Thursday, September 26, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Tudor Nights: America’s First Barista
Tudor Place, 1644 31st St., NW
If you haven’t checked out historic landmark Tudor Place yet, it's high time you did. And why not make your inaugural visit when Vigilante Coffee Company is in the house? Tudor Place is hosting an after-hours event showcasing how Americans brewed coffee in 1873. Your $15 ticket includes a signature coffee cocktail and two bar beverages. Pro tip: don’t miss the 1919 Pierce Arrow Roadster in Tudor Place’s garage.
Friday, September 27, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Fall Fête 2013
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St., NW
Put on your fanciest dancing duds because the Corcoran’s Fall Fête is back, bringing DJs Ozker, DJ Provoke, and Baronhawk Poitier together for a black-tie-optional party to benefit ArtReach. And this year, the party has a very glam theme: Americans in Paris, celebrating the reinstallation of the American galleries at the Corcoran. Berets are optional, too.
Saturday, September 28, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Brats and Brews
1905, 1905 9th St., NW
Drop a mere $30 and celebrate Oktoberfest with artisan sausages at 1905 on Saturday. A lot of artisan sausages, to be exact. For optimum results, pair all those local brews with the five different types of sausages, from the likes of Red Apron and Sausage Craft. In short: we're not complaining about this sausage fest.
Saturday, September 28, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Art All Night
Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St., NW
Art All Night is staying up late in Shaw. The artists’ festival takes over the Wonder Bread Factory and several sites nearby, bringing artists, DJs, and the masses together for a party that will last till 3 a.m. Which is no big deal, because we totally stay up that late all the time.
Saturday & Sunday, September 28-29
Crafty Bastards Craft Fair
Union Market, 1309 5th St., NE
DC’s favorite craft fair is back, and now it has a New Belgium beer garden — making it the best and the favorite. Crafty Bastards returns to Union Market’s parking lot with more than 140 vendors selling artisan-made goods. And we're gonna be right there along with 'em.