Things to do for July 22, 2010

The Weekender

Half-Smoke Bloody Marys, Punch and Late-Night Sorbet

The weekend hears it’s winter in South America.

Thursday
Get the Rock Star Treatment at Lollapalooza. Also: Scotch Chocolate Bars.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Get the Rock Star Treatment at Lollapalooza. Also: Scotch Chocolate Bars.

This week, Perks is giving you the rock star treatment at Lollapalooza: 20% off your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, liberal use of their Gibson loaner guitars, gratis bottles and exclusive access to the after-parties. Also: you’ll get 40% off your next purchase of six scotch chocolate bars. You can get behind just about anything when the words scotch and bar are involved.

$4 Plates and Punches at Urbana
BY THE BOWL

$4 Plates and Punches at Urbana

You love duck meatballs. You love spiked punches. Coincidentally, Urbana is serving up both at the bar all weekend for its fourth anniversary. For four bucks each, grab bar snacks (crab beignets, seafood rolls, stuffed piquillo peppers), plus a different punch every day. Finally, a use for that ladle you carry in your briefcase.

Through Sunday, Urbana, Hotel Palomar, 2121 P St NW, 202-956-6650

40% Off Summer Gear at Lost Boys
SALE-ING

40% Off Summer Gear at Lost Boys

You’ve got plenty of boating, golfing and riverside drinking left in you this summer. Suit up appropriately at the Georgetown men’s shop, which is discounting up to 40% on shirts, pants and shorts from the likes of Theory, Rogan and Band of Outsiders. It beats wearing nothing but humidity.

Saturday
Introducing the Half-Smoke Bloody Mary
MEAT IN YOUR GLASS

Introducing the Half-Smoke Bloody Mary

Sure, you can now get omelets, French toast and dim sum on Saturday afternoon at the Source. But the far, far more interesting news: they’re also whipping up three Bloody Marys, all dressed up with either Szechuan chili paste and a pickled chili, Old Bay seasoning and crab, or the coup de grâce, a miniature half-smoke. Because a whole half-smoke would be too much.

Saturdays, 11:30am-2pm, $8, The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-637-6100

Monday
Margarita Pitchers on the Patio
LOVELY ’RITA

Margarita Pitchers on the Patio

The W has long been your destination for rooftop debauchery (and gawking at the White House snipers). Now, it’s your spot for after-work pitchers of ginger margaritas on J&G Steakhouse’s sidewalk patio. They’ll even throw in a gratis bowl of chili-lime popcorn. To go with the movie playing in your head.

Late-Night Sorbet and Cheese
LAST STOP

Late-Night Sorbet and Cheese

You’re always looking for a new spot to put the finishing touches on a date. Try a dark nook in Taberna del Alabardero, as you share mascarpone flan with orange sorbet and Spanish cheeses with cotton candy. Your dates have been missing a certain carnival element.

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