We Love Weekends: March 9-11

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Another week of misery at work, another…. eh, pass the beer.

At least we’ve got some nice weather to salve the pain of the workin’ dude. (Dude is gender-neutral, you know) It’s the sort of weather that helps us determine which restaurants adhere to a slavish devotion to a set date for setting up outdoor chairs, despite year after year of whipsaw DC weather revealing that folly. I’m looking at you, Crystal City Jaleo location. Capital Weather Gang doesn’t think it’ll persist into the weekend, at least not this warm, but hope springs eternal…

Joanna: I need to rest this weekend, so I’m keeping it relatively low-key, starting with the Oscar-winning Iranian film A Separation in Shirlington. I’m hoping the weather will stay warm enough on Saturday for a bike ride down to Eastern Market – or more specifically, The Fridge, to see King Me. On Sunday I’m taking it easy with the hubs but heading out (way out) that evening – all the way to Tyson’s Corner for a reading of the new musical Galactic Cigarettes Presents: It’s Your World at 1st Stage.

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Marissa: Good lord the weather looks like it’s going to be beeee-ooo-tiful this weekend. While my Saturday will be occupied with some errands and pre-birthday shopping (treat yoself!), if I were you, I’d head to Urbana to learn how to make fresh mozzarella, haloumi and fromage blanc from chef John Critchley. The $40 class is this Saturday from 3 to 5 PM, and you can reserve a spot by emailing Lindsey Walker at linsey.walker (at) urbanadc.com or calling 202-956-6650. If the weather holds up, come Sunday I’m planning on getting some fresh air and renting a kayak from Thompson Boat Center.

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Potomac view
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Don: I’m fighting off a mild throatache so my weekend plans are pretty well focused around taking it easy. But when the weather gods send you an invitation like this one you need to make at least a token appearance. So I think my darling wife and I will go take a pleasant stroll around Roosevelt Island at the very least and perhaps spend a little time doing some outdoor dining and watching the planes over at gravelly point. Maybe go by the movie theater and very deliberately not see the abomination that is The Lorax. I’m open to other suggestions that involve sloth and recovery if you have them to suggest.

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Fedward: Saturday I will observe the International Day of Awesomeness (“March 10th, Every Year!”). I’m unaware of any official gatherings in the area so I will start by making my own awesome breakfast (with awesome bacon and awesome coffee), and then perhaps visit the awesome Unbuilt Washington exhibit at the ever-awesome National Building Museum. I’ll end the day seeing The Language Archive presented by my awesome friends at Forum Theatre. Sunday starts with the non-awesome loss of an hour due to Daylight Saving Time (TL,DR: I’m agin’ it). I’ll make sure to get to the Passenger’s hangover brunch early, so I have extra time to cry in my beer.

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moon over freedom
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Mosley: I’m still recovering from a business trip last week, so my weekend is going to be slow.  Tonight I’m meeting up with a bunch of photo friends to take pictures of the full moon rising over the Mall.  At the full moon closest to the Equinox the moon rises close to true East; this can allow it to line up with the major buildings along the Mall, like these.  Cloudy weather is the problem, and it isn’t looking like a great evening tonight.  Other than that, Saturday night DC by Foot is doing a Lincoln Assassination walking tour.  No, it’s not a tour where you get to assassinate Lincoln, but where you’ll visit all the sights in the old Downtown area of significance to the plot to kill President Lincoln.  Other than that, I’m hoping to get out an enjoy the Spring-ish weather that we’re having; hopefully it will stay with us through the weekend!

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Moses: An incredibly busy weekend for me, in the best of all ways.  Tonight is the 2012 Embassy Chef Challenge fundraiser for Cultural Tourism DC at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, so I’m stamping my stomach passport with international hors d’oeuvres all night!  Friday morning FHI 360 is hosting a free international development seminar “Human Development: The 360 Degree Perspective” in North Dupont (RSVP here – spots still available).  Friday night is the Black Keys at the Phone Booth – months of anticipation and wearing out my BK playlist finally coming to an end! Saturday night I’ll hopefully be cheering on my Hoyas in the Big East tournament Final at Touchdown (or else I’ll be drowning my sorrows there).

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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  1. All the cool kids will be at IOTA Saturday for the Porch Pickers Brigade. You should go, too.