We Love Weekends – June 8-10

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If you’ve been lucky, like me, the week has flown by and you’re surprised to be thinking about your weekend already. If you’re unlucky and it seems like a decade since that lazy Sunday evening, well, at least you have something to look forward to. Eventually. Weather should be nice, if a bit warm – though Capital Weather points out that we’ve got nothing to complain about compared to this time last year – so maybe some outdoors are in your future. I know they are in mine.

Tom: I’m ready for summer! This week at BicycleSPACE I took the clipless plunge, so I’ll be giving my bike a workout this weekend, possibly up the Custis Trail through Arlington. It’s also the first week of CSA shares at our farm, so we’ll be trekking out to Bluemont for our first box. But, before we even get there, I have to find something special for Tiffany, whom I married 6 years ago this Monday. Happy Anniversary sweetie!

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Uptown Theater – Cleveland Park
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Huzzard: This weekend I could do something fun and exciting, but more than likely I will just lazy around and do a bunch of nothing. Those can be the best weekends but I do have some absurd streak of having watched live baseball every weekend this season so far and all of last season. With SoMd in town that can continue, or I can just go see Prometheus and call it a lazy summer weekend of relaxation.

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Rebecca: My weekends continue to be about R&R, which involves sleeping, eating locally-sourced foods and trying to get some sort of sun-kissed base for my pasty anglo body. Friday I’m off to the Strathmore for a live-recording of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! for a special show highlighting the quirks and embarrassments of political leaders throughout history. As I listen to this show pretty much every weekend I’m pumped to see it live. Tickets are still available! Saturday, I’ll hit up the Glover Park-Burleith Farmer’s Market, as I do every Saturday, to replenish my stores. My go-to this season has been Spriggs Delight Farm’s feta cheese which is NOM NOM in salads, scrambled eggs, etc. Sunday, I’ll be chilling out pool side Volta Park Pool.

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Fresh Crabs
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Patrick: Besides a couple of parties this weekend (I’m so popular), I plan checking out Suicide, Inc over at No Rules Theatre on H Street tomorrow. I suspect I’ll do my usual routine of going out for all my meals. This weekend I have the urge for some crabs. I suspect a trip to The Quarterdeck maybe in the cards.

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District Yacht Club
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Addison: Since apparently a week in the Caribbean sun wasn’t enough time to get me some semblance of a tan, I shall have to head back out into the sunshine this weekend to remedy that situation. Friday is my buddy’s birthday and to celebrate we will be hanging out on the patio at Jay’s Saloon in Arlington. Saturday I will be out on the water in Baltimore rowing in the Charm City Sprints with Capital Rowing Club. Saturday night depends on how exhausted I am, but the Russian Machine Never Breaks party at Front Page in Ballston seems like a good option. More fun in the sun on Sunday as the spring kickball season winds down on the National Mall.

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JCM: I’m starting off the weekend with a Guinness at Four Provinces in Arlington and ending the weekend with a Guinness at home on the roof. In between I’ll hit up the Arlington Farmer’s Market at Courthouse before I head out – way out – to Sterling, VA, for a BBQ with the fam. My goal is to purchase every bite for the week from the market, so hopefully I can resist spending my whole budget on cheese curds. On Sunday an iced coffee at Eastern Market should help with the predicted heat. Then after catching up on some work, I’ll be heading to Studio Theatre to expand my weirdness threshold with The Animals and Children Took to the Streets. And finally that second, long-awaited Guinness.

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Don: My darling wife and I are getting a brief break in our visiting family parade so we’re going to do some couple things for as long as the peace and quiet lasts. Well, couple plus pup. Saturday will have some dog park and sidewalk cafe breakfast time at a to-be-determined location – anyone have a favorite pairing? Sunday evening has some BBQ time with some other couples. My most anticipated event is actually next Thursday evening, when the And I Am Not Lying show will be at the Black Cat. I missed it last year so I’m excited to take Jeff an iced espresso (Nobody tell Nick Cho) and see this combination of burlesque and spoken word.

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Nicole: It’s Capital Pride weekend! I’ll be joining the throngs down by Dupont Circle for Saturday’s parade, then will visit the Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. My friends and I will retreat to Rock Creek Park to picnic before heading back downtown and wrapping up the weekend with Kristen Chenoweth’s concert at DAR Constitution Hall.

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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