We Love Weekends: June 1 – 3

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Mosley: Got a business trip to the West Coast this weekend, so no fun for me.  But if I were to have the time to myself, I’d go to Artomatic Saturday night for the Meet the Artist Night.  There is so much excellent work of artists that I’d love to meet, that I’m kinda bummed I’m going to miss it.  Also happening Saturday at Artomatic is the Art-to-Go Marketplace where you can buy some of the work.

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Ping pong arena is awesome. So is @aviel ‘s play.
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Alexia: starting my weekend of rock off tonight with Typefighter and Ugly Purple Sweater at the Black Cat! Saturday hope to get some chill time at my friend’s pool during the day, and then heading over to Comet Ping Pong in the evening for some shaking of tailfeathers with Coup Sauvage & The Snips and Chain and The Gang. Sunday morning starting my day with a recording session at my friend Greg’s studio, and evening brings one of my favorite bands of all-time Radiohead to the Verizon Center!

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2011 Fast Forward Health Film Festival 6600
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Marissa: A regular, two-day weekend after a holiday weekend always leaves me feeling jipped. But aside from trying to make the most of my hours outside of a cubicle by lounging at the pool and barbecuing for some friends, I’m planning on taking advantage of the free summer Saturdays at the Corcoran. Then Sunday, it’s off to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi at West End Cinema, since so many friends have been raving about it. And if there’s time, I’ll try to sneak in a bowl of ramen at the newly opened Sakuramen in Adams Morgan.

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Eat on the Street
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Natalia: I am loving this weather, so plan on spending every waking moment in some kind of outdoor activity. On Friday, I want to check out the new rooftop at Masa 14– margaritas and bao buns galore. On Saturday Ill head over to Georgetown and check out this year’s Taste of Georgetown event- a food and wine festival to support the homeless, if it gets too hot head into the Blues Alley for some jazz and wine pairings. Sunday, some spring cleaning and then headed to The National Gallery to check out Joan Miro’s exhibit and Jose Andres’ Garden Cafe Catalonia.

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Glen Echo Park, MD…#2
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Fedward: This weekend the Social Chair and I are babysitting her niecelets. That means for the bulk of the weekend we’re limited to activities appropriate for the under-6 crowd. Maybe a trip to the pool, possibly a trip up to Colesville for the National Capital Trolley Museum, maybe a standard diversion to Glen Echo Park, or possibly even just a walk from their home in Mt. Pleasant to the zoo. With the Social Chair’s schedule I’m going to be a single “uncle” for part of the weekend, so if you see a tall bald guy with two blond moppets, say hi.

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Looking east from Bluemont Winery, VA
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Looking east from the Bluemont Winery VA–#2
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Tom: It’s a farm weekend! Sunday we’ll head out to the boonies to get our first week of CSA produce and sit on the deck at Bluemont Vineyards and plan something interesting. But before that we’ll head out Friday night, weather depending, to watch the Nationals face off with the Braves. Going into the weekend, they’re still the First Place Nationals, but the Braves will be looking for payback after the sweep.  I’m also planning to hit the H Street Farmers’ Market which is expanding this weekend after record demand. Just call me a gentrifier already, because I’m also planning to do some bike riding on Saturday morning, that is if I’m not headed for the Capital Jazzfest at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

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Washington DC Lightning (1of 3)
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Don: I’m about ready to wander the streets looking for someone to piñata (hit till candy falls out) so I’m all about the unwinding this weekend. I’m going to find somewhere to sit with a cold beer and watch tomorrow’s ugly weather then it’s all up for grabs. A scheduling issue kept me from going to press night for the GenX-nostaligia-fest that is Signature Theater’s Xanadu (don’t laugh (or do, whatever, I loved that movie when I was 8)) so perhaps I’ll catch up with it or maybe Servant of Two Masters, based on Jenn’s recommendation. Artomatic is always a possibility, though I tend to prefer slightly less crowded weekday nights.

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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