We Love Weekends: Jun 21-23

 On Friday night I have a surprise date planned for someone who just might read this post – so… let’s just say it will be epic and skip forward to Saturday. I’m walking a solid few miles on the Mt. Vernon Trail in the morning and hope to finish on a quiet  back street in Georgetown (quiet? wish me luck on that one). Then I’m using a gift card to Farmers Fishers Bakers and probably splurging for a cupcake at Baked and Wired – all before heading to an advance screening of White House Down. You know the formula: massive explosions + cute little kid + president in danger = Roland Emmerich. Sunday? I have actually written the word “NOTHING” into my to-do list. Judge not, lest you be cursed with my kind of tired.

Max: Despite keeping close track of the team, I’ve still not made it to a Nationals game this season. Part of it has been bad timing; part of it has been disappointment at watching the tribulations of team I can only describe as a teenager with mood swings (kind of like…Bryce Harper). Anyway, I’ll be going to two games in a row this week, Thursday and Friday, to make up for the lapse and help push us back to .500. On Saturday, I’m going to watch a movie that I spent over a year working on play at the AFI Docs Fest (formerly SilverDocs). The film is called Life According to Sam and tickets are available to screenings on Saturday and Sunday. After that, I’m going to play in my flag football league before heading out with some friends for dinner and bar hopping in Chinatown. On Sunday, I’m going to check off another item from my summer list by heading to Harper’s Ferry for my first river float of the season. I’ll be the guy in a cowboy hat cruising down the river on an air mattress.

Tom: The weekend! Those days when we’re not supposed to work, but chances are, we do anyway! With the Nationals in town, you will catch me out at Nationals Park testing out my new Eephus League Scorebook and hoping the Nationals get their shit together in some reasonable time scale. I’ll also be trying out the delicious new Ethiopian fare at Askale Cafe in Brookland as part of their soft opening, as well as Arcuri over in Glover Park (their mozzarella sticks are homemade and entirely amazing).

Rebecca:  Friday after a LONG ass week and the presentation of a BIG work deliverable, I’ll be enjoying a long over due happy hour with WeLoveDC’s Katie Test. I’m letting her pick the place as I’ll be brain dead at that point, so be sure to check in with her on our Friday whereabouts. Saturday, it’s some beach volleyball on The Mall courts and then dinner and margaritas at Cactus Cantina. Post dinner the crew and I will likely the somewhat newly opened Black Whiskey on 14th. Sunday, brunch at Pulpo is on order followed by some much needed maintenance and planting at my Victory Garden. If I feel up to it, I’ll grab some crab cakes at Wagshal’s market for dinner; they’re seriously the best in town.

Mosley: An uncharacteristically eventful weekend for me.  On Friday I’m heading down to the Sculpture Garden for their weekly Jazz in the Garden.  It’s always a great experience, with a huge crowd, good music, and beautiful scenery.  Saturday is the lazy day of the weekend where I’m probably just going to hang out at my neighborhood pool, soaking up some rays.  And Sunday is the big event: family get-together at the Nationals game against the Rockies.  It’s Bryce Harper bobblehead day, so my inner child will be super happy!

Fedward: Last time the Social Chair and I moved, we took a few months to throw out accumulated stuff and pack at our leisure, but this time we’ve got three weeks.  So, from now until the day the movers come, most of our free time is going to be spent packing.  If we didn’t have that going on, the first stop of the weekend on Friday night would be Dupont Circle Park, for the Golden Triangle BID’s Golden Cinema Series’ presentation of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Saturday I’d grab my camera for the Through the Lens photographers’ tour of the National Building Museum. And Sunday we can’t miss brunch at the Passenger, because it’s the only thing keeping us going right now.

Jenn: Continuing my art saturation this weekend. Friday night will see me at Morton Fine Art for the opening of local artist Rosemary Feit Covey’s incredible installation piece, Red Handed. Saturday is Dana Ellyn’s open studio in advance of her Bar Crawl series opening next weekend, and the kickoff for the exciting LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festival. It’s also closing weekend for the absolutely fantastic Woolly Mammoth production of Stupid Fucking Bird, so if you haven’t seen this Chekhov mash-up yet, get on it. I’ll need cocktails, of course, so perhaps a jaunt over to Red Hen where Sebastian Zutant is bringing back Galliano, or Proof for Adam Bernbach’s gin masterpieces, or Mockingbird Hill to sip Chantal Tseng’s sherry and tea concoction. No matter what I end up doing, I’m determined to spread some happiness.

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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