We Love Weekends: July 27-29

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Draft beer
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How can we be in the last weekend in July already? Who moved my clock forward? Surely that’s why this feature is showing up on a Friday, not because of heat-addled brain! Oh well. Here’s how we’re going to say goodbye to the 7th month. How about you?

Jenn: So close. This weekend marks the end of weeks of medication for my heart ailment (sounds so Victorian, swoon). The practical side of me will continue to take it easy out of the danger zone, but the virtual side would be out and about like crazy. There’s tons to do and I’ve missed so much already! Fringe wraps up over the next few days, with plenty drama yet to see (I’m hoping to head to The Extermination Machine at DCAC). Of course even with many bartenders out of town for Tales of the Cocktail in NOLA (damn, I wish), there are still drinks to toss back. The lively folks at Drink the District are bringing you over 40 beers in two sessions over on New York Avenue on Saturday ($30 online/$40 at the event/$10 designated driver). It’s geared towards millennials who love great beer but don’t have a lot of cash to get introduced to new brews. Full pours will be available for domestic beer, with tastings for craft beer. Saturday also sees the launch of Season of Discovery at the historic St. Elizabeth’s, with a farmers’ market and all sorts of fun entertainment. Sunday I’d enjoy some of the best local bellydancers in DC Tribal Cafe’s monthly event at Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan, before crossing the river to see We Love DC’s own Alexia perform with The Torches at the Galaxy Hut. Whew. Here’s to getting healthy again!

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Marissa: I’ve got not one, but TWO old roommates in town, so my weekend plans will likely turn into catching up over cocktails. Friday after work, I’m hoping to unwind to a little country music at the South on South Capitol concert down at the Fairgrounds. Saturday night I’m heading to the Howard Theatre to catch chef Marcus Samuelsson speak about his new book, Yes, Chef. Come Sunday, it’s time for some R&R before gearing up for another busy week.

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Tom: Weekend? Oh God, I get a weekend! This is the weekend I’m finally going to pull the trigger and go get a new a bicycle, so look for me out on the town riding like a fool. You’ll know me by the “wheeeeeeee” you hear as I cycle by. Add in some rug shopping and maybe a trip to Ikea for cheap furni, and you’ve got a pretty solid weekend. Also included will be a first trip to the Brixton.

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Fort Reno
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Alexia: Weekend of rock, weekend of rock! If all goes according to plan I’ll be starting the rock tonight at Fort Reno to see Mobius Strip, More Humans, and Grammar. Friday night I hope to make it over to Comet Ping Pong for Natural ChildThe Doozies, and Birdcloud. Saturday hope to make it to an evening of music and poetry featuring the music of Chaim Rubenstein, at The Loft above City Bikes in Adams Morgan. Sunday I’m playing a show with my band The Torches and our labelmates A Lull at one of our very favorite haunts, Galaxy Hut! Come out and party with us!!

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Forum (Re)Acts – Long Exposure
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Fedward: Friday we’re seeing Young Jean Lee’sChurch, produced by Forum Theatre as part of the Over the Line Festival (here’s Patrick’s review). Sunday features brunch at Brixton followed by … brunch at the Passenger, as long as the latter has reopened after the renovations happening during Tales of the Cocktail. In between, we’re spending Saturday afternoon with some friends in Virginia for ribs, and no, you’re not invited to that.

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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