Fedward: a short notice work trip means my Friday night will be spent on the Acela Express coming back from NYC. Saturday the Social Chair are being showered with booze, by which I mean both that we are receiving liquor and associated products at a stock-the-bar shower, and that there will be an ample supply of drinks at the party itself. I can’t wait to see what our friends have found with the assistance of Joe Riley at the fabulous Ace Beverage. Provided we can make it out of bed Sunday, we’re seeing “The Animals…” at Studio before heading to the Passenger for hangover brunch (which this week could be more aptly named than usual).
Ben R.: I’ll be immersed in hockey all weekend, as it’s time for the 2012 NHL Draft. I actually scored tickets to the draft up in Pittsburgh, so I’ll be perched in the CONSOL Energy Center analyzing the Washington Capitals’ draft choices. If I was in town, I’d make sure to hit NMAI’s Choctaw Days; every year has been spectacular and there’s no reason to think this year would be any less.
Mosley: I feel like a parent, only without any kids: I need a quiet weekend. To that end, I’m planning on catching up with a bunch of things around my apartment. But if I had the time to myself, I’d probably hit the wonderfully AC’d museums. Specifically, the Portrait Gallery has a new exhibit on the War of 1812 (1812: A Nation Emerges), a little remembered war that I really enjoy learning things about. Other than that, I would absolutely LOVE to go see the Nationals destroy the Orioles this weekend! I’ve been wanting to go see a game against the O’s for-ev-er, so that I can boo Peter Angelos and show him the fan he lost (it’s the little things in life). But sadly, getting up to Baltimore is a bridge too far for me. But still: “GO NATS”!
Marissa: Feeding into my burgeoning shopping addiction, some friends and I are driving out to the Leesburg Outlets to spend an afternoon buying things we may or may not need (What’s that, Le Creuset outlet? I need that 7.5 quart pot in cobalt blue? And perhaps a Michael Kors clutch to match? OKAY!). Sunday morning I plan on getting up early and checking out a Farmer’s Market, though I’m not sure which one yet and am prepared for a little driving adventure. Sunday evening I’ll be getting glammed up and heading off to the RAMMY’s Awards Gala, honoring some of the best in the DC restaurant and bar scene. Follow me on Twitter @bonappetitfoodi for some live-tweeting throughout the awards ceremony.
Natalia: Finally, a weekend in DC for me. I’m going to kick it off by heading to Jazz in the Sculpture Garden on Friday, an ice cold beer and some live music, hello summa summa time. Saturday is scheduled to be beautiful, so headed to Harper’s Ferry for a day of tubing and kayaking. These full day stints require a chill night of good food, good company, and al fresco dining. I’m thinking the rooftop at Masa 14 or Cafe St. Ex patio. Sunday, the We Love DC family is gathering at none other than the Passenger, which means Ill finally get to try their hangover brunch, with a stiff drink in hand. A movie Sunday night at E Street Cinema to distract my thoughts from the imminent work week sounds about right too. All of this weekend activity of course only if I don’t melt along the way.
Huzzard: With the Nationals just up the road in Baltimore I am going to find baseball in a hopeless place as I visit Charm City for two of the three games. On Saturday a friend from out of town will be coming in and we will be making our yearly journey to Pickles Pub where we will drink many $2.50 beers before heading into Camden Yards. Since I got the cheapest possible tickets I could find I will enjoy my view of the warehouse. The fact that the stadium may stand the test of time doesn’t mean the sight lines are any good. Sunday’s game will be much more relaxed, but it may be full of even more excitement as Ross Detwiler will be back on the mound in a starting position for the Nats. All in all it could be a good weekend or a bad weekend, and it all depends on how the hometown nine play in the Old Line State.
Joanna: How much art can one woman see in three days before her brain sizzles and her eyes glue shut? That’s the question I’ll be answering this weekend, starting on Friday night at the Source Festival. As a judge for the 10-minute play category, I’m excited to see which 6 were chosen for the Rites of Passage series. Then I’m off to Artomatic for one last go-around before it closes on Saturday. I’ll also be getting homesick for Madrid at Flamenco Soul, here for one night at The Howard Theatre. It practically requires sangria beforehand on U Street. Sunday I’ll be biking around town, eventually winding up at The Passenger, where food and drink count as art in their own right.
Don: I think it’s home improvement weekend. Which is sort of a bummer since the Capital Weather Gang says the weekend will be less OH GROD OH GROD I’M BURNING PLEASE MAKE IT STOP than yesterday and today has been. But hey, duty calls… duty in this case being prep for hosting a certain couple’s wedding shower. Even if one half of the pair hasn’t written me any more wedding prep stories for the blog lately. *cough* Sunday I’ll spend the hottest part of the day in the dark coolness of the Passenger. We might take the little fuzzy boy to a dog park in-between if we can find one that’s got a good amount of shade.