Things to do for October 07, 2010

The Weekender

Brats, Food Trucks and Lasers

The weekend is your cleanup hitter.

Thursday
Turning Your Photos into Fine Art
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Turning Your Photos into Fine Art

Your breathtaking photography deserves a suitable forum—preferably on canvas, in a world-renowned gallery. Or, you know, your bedroom. So Perks is turning your $50 into $100 of purchasing power at CanvasPop—a futuristic art studio that turns your humble JPEGs into gallery-worthy art. The Louvre is waiting.

Oktoberfest Party at L2
OOMPAH

Oktoberfest Party at L2

L2 has long been your destination for late-night house music and bottles of bubbly. Not tonight. No, tonight you’ll lead your fräulein through an outdoor beer garden to find a Bavarian menu and Alpine dancers. Go ahead, request a polka remix of Gaga.

20 Food Trucks Battle for Your Affection
TRUCK STOP

20 Food Trucks Battle for Your Affection

The thing about food trucks is they’re awfully hard to catch. Good thing someone has corralled them for you. For two days, 20 of the area’s best—including District Taco and Fry Captain—will be here. At least until they get parking tickets.

Your Next Shirt, at 70% Off
SALE-ING

Your Next Shirt, at 70% Off

With fall here, so too is the need to steel yourself against the elements. Arlington-based online haberdasher Farinelli’s is unloading RRL jeans and oxfords and jackets from Wings & Horns for 70% off. The FedEx guy will surely compliment you on your good taste.

Saturday
Free Pedi-Cabs to a Boozy Parking Lot
AFTERNOON DELIGHT

Free Pedi-Cabs to a Boozy Parking Lot

This just in: geography is no longer an impediment to you attending an Oktoberfest bash in Alexandria. That’s because the good folks at Rustico had the inspired idea to get pedi-cabs to ferry you to and from the Braddock Road Metro. It’s like having Fred Flintstone as your designated driver.

Oct 9, noon-5pm, Rustico, 827 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA, 703-224-5051

Lasers and an Open Bar in a Dome
GET TRIPPY

Lasers and an Open Bar in a Dome

After a day of brews, you may be in the mood for something a bit more... psychedelic. So head to Dupont, where a school bus will take you to the domed IMAX theater, where you’ll find a Warhol-esque complement of DJs and something called “Make-Out Theaters” with movies and lasers. Just as Andy would’ve wanted it.

Wednesday
Sausage: German and Otherwise
TO THE DOGS

Sausage: German and Otherwise

Sidewalks: not just for walking anymore. Every Wednesday this month, Art and Soul is grilling up brats and andouille sausage on its sidewalk patio. Dress them yourself with a mustard and sauerkraut bar. Also: pretzels with beer cheese. Or just spoonfuls of beer cheese.

Wednesdays in October, 5:30-10:30pm, Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave NW, 202-393-7777

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