We Love Weekends: July 19-21

Joanna: I’m still coming down from Capital Fringe Weekend 1 , only to head right back in for round 2. But first, it’s a friend’s birthday dinner at Etete and perhaps a drink (using that Fringe button discount) at Cafe Saint-Ex. Then back to the festival tent on Saturday. The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar at Fort Fringe has a decent menu for more than decent prices, and is usually quiet and relaxing in the afternoon. Also I’m way overdue for a Corcoran trip, and since summer Saturdays are free I’ll probably spend some time there during the hottest parts of the day.

Fedward:  Friday, we’re headed to the Bier Baron to support our friend who’s sitting in on vocals with one of the bands on the night’s bill.  Is the beer list any more accurate under current ownership than it was when it was still the Brickskeller? Saturday we’ll start our furniture search for our new house with visits to Miss Pixie’sRuff & Ready, and Goodwood for a dining room table, and then maybe even the places that specialize in new furniture for a sofa, if we survive that long. Sunday we’ll celebrate the reopening of the Passenger after three long dark nights of the soul. They said it was so the staff could attend Tales of the Cocktail, but I’m not sure I buy it.

Tom: Gonna be a Fun. weekend for us! After Saturday out and about, we’ll be enjoying the stage show at MPP, with the two most adorable, tiny and earnest bands ever. Part of me is thinking that after all my physical therapy is done, a trip to Bourbon or Jack Rose are in order, as who couldn’t use a good whiskey celebration? Sunday feels more like an Italian Store and Banneker Pool sort of day. Bring on the beautiful summer.

Rebecca:  Ever since July 4th I’ve been hating this 5 day work week thingy, so my weekend efforts will all be focused on decompression. Friday I’m in desperate need of some stiff gin and tonics which I shall procure at the rooftop deck at The Graham Hotel in Georgetown. Saturday, like Tom, I’ll be at MPP to see .Fun, but I’m really going for the show’s opener Tegan and Sara. Sunday morning, I’ll be doing the 10am bike ride with CycleLife and then trying to recoup my tan at the Jelleff Recreational Center Outdoor Pool.

Jenn: After several days of Fringification, utterly saturated in theater (miss the team’s week one reviews?) and sweat, pretty much exhausting my cyborg heart, I’m off to the wilderness for several much-needed days of total relaxation in nature (wait, Jenn likes nature? it isn’t all just drinks and drama?). But if I were staying in town, of course I would be at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent sipping cold beer and ranting about the state of experimental theater. You should definitely not miss Tia Nina, Pointless Theatre Co., or dog&pony at the festival, so go. Since it’s so hot, you might as well put the sweat to good use Saturday at Joy of Motion’s immersive dance event, the Summer Stock Showcase. Or hit Dance Place’s New Releases Choreographers’ Showcase, highlighting emerging work. Other essential activities would be catching up on all the new restaurants and joining in the discussion/fray about whether DC is a great food town or not. And don’t forget it’s Rickey Month! I really need to get to Casa Luca to be reunited with Jeff Faile’s cocktails and his amazing ways with amari, but that has to wait until next week, when I return well-rested and ready to rumble more.

Don: My weekend is largely about celebrating the return home of my darling wife. Suffice to say we now know far better than we’d like about local health care operations, but finally the end is in sight. If she feels up to spending time watching That Darned Baby then maybe I’ll bop out to some Fringe shows, purely as a civilian. However will I decide what I should see…

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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