Things to do for February 24, 2011

The Weekender

Gator Tacos, Mardi Gras and Half-Price Wine

The weekend has a good feeling about itself.

Saturday
A Full Day of Mardi Gras in L5P
COUPS DE GRAS

A Full Day of Mardi Gras in L5P

The all-day patio party. The very notion of such an affair conjures up images of oyster-eating competitions, jambalaya, live zydeco music and $5 Hurricanes. Wait, that’s Mardi Gras. No worries—it’ll all make sense this Saturday at Mardi Gras Fest in Little Five Points. The beads should help, too.

A New Weekend Lunch in VaHi
COASTAL SERVICE

A New Weekend Lunch in VaHi

Ah, Virginia Highland. The tree-lined streets, the endless throngs of drinkeries... the alligator tacos. Starting this Saturday, Goin’ Coastal is opening their doors for lunch for the first time. Expect the usual menu with a few extras, like a rotating cast of po’boys and the aforementioned gator tacos. Ground beef is amateur hour.

Sunday
Two Nights of Half-Price Wine at Tantra
TEMPER TANTRA

Two Nights of Half-Price Wine at Tantra

You may want to consider capping your weekend off at Tantra. With a date. Mostly because on Sunday nights, every bottle on the list will be half off. Oh, and they’ll also be doing the same thing on Mondays. Some people define “weekend” differently.

Like School, Only in a Bar
HIGHER EDUCATION

Like School, Only in a Bar

Of course, you and that date could always just show up at Ecco and hit the bar. In fact, that’s probably a good idea, considering they’ll be teaching a class on how to infuse your own booze, complete with gratis tastes of the final products. Which should at least keep you primed until dinner.

Feb 27, 6pm, no cost, Ecco, 40 7th St NE, 404-347-9555

Tuesday
Movie Night, Now with More Cigars
SMOKE SCREEN

Movie Night, Now with More Cigars

Tuesday. It’s the bastard child of weekdays. The Bieber’s new haircut of letdowns. Unless, of course, you have the right strategy in place. Something like Sticks & Flicks at Highland Cigar—a weekly conclave of premium cigars, martini specials and flicks like Reservoir Dogs on the small screen. Not that it really matters.

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