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The Weekend Scene: Oct. 9-11

The Scene provides a list of the best places to visit during Fall Break.

Take a break from complaining about midterms (rather than actually studying for them) and explore D.C. during this long weekend. Fall break is a great time to go home and see your childhood dog, but if you stay in D.C., here are some fun activities happening near you.

Eighteenth Street Lounge’s 20th Anniversary

One of D.C.’s nightlife mainstays celebrates its 20th anniversary, kicking it off with a four-day event featuring nearly 15 artists such as Thievery Corporation, Sam Burns and Nickodemus. Single day tickets are $21.15, and three-day passes are $58.17. All patrons must be 21+.

When: Thursday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 11

Where: Eighteenth Street Lounge, 1212 18th St. NW

Metro: Farragut North, Red Line

Opening of Lines, Rhythm and Life

Eunhee Park Dickerson’s oil paintings were inspired by the unseen realities of daily life. The subtle nuance in colors and the peaceful balance of form in her abstract work will put your midterm stress on the backburner. The event is free.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 6 to Monday, Nov. 9

Where: Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy. #102, Bethesda 

Metro: Bethesda, Red Line

Opening of “Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland

Prolific art collectors Rudolf Staechelin and Karl Im Obersteg worked together in creating a collection of art from the early 20th century. This fall, The Phillips Collection displays more than 60 celebrated paintings from their collections by 22 world-famous artists. Student admission is $10.

When: Opens on Saturday, Dec. 10 until January

Where: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21St., NW

Metro: Dupont Circle, Red Line

Taste of D.C.

Find your old favorites and try something new at the 50 restaurants participating in this year’s food festival. Tickets are $20.

When: Saturday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 11

Where: Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 7th streets NW

Metro: Judiciary Square, Red Line

Steve Bryne at DC Comedy Club

D.C. Improv welcomes TBS’ “Sullivan & Son” comedian Steve Bryne this weekend. Enjoy food, drinks and laughter. Tickets are $20.

When: Thursday, Oct. 8 until Sunday Oct. 11

Where: D.C. Improv 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW

Metro: Farragut North, Red Line

A John Lennon Birthday Tribute

Thirty-five years later and John Lennon’s impact on music and culture continues. The Hamilton welcomes talented artists to honor Lennon’s death, including David Kitchen, Laura Tsaggaris, Luke Brindley, The Sweater Set, Alex Vans, Billy Coulter, Karl Straub, Bill Williams, Ed O’connell, Yy Braddock, Lea, Tom Lofgren and Mike Smith. Tickets are $20-$30.

When: Saturday, Oct. 10

Where: The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW

Metro: Metro Center, Red Line

Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 

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