Nightlife in Aspen Hill

2014 Honda Civic Tour Presents 3BallMTY at The Fillmore Silver Spring on December 11 at 8 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

3BallMTY

The Fillmore Silver Spring

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Latin-pop DJ trio known for their infectious rhythms join bilingual hip-hop duo Los Rakas

$26.50 $12

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Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 63% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

$34 $13

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Hoppy Holidays Beer Festival from Drink the District on Saturday, December 6 (Up to 40% Off). 3 Sessions Available.

Drink the District

DOCK5 at Union Market

Spend three hours sampling 50+ beers from breweries such as Rogue and Dogfish Head at a festival with live DJ and food trucks

$50 $30

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Find Inner Calm with a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

Meditation Workshop

Dupont Circle

Klia Bassing leads seated and walking meditations, and imparts exercises for incorporating mindfulness into students’ lives

$55

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"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting" at Anacostia Theatre, December 5–6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting"

Anacostia Theatre

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Family drama touches on the conflicts between a woman, her mother, and her fiance that surface during the holidays

$90.93 $46

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Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

$24 $13

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Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 59% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

$99 $41

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$19 for Five Pints of Beer at Bardo Brewpub ($40 Value)

Bardo Brewpub

Washington

Brothers’ brewpub boasts 13 self-crafted beers on tap, including Marion Berry Ale, Zeus IPA, Imperial Chuck Brown Ale, Sour Mash, and DREMO

$40 $19

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VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

$30 $15

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Two Classic or Fall-Themed Beer Flights with Two Appetizers for Two at Uptown Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

Uptown Tap House

Washington

Enjoy appetizers such as truffled steak and cheese eggrolls, paired with flights of craft beers or fall-themed premium beers

$34 $17

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Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

$30 $15

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Pan-Latin Food or Rum Tasting for Two or Four at Cafe Citron (Up to 50% Off)

Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle

Bolivian chicken stew and Peruvian beef explore the flavors of Latin America; four premium rums include Bacardi and Pampero

$35 $19

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Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

$80 $39

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Metropolitan Chorus's "A Holiday Classic: Rutter Christmas" on December 14 at 4 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Metropolitan Chorus Presents: "A Holiday Classic: Rutter Christmas"

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

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Metropolitan Chorus presents a tribute to legendary composer and arranger John Rutter as their annual holiday celebration

$24 $14.50

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Tavern Dinner or Medieval Dinner Show with Four-Course Dinner at John Strongbow’s Tavern (Up to 50% Off)

John Strongbow’s Tavern

Alexandria

Entrees include braised pork shank, prime rib, and chicken schnitzel in gravy made with local ingredients

$40 $20

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Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Up to 56% Off)

Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

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The symphony orchestra’s season runs the gamut from Rossini and Offenbach to a percussive collaboration with tap dancers

$22.68 $10

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Tournament Outing with Four-Course Dinner for One Adult or Child at Medieval Times (Up to 43% Off)

Medieval Times

Severn

Medieval tournament sees ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal

$44.65 $29

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Rise Against, A Day To Remember, The Gaslight Anthem, Manchester Orchestra at Patriot Center on Dec 5 (Up to 31% Off)

DC101 Presents Elliot in the Morning's Holiday Concert

Patriot Center

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Post-hardcore band Rise Against joins heartland rockers The Gaslight Anthem, Scotland’s Twin Atlantic, and more

$51 $35

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“Christmas Celebration 2014” at Evangel Cathedral on December 6, 7, 13, or 14 (Up to 35% Off)

Christmas Celebration 2014

Evangel Cathedral

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Broadway-scale Christmas pageant celebrates the story of Jesus’ birth with help from Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams, and live animals

$69.57 $45

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Select Local Merchants

At the The Royal Mile Pub, servers and regulars alike greet guests with a hearty "Cead mile failte!" It's Gaelic for "a hundred thousand welcomes," and the sentiment permeates every brew, stew, and show. Juxtaposing the local with the far-flung, Royal Mile cultivates a communal mood while maintaining a Scottish identity. To wit, the menu spotlights haggis, Orkney Scotch eggs, and traditional British-style breakfasts.

Spotlighting Scotland is a trend that also permeates the eatery's decor. Colorful tartans hang from the rafters, some of which match the kilts of live performers. The pub even takes its name from the region: Between Scotland's Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse, there's a 1-mile series of streets traditionally traveled by Scottish royalty. The Royal Mile Pub is named for this thoroughfare, and its staff has welcomed its guests as it would kings and queens since it opened in 1981.

