Friday, June 22, 2012

How to Beat The Heat in DC This Weekend

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Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but this week has dragged on for me, and I could not be more excited that it is Friday. And I can’t even lie, I have ZERO desire to be outside this weekend, unless I am in close proximity to water. This girl prefers to crank up the AC (sorry polar bears) and avoid my hair looking like this. So this edition of our weekend round up includes activities to keep you cool as a cucumber. (Yes, I really am that cheesy and say things like this on a regular basis).

Friday
Forget the outdoor movies and Jazz in the Garden: Tonight, I recommend checking out The Brightest Young Things’ party at the National Geographic Museum. For $25.00 you get after-hours access to the whole museum including a scavenger hunt, informative talks, and of course, since this is a Gamma Girls suggested event, there will be a dance floor, human-size hamster balls, food trucks, and a plethora of booze. Seriously, how fun does this sound?

If dancing and hamster balls aren’t your jam (I’m not sure how this could not be anyone’s jam, but to each their own), DJ Soul Call will be spinning 80s records (yep, I’m talking vinyl, people) all night at the Black Cat. So if James Brown, Tina Turner, and Stevie Wonder make you want to shake your tailfeather, stop by The Black Cat and you won’t be disappointed.

Seriously, how can this NOT make you want to dance? (Source: Last FM.com)

Saturday
Still recovering from dancing and drinking on Friday night? Well if you plan on doing something other than cleaning your kitchen and baking all the recipes you pinned on Pinterest while watching Dance Moms this week (yes, that is my big plan for the day, be jealous), this is what the cool kids will be up to (see what I did there keeping “cool” and “cool” kids, I’m a comedian, folks).

Capitol Skyline Pool. Source: Booked.Net

The Mother Trucker food truck/pool party is this weekend at Capitol Skyline. You know what that means water and delicious treats. So food trucks + food + drinks + music + slip ‘n slide = A-MAY-ZA-ZING! Tickets are only $15.00 (this does not include your food or drinks) and the event lasts from 11 AM to 8 PM. And don’t forget your sunscreen. I heard (from a friend of course) that forgetting sunscreen at Taste of Georgetown causes you to peel in an unsightly fashion and makes people on the Metro think you have the Bubonic Plague.

If Mother Trucker isn’t up your alley, and you still want to relive your college Spring Break days, The Front Page is hosting its Swimsuit Soiree. Yes, the event is free, and the winner of the contest wins a nice prize of $1,000.00. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is indoors. Rumor is, Samantha may be competing (under an alias of course), so see if you can find her.

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Now if you are looking for a more low-key event, since Magic Mike doesn’t come to theaters until next weekend, Beauty and the Beast is playing at the National Theater. Call me crazy, but I’m a brunette so I have a soft spot for the brown haired princess Belle, and will absolutely take in this show before it leaves D.C. And for all you bargain hunters, Goldstar has tickets that sell for close to $100.00 for around $60 bucks. So if you have family in town and want to check out the show, or are like me and just want to embrace your inner child, this is a MUST SEE… Tale as old as time….

Sunday
Sunday, bloody Sunday, is here and if you are looking for one last hurrah before admitting to yourself that in a few short hours you will be back at your desk, these things will stretch the weekend a little bit longer.

Shiver me timbers…  (Again, I really am this cheesy, people, thank you for sticking with me this far). Pirates and rum make me happy. Yes, I am a total Pirates of the Caribbean junkie and am obsessed with Captain Jack Sparrow. If you are like me, and enjoy rum, you'll want to check this out. Richard Foss is presenting a history on rum at Bethesda’s Regional Services Center at 2:30. It’s a free event, open to all, and (your liver is thanking me) is just a talk, no rum will be served.



One of my favorite ways to spend a lazy Sunday is to head to Quarterdeck and eat crabs and drink beer. Yes, I am from Maryland. Yes, I love to pick crabs, drink beer, and hang out with my friends. And this is one of my favorite places to do so. Now this place is not fancy, it’s a good, old fashioned, crab joint. So get your mallets (I know that’s what you crazies use, I just use a knife) and head to my neck of the woods to spend Sunday Murr-land style.


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Later in the evening, you can also take a page from my book and host True Blood Sunday Fun-day where you and your closest pals cook dinner, drink a bit, and watch True Blood (by watch I mean drool over Jason Stackhouse and Vampire Eric). It never disappoints.

Have a great weekend and I will catch you on the flipside!



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