Things to do for September 16, 2010

The Weekender

Rooftops, Bastards and Other Weekend Essentials

The weekend will not let this aggression stand.

Thursday
Open Now: DC9’s New Rooftop
NINE LIVES

Open Now: DC9’s New Rooftop

Go ahead, look outside your window. We’ll wait. That’s right: it’s rooftop weather. Good thing, because you have another one to try out. DC9’s new deck has 50 seats, views of Shaw and the occasional DJ. Request something Indian summery.

Open now, DC9, 1940 9th St NW, 202-483-5000

The Bartender to the World’s Elite
JOE SIX-PACK

The Bartender to the World’s Elite

The Museum of the American Cocktail would like to tell you about Joe the Bartender. He survived prison and revolution during the Cold War, tended bar around the world and invented a brandy-and-gin concoction called the Suffering Bastard. You’ll sample his creations here; no actual suffering will be involved.

Friday
Happy Hour Dumplings at Ping Pong
PENN PONG

Happy Hour Dumplings at Ping Pong

This week’s addition to your lineup of happy hour options: dim sum. The Penn Quarter dumpling bar is turning out small plates of pork buns and chive dumplings for three bucks, to go along with $5 cocktails like the Earl Grey Julep—it’s what Prince Charles would drink at the Kentucky Derby.

Sunday
Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park
FAT LADY SINGING

Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park

You play a mean centerfield. Even when you’re carrying a blanket, beer and some chili dogs. The Washington National Opera is broadcasting Verdi’s A Masked Ball live on the stadium’s scoreboard, and you can set up camp on the grass. Because opera and chili dogs have lived apart for too long.

Now Enrolling: Whiskey and Chivalry 101
VICE ACADEMY

Now Enrolling: Whiskey and Chivalry 101

Sure, you’re well schooled in the art of chivalry, but a little continuing ed never hurts. Jason Tesauro, sommelier and author of The Modern Gentleman, hosts these guys-only seminars, kicking things off on October 2 with three hours of cigars and whiskey. You’re already looking forward to the midterm.

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