We Love Weekends: May 15-16

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‘guitareros’
courtesy of ‘dr_kim_veis [''o ]‘

Jenn: I’ve been inspired by Shannon’s latest mythbusting to finally take my bike to the streets, so I’ll be touring the bike lanes Saturday morning (don’t laugh at me, my family nickname is Crash, so there’s a reason I’ve been sticking to the trails so far!). Later it’s over to Dana Ellyn’s open studio to see a preview of her “Banned Books” series – can’t wait to see her take on soma… Sunday is an extra-long bellydance rehearsal to get ready for our next performance on June 5 (yikes). At some point I’ll take advantage of the lovely weather promised to pick up some fish to grill and just soak up the zen.

Max: My weekend starts today for the most part, kicking it off with my very own hour of One Hour Photo from 1 to 2pm at the Katzen Arts Center.  Tonight I’ll be enjoying edible art at the Cuisine des Artistes, an annual event where local artists pair up with chefs to make beautiful, delicious food.  Friday night I’ll be checking out the opening of Marc Roman: Veritas Obscura at Flashpoint as well as the opening of Kathryn Cornelius: The Feeling of What Happens at the Curator’s Office.  Saturday afternoon starts with the peformance of Mary Coble at Conner Contemporary and then switches gears to sports later as I’ll be shooting the D.C. United match (where I might actually witness a win for once).  Sunday will thankfully be pretty low key, starting out with brunch of some sort, followed by a photo shoot with one of my favorite photographers, and then capped off with drinks at Buffalo Billiards in Dupont.

Rachel: I’m headed home to the Windy City for a long weekend with the family to watch my younger sister graduate from college and catch a Cubs day game at Wrigley Field, but if I were staying around the District I’d most definitely catch the Nats-Rockies 9:10 EDT game on Friday after a rather lengthy and extended happy hour at Front Page in Dupont, followed by catching Nohow On at The Red and Black Saturday night, and wrapping up the weekend at the diamond with the Glover Park Co-Ed Softball League for an afternoon of day ball.

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‘Skewers on the Grill’
courtesy of ‘Kevin H.’

Tom: What a week it’s been! I feel like I’ve run all over creation. Saturday, I’ll be doing more of the same, it seems. Saturday morning means the return of the Farmer’s Market, where you’ll find me scarfing Westmoreland Berry Farm Strawberries and Toigo Orchards Persian Cucumbers like it’s a career choice. I might also head out to Great Country to see their asparagus collection, as this is the season for it. Saturday night takes me to RFK Stadium, home of D.C. United, for a home matchup against the Colorado Rapids. Sunday, I think, will be more about errands and lifestyle maintenance. We’re still unpacking up in Brookland, but I think a trip to Costco and the Teeter, as well as maybe Franklin’s or Colonel Brooks might be in order. We’re also on an epic search for kitchen storage, so that might result in a run to Falls Church’s epic Upscale Resale.

Katie: While this weather has me totally put off, I’m going to venture out this weekend in a sun dress if it kills me, damn it. Friends and I are heading out to wine country to play bocce and let the dogs roam free, which sounds divine. Sunday I’ll be doing a Capital Chefs at Kushi where Cathy and I will be learning an easy grilling dish for you to make during Memorial Day weekend. I might stop by Taste of Arlington, if I’m not all fooded-out.

Corinne: I’m really excited for Friday night’s show at 9:30 Club featuring two of my current favorite groups— Deer Tick and Dr. Dog. Saturday I hope to find some Zen at Yoga District before heading out for some fun in the ‘burbs (visiting a friend’s newborn and seeing another friend’s recently purchased townhouse), awesome celebrations that admittedly also make me feel a little bit old!

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‘Meridian Hill Park (Malcolm X Park)’
courtesy of ‘BAR Photography’

Rebecca: I’ll be taking Friday easy with some Surfside tacos, some Coronas and serious couch time/DVR show catch up because this week was a doozie. Saturday I’ll be playing some footie in the morning, recovering with some sustenance at Cleveland Park Bar & Grill, taking a much needed nap and then seeing where the night takes me.  Should the weather be good the rooftop at Perry’s is always killer. Sunday, I plan to catch some brunch at Bourbon before heading to a Sunday showing of Robin Hood in Bethesda. Not sure this Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe version will be as epic as Prince of Thieves, but I’m willing to check it out.

Shannon: My weekend plans consist of lots of eating at outdoor festivals and then burning it all off. Saturday I’d love to attend the Greek Festival at Saint Sophia’s Cathedral for great food, arts & crafts, and dancing, and Sunday I’m heading out to Ballston for the Taste of Arlington. And the DC Triathlon is only 5 weeks away (want to watch me narrowly avoid drowning and crashing on June 20? Volunteer now!), so I’ll be spending a good part of the weekend biking around the city on my favorite trails and going for a long swim in my favorite pool.

Paulo: This Saturday I really feel like jumping on a boat (I don’t drive) and going to Mount Vernon. The question is, do we ride on Potomac Riverboat Company’s Miss Christin from Old Town Alexandria, or the Spirit of Mount Vernon from SW Waterfront?

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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