We Love Weekends – May 31 – June 2

Rebecca:  Friday I’m doing a little painting and sipping at LivingSocial to celebrate a friend’s birthday. After that we’re headed over to Eden nightclub to the Fall Out Boy after concert party where we’ll catch a DJ set by Pete Wentz and sip on Belvedere vodka cocktails. Saturday I’ve got to get some heavy gardening to do, before I head off to my last WAWSL match of the spring season. Sunday it’s off to RFK where the US Men’s Soccer Team will take on Germany in a friendly. USA! USA! USA!

Jenn: Friday late afternoon I’m going to get on a recent resolution to eat more veggies and hit the Petworth Farmers Market. I may also be shopping there for interesting ingredients to make shrubs for cocktails. Ok, forget the veggies, that may be my actual goal. Saturday is the opening of the Ward 8 Farmers Market at THEARC, with a tour of their Organic Teaching Garden’s brand new Hoop House. Plus, a Gospel Brunch at Union Market. With all that marketing, by the end of the weekend I should be surrounded by mason jars full of multi-colored sweet and tart syrupy goodness. Come on over. Or, wander among roses and peonies admiring how the diplomatic corps lives, as this weekend is also the 30th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk. Nine museums are open free of charge for family-friendly fun on Saturday and Sunday (with shuttle buses, if you don’t feel like hoofing it), a scavenger hunt, and a photo contest. Sweet. But not tart.

Tom: How is it June already? How did I get here? This is not my beautiful house. Okay, well, it is a beautiful house in my neighborhood at least. This Sunday’s Brookland House & Garden Tour is one of my favorite events in my part of DC. $12 gets you into some of the most amazing houses in Brookland and a tour of their garden, as well as a nice party at the end of the walk. It’s also the start of proper farm season, so catch me out at Great Country Farms on Saturday for their incredible strawberries, as well as a drop down to Market Salamander in Middleburg to remind me that the country has great food, too.

Fedward:  The Social Chair and I learned this week that you become house poor the moment you first talk to the mortgage guy, before you even make an offer (“Do this! Now!”).  So it’s good all our weekend plans were already in place before we had that conversation, because otherwise we’d be sitting in our rented living room rocking back and forth with cold sweats, afraid to do anything lest that activity have a negative impact on our credit scores. Forthwith: we’re seeing both parts of the Shakespeare Theatre’s Hero/Traitor repertory, starting with Wallenstein tonight, and Coriolanus on Sunday.  Friday night we’ll be at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the Luce Unplugged Community Showcase. Saturday’s yet another AFI Silver day, with a double feature of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and High Anxiety. I saw the latter in the theater with my family the year it came out, long before I discovered Hitchcock or knew what a double entendre was. I can’t wait to get all the jokes this time around. We’ll also make sure to squeeze in a brunch at the Passenger on Sunday, because heaven knows we’ll need it.

Katie: One of my very best friends is celebrating her birthday this weekend, and so we’re hitting up a winery. On Saturday night I’m headed out to a rooftop to soak up the first of a truly summer night. Sunday I’m going to try and head to the Dupont FreshFarm market to grab spring produce for dinner.

Max: A Memorial Day “weekend of excess” in Rehoboth Beach, DE, has left me in need of a slower paced upcoming weekend. I’m going to be making more time for exercise and air conditioning, and less time for meat and cheese filled nicobolis. On Saturday, I’ll be playing in my first flag football game with the DC NAA (Neighborhood Athletic Association), in Alexandria. Sunday, I’m planning on taking care of some belated spring house cleaning, and  trading out the weeds in my front yard with some flowers that aren’t dandelions.

Don: It’s not technically part of the weekend, but my celebrations start tonight with a little family visit to Theodore Roosevelt Island to picnic where my darling wife and I got engaged five years ago. She said yes despite having many occasions to say to me “you want to do that why, exactly?” Saturday will be another one of those moments that inspire that, when I’ll spend the day with the Code for DC folks at a Code for America event. Saturday’s outing is full but Code for DC is an ongoing concern if you’d like to join up and do something to help the area. I’m planning on working on an affordable housing project in conjunction with Bread for the City but there’s things ranging from ANC outreach to Smithsonian publications. In the evening we’ll join friends for a going-away event (why would you leave here??) and Sunday I’ll spend wondering why I committed to something that would prevent me from doing this year’s (dammit as far as I’m concerned it’ll always be the Tropic) Post Hunt.

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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