Things to do for August 19, 2010

The Weekender

Rooftop Sangria, Gratis Pho Dogs and Top Secret Suits

The weekend is your signing bonus.

Thursday
Half Off Gourmet Burgers and 40% Off Exclusive Dopp Kits
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Half Off Gourmet Burgers and 40% Off Exclusive Dopp Kits

This week, Perks is bringing you half off your next gourmet burger delivery from BuiltBurger, the Seattle-based innovators of all things ground beef. (Mind-blowing flavors like Sriracha and Gruyère are just the beginning...) Plus: choose from three dopp kits from eShave, designed exclusively for UD readers, featuring their all-natural products and handmade razors, for 40% off. Your five o’clock shadow has been warned.

Patio BBQing at Art and Soul
UP IN SMOKE

Patio BBQing at Art and Soul

When the rain finally breaks, you’ll want to be outdoors. Preferably near a fire. Like at your go-to for Southern food on the Hill, which is turning out a BBQ smorgasbord of chicken wings, brisket, corn bread and a half rack of baby back ribs finished in front of you on the patio grill. Give them an extra turn when the chef isn’t looking.

Thursdays, 5:30-10:30pm, $25, Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave NW, 202-393-7777

Friday
Bottomless Happy Hour on Brabo’s Roof
ELEVATED DRINKING

Bottomless Happy Hour on Brabo’s Roof

Friday night is when you make your escape. Across state lines. Most notably when it involves bottomless sangria and unlimited charcuterie on a rooftop. Every Friday, Brabo is throwing open its rooftop terrace to the public. If sangria isn’t your thing, you can buy a bottle of wine at the Butcher Block next door and bring it up. Do not bring your own cold cuts.

Fridays, 6-9pm, $25, Brabo, 1600 King St, Alexandria, VA, 703-894-5253

Saturday
Chesapeake Beer and Crab Fest
HAMMER TIME

Chesapeake Beer and Crab Fest

So you keep your crab mallet in a velvet case and call it “Excalibur.” Now, it’s time to let it dance. This event has all the crabs you care to crack, as well as 30 beers and a tequila station. You can even get a slice of watermelon from the Mar-Del Watermelon Queen herself. She has no seeds.

Monday
Po’boy Power Returns to Acadiana
RICH MAN, PO’ MAN

Po’boy Power Returns to Acadiana

All next week at lunch, $12 will get you a catfish or roast beef po’boy, with chips and slaw, and the benefits going to Gulf relief. And starting next weekend, you’ll get half-price Pimm’s Cups if you’re still wearing seersucker while you come in to grab your ’wich. You’ll also want to bring your spare seersucker in case you spill some po’boy fillings.

Po’boys, Aug 23-31, 11:30am-2:30pm, $12; Pimm’s Cups, Aug 28-31, Acadiana, 901 New York Ave NW, 202-408-8848

Wednesday
Gratis Pho Dogs at U Street Music Hall
DOG DAYS

Gratis Pho Dogs at U Street Music Hall

If we told you a female DJ duo named Kissette were playing a gratis set at U Street next week, you’d undoubtedly ask how you’d fuel up for such an event. Not to worry: there will be gratis pho hot dogs. Your host: the chef of the forthcoming Toki Underground on H Street, who will be giving away two passes to its grand opening in October. Don’t Kissette and tell.

Your New Tailor, Here for One Day
AFTERNOON DELIGHT

Your New Tailor, Here for One Day

Cloaks. Daggers. Meetings with mysterious foreigners. Hotel rooms to be revealed later. Yes, we’re talking about tailoring. One of Thailand’s top suit and shirt makers is in town for one day to go all bespoke on you. You’ll RSVP for one of only 50 appointments; he’ll send you back his room number at the Hyatt. He’ll fit you, and a few weeks later, you’ll have your suit. Just make sure you’re not being followed.

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