Things to do for August 26, 2010

The Weekender

Rare Whiskey, Old-School Baseball and Snoop Dogg

The weekend is through the primary and heading for the general.

Thursday
Dino’s Four Takes on the Negroni
GIN MILL

Dino’s Four Takes on the Negroni

Up to this point, you’ve known Dino for rustic bowls of pasta and rare Italian vino. After this point, you know them for a new lineup of four Negronis, a tour de force of gin, Campari, vermouth... and more gin. Ask for a flight—and wait for your own Sophia Loren to arrive.

Dino, 3435 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-686-2966

Steak and Rare Whiskey at Bourbon
WELL-AGED

Steak and Rare Whiskey at Bourbon

Labor Day’s still a week away, but celebrate the fruits of your labor early, as the whiskey-minded watering hole grills up 20-ounce rib eyes with asparagus and potatoes all week. For dessert: a trio of rare bourbons, bottled specifically for the bar, in uncut and unfiltered form. Like an interview with Hunter S. Thompson.

Through Sunday, $45 for steak dinner, $20 for bourbon flight, Bourbon, 2321 18th St NW, 202-332-0800

Saturday
When DC Baseball Was Good...
WHOLE LOTTA GLOVE

When DC Baseball Was Good...

We know, the Nats have you down. Again. The solution: bask in when DC baseball was exciting. Dominant, even. The exhibit “Separate and Unequaled” will boost your civic pride as it looks at the Homestead Grays and other semi-pro teams, and stars like Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard. The Pudge and Zim of their day.

Sunday
20 Wines for $20 at Cork
BASE TEN

20 Wines for $20 at Cork

14th Street is currently your favorite boulevard for boozy exploits. (Go ahead, call it “The Strip.”) Even on Sunday afternoon. Which is when the wine-centric bar and its gourmet-shop sibling are pouring tastes of 20 French wines off their lists, all for 20 bucks. You like nice round numbers.

Snoop Dogg + Scantily Clad Women = ...
SNOOPING AROUND

Snoop Dogg + Scantily Clad Women = ...

Now, we know you’re not the type to frequent an adult establishment. But when you can get prime steaks and rub elbows with Snoop Dogg during the official Rock the Bells after-party, you’ll make an exception. Besides, you want to hand him your mixtape.

Aug 29, doors at 8pm, $40, Stadium Club, 2127 Queens Chapel Rd NE, 202-269-4477

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