We Love Weekends, April 30-May 1

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Patrick Palafox: This Friday I am heading to this supposedly hard-to-find-place called Subterranean A to witness the Comedy Underground Show thrown by Brandon Wetherbee of You Me Them Everybody and Live From the Lab. I have no idea what to expect, but it sounds pretty hip and I am a hip dude. Therefore, I am a dude with a hip.

Paulo: This weekend we are going to Charlottesville, Virginia to see a friend get married. While we’re there, why not see the history there is to see? Monticello and Ash Lawn are on the itinerary, maybe a bite at Michie Tavern, and I’m told the UVA campus itself is a sight to behold.

Tom:With spring finally here, I’m going to be out and about in the city to take advantage where I can!  Saturday will be Casey Trees‘ open house in Brookland, and as someone who’s looking for a front-yard tree, I’ll be there.  Sunday is, of course, the opening of the summer concert season at Merriweather Post Pavilion with the Sweetlife Festival (tickets $55), which means a long day spent listening to awesome music.

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Michael: From Appleseed Cast to Wolfgang Gartner, Kylie Minogue to Sweetlife Festival and beyond; this weekend has so many great live music options that it would take three of me to attend them all. After much internal debate, I’ve decided to let rarity be my guide this weekend and so you’ll find me at two interesting shows this weekend. On Saturday night, I’ll be at Pyramid Atlantic to catch a night of noise and ambient sounds headlined by Rapoon from the UK. I have been a fan of Robin Storey’s Zoviet France and Rapoon projects for many years and I cannot pass up the chance to finally see him in perform live. On Sunday night, I’m heading up to Baltimore’s Ottobar to catch the re-formed Reagan Youth. RY were one of my favorite American punk bands and news of their singer Dave Insurgent’s early 90’s suicide was more shocking to me than news of Cobain’s. What a reformed after 20-years Reagan Youth (with a replacement lead singer) will be like is something I have to see for myself.

Fedward: The Social Chair starts her Friday early — VERY early — at a royal wedding viewing party. Then she’s headed to Filene’s Basement for the Running of the Brides. We’re all wedding, all the time, as you might guess from that ad on the right side of the site. Voting ends Saturday, and we could still use your vote — and that goes for about six hundred of you, at least. Vote! Please!. Saturday we’ll start at the Franciscan Monastery’s annual herb and plant sale and end up at the Lisner for the Pan American Symphony Orchestra’s Viva el Tango. Sunday there’s even more wedding stuff (have you voted yet?) at the Nonconforming Bridal Fair. We then wrap up our weekend with the closing of The Walworth Farce at Studio Theatre.

Don: If you chart out my weekend by time I suspect the number one item would be “grumbling about how I don’t give a crap about inbred monarchy marrying off their spawn,” but it’s a pretty spread-out activity. I encourage you to do it yourself and at your own pace. From a more organized standpoint I’ll be exhibiting my wares at Arts in the Park. I’d encourage you to drop in and say hi but it’s not like Richmond is right around the corner. Beyond that my plans mostly revolve around screaming at the television as the Caps – hopefully – shellac the Lightning. I might sneak out to catch Synetic’s Learwhich has moved from the Lansburgh to the old Arena space in Crystal City but I will probably wait till next week.

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Rachel: Since the Nats are in town this weekend, that means I’ll be at the ballpark Friday night to watch as they take on the Giants aka the Reigning World Champions of Baseball. It should be an interesting series seeing as the Nats haven’t been able to string together a solid victory since starting their home series against the Mets this week. Saturday I will be barbecuing in White Flint (pending a stellar forecast) but before that, I’ll be starting with brunch in Tenleytown at a TBD location (although Booeymonger in Friendship Heights is a likely choice) followed by a trip to the always entertaining Container Store. Saturday night, there will be a little bit of drinking … probably in Dupont Circle … maybe at Public Bar since they have Sam Adams Summer Ale on tap. The Nats play a 1:35 day game on Sunday but I’m not sure if I’ll be in attendance yet. If I do go, I’ll start out at Das Bullpen and finally try my luck at sampling their beer list.

Addison: Friday I have been somehow convinced into cooking an English fry-up for several of my lady friends at 5am while they watch the Royal Wedding (didn’t we fight a war so we wouldn’t have to deal with this stuff?). After a day full of school work (yay finals season!) I am on heading down to Chinatown to enjoy a few adult beverages at RFD before the Capitals take on the Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Saturday is one of my best friends’ birthday, so I plan on going out with some friends to celebrate at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room in Adams Morgan. Following that, finding somewhere to watch the St. Pierre – Shields fight from UFC 129. Sunday I’m skipping kickball to cover the Top Dog Half-Smoke Challenge at Domaso, then heading back to the Verizon Center for Game 2 of the Caps – Lightning Series.

Tiff: Saturday morning it’s all about the plant sale at the Franciscan Monastery; thunderstorms and wildlife have destroyed most of Tom’s carefully tended seedlings, so I’ll be looking for replacements, as well as for blueberry bushes. I intend for my backyard to feed me breakfast.

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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