Get ready to give thanks.
12 Mile High
What: Thunderball (a.k.a. D.C.-based trio Rob Myers, Steve Raskin, and Sid Barcelona) releases a new full-length album ($12).
Why: The mix of sophisticated and cinematic breakbeat, downtempo, dub, and soul is perfect party music. Trust us.
When: Before you miss a beat.
Where: Download online at eslmusic.com.
What: Beloved New York-based cupcake shop whips up extra-large frosted treats ($2.50-$4) at the new Penn Quarter location.
Why: Tomorrow it’s giving away 1,000 free cupcakes (flavors include caramel apple, chocolate pecan pie, and s’mores).
When: Giveaway, 7 a.m. Regular hours, Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 604 11th St. NW, at F St. (202-737-4001).
Cookbooks for Chefs and Foodies
What: Whether you’re in charge of the bird or just bringing wine, study up on seasonings and best vintages with cookbooks from James Beard, Ina Garten, Jamie Oliver, and more.
Why: You don’t want to give Grammy food poisoning — again.
When: T-Day is a week away. The time is now.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Benefit Art Auction
What: Caramel boutique hosts a night of wine, nibbles, and a silent auction to benefit the Loaves and Fishes meal program.
Why: Purchase work by local artists, like photographer Sherry Brukbacher, painter Thomas Drymon, and printer/T-shirt designer Dave Peterson. Proceeds from clothing sales also go to the charity.
When: Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: 1603 U St. NW, b/t 16th & 17th Sts. (202-265-1930). Admission is free.
What: Catch the flat-track Roller Derby action between local teams Cherry Blossom Bombshells and Scare Force One.
Why: Women skaters with names like Kitty O’Slay, Velocityraptor, and Marion Barrycuda speed around the rink to compete for the title.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: D.C. Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St. SE, off 19th St. & Independence Ave. (202-547-9077). Tickets ($12) at the door.
Photo: Jesse Justice Photography