We Love Weekends – October 7 to 9

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‘Clowns to the Left of Me’
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Started out more like OctoBRR, amirite?


Woo, tough crowd. Anyway, if you’re still wrestling with what to do with yourself on this weekend’s predicted warm days and cool nights… well, just cyber-stalk us whydontcha?

Alexia: This weekend is going to be a busy one! Friday night the 7th-grade-me will freak out at the Black Cat watching The Lemonheads perform It’s a Shame About Ray in its entirety! Yeah! Saturday I’m playing with my band The Torches at Desperados at 7pm, as part of the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival, happening all weekend in the U Street corridor. After I get off stage, I am scrambling over to Artisphere in Arlington for The 1 Party, in honor of their first birthday. Looking forward to witnessing Volta Bureau‘s first live performance there! Sunday will hopefully be a day of rest, including strolling through Eastern Market and getting some veggies from the farmer’s market there for the week.

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Rachel: My weekend begins tonight with a live performance at Axum Bar & Lounge (located at 1934 9th Street NW). I’ll be debuting some new material and there’s a chance I’ll preview my song of choice for my Glee Project audition (yeah, I’m auditioning for The Glee Project this November, should be fun). Show starts at 8:30 p.m. tonight and there’s no cover charge. The rest of the weekend will likely include my standard trip to Kramer’s for Saturday Brunch for a quick read and a stop at Regal Gallery Place to see 50/50. I’ll probably stop by Utrecht for some new paints. I’ve got Monday off thanks to that whole Federal Holiday thing so I’m thinking of taking a pit stop at the zoo if it’s open.

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‘italian store pizza’
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Tom: It’s my birthday this weekend! While my plans aren’t yet in stone, I’m thinking that there will likely be some Italian Store sandwiches, some Shirlington Oktoberfest, some Capitals Hockey (home opener on my birthday!) I’ve been feeling sort of paralyzed this week, though, so I’m hoping that this weekend will also come with some meditative moments at the Farmers’ Markets, and perhaps in tribute to my aging, a Bikeshare membership.

Addison: With the economy the way it is, I have been making an effort to stop going out so much in an effort to save some ducats.  As such, Friday I am hosting a breakfast potluck dinner (mmmm waffles) for a bunch of my friends.  Saturday during the day, even though I am dogless, I’m planning on heading over to Lacey Woods Park in Arlington for their Dogtober Day.  In the evening, its the official start of hockey season, which means you can find me a RFD in Chinatownfor a few hours before the Capitals kick off their season against the Hurricanes at the Verizon Center.  Sunday will be the first free one for me in a few months since kickball is over and the Redskins are on their bye week, so I’m at a bit of a loss with no distinct plans.  The weather looks like its going to be gorgeous on Sunday, so definitely something outside, if only a walk on along the C&O canal or trip to the zoo. Ive also been craving sushi so I am going to look for a new place in Arlington to try.

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‘It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine…’
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Moses: It’s a weekend chock full o’festivals for me, beginning Friday night with the Stella Artois “World Draught Masters” US Finals at the National Building Museum, where the winner of the “9-Step Pouring Ritual” competition wins a trip to the World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina! Saturday night is the “Otsukimi” (Harvest Moon) Festival at the Textile Museum, where the Japan-America Society of America hosts a traditional harvest moon celebration from 6:30-9:00pm. Bringing back a long-lost tradition Saturday – Monday is the revamped, revitalized and redesigned “Taste of DC” which takes over Pennsylvania Avenue Oct 8-10. The new format includes over 60 wineries and 80 fabulous DC area restaurants; the event is mostly free to attend, with ticket purchases required for food and drink.  Pre-purchase tickets online to save.  Whew! Columbus never had it so good!

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‘The Newseum’
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Don: I’ve got family in town so it’s a great excuse to try to peep some early-turning leaves and do some other touristy stuff. We’re going to hit the Newseum so my darling wife and I can use our Living Social-bought memberships. We won’t have to pay for my parents on this visit since superstar membership coordinator Erica gave us a pair of free passes for guests. We had a minor inconvenience getting the memberships activated and she gave us the passes while making it right. Let them be your inspiration, other local businesses – mistakes aren’t the big deal, the problem is when you don’t do the right thing to fix them. Kudos to the Newseum for knowing that.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


2 thoughts on “We Love Weekends – October 7 to 9

  1. Why go to the Italian Store (highly overrated in my opinion), when you can go to DC’s own Italian fesitval at 3rd & F Street NW?

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