Happy March, everyone; it’s weekend time again! Unfortunately, it looks like the weekend weather is going to come a bit early this week – gorgeous today and Friday, but 100% chance of some early spring thunderstorms (lousy Smarch weather) on Saturday and back to chilly on Sunday. Back to indoor activities it is!
Brittany: This is a big launch party weekend. Thursday, I will be at the W for the opening party of the Mick Rock photo exhibit. I hope the weather looks clear for enjoying my favorite terrace in town. Depending on when my companion and I slip out of there, we might head to Jack Rose to enjoy the new Stillwater and Bols “Kopstootje.”
Local 16 is hosting the launch party of online fashion/satire publication asterisk* on Saturday, and given that there are all too few really positive, self-aware fashion publications going, you know I want to support that. On Sunday, I will be heading to Passenger to toast another new venture: The first event of DC’s chapter of LUPEC – hosted, among other fabulous ladies, by my lovely editor Jenn.
Tom: A weekend full of service and stuff! Saturday, I’ll first be at the Friends of Rhode Island Ave Cleanup in the morning, spiffing up a couple blocks in my neighborhood with over 100 of my neighbors. Next up is the DC Democrats “Pre-Caucus” to help select the delegates who will vote for Barack Obama in North Carolina this summer up at UDC. Top it all off with the Brookland Heartbeat debate for Ward 5 council candidates and you’ve got a great Saturday!
Don: I swear this isn’t just a re-run of last weeks entry even if it has all the same stuff in it. I didn’t get to Peter Pan last week and this one has been full of obligations and family. Mostly good, but cutting into my theater and friend time. So I’m going to take a shot at getting into Saturday’s closing night production and heading to the Passenger on Sunday to see folks I haven’t had time to chew the fat with for a few weeks.
Huzzard: While everybody else is working for the weekend it will once again be taking a piece of my heart as I am working on the weekend. This exciting adventure kicks off with me helping to host a free home buyers seminar at the Weichert, Realtors office in Fair Oaks. I actually get rewarded if people show up so if you are in the market for a new home in the Northern Virginia region by all means come on down. The office address can be found on my site. Now for the truly exciting part of the weekend. BASEBALL!!!!! The Nats start Grapefruit League action this weekend and we will be watching live from the Crystal City Sports Pub. As it always is with food and drinks the more the merrier. Show up, say hello, and stay and enjoy some Nats baseball action. It has been a long cold lonely winter, but here comes the sun.
Joanna: I’m spending a rare Friday night out, starting with a happy hour at Cava and then an opening reception at Homebody. Saturday I’ll either bike or metro into the district from o’er here in VA and dream of pending cherry blossoms before meeting a friend at Ted’s Bulletin. I’m on a Thomas Jefferson kick, so maybe I’ll go crush on him at his memorial, too. Saturday night I have a date with the ever-busy love of my life, so we might try out the Malbec options at Screwtop in Clarendon. Since Downton Abbey is over for a while and I’m all caught up, I’ll probably spend Sunday doing useful things like catching up on work and errands, but if I can get up the energy after dish cleaning and copywriting, I’ll reward myself with Jenn and the gang at The Passenger for the first DC LUPEC event.
Rachel: After a crazy and exciting week, all I want is the weekend. Friday night I’ll start with birthday drinks for a friend at my favorite bar in town — The Gibson. Then, after sleeping all day Saturday (I’m too excited for that, btw), I’ll be watching the Nats with Tom and Dave at Crystal City Sports Pub as we start prepping for our 2012 regular season coverage of the team. Should be a quick few days but it’ll be nice and relaxing … just the way I need it to be.
Fedward: Actual conversation that happened last night: Me: “Are we going to the LUPEC thing?” Social Chair: “What?” Me: “The LUPEC thing.” Social Chair: “You mean the thing at the Passenger on Sunday? I don’t know why you’re asking me.” So, yeah. We’ll be there. We’re starting our weekend tonight with at least one round at the Passenger to commemorate the DC repeal of prohibition. I do still have to go to work tomorrow, so the full celebration will have to wait until Friday. Saturday night we’re babysitting in Mt. Pleasant, so perhaps some pupusas and other deliciousness from Ercilia’s will be in order. And you already know how our weekend will end.
Alexia: Friday night I’m going to support my Dad (he plays Euphonium) and see The NOVA Alexandria Band perform at the Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria at 7:30pm. Saturday I hope to head over to the Mexican Cultural Institute to see their new exhibit “A Thousand and One Faces of Mexico” featuring over 140 masks, as well as photographs, figurines, costumes and musical instruments. Saturday night I’ll be playing with my band The Torches at Iota in Arlington. The show starts at 9, and we go on first! After us will be Leland Sundries, and headlining the night is The Beanstalk Library. Sunday I’m heading over to Sixth & I Synagogue for “What Makes It Great?”, a lecture about and performance of the Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 3.
Jenn: If this weekend weren’t all about various crazy house tasks, I’m sure I would be out gallivanting as much as possible. But, I can only juggle one event – the launch of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails, to be precise)! I’m proud to be the member of the inaugural chapter (any boozy ladies interested in pledging this year? talk to me at the event) of a national organization dedicating to the cocktail craft and the women who mix them. Come join us this Sunday from 4pm to 7pm, at the Passenger, for a fun time with DC Brau specials and one helluva huge Pisco Sour. It’s benefitting breast cancer research, so of course there will be bras. Yeah, we’re an irreverent bunch of dames. See you there.
Rebecca: To kick start the weekend, I’ll be hanging with my homies and hitting up some of the bars around Dupont Circle, which I haven’t done in a while. The Big Hunt is definitely on my list of stop ins, as it’s got a fair about of sentimental, nostalgia for me. Doesn’t hurt that it also has a great selection of beers on tap. Saturday I’m continuing my New Year’s Healthfest by hitting up the gym, soaking in the warmth of the sauna, and getting my post-gym veggies/fruity goodness at Wonji Juice Bar in the Glover Park Whole Foods; my fav to date is the Green Goddess. Saturday evening I’ll head over to the new Town Hall, which took over Mason Inn’s location, for some ACC Tournament action. Sunday, I’m taking a tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception over in NE. It’s the largest Roman Catholic church in North America, is one of the ten largest churches in the world and is renown for its architecture and sacred, contemporary ecclesiastical art.
Natalia: Hello global warming, how I love thee right now. Weekend starts tonight, because its March 1st, crazy warm, and Standard is re-opening its patio for some boozy, porky bliss. I have also been meaning to try Mintwood, and now that they accept reservations that may be an easy Friday plan. Saturday’s rain can finally get me up to date with all the Oscar nominated movies, so a trip to E Street Cinema is in order. Sunday, I am headed to the Passenger for LUPEC’s first event. In case you haven’t read any of the posts above, know this: there is a group of ladies with a big mission: to preserve endangered cocktails, and deliver the finest concoctions of spirits known to man. See the WeloveDC crew and all you readers there.
Addison: This weekend is going to be all hockey all the time for me. I’m covering the 3/2, 3/4, and 3/6 Capitals’ games for WLDC, so I expect to see a lot of the Verizon Center press box. Friday, I’ve got to do some clothes shopping, so perhaps a visit to Tyson’s Corner or Georgetown. Saturday, I will be doing a long bridge-to-bridge loop run in the morning, hopefully the rain holds off early. In the evening, I’m throwing a baby shower for my best friend and his wife, who are expecting in June. Sunday will be a recovery day with brunch somewhere in Arlington (any recommendations?) and then an unusual evening Sunday hockey game when the Caps take on the Flyers.