We Love Weekends: Aug 3-5

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Penn Quarter – Half Mirage – 4-26-10
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So it’s the weekend soon and the We Love DC writers are planning outings involving music, food, booze, and baseball. Shocking, I know, but the devil’s in the details. Which are below. You didn’t think we’d keep it a secret, did  you?

Rachel: This weekend will be one of good friends, live music, and Nationals baseball all starting with drinks at Iron Horse on Friday night to celebrate a friend’s new beginning. Can’t be out too late though! I’ve got a hot date with The Fashion District Stage as a performer at the MidCity Dog Days street festival down around the U Street area at 1 p.m. Listen Local First DC rallied all the performance artists for the festival and there are some great local names on the bill for both Saturday and Sunday so be sure to checkout the listing’s on their webpage for who’s on which stage and when. Then it’s back to Nats Park on Sunday for Michael Morse Bobblehead Day aka the Nats vs the Marlins for some day baseball at 1:35 p.m.

afi silver theatre

Mosley: To paraphrase: “SPACEBALLS!!!  Of crap; there goes the AFI on Saturday.”  Other than that I’m hoping to try to do some museum going this weekend.  I’d like to get back over to the American Art Museum to see the Art of Video Games exhibit again.  And I still haven’t tried my hand at the National Building Museum’s Mini Golf course.  Both are things I want to do before the end of the summer.

Photo courtesy of MudflapDC
courtesy of MudflapDC

Tom: Bring me your finest weekend, DC! I’ll start Friday by catching the Nats doubleheader against the Marlins, hopefully, after an afternoon strategy session on the upcoming redesign of our beloved site at Boundary Stone. I’m hoping to find some lane-swimming time at Turkey Thicket Rec Center, as well as a stock-up trip to the Wegmans, as our house is desperately short on standard provisions.

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Willow Creek Farm Market
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Marissa: So few summer weekends left, so much to accomplish. It’s the MidCity Dog Days this weekend, so I plan on checking out all the good sales that are happening over on 14th street, specifically the Studio Theatre Garage Sale. Then Saturday night I’m headed out to Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm for their 10th Annual Slow Food Dinner. No, that doesn’t mean waiters serve food in slow motion. Rather, the slow food movement pays homage to the heritage, traditions and culture behind good food. Come Sunday it’s time to take it easy before a whirlwind trip up north to New York City to see some of our best and brightest chefs cook at the James Beard House. Stay tuned for that post and a zillion photos that will accompany it!

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Rickey Month tickets
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Fedward: My big weekend plans are for the Rickey Month party at Jack Rose. Despite having eleven stamps on my passport I’ve only tried three of the finalists, so this will be a good chance for me to catch up.

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courtesy of meg linehan * part deux

Don: My weekend starts promptly after work on Friday. My darling wife and I are off to Arlington’s Lubber Run Amphitheater for one of their free Summer concert events. This Friday it’s Juniper Lane, the band that’s 20% We Love DC designer extraordinaire John Athayde and 99% awesome. (I’m inclined to say they’re 100% awesome but I want to leave them some room for aspiration, you know?) I’d like to finally get out to one of Studio Theater’s garage sales but we’ll see how that actually works out. Ditto for Sunday night’s Rickey shindig.

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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