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So many marketing campaigns malign March. But what if, when it comes to March Madness, you just want to talk about basketball? Then attend Sixth & I’s second annual college-hoops gabfest, Bracketology 101. Dan Steinberg, curator of the Post’s D.C. Sports Bog, and Ben Standig, Comcast SportsNet contributor, will be on hand to take your questions. How far will the Hoyas go? Could Davidson again play Cinderella? The $10 admission fee includes a drink and an entry in the synagogue’s pool. And though officially the event is part of Sixth & I’s “Men’s Room” series, men, women, and gentiles are welcome. Read more>>> The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $10. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
A new upscale gastropub and sports bar called The Gryphon is now open in Dupont. The wood-covered restaurant has 31 TVs and antlered animal skulls on the walls. Chef Joseph Evans of Lost Society oversees the menu, which includes bar bites like pimento cheese-stuffed peppadews, gator bites, and Cajun crawfish mac and cheese. The menu also features sandwiches, salads, sliders, and entrees like cocoa and chipotle-rubbed sirloin and fried half chicken. The Gryphon, 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 827-8980. thegryphondc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Shakespeare Theatre Company kicks off its new legal series, “Expert Witnesses,” with former senator and Law & Order actor Fred Thompson. 7:30 p.m. at the Forum at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $35–$40.
Still feeling the agony of a St. Patrick’s Day hangover? Head to the Black Cat’s Red Room to watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and enjoy a few tipples from bartender Chad America. 8 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. Free.
The Corcoran’s Pump Me Up programming continues with a discussion about go-go and its place in D.C. history. GW music professor and go-go historian Kip Lornell leads the conversation. 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $5–$10.
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