5 Things To Know This AM — Nov 04 2011

Now in the course catalog at Georgetown University: "The Sociology of Hip-Hop," a class that focuses on Jay-Z's life and career. We hope there's at least a chapter or two on Beyonce. (The Washington Post)
FotoWeek DC kicks off tonight with two parties in one — first, a sneak peek at the exhibition, then drinks and dancing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. You had us at "two parties in one." (FotoWeek DC)
West Elm tweeted yesterday about their "Dream House of the Day," and it's this insanely cool Bethesda home. (Contemporist)
The lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse takes place December 1; you can throw your name in the online lottery now through Monday to win one of the 17,000 tickets. (The Washington Post)
Not sure what to do this weekend? The folks at WeLoveDC have all sorts of interesting plans on the agenda. (WeLoveDC)

Photo: Rachel Wallace/FotoWeekDC

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