Weekend Planner

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).