We Love Weekends: Nov 2 – 4

Joanna: I plan to spend most of this weekend working like a madwoman on a website launch scheduled for Election Day. But I’ll definitely take a break to attend the Million Puppet March on the Mall. I was born for this event! Look for me there donning an animal hat and finger puppets. I’d also recommend taking some time this weekend to figure out your ballot. WAMU has a great voter guide that lets you compare candidates (even for school board!) and print out a sample ballot of your choices. And I made some organic gingerbread hot chocolate mix in preparation for Sandy (powdered milk/sugar/cocoa + gingerbread milk chocolate. Mix in coffee grinder.) so when I’m not working you’ll find me downing that and taking a stroll in Capitol Hill to see the few leaves that remain.

Don: Like Joanna, I have various work-ish commitments to deal with. In my case it’s finishing up the photo booth configuration for Monday’s We Love DC Hates Cancer event. But I am going to find a little time to head over to the Arlington Central Library on Saturday and hear my old coworker Andy Wenzel talk about the history of the Tropic/Herald/Post Hunt. Sunday we’re going to meet an old friend over at Eastern Market. No blueberry pancakes on Sunday – we’ll be there too late anyway – but Market Lunch will have other treats for us.

Tom: This weekend, I’ll likely be getting election worker training to work as a precinct captain for the city during Tuesday’s general election. In addition, I’ll be joining friends for a home-made meal on Saturday night, as well as jumpstarting my Movember campaign (yes, by the time you read this, I’ll be clean-shaven for the first time in over a decade) to raise money for prostate cancer research. There’s also preparatory work to do related to Monday’s We Love DC Hates Cancer. Should be a great weekend!

Patrick: Friday marks the beginning of Digital Capital Week, DC’s week-long festival of everything social, digital, and interactive. There’ll be some great parties to kick off the event including the opening bash at Penn Social and a party at Capitale on Saturday night. Saturday I’ll be at the Verizon Center covering the Wizards home opener against the Celtics- tip off is at 7 PM and my prospects on the Wizards aren’t too high. Of course it wouldn’t be a DC weekend without brunch and I’ll be checking out The Pig in Logan circle.

Marissa: I had really been embracing my inner-hermit lately, but I’m ready to venture out into the city this weekend. Starting Friday, I’m heading out to Eden Center for the first time, equipped with a list of recommendations from blogger Sylvie Nguyen on the best places to eat at. My friend and I plan on eating our weight in bahn mi, pho and whatever else we can get our hands on. Saturday I plan on checking out the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit down at the National Gallery of Art. And come Sunday maybe I’ll stop by Smucker Farms to pick up some goodies. I early-voted last weekend, but if you haven’t, Saturday’s the last day for early voting in the District, so get your civic duty on.

Rachel: Pending my concert buddy gets back from London in time to get me my ticket, I’ll be reuniting with one of my favorite singer-songwriters — Mr. Tony Lucca — at Jammin’ Java on Saturday night. Some of you may know Tony from season two of NBC’s The Voice where he came in third. The man’s a talent and I’m so excited to swoon with the rest of the crowd while he sings. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that will be the highlight of my weekend. Otherwise, I’ll be preparing at the We Love DC Hates Cancer happy hour event that’ll be going down on Monday (11/5). I’ll be performing a few songs along side a pair of fellow D.C. musicians. Let’s make this event a success! Feel free to stop by Pound The Hill between 5 and 9 p.m. We would all love to see you there.

Fedward: Back into the swing of things after our honeymoon in Puerto Rico, the Social Chair and I will be filling our weekend with … theatre and drinking. As usual. Saturday we’re seeing Our Class at Theater J, and Sunday we might squeeze in the matinee of Studio’s Dirt before our standard brunch at the Passenger. This time our weekend extends through Monday, with both the We Love DC Hates Cancer benefit at Pound the Hill and the Passenger’s MurrayAid event. Stenson is a bartender in Seattle, not DC, but his imprint on the global cocktail culture cannot be overstated.

Alexia: Tonight I have the honor of playing cello with one of my favorite DC bands, Black Hills at The Phillips Collection for their After 5 party. Tonight’s theme is French Fever, and features artist Xavier Veilhan, who has collaborated with artists such as Air and Sebastien Tellier. At 5:15 I’ll be playing a duo set with Black Hills frontman Aaron Estes, and at 7:15 will be the full Black Hills band along with a string quartet. It is going to be spectacular! Friday night I’m playing with my band The Torches for the Dia de los Muertos party at The Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria. Saturday I will be recovering from the awesomeness, though I may crawl over to the Arlington Civitan Flea Market just to poke around. Sunday morning will find me going full-steam again, in the recording studio for another project! If I have an ounce of energy come Sunday night, I’ll head over to Galaxy Hut for their awesome Karaoke, which happens the first Sunday of every month.

Jenn: I’m feeling a cold coming on, which is never a good sign for the weekend. So I’m switching to battle mode and visiting Pho Viet, Pho 14, Sakuramen, and Toki Underground. All of them. If they can’t save me, nothing can, and I better get well, because the post-Halloween lull ends very soon! Tonight I’m heading over to Studio Theatre to see “Dirt,” then hitting Bar Pilar for a cocktail to continue the cure (maybe some pumpkin-infused bourbon Vietnamese coffee). I was supposed to be in NYC this weekend, but thanks to Sandy that isn’t happening. The stories I’m hearing from friends and family up north are insane. We’re truly lucky to have been spared the worst.

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.


2 thoughts on “We Love Weekends: Nov 2 – 4

  1. Tom, as a non-official participant in Movember, what about a month ending photo article of fellow DCers and their ‘staches?

    My last one was almost 20 years ago, and my then gf made me shave it off, as it was very decidedly ‘scary-redneck’. We’ll see what age brings, but I’m not hopeful.