We Love Weekends – October 15 – 17

Photo courtesy of
‘Irene’s fury.’
courtesy of ‘gerdaindc’

Oh hi everyone, how are you? Sorry we’re a little quiet, we’re all just enjoying this delightful return to September’s weather and planning our weekends. Do us a favor, this time when you chant “rain, rain, go away” please follow up with “come back another day that is more than just a few weeks down the road because seriously we JUST got the moss our from under our fingernails and Don still doesn’t have a new roof on and it’s getting kinda drippy.” Thanks.

So, that aside, if you haven’t planned for the weekend – which the Capital Weather Gang claims will be cool but with few clouds – you could poach some of our concepts.

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‘new mr. yogato stamps’
courtesy of ‘ann gav’

Patrick: This weekend I’ll be at the Capital Hill Arts Workshop where I’ll be running performances of Circle Mirror Transformation. After seeing it at Studio Theatre last year, I jumped at the opportunity to stage manage a production by the Capital City Players. It’s a quirky comedy about five people in an adult education class in Shirley, VT. Besides that I won’t have much time for anything else- except a trip to Mr. Yogato where I will be cashing in my Scoutmob deal.

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courtesy of ‘ekelly80’

Rebecca: Friday I’m headed to Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown to sample the array of October beers such as Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, Founders Red’s Rye, Hof Ten Doormal White Gold, Stillwater Autumnal, and many, many more. Of course, these will go down even more smoother with a 8″ Quattro Formaggi pizza with prosciutto de parma on top. Saturday morning it’s off as usual to the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, which has extended its season thru November 19th and was voted No. 1 in DC in the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market Content. The food truck on tap for this weekend at the market is @porcmobile which I’m uber excited to try. Also on Saturday, I’m headed to a friend’s pumpkin carving party; if you haven’t done this already this is the perfect weekend to do so and you might even consider heading out to Bulter’s Orchard to hand pick your pumpkin. Sunday, if you’re not joining WeLoveDC at the Renaissance Festival, then it’s the perfect time to get your Halloween costume. There are plenty of Halloween focused shops in and around DC or, depending on your costume, swing by some local thrift shops for some ideas.

Mosley: While not taking part in the sweet Renaissance Festival Party Bus on Sunday, I am going to the Faire on Saturday with my family.  Gotta have my yearly fill of steak on a stake (after all, tis not just food; tis a weapon!), and check out Shakespeare’s Skum’s latest plays.  If I were more city bound on Saturday, my plans would center around checking out the events surrounding the dedication of the Martin Luther King Memorial.  As for Sunday, I think I will brave the crowds and try to go down for the actual dedication of the Memorial at 11am.  Let’s hope that another hurricane doesn’t cancel it!

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‘teddy Hershey’s bar’
courtesy of ‘Ambernectar 13’

Huzzard: I skipped out on this last weekend as it was going to be utterly boring. This weekend will be no less unexciting, but I feel bad not participating two weeks in a row. Friday night I am hoping that I am over my cold and can return to gym action at LA Boxing in Fairfax. Then on Saturday I have to go to a college friends wedding somewhere outside of Harrisburg, Pa. It is too bad it isn’t still baseball season as this would be a good excuse to see the Harrisburg Senators, but the Hershey Bears are home that night. Sunday is reserved for watching the Redskins take on the Eagles and then writing about it. Hopefully they provide me with something good to write about, and I also hope the good story involves them winning as well.

Tom: Fall in DC means trips out to see the leaves, and with the farm doing its last full week of CSA, it’s great to get out to the country. With a stop in Middleburg for lunch at Market Salamander, and then maybe a trek out to Winchester and beyond to commune with my ancestors’ spirits in Winchester’s National Cemetery. This will be as good a weekend as any to take the long road home, maybe driving down 81 to 66 and then in through Front Royal just to look at the Blue Ridge in the height of fall splendor.

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‘Light The Night Walk 2011’
courtesy of ‘vlitvinov’

Rachel: My big plans for the weekend include Light The Night Walk that raises money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with a few my friends. That’ll be starting at Freedom Plaza, so it should be interesting to see whether or not the protestors who’ve decided to “sleepover” on that land remove themselves or not by then. Other than that, I’m sad to be missing out on the awesome WLDC Renaissance Festival Party Bus on Sunday but I’ll try to make up for it by entertaining myself by visiting Churchkey for a drink and stopping off at ChiDogO’s for some grub.

Brittany: It is going to be a pretty busy birthday weekend for me – and it starts by celebrating someone else’s birthday, that of 826DC. Their first birthday party is tonight at Bourbon in Adams Morgan. On Friday, I will be heading up to Nectar Skin Bar in Georgetown for an afternoon spa-session and later stopping by Hirshhorn After Hours, among other things. Saturday is brunch with my parents, then Fashion District in the evening. Sunday, I will be picking up a birthday cake from my friend Justin at Bakeshop and celebrating with friends late into the night. Yay!

Don: My weekend is pretty slim up-front but gets exciting at the end. Saturday’s going to hopefully be a little low-key and involve some relaxing at home and sweeping back the tide, cleaning-wise. We might go see the new addition to the Hagan family and get some infant snuggling in, and I know that doesn’t excite you but we’re all thrilled for new momma Katy! Sunday’s when the carousing starts, with a departure from the Passenger to go hit up the Renaissance Fair and eat some ye old turkey legs. As well as the always available medieval classic, the deep fried oreo. Once I’m back I’ve got a little time to sober up and digest before heading to the opening night for Woolly’s A Bright New Boisie.

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.


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