Tuesday, Oct. 11
It’s the German version of a strongman competition: How long can you hold a full stein of Oktoberfest beer before your arm gets tired (or you just have to drink it)? The winner might get a trip to Munich; everyone gets extended happy hour specials at the Bottom Line.
In a week packed with concerts, Liverpool femme fatales Ladytron — who broke out in the brief electroclash era — are a sure bet if you just want to dance. Catch them at 9:30 Club.
Starts Wednesday, Oct. 12
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet celebrates its 10th anniversary with two mixed shows highlighting Balanchine works at the Kennedy Center.
See Andy Warhol’s colossal “Shadows” series during Hirshhorn After Hours, which also promises gallery talks, performances by the Crystal Arkand DJ Nancy Whang, multimedia projections courtesy of Honeygun Labs and a cash bar.
Starts Saturday, Oct. 15
Noir City DC, the annual festival at AFI Silver, features favorites and little-known gems from every aspiring film geek’s favorite genre.