We Love Weekends – Sep 21 – 23

Rachel: I’ll be playing one of my last solo acoustic shows of the year this coming Friday at Fireflies in Delray (Alexandria). There’s no cover charge and the splendidly talented Molly Hagen will also be performing. The two of us will be there from 9 – 11 p.m. so feel free to stop by and enjoy the music while grabbing a nosh or a drink. Saturday’s kind of up for grabs. It might be spent at the Navy Yard for a ballgame, not sure yet though. Then comes Sunday when I’ll most definitely be at Nats Park …because why not, right?

Alexia: so many shows, so little time. Thursday night I’m super stoked to see the Make-Up reunion at Black Cat, along with super-sassy favorites of mine openers Coup Sauvage and the Snips! Saturday my mind is blown by how many shows there are going on that I want to see. First, I want to check out GEMS (new band from the duo that brought you Birdlips) opening up the night at Rock & Roll Hotel. Then comes the hard part- dividing myself into three people so I can be at the following places at once (or developing super-speed to race from one to the next) there’s E.D. Sedgwick & Heavy Breathing at Comet Ping Pong, Shark Week at Velvet Lounge (if you haven’t seen these kids yet, do it before they get too big and leave DC in their dust!), and DJ Will Eastman is doing an epic 6-hour DJ set to celebrate the 12th anniversary of his dance night Bliss at U Street Music Hall. I’ll see you on the flipside.

Marissa: Maybe it’s my imagination, but it seems like there are even more festivals happening this autumn. So with that in mind, I plan on heading down to check out the DC State Fair/Barracks Row Fall Festival on Saturday. After that, to mark the first official day of fall I’ll probably wear a sweater, scoop chili into my mouth while cheering for some football game on TV, holding a pumpkin and glancing at the changing leaves outside. Can you tell how excited I am for this season!? Saturday night holds a birthday celebration for two close friends and come Sunday it might be time to channel that enthusiasm into some apple picking.

Tom: I wish to go to the Festival! That is, the Friends of Rhode Island’s Fall Fest on Saturday afternoon, with food from Lace on the Avenue, Rita’s and Taste, there’s going to be some awesome eats, as well as some amazing art from Art Enables, and a great event from DC Brau, as well as the DC Statehood Committee of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association. Sunday I’ll be focused on the Nationals, as they continue their miracle worst-to-first season against the Brewers. Somewhere in there, I’ll be visiting some of DC’s fine car dealership in search of a sweet new ride.

Natalia: I have fall and food on my mind (what else is new?) Friday I am headed to Elizabeth’s Gone Raw to celebrate the week-end and try my first raw dining experience, which I will share with all of you following. Saturday, I am headed out to Homestead Farm to pick and purchase my weight in apples. With the cooler temps, baking is a must, so I am excited to spend some time reading up on the perfect apple pairings, and mastering the art of pie. Saturday night I am headed to Johnny’s Half Shell for a Texas style crab fest, for the last summer reminder. Sunday, undefined, but maybe Ill give in to learning a bit about Football.

Don: My goal is outdoors, beer, and baseball. All of which should be lovely. Woooooooo Nats!

Fedward: The Social Chair is going shopping for accessories and accoutrements (the top billing for Spanx on that page makes me appreciate my gender prerogative even more than I already did). We’re also headed to KoGiBow for a cake topper. That probably means we should finalize our plans for cake or cake substitutes, huh. When did time start moving so quickly? 29 days to Puerto Rico!

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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