Things to do for May 20, 2010

The Weekender

Whiskey, Five Hours of Pork and Chucky

The weekend runs unopposed.

Thursday
Whiskey-Fueled Luau at Looking Glass
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Whiskey-Fueled Luau at Looking Glass

You appreciate all facets of Hawaiian culture: grass skirts, surfing... Jim Beam and Natty Boh. As part of Columbia Heights Day festivities, the bar is hosting a luau with a limbo contest, $2 off drafts and the beer-and-shot combo for $5. Just leave the coconut bra at home.

Pork 20 Ways at Eola
WINE AND SWINE

Pork 20 Ways at Eola

You've come to rely on the tiny Dupont dining room for your comfort food fix. Next Thursday, rely on it for your whole-hog fix, as they turn a 200-pound local hog into 20 courses—think Bacon Deviled Eggs, Spicy Pork Jerky and Crispy Belly with Red Peas—throughout a five-hour cocktail party. You can take an intermission if you'd like.

Now taking reservations for May 27, 5:30-10:30pm, $125, Eola, 2020 P St NW, 202-466-4441

Friday
Champagne + Whiskey = Champagneson
HOUSE OF 'PAGNE

Champagne + Whiskey = Champagneson

Lately, something's been missing from your champagne celebrations. Yes, whiskey. The creation of Saint-Ex's mad-scientist mixologist, the off-menu Champagneson combines chilled Jameson, brut bubbly and a lemon peel in a flute glass. It's how you'd toast leprechauns for storming the Bastille.

Sunday
Creep Shows at Rock and Roll Hotel
THE HORROR

Creep Shows at Rock and Roll Hotel

Ah, the old date standby. A horror movie triple-feature. The divey music club rolls out Child's Play, Phantasm and Puppet Master on their big screen. Adding to the creepiness: the bar is supposedly a haunted former funeral home. Don't worry: they're friendly ghosts.

Monday
Power Dining at 701's Lounge
THE MIGHTY PENN

Power Dining at 701's Lounge

You've gone here to strong-arm Harry Reid into approving your earmarks. Now you can lower your expense report by heading to its lounge for two-course dinners (with wine) for $35 and lunches (also with wine) for $15. Which means you can squeeze other things into your expense report. Like an under-the-table birthday gift for Harry Reid.

Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily, 701 Restaurant, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-393-0701

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