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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/27/2010

Getting Up Guide: Spoken-word showcase; Sly Fox brew tasting

By Alex Baldinger

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Monday:

SpeakeasyDC's Top Shelf
More than 200 stories have been told at SpeakeasyDC's storytelling events since 2008. Now a panel of judges has weighed in and whittled down its batch of 25 finalists to the 10 best. Hear the cream of the spoken-word crop -- titles include "Vacationing in Siberia," "Texas Education," "Mating Rituals" and a few others we probably shouldn't print -- at 7:30 p.m. Very few tickets remain, and in order to claim them, you'll have to pay cash at the Woolly Mammoth box office, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Get there early.

Sly Fox Beer Dinner
Birch & Barley welcomes Pennsylvania's Sly Fox Brewery to the 14th Street NW restaurant for a five-course tasting menu that pairs offerings like Sly Fox's seasonal Oktoberfest brew with pan-seared wreckfish, or the Saison Vos with a beef striploin. And if you can't make the dinner, which starts at 7 p.m., don't worry: Five of Sly Fox's cask ales will be available upstairs at ChurchKey. A portion of the proceeds from the evening's sales of Sly Fox benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Last year, Wavves (a.k.a. Nathan Williams) emerged from the crowded, static-filled indie-rock underground thanks to an abundance of pop hooks that fought through the fuzz of his lo-fi home recordings. His songs about boredom and emptiness weren't complicated but plenty dynamic and tuneful. Williams's latest release, "King of the Beach," ditched the scratchiness, kept the catchiness and took on a brawny, '90s alt-rock sound that he'll trot out tonight at the Rock and Roll Hotel.

-- Alex Baldinger and David Malitz

By Alex Baldinger  | September 27, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
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