We Love Weekends, April 9-10

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‘field of magnolias’
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Patrick: I am starting my weekend early with Tacos are a well known We Love DC household. Friday I will be lending a hand with the Arlington Player’s production of 42nd Street. Saturday I will be celebrating a birthday at a new Sports bar on U Street: Touchdown. I will be ending my weekend at Signature Theatre to review their production of Art. That’s how I do my weekends: fast and furious.

Marissa: After a whirlwind week, I’m hoping to achieve my usual lofty weekend aspiration of getting a little culture and some good food. This week marked the start of the 25th annual Filmfest DC and so Friday or Saturday I’m planning on catching an Italian film, Loose Cannons. Filmfest DC runs until April 17th and you get tickets for just $11. Saturday afternoon I’ll be checking out Pleasant Pops Popapalooza in Mt. Pleasant which is running from 11 am until 3 pm. There will be live music with local DC bands, and the Big Cheese Truck and PORC Mobile will also be there. Here’s to hoping it’s sunny and warm!

Addison: My weekend looks to start off classy and go rapidly downhill from there. Friday evening I’ve got an induction ceremony for the Pi Alpha Alpha public administration honor society at George Mason University in Fairfax. Friday night my kickball league has its season-opening party at My Brother’s Place in Capitol Hill. Saturday, I’m gonna need some recovery time, which will involve eating Ethiopian food with my fingers at Merkamo Saturday afternoon. Saturday night, I will be at the Puck Buddies Capitals viewing party at Nellie’s on U St. Sunday, I will be back at My Brother’s Place for brunch (with all you can drink mimosas!) followed by the first kickball game of the season, as long as the weather is good.

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‘Buddhas For Sale’
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Michael: If you knew me at all by now dear readers, then my weekend plans would be obvious. The amazing Bardo Pond are playing the Black Cat on Sunday night. It is the first time they have played in DC in FOREVER. As if that wasn’t enough to get my music geek ass in gear…they are playing on the BC Backstage! Yeah, you read that right. Crazy good band playing in a crazy tiny room on a crazy small stage? Sign me up.

Rebecca J.: Friday I’m making the long trek over to Capitol Hill for a cocktail hour at a friend’s house after which we’ll head over to the Hawk ‘n’ Dove, DC’s oldest Irish bar, to cap off the night. Saturday, I’ve got anearly morning footie match for my all women’s WAWSL team, FYI teams are still looking for players of any skill level. Then it’s on to a wedding ceremony and reception that will feature tons of Georgetown Cupcakes, of which I will be targeting the Chocolate Ganache. Sunday, if I’m not hurting too much, I have another morning soccer match, after which I’ll peruse the Georgetown Flea Market. Sunday afternoon, I’m subbing forWLDC’s Rachel in her Glover Park Co-ed Softball game. Looking forward to pulling the mitt out of closet and dusting it off. That evening, I’ll be crashing. Crashing hard.

Dave: With my friends The Bandylions rocking out at Austin Grill on Friday night, methinks I’ll head down the blue line to Alexandria and spend an evening in the Commonwealth. Saturday, I’m waking up to join my Alumni association as we participate in our school’s national day of service by doing some cleaning and yard work out at Community Residences in Arlington. After that, if energy exists and the weather is nice, I’m hoping to get to the United-Galaxy game at RFK, and topping off the weekend swinging the bats out at the cages at Upton Hill Regional Park.

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Tiff: After conducting the aforementioned Taco Night, I’ll be looking to spend the weekend off my feet. Since I have spent all week willing spring into existence by wearing warm-weather clothes and ignoring the shivering as I wait for the bus, I’d like to go see what’s left of the cherry blossoms. You know, what didn’t get pounded off the trees in the thunderstorm and subsequently frozen to the sidewalk around the Tidal Basin.  Perhaps the Arboretum fared better.

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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One thought on “We Love Weekends, April 9-10

  1. @Tiff – The Arboretum still has lovely cherry blossoms all around the grounds. The visitor desk has a map with lots of information about the different varieties and where they are on the grounds.

    The magnolias are also looking amazing!