ToDo ToDay: Hogo Opens! “Holiday Follies”! Glide!
Did the first two weeks of December fly by in a blur of shopping and yuletide schmoozing? Then you may be ready to sit back, relax, and let Signature Theatre’s third annual “Holiday Follies” entertain you. As has become a tradition in Arlington, the casual cabarets, helmed by piano man Gabriel Mangiante, give local musical-theater stars a chance to belt or bellow their holiday favorites. The setlist varies each night, but expect classic carols to be offset by rarities like “Ugly Sweater” and “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” Arrive early enough to grab a drink at Ally’s Bar. Then pull up a chair and enjoy the party, no forced schmoozing required. Read more >>> Holiday Follies” runs to Dec. 23 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $41. (703) 820-9771. signature-theatre.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
Hogo, the new rum bar and restaurant from the owners of The Passenger, opens today. Inspired by owner Tom Brown's love for island life, you'll find cocktails in Tiki glasses as well as some hearty Hawaiian diner food. The cocktails are mostly rum-based, but tequila, mescal, and pisco are also in the mix. As for the food, The Passenger chef Javier Duran is preparing late night grub like Spam musubi and "loco moco," a dish consisting of hamburger patties topped with fried eggs and gravy and served with rice and macaroni salad. After a month, the kitchen will be turned over to a rotating cast of guest chefs like former 701 chef Ed Witt and Yuji Haraguchi of YUJI Ramen in Brooklyn. Read more about Hogo here. Hogo, 1017 7th St. NW. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Adams Morgan vintage shop Meeps is throwing a holiday party for its customers and neighbors tonight. Stop by between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for punch from Casa Oaxaca, music from DJ Les Talusan, a Chrismukkah photo booth, and an "art of the mustache" demo from the sophisticates at Wise Owl Club between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Free. 2104 18th St. NW.
Washington Post pop-music critic Chris Richards returns for another edition of his new-age DJ night, Glide, this time at the U Street Music Hall. Wear something comfortable and get ready to zone out. Oh, and prepare with this list of five new-age favorites from Richards himself. 9 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. Free. 18-plus.
If you're a fashion maven, you've probably heard of The Sartorialist, the street fashion and photography blog run by Scott Schuman. He'll be in town tonight to sign copies of his new book, The Sartorialist: Closer, and perhaps offer some opinions about D.C.'s diverse styles. 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $33.
All The Best Kids bring their blend of hip-hop and rock to DC9 tonight. City Paper favorite Uptown XO and The Whole Damme Delegation also perform. 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $8.
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