We Love Weekends – Jun 13-15

Fedward:  Friday night is the grand opening of the Angelika Pop-Up theater north of Union Market.  I attended a preview screening Tuesday night and the space looks great, with three 150 seat houses, large screens, and a lovely concession area and lounge.  They pointed out that the more tickets they sell, the better movies they can get, so get out there and watch some movies!  Saturday afternoon we’ll attend an annual Flag Day Party thrown by some guy who’d rather not have people bring him birthday presents. Saturday night the Hamilton hosts A Southern Soul Tribute: The Music Of Muscle Shoals & Stax/Volt, which stands to be excellent, but I’ll actually be on my way to Bengies Drive-In for a double feature of sequels to movies I didn’t see. I wonder if I can figure out the plots! And if none of those ideas work for you, there’s also a few performances remaining of Forum Theatre’s re-re-mount of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, now featuring the return of Frank Britton. Sunday is going to be packed with … organizing paperwork for a potential refinancing, after which I’ll definitely need our traditional Sunday brunch at the Passenger.

Tom: The storms are going to keep us in on Friday night, but it’s possible we’ll find ourselves at the newly open Brookland’s Finest, rewarding our friends for their hard struggle in getting open. Saturday I’ll be doing the solo Dad duty, but the weather looks to be perfect, so I’ll likely pack Charlie into the bike trailer to explore more of the Northwest Branch Trail and some of College Park. After that, we’ve got friends with a big party on Saturday afternoon, so we may end up in the wilds of Arlington (don’t worry, we’ve got a passport for Charlie now) doing our thing. Sunday looks to be warmer, but again with the low humidity, so some outdoor activity sounds like a perfect choice. Maybe fire up the grill!

Don: Unlike Tom, I am not willing to give up on Friday night yet. Mind you, I’m opting for something free in case it does get rained out. Specifically the opening event for the free music & arts at Lubber Run Amphitheater. If it’s cancelled for rain then we’ll have to find something else indoors. Saturday it’s our annual Flag Day celebrations (what, you don’t observe?) and maybe a little morning nature walking. Sunday evening I might see if we can wrangle a babysitter and head out to Woolly Mammoth to catch their Sunday deal on The Totalitarians. The ticket deal, that is. $2 for a PBR is still $4 too much for that swill.

Joe:  Let’s start with priorities, beginning and ending with the 2014 World Cup, which for all of you non-believers kicked off Thursday in Brazil. Where to watch? Well, follow the pack of people wearing colored jerseys and singing “olé, olé, olé” to the nearest pub (or check out this list or this one). In between matches, I’m going to be taking a lot of photos. Saturday morning, I’m headed down to the Thompson Boat Center on the Georgetown Waterfront for the 13th annual DC Dragon Boat races. Either later that day or Sunday, I’ll venture north of the beltway to Bawlmer and check out the beehives and leopard prints at HonFest. No hairspray for me, though horned-rimmed glasses are a distinct possibility.

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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