October? How did that happen? This calendar is broke, someone call IT!
Well, whatever. We give up. Less sweating and in a month we can stop seeing all those damned political ads targeted at Virginia voters. What’s the point of living in solid state Maryland or all-DNC-all-the-time DC if you still have to watch this endless back and forth before every presidential election?
We’re planning on ignoring the ads best we can and have some diversions planned. Want to hear about them? Here you go.
Marissa: Who said it wasn’t acceptable to start drinking before 5 PM? [Editor's note: nobody on our staff, we assure you] Saturday afternoon I’ll be over at the Passenger for a cocktails class, learning all about the basics of bartending from none other than the master himself, Derek Brown. Here’s to hoping my friends can stop grimacing at my heavy-handed cocktails after this class. Then it’s off to chat with Ted Bulletin’s pastry chef, Rebecca Albright, so I can deliver a good fall dessert recipe to you fine readers. Come Sunday a brunch with friends kicks off the day before apple picking somewhere out in Virginia or Maryland. Leave a comment if you know of a great orchard!
Fedward: the Social Chair and I are celebrating our last full weekend as a non-married couple by turning down all invitations on Saturday. It’s even marked on our calendar already as “No. Nothing. Not available.” Rest assured, however, that the day will be completely full with preparations for the wedding. Friday she’s meeting with her seamstress for a dress fitting, and Sunday we’ll be at the Passenger not just for our usual brunch, but also for the Scofflaw’s Den Anniversary Party. PR minus fifteen days and counting!
Rachel: I’ll be honest, my only real plans this weekend include playing a solo acoustic set at STPP Music Fest on Friday night at Secret Lounge near Logan Circle (I go on at 8:50 p.m.) and sleeping. I’ll also be waiting to see where the NL East Champion Nationals will end up playing postseason baseball once those details come available. I still can’t believe that the fever dream on Monday night was for real!
Rebecca: Friday I’m headed to a preview of Captiale which is being promoted as “DC’s newest Hogwarts-meets-Hollywood inspired nightlife venue.” Not sure exactly what that means, but I’ll be sure to let you all in on it. Saturday is VirginFest out at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Definitely going to check out Santigold, M83, Trampled By Turtles, Nas and many more. Sunday I’ve got an epic game of sloshball scheduled and then I’ll settle in for the 2 hour season finale of AMC’s Hell On Wheels. Anson Mount hotness.