Thursday, November 28
Free Thanksgiving at DC Reynolds
3628 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Park View's avowed neighborhood bar, DC Reynolds, is living up to its promise: For the second year in a row, it'll provide a free Thanksgiving dinner for those stranded in the city lacking (or too lazy to plan) a holiday dinner. The menu includes turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes, plus buy-one-get-one drinks from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Deal nearby: Grand Central
Friday, November 29, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Flash, 645 Florida Ave. NW
Slide into your post-Thanksgiving Friday night with the early-ish Casual. Enjoy their happy hour drink specials while Future Times-affiliated DJs Max D and Solomon Sanchez play unpretentious personal favorites. Expect super-smart, deeply researched dance-music vibes.
Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet
Saturday, November 30, 7 p.m.
Sonic Circuits Benefit for Pyramid Atlantic
Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, 8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Md.
Sonic Circuits, the much-lauded experimental music festival, occasionally throws smaller—but equally weird and equally noisy—shows throughout the year. This one benefits Pyramid Atlantic, the printmaking, screen-printing and book-arts center that offers classes and studios (in addition to being Sonic Circuits' home base). Amptext, which presents a bricolage of electric bass, radio, cello, amplified objects and field recordings, and the improvisational Soft Pieces are two of the five groups on the bill. Admission is $10 at the door.
Deal nearby: Cubano's
Sunday, December 1, 3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art East Building Large Auditorium, TK
After a lecture from Agnieszka Holland on her work – which adapts historic central European events for film – the National Gallery of Art will screen her new three-part miniseries for HBO Europe. The shot is an interpretation of Czech student Jan Palach's 1969 self-immolation. A little somber? Sure. After all, Palach's death led to a plebeian resistance effort that's a milestone in the Czech Republic's modern history— but Holland's cinematic work has been lauded for its ability to highlight the joyous, human moments amongst tragedy.
Deal nearby: Rasoi Indian Kitchen