We Love Weekends: Jan 25-27

Rebecca: Friday I’m destressing from a long and hectic work week with a 90 minute sweat-fest at Down Dog Yoga in Bethesda. If you’re interested in checking out hot yoga, I highly recommend this studio. Be sure to hydrate before and after. Saturday mornings I’ve been playing pick up, small sided soccer in Glover Park, but with this week’s freezing weather and snow, I’ll likely take a break from that and instead grab a cup of solid coffee at Peregrine and window shop at the home furnishing shops along 14th. Saturday night, I think American Ice Company is calling my name from some chill drinks, relaxed atmosphere and solid tunes. Sunday I’ve got some errands to run and I think an early-ish trip to IKEA in College Park is on the docket. Love me those Swedish meatballs and you can’t beat the price!

Katie: I’m actually really jealous of Rebecca’s plans at Down Dog, I adore them (especially Beth, she’s one of my favorite teachers ever!), but I’ll be finding my yoga on the Hill this weekend, either at Capitol Hill Yoga or Yoga District on H. I’d practically pay Down Dog to build a studio on my side of the National Mall. It’s an exercise-ful weekend, because my training for the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile officially kicks off, but I’ll still take some time to hit up Union Market to check out the new Red Apron Butchery stand. I haven’t gotten my grubby little hands on their beef jerky in probably over a year, and so I’m going to make a beeline straight to them and buy it all.

Rachel: I’m tucked away in Crystal City working for the majority of this weekend but come Saturday I’ll be out and about in Rosslyn with a likely stop over at one of my favorite Irish pubs Four Courts. Then Sunday, I’m finishing my prep for a last minute show at IOTA which will be this coming Monday night (1/28). I look forward to breaking out a few acoustic 90′s boy band covers including this one. So if that’s up your alley, I’d love to see you at the show! Music starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $10.

Patrick: I’m really excited to have a somewhat quiet weekend. After that Inauguration I think I’ll be staying off the sauce for sometime. By sometime I probably mean three days. Dominion Stage in Arlington is performing one of my favorite musicals: Avenue Q. I hope to catch a show before it closes this weekend so I can sing along to The Internet is for Porn. I’m also continuing my Oscar Watch by catching the The Master at AMC Shirlington.

Joanna: It’s my last weekend in DC for a month so I’m hoping to spend it well. Everything starts with an (un)healthy portion of my other half’s gourmet mac & cheese, based on the Martha Stewart masterpiece. I’d also like to visit Jack Rose and L’Enfant Cafe for some fancy food and drink, but I might have accidentally spent all my money on cheese already… And the National Gallery of Art’s Shock of the News exhibit is closing this weekend, so I’m sure to catch that while making a second visit to Michelangelo’s David-Apollo (what treasures are free in this city!). Then it’s back to prepping my travel journal for Oz.

Jenn: I’m still in post-surgery recovery mode (hey, I have a cool cyborg heart!) but if I can muster the energy to hit the New Order/Duran Duran dance party Friday night at the Black Cat, and the ARTpocalypse closing party at The Dunes Saturday night, I will. Look for me being a wallflower. Otherwise, it’s a weekend with lots of comfort. I may venture through the cold to enjoy a macaron at Le Caprice (who am I kidding? I need a whole box, people!), and perhaps a plate of pasta at Posto (ok, I just had to go with the alliteration there) – though what I am really craving is my favorite dish of tartare at Fiola. Maybe one of Jeff Faile’s bitter cocktails is just what this heart of glass needs.

Don: We’ve just finished our obligatory you-have-a-baby-show-him-to-us parental visit so we’re likely going to take it a little easier this weekend and enjoying the peace and quiet around the house. Or as p&q as it ever is when you have an infant. But we’ll make the usual bougie outing to the farmer’s market and maybe a little casual dining. We’ll save our outdoor outings till next week and the odd warm snap, though we’ll also be sure to see Rachel at Iota on Monday. Never too young to introduce the boy to some quality guitar work.

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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