Things to do for June 03, 2010

The Weekender

Boozy Lemonade, Six-Beer Brunches and a Firehouse

The weekend is getting called up to The Show.

Thursday
Brand-New Perks
PERKS

Brand-New Perks

This week, Perks brings you an exclusive invite to a private, pre-opening bash at Biergarten Haus. You'll also get a chance at an hour-long tennis lesson with the legendary John McEnroe, who'll give you tips on everything from charging the net to the proper way to berate a myopic line judge. Yes, we are being serious.

Boozy Lemonade at Nage
BEAT THE HEAT

Boozy Lemonade at Nage

After walking around downtown in this heat, you could use something ice-cold, tart... and boozy. Definitely boozy. The Scott Circle hideaway is pouring five vodka-laden lemon and limeade concoctions like Rosemary-Blueberry, Basil-Strawberry and Rhubarb Soda. Because you'll do no drinking without rhubarb.

Daily throughout the summer, Nage, 1600 Rhode Island Ave NW, 202-448-8005

Friday
The Cultural Pick
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Second City 50th Anniversary Tour at Shakespeare Theatre

VICTORY LAP

Second City 50th Anniversary Tour at Shakespeare Theatre

The famous second city troupe—home to very funny people from Bill Murray to Tina Fey—is celebrating its 50th birthday with a whirlwind tour of the best sketches they've ever put on stage... and a few smashed watermelons, just because.

411: Jun 4-5, Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St NW, 202-547-1122, tickets here
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Sunday
Six-Beer Brunch at Pizzeria Paradiso
TWO FOR ONE

Six-Beer Brunch at Pizzeria Paradiso

The Dupont pizza haven will be serving you a four-course brunch of fruit, coddled egg and sweet potato cheesecake. But that's not important right now. What's important is they'll be serving it with six hard-to-find beers from Allagash and The Bruery. Because seven would be too many.

Monday
Lobster and More at Jaleo's Paella Festival
RICE DREAM

Lobster and More at Jaleo's Paella Festival

When a bowl of rice is placed in front of you, you like to make sure it's authentic. And full of lobster. So for the next two weeks, José Andrés is teaming up with a guest chef from Spain to turn out paella after paella, including Vermicelli Paella with Lobster. It's almost enough to make you root for Spain next weekend. Almost.

Jun 7-20, Jaleo, 480 Seventh St NW, 202-628-7949

Fire Station 1 Opens in Silver Spring
SIREN CALL

Fire Station 1 Opens in Silver Spring

As a kid, you wanted to be a firefighter. Then, as you grew up, you wanted to drink beer. Live out both dreams (kind of) at this bi-level converted firehouse, where they've traded the hoses for 16 beer taps and a pizza oven that turns out 12 varieties of pies. You'll have to bring your own dalmatian.

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