DC Event List, January 30 - Sunday February 2nd Thursday, January 30, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sloop Betty Honey Vodka Release Party
Libertine, 2435 18th St. NW
Blackwater Distilling runs out of a strip mall in near-rural Stevensville, Maryland, but manufactures the kind of trendy, urbane booze that perches on artisanal cocktail menus (hey, it’s certified organic by the state of Maryland, and its liquor is kosher). Sloop Betty vodka is Blackwater’s signature product – but tonight they're deviating from their classic to introduce us to the knew spirit on the block, loop Betty Honey.
Deal nearby: Grand Central
Friday, January 31, 9 p.m.
Collapser, Drunk Tigers, Railsplitter and Sunset Guns
Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW
Ring in the shortest month of the year with a lean, snappy, fast-paced tunes from the region's best punk bands. Three DC upstarts— Collapser, Drunk Tigers, and Railsplitter—join up with Brooklyn’s Sunset Guns. Expect melodic, growly rock-and-roll befitting Velvet Lounge’s grimy second-story stage.
Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet
Saturday, February 1, 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale
George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria
Alexandria’s boutique district might be classier than a Downton Abbey Marathon. Independent operators like Hysteria, Sherman Pickey, Zoe Boutique, and Red Palm Mercantile vend sleek, modern, faintly preppy clothing, accessories, home goods and even food. So this yearly event, in which products from over 20 high-end retailers are knocked down as much as 70 to 80 percent, is as close to a fire sale as deal-diggers will get. Pro-tip: Entry is free, so get there early before the goods get picked over.
Deal nearby: Killer ESP
Sunday, February 2, 7 p.m.
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company
Sixth & I Synagogue (downstairs), 600 I St. NW
Say Upright Citizens Brigade and someone will be all, “Amy Poehler, right?” The woman behind Leslie Knope is just one of many famous alums of comedy institution UCB, which, though based in New York City and Los Angeles, occasionally tours around the country. Tonight, see featured performer Gavin Speiller work in a narrative about the best night of his life, this tour’s theme.
Deal nearby: Irish Channel Restaurant and Pub