We Love Weekends – Jun 15 – 17

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courtesy of mofo

Marissa: This weekend is a busy one for me. I’m kicking it off a little early with Kimpton’s 2012 Crave party tonight. Come Saturday afternoon, I’m heading to see the New York Yankees face the Washington Nationals. Nothing is more emblematic of summer than a baseball game with friends, chili dogs and some cold beer. Then Sunday it’s off to the Fancy Food Show with more than 180,000 food products from 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries and regions (phew!). I’ll report back on how that goes next week, so stay tuned.


Don: Another year, another Flag Day party. A party celebrating it – not other things, dammit – is our big weekend event, though we’re going to preface it with playing hooky from work on Friday and floating down Gunpowder Falls. Which is poorly named, based on any of the tubing areas we’ve seen; the only falls are the ones we’ve taken trying to drag our tipsy selves back up the riverbank when we come to the end. Sunday it’s back to indoor activities and basically grown-up behavior with press night for STC’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Before any of that, however, I’m off to the Black Cat tonight to see the And I Am Not Lying show. I’m a geezer and will be at the 8p show but they’ve added one at 10p if you want to make a last-minute jump for spoken word & burlesque glory.

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Midnight Rendezvous
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courtesy of Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie

Tom: This weekend, I’m off galavanting to Canada to commune with the maple leafs and the hockey hall of fame, but in my heart, I’ll be in DC for this weekend’s Tour de Fat at Yards Park with all my favorite New Belgium beers and bicycles, and Sunday is the DC Record Fair, which is always great people watching if you’re like me and don’t own a turntable. My garden has begun to take shape, but I need to get down to Frager’s for some more dirt & mulch, but since they deliver, maybe I can just call them?

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Brave Combo at the Cat’s Cradle
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Fedward: I’m with Don. Literally. Friday after the tubing adventure I plan to go see one of the best live bands in the world, Brave Combo, at The State Theatre. After Saturday’s Flag Day party I plan to head to the Destroyer show at the 9:30. And Sunday we’ll hit the Passenger for our usual hangover brunch.

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Come and Get Me
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Carl: Friday night I will be spending time with Beautiful Girlfriend and will probably take her to a nice dinner somewhere in downtown Silver Spring. Saturday I will be working on a nice amber ale I have been commissioned to make for an upcoming picnic and then will be bringing my Pants-Optional Pilsner to Don‘s house for his birthday. He and Darling Wife have insisted that the party not be pants-optional, though. Bummer. On Sunday my big mission is to sit in the sun and drink whatever Don doesn’t finish on Saturday.

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courtesy of furcafe

Alexia: starting my weekend of rock (what else?) tonight, playing a show with my band The Torches at Rock & Roll Hotel. Also on the bill: Get a Tan, Shy Violet, and Recons. Come on out! Friday night heading to Artomatic (my 3rd trip there this season) for the amazing, soul-explosion that is Coup Sauvage & the Snips. They’re hosting a variety show, and if their dance-spectacle/extravaganza of a show at Comet Ping Pong a couple weeks ago is any indication, it’s gonna be a blast! Saturday night heading to one of the coolest venues in town, Comet Ping Pong, for Roanoke sweeties/dream-pop Eternal Summers. Oh yeah! Sunday, if I’m still standing, I’ll be heading over to the Black Cat for the Ladies-only intro to DJing workshop, hosted by K La Rock & Junebullet. What a weekend!!! Summer of rock!

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.


3 thoughts on “We Love Weekends – Jun 15 – 17

  1. Carl – Three things:
    1. I’m glad you got the PANTS ARE NOT OPTIONAL message about Saturday.
    2. What? Who said anything about Don’s birthday?
    3. It’s cute that you think there will be any beer left after Don is done.

  2. Alexia- was at Rock n Roll hotel last night, you Torches put on a great show! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.