Things to do for December 16, 2010

The Weekender

Hot Toddy Bars, Taco Windows and Ugly Sweaters

The weekend doesn’t compromise, but it does find common ground.

Thursday
Ties with a Secret
PERK ALERT

Ties with a Secret

The eggnog: spiked. The mistletoe: securely hung. The gifts: well... you’re almost there. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with an exclusive selection of winter-ready FIGS ties. Which leaves you with more time for quality-testing that eggnog.

Dom by the Flute and Hot Toddies
HOT AND COLD

Dom by the Flute and Hot Toddies

When it comes to escaping the 20-degree chill, hotel lobbies are a good place to start. Especially when they’re pouring an array of hot toddies with brandy, rum or whiskey. And should your warming up lead to a celebratory mood, they’ve got Dom Perignon by the glass. Yes, it’s almost New Year’s.

Tue-Sat in December, 4-8pm, Lobby Lounge, Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St NW, 202-835-0500

Robert Redd Trunk Show at Wink
REDD ARMY

Robert Redd Trunk Show at Wink

For two days, this preppy line of menswear is taking over the women’s Wink boutique. Tonight, grab a cocktail while you peruse knit shirts, polos and pocket squares. Because you’re better red than, well, you know.

Dec 16, 6-8pm, Dec 17, 11am-3pm, Robert Redd at Wink, 3109 M St NW, 202-338-9465

Tacos Impala Open on H Street
WRAPPING

Tacos Impala Open on H Street

Philadelphia Water Ice has wisely closed for the winter. In its place: a new takeout window to fuel your next cocktailing excursion along H Street. Think carne asada, carnitas and veggie tacos with your choice of salsa.

Now open, Tacos Impala, 1204 H St NE

Sunday
A Night of Ugly Sweaters at EatBar
SARTORIAL SPLENDOR

A Night of Ugly Sweaters at EatBar

Somewhere in the recesses of your closet, you’ve got a sweater. It might be mohair, it might be wool. But it’s certainly got a reindeer on it. Sport it proudly as you snack on popcorn, candy canes, spiked peppermint-patty cocoa and apple-infused bourbon. Totally worth it.

Dec 19, 6pm-1am, EatBar, 2761 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA, 703-778-9951

Monday
The Source’s Chinese-Style Family Meals
ASIAN SENSATION

The Source’s Chinese-Style Family Meals

Amid all the ham, cookies and more ham, something more exotic could be in order. Like plate after plate of Sausage Fried Rice with Pork Belly, Lobster Springrolls and Glazed Pineapple Cake. Not that it should distract you from your ham-related obligations.

Dec 20-30, $55, The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-637-6100

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