We Love Weekends: Nov 9 – 11

Marissa: There’s a three-day weekend in sight for me and I cannot wait for it. I’ll be checking all the goodies at the Crafty Bastards fair at Union Market on Saturday. Then I’m hoping to make my way over to Submerge, a nine day flash art event hosted by No Kings Collective. And if I didn’t get my fill of the arts, I’ll also be wandering my way through Fotoweek DC.

Tom: This weekend is supposed to be warmer again, so I plan on being out on my bike for one of the last good weekends of the year. I don’t have cold weather gear yet, so I may take a trip to REI to see what I need to get to ride through the winter. Crafty Bastards is this weekend, also, so I’ll be starting to look for holiday presents and whatnot. Plus, there are some good flicks in the theater so a trip to Hoffman Center for some quality IMAX work might be good, also.  I’m also on the look for a good local turkey for Thanksgiving, so catch me at Union Market to talk with Border Springs Farm about a local bird. My Movember stache is particular creepy this weekend, also, which will find me at Movemberfest on H Street Saturday.

Fedward: Planning a wedding was hard enough, so we made a conscious choice to renew our lease without realizing that our neighborhood Safeway would actually, finally, inconveniently be closing for demolition and new construction. This put us in the market for grocery delivery and our first CSA, the Smucker Farms Winter CSA. Friday’s our first delivery, which we’ll be sharing with some friends (who, conveniently for us, were previous members who live around the corner) at a CSA dinner party. Saturday and Sunday will be split between one of the last performances of War Horse and a trip to IKEA for some emergency furniture as we attempt to reorganize our apartment around our new no-grocery-store lifestyle. We’ll wrap up the weekend as usual with brunch at the Passenger.

Patrick: If you haven’t heard, Warby Parker is in town and for some reason they decided I should be the city’s Warby Parker representative while they are in town. Needless to say I will be hanging out at the Warby Parker School Bus which will be parked in Georgetown on M St. between 31st St and Wisconsin Ave next to the PNC bank Friday and Saturday. Say hi and I’ll give you a free hug! You can also check out some pretty nice frames while you are there too. Also don’t forget about the DCWeek Closing party which will be at 700 H St. NE at an abandoned and renovated pop-up space. Ya it sounds kinda Fringe/Hipster to me too, but anything for an open bar right? Get tickets here.

Jenn: “I’m tired of dancing to the same old music,” a friend sighed recently, “Is there anything different?” Hell yes, honey. Come with me to Tropicalia on Thursday night for some sizzling turns with Alma Tropicalia‘s psychedelic Brazilian funk, and Afro-Brazilian percussion by Batala Washington. Return there Saturday night for progressive salsa with Bio Ritmo. If that doesn’t get you into a hot dance vibe, I don’t know what will. Still bored? See a crazy show like Rockwell’s Universal seXbots at fallFRINGE, or dog & pony’s A Killing Game at Arena. Or Alison Klayman’s award-winning documentary on brilliant radical artist Ai Weiwei, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, at the Hirshhorn Museum. Or Benjamin Bellas’ new multimedia exhibition meditating on his uncle’s loss at sea, at Flashpoint Gallery. Look “fotochic” at Fotoweek’s DC Benefit Launch Party. So much to do, you’ll need your caffeine fix. I’ll be refueling at Qualia at some point. Say hi.

Don: My weekend is a little up in the air; I somehow strained a muscle in my chest while working the election on Tuesday – the weight of all that responsibility on my shoulders, I suppose – and if I’m still spending my days in a Vicodin-addled state then I may not be going too far. Which wouldn’t be too bad, given the projection for clear and warmer, but it would be nice to enjoy the lovely weather on a walk along the Potomac or over at Teddy Roosevelt Island. I’m by-grod going to get around to seeing Looper and I’d like to go see if the Warby Parker guys can put a reading glasses prescription in a monocle.

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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