We Love Weekends, June 26-27

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‘Upshur Swimming Pool’
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Carl: Friday night may see me going to hear some jazz at the sculpture garden, where I will no doubt enjoy a cooler of malt liquor with fellow writer Katie. Saturday I will be sleeping late (likely waking up around 7:30), possibly finishing some yard work for an elderly friend, and then going to my friend Don‘s birthday party. He’s not the elderly guy I do yard work for but I suppose I should offer. On Sunday I might meet a friend for brunch and later head off to a cookout in the Westover neighborhood. If I get there early, there’s always the Lost Dog Cafe, where I can cool off and sip some suds while I await the appointed hour.

Max: I’m headed up to Philly this weekend for a much needed escape from Dodge, but if I were sticking around the District I would hit up the not to be missed show at Flashpoint, Jeffry Cudlin: BY REQUEST – it’s going to be the off the hook.  I’d also check out the show opening at Conner Contemporary Saturday night, 32 Under 32, featuring 32 up and coming local artists that are under the age of 32.  Lastly, I’d stay indoors as much as possible because this lovely weather is supposed to continue throughout the weekend.  Fall can’t get here soon enough for me.  Katie: I am making a point of lying down this weekend. I am going to go home Friday (maybe getting my nails done on my way from City Nails in Georgetown. They’re brilliant and only $15 for a long-lasting and really savvy manicure.) and then I’m going to lie on the couch. Later that night I’m going to lie on my bed. After that, I’ll wake up in the morning and I’ll lie on the pool chair. I’m not going to think about anything. Not work, not even why Jake and Vienna broke up. I’m just going to lie there. Lie there. That is all. Then on Sunday I’m going to get up, and I’m going to run a few errands, have brunch at the Four Seasons (a DC goal of mine) and take care of We Love DC business at an Owner’s meeting. But mostly I’m just going to lie down. That is all. Lie there. Blissfully unstressed and not busy.

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‘Lincoln Memorial Picnic’
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Michael: Friday night, I am headed down to the Atlas District to catch Wavves at Rock & Roll Hotel. Afterward I may swing by Jimmy Valentine’s for DC’s favorite Goth DJ creep-out, WASTELAND. The rest of my weekend is up in the air. Although, I am debating going to witness the potential train-wreck that is Courtney Love and Hole on Sunday night.

Tom: What a weekend.  Between the weather and the Nats being out of town, I’m tempted to stay holed up in my air-conditioned house to recharge my hermit batteries, but I’m not sure that’s going to be possible.  Saturday, we have a post-wedding celebration (they eloped to the Caribbean, the smarties!) in Bluemont, VA, and then we’re off to celebrate Don’s birthday in Arlington with a crab feast.  Sunday, I’m going to hang out in front of the ALA convention downtown and misquote Dewey Decimal numbers, just to mess with the Librarians walking by, or maybe talk about non-standard bibliographic techniques, before heading to brunch and maybe the baseball game in Baltimore.

Kirk: I’m going to brave the 90 degree heat to see Jazz in the Garden, on Friday. My plan is to buy a pitcher of sangria and just hug it in the shade. On Saturday I’ll be at a bar watching soccer and drinking much earlier in the day than I should. Once it cools down a bit, I’ll be driving to Leesburg for the NoVA Summer Brewfest, which was tons of fun last year.

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Dave L.: My weekend in the D.C. area will be split by a wedding down in Fredericksburg, but while I’m around, I plan to make the most of it. I will definitely be making a trip to the Drafthouse on Friday to catch the late show for the Blanks, but only after enjoying dinner somewhere in Rosslyn (as always, open to suggestions). When I get back Sunday, I’m hoping to just lay by a pool somewhere all day until I get the band together to practice for next week’s gig.

Jenn: Heat always makes me think of crime. So this weekend I’m checking out the opening of Solas Nua’s latest,Johnny Meister + The Stitch, an Irish drama about two bad boys hiding a secret on a hot summer night. Oh yes. I could also indulge in some riveting drama at the Hong Kong Film Festival, showing Part 2 of John Woo’s Red Cliff- nothing like the blood and dirt of an epic battle movie to get you in the murderous frame of mind necessary to deal with this insane heat. Round it all off with a trip to MLK Library to see Dana Ellyn’s new exhibit, “BANNED” – a series inspired by banned books and featuring some intense imagery. Burn this, baby.

Rebecca: After spending the week out of town, Friday night I’ll be playing it cool by ordering in some food (TBD: but I’m thinking vietnamese) and watching the just out on ON DEMAND thriller “The Crazies.” Love me some Timothy Olyphant, can you say HOTTIE!!! Saturday I’m headed over to a friend’s house for some bbq madness and US v. Ghana watching. USA! USA! USA! Sunday, I’m packing for another trip, so it’ll be some brunch atBourbon, laundry and perhaps a nap before the flight.

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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3 thoughts on “We Love Weekends, June 26-27

  1. I will be at ALA all weekend. Imma keep an eye out for Tom so I can LIME him, which I hear is the new ICING.

  2. Oh Tom, don’t go to Baltimore for a game, that’s like saying all the bad things Angelos has done to D.C. (voting no, TV rights, Dibble) are okay.

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