This Weekend: Oyster Fest and Fall Fun
By Rina Rapuano
October 25, 2013
Since all of the events listed below take place Saturday, this leaves you free to brunch till you pass out on the couch this Sunday. Below is a round-up of things happening in the area tomorrow:
Redwood Restaurant and Bar in Bethesda hosts its third-annual Oktoberfest celebration from 1-7 PM in Bethesda Lane. There will be live music, pretzels and brats, beer gelato by Dolcezza and food from the Corned Beef King food truck. Participants can sip more than 20 hand-picked brews throughout the event from DC Brau, Flying Dog and New Belgium, among others. A LivingSocial deal that ends today is available here; day-of tickets will cost $39, which includes 12 food-and-drink tickets, a commemorative mug and a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (301-656-5515).
Maryland spirits author Kayleigh Kulp hosts a book signing, Cognac tasting and Sidecar class from 3-5 PM at Jaleo Downtown. Tickets cost $20 and include an advance copy of Kulp’s book Booze for Babes: The Smart Woman's Guide to Drinking Spirits Right, the tasting, a Sidecar cocktail and shared small plates. Find more information or buy tickets by clicking here.
Take your Halloween spirit to the water with a Boo Cruise on the Spirit of Washington, which departs from Sixth and Water Streets SW at 9:30 PM. For $44.90 per person, not including taxes and fees, cruisers will be served hors d’oeuvres and cash-bar drinks along with a night of DJ-fueled dancing. But the best part of all may be the views of the city as you cruise down the Potomac River (800-250-3897).
Georgetown’s First Annual Shuck It! Oyster Festival takes place from 2-6 PM, rain or shine, at Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place on the waterfront. A rockabilly band, an oyster-eating contest, water views and beer and wine pairings will all complement the raw, grilled and fried oyster that will be offered. Tickets to the festival, which costs an all-inclusive price of $75, benefits the Oyster Recovery Partnership, a program that plants disease-free oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay (202-944-4545).