This week, Perks helps you brush up on your athletic prowess with lessons from a PGA pro and a session of batting practice at Yankee Stadium with some guys named Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Wade Boggs and Bucky Dent. Go ahead, call your shot.
Things to do for June 17, 2010
Burger Bars, Beer Buckets and St. Pat's in June
The weekend won't do anything that Dad wouldn't do.
Raw Bar Happy Hour at Clyde's
It seems your happy hour investigations are never complete (it's a dirty job, but...). The Gallery Place go-to is hawking its whole raw bar for half off, as well as $7 burgers, $10 crab cake sandwiches and beers for $2 to $4. And then they're doing it again late-night. The job just gets dirtier...
St. Patrick's Day: Now a Monthly Thing
The H Street deli-cum-pub will now be celebrating St. Patrick's Day on the 17th of every month—over the strains of live Irish music, you'll celebrate with $1 off all Irish drafts, $5 shots of Clontarf whiskey and $8 plates of corned beef and cabbage. We can't wait to see what they do for Purim.
Whoopie Pies and Beer Flights
At the chocolate-rich lounge, you and Dad can celebrate with peanut butter rum parfaits, French toast s'mores and, yes, German chocolate bourbon whoopie pies. The three-course menus all include a bacon Bloody Mary or a beer flight. Don't tell Mom...
A Cigar and Scotch Brunch for Dad
An occasion like Father's Day calls for a cigar. Preferably on a patio, where the long arm of the DC government can't reach you. Enter Café Dupont, offering a gratis hand-rolled stogie to every dad who comes to brunch. They'll also be pouring four flights of scotch. Because you wouldn't want Dad's cigar to get lonely.
Unlimited Beer Buckets at Westend
All afternoon, the woody Ritz dining room is rolling out a burger bar, a sundae bar and unlimited buckets of beer and/or endless Bloody Marys from its DIY Bloody bar. If he's lucky, maybe Dad will be allowed to man the grill.
The Cultural Pick
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THE SILVER SCREENINGS
DC is no stranger to hyperbole and grandiose claims, but this one might ring true: the nation's finest documentary film festival will be held in this fair city, and it's starting this weekend. Silverdocs kicks off the weeklong event with a full slate of international films, which happens to be Nordic-heavy this go round. Apparently, the quickest way to unravel the Nordic psyche is by stalking the steam baths.