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Of all the nights of the year, going out on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving makes the most sense: Everyone is off for the holiday and they’re either reconnecting with friends who have returned home or preparing for the stress that a day with family often entails. The latter point is particularly apt this year: This will be the first time some of us come face-to-face with the Trump supporters in our families. Enter “Twerksgiving,” brought to you by DJs Mathias., Billy The Gent, and Farrah Flosscett at 9:30 Club. Three of the best party-starters in the DMV promise “house party vibes” with a night of hip-hop, R&B, club music, and twerk jams so that you can dance the pain away. Mathias. performs with Billy the Gent and Farrah Flosscett at 8 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $12. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Chris Kelly)
On the night before Thanksgiving you can drink your way through a cocktail menu inspired by Thanksgiving dinner. The team at Jack Rose Dining Saloon has been busy turkey-washing tequila and making pumpkin brown sugar syrup. There are five cocktails priced at $10 each, including “Neoconservative Yammering” with Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, sweet potato/maple beer syrup, Jerry Thomas bitters, and a skewered marshmallow garnish; “Passed Out at the Kid’s Table” with Laphroaig 10-year, pumpkin brown sugar syrup, lemon, orange, black strap molasses syrup, and black walnut bitters; and “Aunt May’s Drunk Already” with maywine cordial, Cynar, and bubbles. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW. (202) 588-7388. jackrosediningsaloon.com. (Laura Hayes)
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