Friday, November 16, 2012

What to Do in the District This Weekend

It's Friday and you're all probably thinking:

Well, have no fear, Jules and AppealingKate have teamed up to give you all kinds of ideas for weekend fun!

 AppealingKate says:

The movie "Lincoln" opens in theaters this weekend, and what better way to fully appreciate it in our great city than to have a little Lincoln themed night?  Grab some friends and go walk around the Lincoln Memorial.  It's beautiful at night, particularly this time of year with the clear, crisp air and sky.  Next head for dinner at Lincoln. I've never been, but I hear it's nothing short of delicious.  Then head to the theater to see a late night viewing of the movie.

Looking to get into a little more trouble?  Tonight the Black Cat kicks off a new weekly dance party where the DJs will be jamming new and underground songs. And and and all absolute drinks? Only $5. All. Night. Long. $5 vodka drinks + dance party = guaranteed bad decisions.


The Annual Alexandria Film Festival is this weekend.  This event showcases short and feature length films, documentaries, film maker panels, and arts presentations in and around historic Alexandria.  The first series of films tomorrow start at noon.  After you see a couple of films, do some early Christmas shopping in adorable Old Town. Or, check out one of the many pubs for some college football and beer.

Tomorrow night the Washington Wizards take on the Utah Jazz at the Verizon Center at 7pm and there are (surprise, surprise) still tickets available.  After the game, head over to Poste's winter patio for a nice glass of red wine, because let's face it...when the weather gets chilly, we all are like: 

Jules says:


Head to 14th Street for a "Pork Centric Sunday Brunch" at The Pig. The menu is local and seasonal, featuring vegetables from EatWell DC’s own natural farm in La Plata, MD, and Chef Garret Fleming will be serving up traditional brunch dishes with a contemporary spin, including Smoked Ham Benedict, with buttermilk biscuit, duck egg, and poblano hollandaise. Other signature dishes are the Gnocchi & Eggs Bacon Lardon, or Huevos Tomatillos, with eggs, smoked chorizo, lentils, house cheese, on a corn tortilla. Reservations recommended. 

Feeling fancy? Grab your lovah (or a pal) and check out "Sundate: Music at the Phillips".  The SunDate package ($50; $26 for members) will get you two concert tickets along with pre-concert cocktails and dessert for two from Tryst at the Phillips cafe. This week's concert features award-winning pianists Igor Lovchinsky and Jonathan Coombs performing a program that highlights the musical connections between American composers Walter Piston, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.

Finally, it's your last day to check out FotoWeekDC, an annual weeklong photography festival featuring professional and amateur photographers and partners such as National Geographic, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, and more. In addition to fine art photography and photojournalism, you'll find seminars, lectures, portfolio reviews, photo book displays, special events and more. For a full listing of events, see here.

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