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.
Things to do for June 03, 2010
Boozy Lemonade, Six-Beer Brunches and a Firehouse
The weekend is getting called up to The Show.
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.
The Cultural Pick
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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.
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.
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.
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.