We Love Weekends – Feb 1 to 3

Rachel: This should be a fun one. I’ve got a show at American University on Friday night as part of an alternative Spring Break trip fundraiser (aka Jams for Justice). I’m always happy to help out the students at my Alma mater, so I’m expecting it to be a good time. Then my buddies The Very Small are playing their first live rock show in FOREVER at Comet Ping Pong. I’ll be honest, I haven’t been to a concert at Comet yet but a lot of my fellow local musicians have played shows there lately and I hear nothing but great things. Sunday will be spent rehearsing for my upcoming show at The Wonderland Ballroom on Wednesday, March 6. That performance is part of a new local variety show called The Wonderland Circus and is organized by the folks behind The Capital City Showcase.

Patrick: Friday night I think I’ll head on down to the Verizon Center and see the Wizards take on the Knicks. Saturday I will be brunching somewhere in Arlington. Lyon Hall? Liberty Tavern? I know it won’t be at Ray’s Hell Burger because that place is all closed down. Oh maybe I’ll go to Bayou! Problem is it’s always packed. Why does the rest of Clarendon have to think the same way I do? Saturday night I’m going to attempt to start my night in Rosslyn, move to Park at 14th, then end at H-Street. Would somebody like to loan me some cab fare?

Katie: Friday night I’ve got a track workout scheduled. (I’ve got a hidden gem near my work, but if you need a track, I recommend Wilson (that link is for the pool, but it’ll get you there) or any of these Arlington tracks.) Saturday, we’re taking it outside, grabbing the dog and going hiking. To make an afternoon of it, we’ll pick up a picnic and head to either Hidden Pond or Huntley Meadows. Sunday I’ll probably work on my spring garden, stopping by Ginkgo Gardens.

Fedward:  Friday is the anniversary of DC’s repeal of Prohibition and we’ll celebrate by braving crowds on U St to visit the Gibson to try Frank Jones’ ARTINI. I liked his entry last year. After that we’ll visit Room 11, who tweeted that they plan to celebrate, and maybe visit a Brown brother or two. Saturday if we can get out of bed in time, we’ll hit up the Kennedy Center for a talk on the Northern Lights (with slides and video from NASA). If we miss that we might still be up in time for Union Market’s gospel choir brunch. After that it’s member preview day for the new Green Schools exhibit at the National Building Museum. Sunday’s our last day of freedom quiet grown-up time not babysitting until next Saturday, so we’ll probably take it easy. So, just brunch at the Passenger.

Alexia: Friday night will find me at CD Cellar in Arlington to see local bands Troll Tax and Post Nasal Drip play. Saturday I’m taking a day-trip South to Richmond to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Sunday will find me at band practice, followed by my favorite monthly karaoke night at Galaxy Hut in Arlington!

Tom: Friday night would normally be a night out in Ward 5, we’ve been meaning to try Little Ricky’s in Brookland for their Cuban fare, it’s been getting raves, but I’ll be in Nashville for some social time this weekend. I hear amazing things about their Hot Chicken, so that’s on the list. I’ll be getting home Sunday, just enough time to hide out at Shaw’s Tavern with some email and prepare for the week.

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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