Things to do for September 02, 2010

The Weekender

Snooki, the Beatles and Lobster Happy Hour

The weekend is the fruit of your labor.

Thursday
Café Atlántico Celebrates All Things Rum
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Café Atlántico Celebrates All Things Rum

You won’t alight in the Caribbean again until hurricane season passes, so a little rum is in order. All weekend, Atlántico will be pouring flights, introducing new rum cocktails and rolling out a Haitian-inspired tasting menu. Show up Friday from 4 to 6pm for a gratis tasting—pirate accent optional.

Lobster and Beer Happy Hour
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Lobster and Beer Happy Hour

The Chinatown roaster is focusing on another kind of brew these days—beer—and they’ve invited the Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck to park out front to hawk their rolls tonight. You can grab Lagunitas IPA and Dale’s Pale Ale for $3. Just try to get there before the New England delegation.

Friday
Beatlemania Comes to National Harbor
ALL TOGETHER NOW

Beatlemania Comes to National Harbor

Think of this five-day extravaganza of cover bands, movie screenings and memorabilia as Comic-Con for Beatles freaks. The highlights: more than 30 Beatles tribute bands (Yellow Dubmarine, naturally) and a meet-and-greet with original drummer Pete Best. You are the Walrus.

Saturday
Snooki, Now in Ground Meat Form
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Snooki, Now in Ground Meat Form

You might not have made it to the beaches of Jersey this summer, but fear not: BGR is bringing it to you, in the form of a burger inspired by Snooki. The toppings: grilled jalapeños, cream cheese and a fried pickle. Funny, we thought it would be orange.

Throughout September, BGR, 1514 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-299-1071

Monday
Pig Roast Block Party at Saint-Ex
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Pig Roast Block Party at Saint-Ex

Monday: a day for unity and solidarity. Also: bluegrass and roasted pig. Saint-Ex and its sibling Bar Pilar are shutting down a whole block of T Street, because traffic is no match for pulled-pork sandwiches, potato salad, slaw, an array of beers and a bluegrass combo. Keep your sauce away from the fiddle.

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