"Scandal" returns to the airwaves on Thursday, and after the ending of the third series – a bomb, murder-by-meningitis and Olivia Pope flying off into the sunset – fans are on the edge of their seats. If you don't want to watch alone, head to Jake's American Grille in upper Northwest, where the YWCA is sponsoring a season premiere party.
Study up for a "Scandal" trivia contest, and hunt through your wardrobe for the perfect cream-colored coat for an Olivia Pope look-alike contest. (You could also go shopping at the Limited at lunch.) Drink specials include a $7 "Gladiator" cocktail, $4 Blue Moon and $5 Palm. There's no cover charge or need to RSVP, but you'll want to arrive in time to get a seat. The show starts at 9.