymous employees. Free, info.
Saturday, Nov. 4
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Expo Siciliana: National Italian American Foundation Event at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Enjoy the showcase of entertainment and educational offerings, and food/beverage samples from Italian-American and Sicilian exhibitors. Free, info.
8:00 – 11:00 PM, Great American Square Dance Revival at St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. $5, info.
Saturday, Nov. 4
8:30 PM, Found In Space: Houston We Have a Party at The National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 600 Independence Ave. SW. Enjoy an all-access museum party, open bar and musical performances by Moon Boots, Lisa Frank and Range and more. $40-$55, info.
Noon - 5:00 PM, Novemberfest at Rustico, 827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, Virginia. Join 30 producers for over 80 varieties of beer and cider to the parking lot behind Alexandria's Rustico. $10-$25, info.
Sunday, Nov. 5
4:00 – 6:00 PM, The Artist's Process Opening Reception at The Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St., Alexandria, Virginia. Free, info.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
6:30 – 7:30 PM, Meet the Artist Sneak Peek: Mark Bradford, Pickett’s Charge at the Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. LA artist and MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Mark Bradford has created eight huge paintings for this site-specific exhibit, which will encircle the Hirshhorn’s third floor, creating a “cyclorama” effect. Continues through Nov. 12. Free, info.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
5:30 – 7:00 PM, Finding Oscar: Film Screening and Discussion at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Enjoy a film screening, discussion and program presented by the Ferencz International Justice Initiative of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. Free — registration required, info.
5:00 PM, Opening Night: Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge at the Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Mark Bradford takes as his starting place for “Pickett’s Charge” the 19th-century cyclorama painting by Paul Philippoteaux, on view for decades at the Gettysburg Battlefield — now at the Hirshhorn! Free, info.
Thursday, Nov. 9
7:00 – 9:00 PM, Dan Ariely In Conversation with Jeff Kreisler at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Join world-renowned economist Dan Ariely as he explores the fundamental irrationality of personal finance in partnership with humorist and writer Jeff Kreisler. $16, info.
Friday, Nov. 10
8:00 PM, Nina Simone: Four Women at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. Enjoy music by the famous civil rights singer with a dramatic angle that situates Simone in Birmingham, Alabama, now playing through Dec. 24. $76-$111, info.
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, The Emporiyum at Dock5 Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. If small-batch bitters and bone broth are routinely on your shopping list, don’t miss this indie food marketplace. Various times. Continues through Nov. 12. $15-$80, info.