This week, Perks brings you a ride out of town aboard a Harley and—in case you need somewhere to go—a chance at two VIP tickets to a taping of The Colbert Report. If you were looking for an excuse to buy a pet eagle, this is it.
Things to do for June 10, 2010
Hot Wings, Scotch Punch and Big Screen Futbol
The weekend is taking the weekend off.
Que Sera Nights at Napoleon
Your impresario for the evening: John Thornley, who you know as the front man for locals US Royalty. He'll be presiding over an old-school surf-, punk- and garage-rock party downstairs at Napoleon, where you'll sip $5 champagne cocktails and scotch punch. Someone may put a tambourine in your hand. You know what to do.
Your Summer Shirt Has Arrived
We know what you're thinking: what will you wear to an underground garage-rock party? May we suggest the new line of Wolf vs. Goat shirts from local haberdasher Mauro Farinelli. You'll have your choice of four shades of gingham and sun-faded oxford, in slim ("before dinner") and roomier ("after dinner") cuts. No word on what to wear after you have a salad.
Chefs and Cocktails at Columbia Room
Mixologist Derek Brown is always giving you new reasons to imbibe. Beginning next Thursday, he'll be bringing a rotating array of chefs to his cocktail lab, the Columbia Room, as they pair up three courses of food and cocktails. It might get competitive, but just like how everyone gets a trophy in Little League, everyone gets three cocktails.
Georgetown Wing Co Now Open on M
Upstairs from Crêpe Amour, where you go for late night mac-and-cheese crepes, you'll now find a mod yellow-and-black space with plenty of flat-screens and taps. Once you're safely in front of the game with beer in hand, order up spicy wings in flavors like Chili-Lime and Mango Caliente. Some like it hot...
World Cup on the Big Screen
Let's face it: you might just be in for watching some TV this weekend. Might as well do so from a leather chair... in a movie theater. The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is televising all US World Cup matches on the big screen. Because weeping Englishmen will look so much better when they're 20 feet tall.
The Cultural Pick
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Bruce Springsteen Plays the Atlas (on Film)
The Boss won't be passing through DC for a while, but this weekend, thanks to the magic of film, you'll be able to catch a repeat performance of a London show from last year, filmed for an upcoming DVD. It's not in 3-D... but we're pretty sure you don't want to see Max Weinberg like that anyway.