We Love Weekends – Oct 21 through 23

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Moses: Friday night group dinner at Cedar for some prodigal DCers coming back to the big city from Kansas. Will enjoy some cocktails, but not too too many, since I’m shooting skeet (not skeeters) for the first time in my life Saturday at Prince George’s Trap & Skeet.  Those clay pigeons won’t know what hit (or missed) them! Follow that up with some BBQ, college football and World Series all night and I’m definitely getting my Y chromosome on!  After that nearly perfect day with perfect weather, I hit the “honey-do” list by winterizing my deck with the Thompson’s Water Seal and taking too much credit for too little work (shh, don’t tell my wife how easy it is).  All that rain’s taken the stains from my planes!

Patrick Palafox: Hillary Buckholts and Brandon Wardell are throwing their comedy showcase Cool Dudes Hanging Out this Friday over at the Velvet Lounge and will feature Sean Patton. The headliner is coming down from New York and has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” This is a great chance to catch a rising star and discover D.C.’s comics Adrien Rodney Ahmed Huidobro, and Lafayette Wright. The show starts at 7PM and only costs five dollars.

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‘National Park Seminary’
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Rebecca: Friday I’m heading to Markoff’s Haunted Forest, whose waiver states “The Haunted Forest is dangerous, and patrons may be physically and emotionally harmed – consider yourselves warned! ” I’m already peeing my pants. There are still tickets available for this weekend, but act fast because they tend to sell out. Additionally, the Haunted Forest is a fundraiser for Calleva Outdoor Adventures, a non-profit with the mission to get people of all ages outdoors, providing an educational and challenging environment that promotes personal growth, group cooperation and leadership skill through outdoor activities Saturday, if I’m not cowering in my closet, I’ll attend the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market for their Fiber Arts Festival featuring goats, sheep, rabbits, spinning, carding, combing, & felting wool. @DCEmpanadas will be there as well for some NOMS as will countless other vendors selling seasonal veggies, fruits, etc. It’s all at Wisconsin Ave & 34th Street NW from 9-1pm on Saturday. As usual Sunday will be about NFL football watching, cleaning, laundry and getting pumped for AMC’s Walking Dead; why do I insist on continuing to do things that freak me out and lead to sleep deprivation?

Mosley: I have a bunch of things on my plate this weekend, both work and personal.  Parties, conference calls, brunches with out of town friends.  So this weekend isn’t really mine to do as I please.  But if it were, I’d keep it pretty low key.  After my recent trip to Italy, I have an understandable urge to eat all forms of Italian cuisine.  Sadly, DC isn’t know as a food mecca for my people; but I have heard about an Italian grocery store over by Gallaudett, A. Litteri, Inc, that I want to go and see what they sell.  Yes, I might be the only person of Italian decent in this city who has never been here; what can I say, I take after Chris Columbus with discovering things like this.  Other than that, I’d love to check out the Flea Market at Eastern Market on Sunday; never know what you might be able to find.  Oh, and I need to get cracking on my Halloween costume and on buying a pumpkin.  Still not sure what I’m going to do on either count.

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‘Original Boundary Stone of Washington DC’
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Tom: If I make it through the rest of this week, and at the moment that’s feeling like a very big if, I’m likely going to need two things: a whole lot of delicious beer, and a tasty burger, so catch me at Boundary Stone on Friday night, with Gareth and his gang, their burgers have bacon jam, and frankly, that makes them better than anyone else’s right now.  They may be Philly fans, but they make a damned fine burger and serve a cold pint.  Saturday is the traditional Meat Festival with my friend MDT, where there will be 20 meats on offer, and I’ll likely be taking with me a bunch of Baconwurst from Red Apron, as well as some local suds. Sunday, there will lifestyle maintenance, and my very first Capital Bikeshare ride. Here’s hoping I haven’t forgotten how to ride a bike!

Fedward: Our weekend is almost all theatre, all the time. It’s the closing weekend for Lungs, and near the end of the run for The Habit of Art, both at Studio. It’s also the closing weekend for The Heir Apparent at Shakespeare Theatre (call the box office and mention the code LASTCHANCE for $25 tickets). And Sunday we’re seeing The Book Club Play at Arena, which doesn’t close for a couple more weeks but for which we’ve been given tickets. We’ll try to squeeze in all of those, our regular brunch at the Passenger (whose Alex Bookless just had a birthday), and some more location scouting for our wedding. And then we’ll keel over from exhaustion, just in time for the work week.

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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