We Love Weekends: March 29-31

Well it’s looking like spring might be a little more spring-like this weekend, with temps in the 50s and some sun to go with the rain. Hopefully there’ll be some wind for Mr Mosley on Saturday – though he may want a little less then the gusts from the last few days – and some opportunities for outdoor bliss for the rest of us. What does that mean exactly? Read on…

Mosley: Kite Festival is on Saturday!  One of the signature events of the Cherry Blossom Festival and I absolutely love it; seeing hundreds of kites in the air just makes the Mall come alive.  Along with that, I do need to get out of the house and see those cherry blossoms.  Sunday may be recovery day but I’m sure I’ll still get out of the house to do something.

Rebecca:  Friday night post my Down Dog Yoga sess, some friends of mine are welcoming home a new puppy and are throwing a Puppy Party, so I’ll be snorgling the lil fella and sipping wine. Saturday I’m gonna play some pick up footie at 10am on the Stoddert Fields in NW, and then catch brunch at Cafe Deluxe. Sunday, it’s Easter so the family will be gathering to have an epic dinner at around 4pm. If you’re looking for some out-of-home options, Open Table has some good recommendations.

Katie: Friday I’m making a pilgrimage up to Woodberry Kitchen for the first time, and expecting it to be truly epic. While I’m in Baltimore, I also want to make it to Trohv, In Watermleon Sugar and Brewer’s Art. Saturday, a friend and I are going to brunch at Oyamel and then headed to the Blossom Kite Festival. Sunday is my taper run for the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and then my full-on lazy sets in as I rest up before the big race!

Tom: BARBECUE! I know some people get cranky about calling a cookout a barbecue, but I’m not one of them. To get ready for baseball, I am hitting up the Wegmans after work Friday to get burgers & dogs, and all manner of summer things, from Oberon to Natty Boh, to prepare for that which is most needed in this week of wintry days. Monday is a religious holiday for me, so catch me at Nationals Park as the reigning NL East champs raise the pennant over the Anacostia and declare themselves the front-runner for the 2013 World Series. Standing Room seats start at $30 on Stubhub.

Patrick: My weekend is starting a tad early. If you are on Capitol Hill around Happy Hour, I’m planning on making an appearance at 18th Amendment and just maybe they’ll be some Karaoke. Friday I’ll be at Woolly Mammoth Theatre reviewing Mike Daisey’s lateset creation: American Utopias. I’m personally very excited to see it. Saturday may make it a third night out for me with a Birthday party at Policy. Anybody Rage Like Pho lately?

Jenn: Tonight I’m heading over to the waterfront for Arena Stage’s Mary T. & Lizzy K. It’s the first commissioned work of Arena’s American Presidents Project, and I’m curious how it’s turned out. Friday is Cherry Blast V, Pink Line Project’s crazy fun warehouse party featuring art installations, dance and more. It starts at 8pm at a location near Union Market, which means you could hit Rappahannock Oyster Bar for dinner first and indulge in several dozen. At some point this weekend I have to get to the Corcoran for Pump Me Up: DC Subculture of the 1980s. It closes April 7 and I’ll cry if I miss it. I’ll round everything off with a round at Proof on Sunday night, where Adam Bernbach will finish off his “Remastered Edition” cocktail series. This week? The Margarita. Last Sunday I almost got kicked out for furtively asking for a modification to one of his Gin Fizzes. I hope he’s forgiven me.

Rachel: Ah the calm before the (baseball) storm. As Tom mentioned, Monday is a religious holiday of sorts for me as well. It’s baseball’s Opening Day and I can hardly wait to be in attendance at Nationals Park for the start of the 2013 season here in Washington. Fun Fact — I’ve never been to an Opening Day game before, ever. So you can imagine how excited I am for the impending day to come. In the meantime, while I wait, I’ll be with Tom for said barbeque festivities over the weekend before heading to Columbia Heights to do a photo shoot for my music projects. See you at Nats Park? I hope so!

Joanna: If Monday is a religious holiday for Tom and Rachel, this week is a religious holiday for me. Because, well, it’s a religious holiday. Thus most of this weekend we have Passover/Easter stuff to do. But on a very unholy note, my husband just saw the first few episodes of House of Cards. I’ve been hooked for a while, and now he wants to catch up. And there’s basketball, which we may venture out to watch at the Crystal City Sports Pub. I’ve also started watching some of the softball scrimmages in the park because I’m getting impatient for the glory that is baseball. I may not be in the stadium for worship every Sunday, but I sure as hell know when something’s sacred.

Alexia: Friday night heading to Velvet Lounge for some shoegazer goodness: Silo Halo, Shana Falana, Ars Phoenix & Motion Lines. Saturday hoping to sleep late, and then maybe Busboys & Poets in Shirlington for some delicious brunch (their vegan scramble platter is my favorite, and I almost never get anything else!). Sunday I’m running my last long training run before the Cherry Blossom 10 miler next weekend! And then doing Easter stuff with my family. (followed hopefully by a nap and then Walking Dead!)


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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