Visit BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier for Thanksgiving dinner, or purchase select items—like this sweet potato puree—from The Butcher’s Block for carryout.
St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. Saturday, November 23; 8 a.m. check-in, walk begins 9:30 a.m.
Raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—which offers lifesaving cancer treatments to children at no charge to their families—at this event. The day begins with a Zumba warm-up at the Constitution Gardens and a chance to hear from a local St. Jude patient family before you participate in the 5K walk around the National Mall. Register free of charge at stjude.org. Constitution Gardens, Constitution Ave. NW between 17th St. and 18th St.
Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m.
Head to Silver Spring, Maryland for a Thanksgiving parade complete with floats, marching bands, dance groups, a portable skating rink, and other pre-holiday fun. The route begins at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street and will end with Santa’s float at Silver Spring Avenue. Downtown Silver Spring route goes from Ellsworth Dr. to Silver Spring Ave., 240-777-6821
Thanksgivukkah at RIS Throughout November
To celebrate this year’s overlap of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, RIS has themed its November Lunch Club “Thanksgivukkah.” Choose a three-course prix fixe menu for $25, or go a la carte, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Options include sweet potato latkes, roast turkey served open face on freshly braided challah bread, and pecan pie rugelach, ensuring that you get the best of both holidays. Reservations are recommended and patio seating is available, weather permitting. 2275 L St. NW, 202-730-2500
BRABO Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 28, last reservation at 7:45 p.m.
If you want a traditional feast, BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier offers a delicious three-course meal on Thanksgiving Day. Start with crooked neck pumpkin soup with fried Brussels sprout petals. Then enjoy EcoFriendly Foods’ broad breasted turkey as your main course, with sides such as sweet potato puree with sage marshmallows, fennel sausage stuffing, and seared Brussels sprouts. For dessert, choose from Kabocha squash cake with Vadouvan roasted apples, coconut sorbet, and pomegranate bubbles or pumpkin crème brulee with a chai-spiced cream and hazelnut macaron. Select items are also available at The Butcher’s Block market for advance pick-up; call 703-894-5253 and place your carryout order by Wednesday, November 20. 1600 King St., Alexandria, 703-894-3440