We Love Weekends: May 25-27

Photo courtesy of Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie

courtesy of Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie

Rachel: I’ve been waiting for this weekend for what feels like forever and I AM STOKED! My weekend begins early with a Thursday night performance at Iota Club & Cafe in Arlington where I’ll be performing as part of “Fleetwood Mac” during the Classic Albums 1977 concert. We’ll be kicking off the entire show at 8:30 p.m. and admission will be $12 at the door. Can’t wait to sing “Songbird,” it’s one of my favorite songs of all-time. My little sister’s coming to town on Friday to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in the Nation’s Capital so it’ll be nice to show her around town. Then, Saturday night’s what I’ve been looking forward to all week. I’ll be playing DC9 for the first time with a full band while sharing the stage with DC’s own The Grey Area and my old friends Filligar. It’s an early show and music starts with my band at 8 p.m. sharp (admission is $8 at the door). This is Filligar’s last show before going on tour with Counting Crows in June (they’ll be at Wolf Trap on June 20, FYI), so if you wanna catch ’em before they make it big then I’d strongly suggest stopping by DC9 on Saturday night. The rest of the weekend will be rounded out with BBQ’s and time outside — just how it should be.

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Typewriter Eraser, Scale X
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Marissa: The thought of the start of summer this weekend makes my limbs tingle in excitement (and anticipation of potential sunburns). Friday, I’ll be heading to the first of the Jazz in the Sculpture Garden. Afterwards, it’s over to New York Avenue Beach Bar, provided they’re fully open and operating. Litterbox, you say? Whatevs. Can’t a girl enjoy the feeling of sand between her toes while remaining in the city limits? Saturday will include lots of grilling with some friends and then Sunday I plan to catch some of Artomatic.

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Handling the Heat
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Don: Apparently job one will be sweating – a projected high of 91 is going to make for a muggy day, given how damp everything is after this week’s rain – but I will be out in it even if I have to sit under the hose. Which would be an ironic way to celebrate the end of the rain but I contain multitudes. For some indoor relief I might try to catch STC’s Servant of Two Masters (if I can take the pain from laughing which Joanna promises is part of the package) and perhaps a little late-Sunday funk at U St. Music Hall for Afrika Bambaataa and All Good Funk Alliance. If anyone’s gonna get funked up it may as well be me.

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14th St.
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Fedward: I haven’t had a complete day off in a couple weeks, and this three day weekend will be no exception. This weekend is our last chance to see the Unbuilt Washington exhibit at the National Building Museum, and we’ve been talking about it since before it opened, so I guess that means we have to go there. Sunday night we’ll be at Studio Theatre for the opening of Bachelorette. After a Big Work Thing today and tomorrow, though, the highlight of my weekend will be the opening of the new New York Ave Beach Bar. Look for me there with my feet up and a can of cold beer in my hand.

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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