We Love Weekends – Mar 22 to 24

Joanna: It’s spring, y’all. SPRING! The sun is high in the sky these days, so most of my weekend will be spent out in that. On Saturday I’m trekking to Georgetown and its Baked and Wired cupcakes before heading over the bridge to Artisphere for a staged reading of The River and the Mountain – a controversial Ugandan play related to homosexual policies that are still in affect. On Sunday the husband and I will introduce our dog to his arch-nemesis: a little cocker spaniel who hates him and wants him dead. We like the other dog’s owners, and they like us, so we really need a Kumbaya moment here. And since technically the Cherry Blossom Festival started yesterday, at some point I may also stop by Family Days at the National Building Museum to get in the spirit.

Mosley: Beer is in my weekend plans.  Sunday I’m going to the DC Beer Festival at Nats Park.  Mainly because I love beer and love Nat’s Park.  And this will get me over the hump until baseball season starts up and I can go to a Nats game.  Hoping against hope that the weather stays nice on Sunday.  Friday and Saturday plans are up in the air, but if the weather is as nice as predicted, I may go for a nice long photo walk along the Mount Vernon Trail; haven’t done that in a couple of years.

Katie: Friday, I’m hanging out with a friend in Old Town, and we’re hitting up The Pita House for some Mediterranean. Saturday, I’m being a dutiful bridesmaid and playing mannequin while my bestie picks out our bridesmaids dresses. We’re in for a day of shopping at Hitched, J.Crew and Ellie’s to find the perfect frock for her five bridesmaids to wear in her August vineyard wedding. Saturday night, I’m touring the monuments at night (GASP, can you believe in all six years I’ve lived here, I’ve never actually done that?) and then I’m rounding in on race day for the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile, so I’ve got my final big long run this weekend. Eek! Wish my hydration and stamina!

Rachel: My weekend starts today. It’s my birthday and I plan on celebrating. I’m kicking things off with lunch at DGS Delicatessen followed by happy hour, dinner, and a show at IOTA while some of my friends tackle some of 1979′s most classic albums. Word is the Cherry Blossom Festival starts this weekend so I’m going to do my best to avoid the Metro Rail at all costs because large crowds tend to stress me out. I’m also planning on joining a couple of the biggest Nats fans in town for some greasy food and drinks at Duffy’s in celebration of the swiftly approaching baseball season. Party on.

Patrick: Saturday I’m running the 2nd 5K ever in my entire life. The Run for Haiti 5K. I’d feel better about this if I actually trained this week instead of getting over my #SXSW Flu. I know all the hard core runners reading this are making fun of me. After my death run I’m reviewing Voodoo Macbeth over at American Century Theatre. As a theatre person I’m nervous I just typed the M word- I’m sure I won’t be cursed, right? After the show I hope to break my liver back in with my favorite Radio personality. Sunday I’ll be brunching at everybody’s favorite hip coffee place: Busboys & Poets.

Jenn: Tonight I’m heading over to The Dunes for Stand for Art’s Life is The Artistic Celebration party. Face painting, bellydancing, extremely cool music, what’s not to love? Friday night you could head over to the Corcoran’s annual ARTINI gala, where the beautiful people sip talented bartenders’ artistic cocktails under the columns. Tickets are still available. I’m very excited to see the the extension at Studio Theatre of The Motherfucker with the Hat, and the opening of 4000 Miles. Sunday I’ll hit an evening performance of the Lost Civilizations experimental music project at DC9. At some point a nice long walk to do some serious thinking about life will be involved. Plus Swedish meatballs at Hogo, several days in a row.

Fedward: Friday night the Social Chair, myself, and our collection of IKEA catalogs will make our way to Hogo for chef Ed Hardy’s new menu. Saturday, sans catalogs, we’re headed out to Seven Corners with our friend Sylvie for a guided tour of the Eden Center (I’ve been, but I always go to the same three places). If we didn’t have plans, we’d head to the Danny Kaye film festival (the flagon with the dragon holds the brew that is true. I think). Once we do get home Saturday night, we’ll celebrate Don Lockwood’s lucky day (1:30 AM, March 24) by watching Singin’ in the Rain. Sunday we’ll be early for our usual Passenger brunch, because it’s opening night for Studio Theatre’s 4,000 Miles (featuring the directorial return of founder Joy Zinoman).

Tom: This Friday night I’m doing what I’ve resisted for so long: visiting National Harbor. A friend from out of town is staying down there for work, so we’ll be popping down to enjoy the sights and tastes. Saturday will have some community meetings, which means learning and listening and collaborating on new ideas, and that’s the key part. Sunday, I will be getting out and riding, weather be damned.

Rebecca: Friday I’m finally getting to check out the ramen, dumplings and sake at Toki Underground. Afterwards, I’ll stick around H Street and sip some pints at the Star and Shamrock. Saturday I hope it’s warm enough to play for footie outside before I head to three different birthday parties at Bedrock Billiards, The Brixton and The Big Hunt. Think I’m going to be tired Sunday.

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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