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Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, join The Jewish Federation for Scotch, Wine & Cider and enjoy premier scotch, wine and cider curated by local professionals while networking with some of our community’s most dedicated professionals from industries including law, real estate, finance, tech and healthcare. Plus, meet the Federation’s new CEO, Gil Preuss. Together, we’ll toast the impact you’re making in our local community, Israel and around the world! $50, 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.  

7:00 – 9:30 PM, Evening at the Embassy of Peru, 1700 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Through the food, drink, live performances, diplomats and other cultural aspects of the evening, we'll experience the rich customs of the multiple regions of Peru. $65, 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

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Canadians! at the Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Enjoy the portrait series chronicling famous Canadians that Americans happen to love, from Michael J. Fox to Celine Dion. Free, info.

7:30 – 11:00 PM, FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party at FotoWeekCentral, 2801 16th St. NW.  Enjoy the 10th annual festival, with partners Spain Arts & Culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute, featuring over 70 photographic icons celebrating the diversity. $55, info.  

8:00 PM, Opening Night: The Real Americans at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Performance inspired by 100 days traveling in a van through small-town America. $10, info.  

2:00 PM, Buy a Vet a Beer at Fair Winds Brewing Co., 7000 Newington Road, Lorton, Virginia. Friday through Sunday, any veteran or active-duty service member gets their first beer free. Enjoy live music and food trucks on-site all weekend. Free entry, info.  

Saturday, Nov. 11

9:30 AM, Veterans Day Observances honoring those who have served and are serving in the U.S. armed forces at Arlington National Cemetery, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia War Memorial and Pershing Park. All events free, info.  

8:00 – 10:00 PM, Match Dot Bomb: A Stand-Up Charity Bachelor Auction at Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW. The cost of entry is an item donation for Puerto Rico, and all money raised through bids will also go directly to the relief efforts. Women will be bidding on dates with our esteemed comedian bachelors. Free, info.  

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8:00 – 11:00 PM, 10th annual Affairs of State Gala at City Tavern Club, 3206 M St. NW. Join YPFP DC's NextGen foreign policy leaders for an evening of live music, cocktails and glamour. $125, info.  

6:00 – 10:00 PM, join the Hope Marietta Foundation for its HMF Classic Minigolf Tournament at H Street Country Club, 1335 H St. NE, to raise funds supporting children's heart defects. Food and drink specials, free golf, raffles, giveaways and a shot at HMF cup and cash prize! $20/donation, info.

Sunday, Nov. 12

2:00 – 5:00 PM / 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Mean Girls at National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The 2004 Tina Fey movie makes a leap to the stage with a Lorne Michaels-produced musical adaptation, before heading to Broadway. $48-$178, info.  

4:00 PM, Cotton and Reed Anniversary Party, 1330 Fifth St. NE. Bartenders at eight DC bars — Chaplin’s, Dram and Grain, Espita, Five to One, Hank’s Cocktail Bar, the Passenger, Rosario and the Royal — have crafted original drinks using Cotton and Reed rum and hard cider. Free, drinks priced individually, info.

Monday, Nov. 13

7:00 PM, Pete Souza - Obama: An Intimate Portrait at Sixth & I, 600 I St. NW. Souza was the official White House photographer for President Barack Obama during both of his terms in office, creating a comprehensive picture of an era through his images. Join him in discuss, info.  

Tuesday, Nov. 14

6:30 – 8:30 PM, African Celebration at the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana, 1531 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Spend a special evening with the Ambassador and visiting actors from Botswana. Featuring food prepared by the embassy chef, wine, film, fashion show and much more! $40, info.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

6:00- 9:00 PM, 10th annual Give Thanks & Give Back for Horton’s Kids at Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW. Join a philanthropic dinner reception that raises funding and awareness for at-risk children. Remarks from Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Antwan Wilson and Deputy Mayor of Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden, info.

Thursday, Nov. 16

6:30 – 8:30 PM, Evening at the New Embassy of Paraguay, 2209 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Be among the first people to experience this new facility and join the ambassador for a special evening of Paraguayan food, open bar, live dance, film, art and more! $50, info.

Saturday, Nov. 18

7:00 – 10:00 AM, 5K Run/Walk at Hains Point, East Potomac Park. Hosted by VIDA, proceeds from the event benefit Thrive DC, a local nonprofit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the D.C. area. Volunteers and runners welcome, info.