Darpino: Big music weekend in DC coming up! On Saturday, I’ll be at the 9:30 Club watching Public Enemy perform their masterpiece “Fear of a Black Planet.” On Sunday, it’s over to the Rock & Roll Hotel to catch Canadian electro-pop heroes, Dragonette. In other news, the wrecking crew and I will be headed out to catch an afternoon showing of
Stallone’s mucho macho latest, “The Expendables.”
John: It’s a countrified weekend. Friday Night i’m stuck playing a cover show but if I weren’t I’d be enjoying some nice local beer at Vintage 50 out in the wilds of Leesburg. Saturday will be spent playing around in the WeLoveDC DirtLab near Oatlands and followed by a picnic dinner evening and Twilight Polo at Great Meadows south of Middleburg. Sunday we’ll grab brunch/lunch and wrap up the countrification at Market Salamander in Middleburg.
Rachel: It’s another busy weekend, but what else is new? Friday night, the Nats start a series against the Diamondbacks. It’s my night off, so I’ll be treating a friend who’s in from out of town to the newest Navy Yard eatery, Justin’s Cafe — which is the perfect spot for some pre-game spirits and delicious eats. Then, it’s off to the park to watch my friends bask in the glory that is Miller Lite pitcher and cup giveaway night for fans 21 and up. Saturday night makes my debut as a stage peformer at Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Black Fox is notorious for its chill atmophphere, live music, and well-crafted cocktails, so it should be pretty relaxing. Sunday afternoon, it’s back to the ballpark for the final game in the Nats-Diamondbacks series before the team leaves town for a six game road trip to Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Rebecca: Friday post-work cocktails sound good to me and there’s no better place to do that and get some outside time than Surfside. Pitchers of margharitas, buckets of coronas, beach side decor/vibe and fresh guacamole and chips make this the perfect relaxing venue. Saturdays in August make you feel like you have entire city to yourself. So I’ll hit up The Mall and sneak into “The Body Inside and Out: Anatomical Literature and Art Theory Selections from the National Gallery of Art Library” I’ve always been super interested in the physiology of the human body, so this is right up my alley. Did I mention that the exhibition is also FREE?!! For some reason I have a particular hankering for pancakes, so Sunday I’m hitting up the Clarendon Silver Diner to maow on some fluffy goodness dapped in sugary fairy syrup, and let’s throw in a black and white milkshake.
Carl: Friday I will be spending some time with a good friend up in Maryland, which is difficult, since I live in Arlington and have to cross water, but totally worth it. Saturday I will try to visit my friend Bruce, from whose yard I seem to spend a lot of time clearing weeds nowadays. That evening will find me at a special event at the Alexandria Scottish Rite and then will try to make it to Rachel’s concert at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont at 9 p.m. She is awesome – join me for a mint julep if you love great music. If we are lucky we can get Rachel to cover our drink tab. Sunday will be spent volunteering for the Polygonia art project for Burning Man. No, I am not a burner yet, but may still get swept up into it for next year.
Paulo: If I go to see one thing this weekend, it will be this: FLOODED! MCDONALD’S! Brought to you by Danish art team Superflex, Flooded McDonald’s is a 21-minute film showing a McDonald’s restaurant slowly filling up with water till all is submerged; showing at the Hirshhorn’s Black Box till November. Preview here. And while we’re at the Hirshhorn it’ll be a good time to check out “With the Void, Full Powers,” an Yves Klein retrospective.
Kirkles: On Friday I’m going out with a friend to celebrate his birthday at Georgia Brown’s, after which we’ll head to the Marine Barracks for their evening parade. On Saturday, I’m going to enjoy the relatively cool temps by eating Market Brunch outside and then finding some sort of outdoor activity to occupy me till evening. I haven’t had a mint julep in a while, so on Saturday evening I might swing by the Gibson to grab one (I think theirs are the best in the city.)
Jenn: You know if there’s bellydance on display I am going to flog it! Saffron Dance has a weekend of offerings starting with the Egyptian Nights gala Friday night featuring Mohamed el Hosseny, Mohamed Shahin, the amazing Saffron soloists, student companies and many guest artists from the Mid-Atlantic region all converging on Rosslyn Spectrum. Saturday night they throw a more intimate solists show at Casablanca in Clarendon. And there are even workshops on Egyptian style by the masters all weekend at the studio. I highly recommend it!