Editors' pick

Thanksgiving Throwdown

DJ night

Editorial Review

The night before Thanksgiving is the unofficial start to the holiday party season. If you're from the Washington area, it's the night when all your high school friends are in town to visit family, and everyone gets a chance to catch up. If you're not from D.C. and you're in town for the holiday, well, the next day is likely a day off, so you might as well go out and rage, right? You'll find both types of folks in the crowd at the annual Thanksgiving Throwdown at the Clarendon Ballroom. DJs Chris Styles, Flounder and Flex spin dance music all night. If the names sound familiar, they probably are: Styles holds down a weeknight slot on Hot 99.5 FM, and Flounder was known for spinning mash-ups on DC101 before parting ways with the station in July. The cover charge varies from $8 to $10 depending on time of arrival; save $3 by bringing two canned food items for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

-- Fritz Hahn