2407 Price Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
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At Quench, Chef Ed Hardy and barman Matt Allred aim to live up to the hype stemming from the Favorite New Restaurant and Best Cocktail Program awards they earned from the Restaurant Association of Maryland. They, along with their team of chefs, go beyond simply making food and mixing drinks?they prepare artful dinner specialties and unique, out-of-the-box cocktails. Though their meal creations arise out of seemingly simple ingredients?local produce, house-ground meats?the team crafts wildly creative send-ups of typical pub fare in addition to traditional comfort foods. Short ribs are braised for days, bacon is cured in-house, and fresh ground lamb meatballs fill out the seasonal risotto with fresh local ramps. Quench also plates healthy fare such as edamame hummus served with local cucumbers and apples and a fresh and locally caught fish of the day, all complemented by inventive cocktails. The seasonal dessert menu of house-made ice cream sandwiches and rhubarb cobbler round out the dining experience.

The drinks, with clever names such as Sex in the Burbs and Django Juice, draw on a palette of blood-orange juice, house-made foams, and uniquely infused spirits. Mixology classes prepare students to delight party guests, and Quench also hosts events such as Saturday and Sunday brunches scored by live music and scratch-made weekday lunches.

9712 Traville Gateway Dr
Rockville,
MD
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Like a United Nations of varietals, some of the world’s tastiest wines from countries such as Argentina, Chile, Italy, and France are well-represented within Jackie’s Wine Bar. Connoisseurs savor the unique notes of each pour while investigating the black-framed pictures on Jackie’s coffee-colored walls and the shelves of wine bottles that vie for attention behind the bar by wearing chic designer labels. On Thursday evenings, free salsa lessons invite patrons to set down their glasses and grab their dance partner’s hand; Saturday nights feature live bands that serve dulcet melodies as aromatic bouquets serenade olfactory receptors. Fresh air courses through Jackie’s outdoor patio, where visitors can alternate between sips of wine or beer and bites of sandwiches, desserts, and appetizers.

12 N Washington St
Rockville,
MD
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Appointments for the executive or student headshot or the family or engagement sessions are available Tuesday–Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. based upon availability.

14670 Rothgeb Dr
Rockville,
MD
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Inspired by early 20th century chili parlors, Hard Times Cafe aims to preserve the tradition of delectable, hearty fare served in a friendly, lively community eatery. Elevate taste buds to new heights with an order of legendary grilled wings in one of five flavors, including original Texas, chili-lime, honey-barbecue, and eternity ($8.99 per order). Hard Times Cafe serves four distinct varieties of chili. The authentic chili mac is served over spaghetti with your choice of accouterments ($7.49–$8.89). Burgers, sliders, and chili dogs are easily transportable by hand or hovercraft, and savory steaks and other suppertime favorites provide more refined nourishment options. To reward you for your literary prowess, every Groupon reader who texts HTCGRP to 59925 gets an additional coupon good for one order of bar nachos. Combine this offer with a Groupon, or save it for a subsequent visit.

1117 Nelson St
Rockville,
MD
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Novelty shirts airbrushed with bikini-clad bodies provide the convincing, if temporary, illusion of fitness. Find a more permanent fitness solution with today's Groupon: for $45, you'll get an introductory package of Pilates classes from American Dance Institute, a $144 value. Your package includes one private session, one equipment class, and two mat classes. Check out American Dance Institute's schedule for class times.

American Dance Institute's professionally trained instructors undergo more than 600 rigorous hours of training and at least one hour of cat-sitting before they're allowed to teach. The friendly and motivational guides are adept at adapting their workouts to benefit all levels of fitness, from UFC champs to relatively inanimate tree moss. Your private lesson gives you one-on-one access to one of the fitness gurus for a workout fashioned to meet your body's needs and help you reach your personal goals.

The equipment class will teach you to use each of the specialized Pilates machines, which will help you perfect your form in each exercise and extend the benefits beyond what you can do with your body alone. Equipment classes are great for beginners just learning Pilates, and classes are limited to four students, so you'll get plenty of attention. Mat classes offer a series of challenging exercises that don't require any props or equipment (oversized sunglasses, invisible dog leash, etc.). Offered in a group format with no more than 11 students, your mat classes will teach you the skills you need to work out in your cramped apartment or stay fit while traveling.

Pilates allows you to build a rock-solid body without turning into Rocky; strength comes through endurance and repetition rather than pumping pounds of kilograms of iron. Weak backs and flimsy core muscles benefit from the slow but steady regimen. By learning how to move your body using an efficient range of motion, you will leave your session walking taller and less prone to injuries not sustained from lightning. Perhaps the best benefit of all is the buddy-system-style workout built into Pilates. Your motivation comes externally, from cheerful instructors and friendly classmates, rather than from bitterly chanted mantras and tyrannical resolutions.

Reviews

Though there are few online reviews, two Yelpers give American Dance Institute a perfect five stars:

  • The instructors are really attentive to the details - my form and sense of breath have dramatically improved in the short time I've been there. I look forward to every [Pilates] class, they're so much fun and so challenging. – Jessica S.
  • The building itself is immaculate, spotless, and clean. The dressing rooms, and restrooms are impeccable. Its [sic] not an intimidating atmosphere at all… – Kat S.
1570 E Jefferson St
Rockville,
MD
US