Things to do for June 24, 2010

The Weekender

Dennis Hopper, the World Cup and Gratis Bloodys

The weekend is always careful with its quotes.

Thursday
World Cup Bubbly. Plus: Meet Joel McHale.
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World Cup Bubbly. Plus: Meet Joel McHale.

This week, Perks is bringing you 55% off a private table and bottle of champagne at Soccer Mansion for the World Cup finals. We're also taking you and three friends to meet none other than Joel McHale on the set of The Soup. Assuming all that comic genius can fit in one studio.

Hopper Originals on Display
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Hopper Originals on Display

Turns out, Dennis Hopper didn't just star in some great pictures—he took some great ones too, as you can see at the Dupont Hotel. You'll be treated to his mid-'60s shots of James Brown, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jane Fonda. You've been waiting for her to have that drink with you...

The Cultural Pick
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A Little Soul at 9:30 Club

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A Little Soul at 9:30 Club

Soul music and British rock have more in common than you'd think. Which is why soul singer Bettye LaVette's reinterpretations of some of Britain's finest musical acts—the Who, the Stones and Elton, to name a few—feel surprisingly spot-on. That's British for "pleasing to the ear."

411: Jun 24, doors at 7pm, $25, 9:30 Club, V St NW, 202-265-0930, tickets here
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Saturday
Gratis Bloody Marys at Firefly
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Gratis Bloody Marys at Firefly

The Dupont dining room with the big tree in the middle has started serving Saturday brunch, so they're dealing you gratis Bloody Marys with your orange-vanilla French toast. And in following weeks, they'll be only $3. Just don't climb the tree.

Free Bloody Marys Jun 26, 9am-2pm, $3 Bloody Marys every Saturday thereafter, Firefly, 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, 202-861-1310

The World Cup on the Big Screen
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The World Cup on the Big Screen

The World Cup knockout rounds start on Saturday, and as you may have heard, the United States squares off against the fearsome side from Ghana. Trek down to Old Town to take in the match on the big screen at the 95-year-old former vaudeville theater. It's also a great venue to debut your song-and-dance tribute to Landon Donovan.

Through Jul 11, $5, Old Town Theater, 815½ King St, Alexandria, VA, 703-683-8888

Sunday
Cocktail-Making at Bourbon Steak
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Cocktail-Making at Bourbon Steak

The cocktail lords here are turning you loose on a crazy array of spirits, mixers, juices, bitters and even a spice or two. While they dispense advice as you create the city's next cocktail sensation—something with 50-year-old scotch, we're guessing—you'll feast on black truffle popcorn, chicharrones, bison jerky and dry-aged burgers. We'll assume they'll leave you a tip.

Tuesday
Beers and Lamb Sliders at Granville's
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Beers and Lamb Sliders at Granville's

The H Street Belgian outpost is rolling out five courses of twisted bar food, from lamb sliders to spicy frog legs. You'll be washing it down with six Belgian ales, including one making its DC debut—the city's biggest premiere since Strasburg.

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