Things to do for February 24, 2011

The Weekender

Hurricanes, Colin Firth and Mustaches

The weekend would like to thank its agent.

Thursday
Pre-Show Drinking with NOLA Musicians
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Pre-Show Drinking with NOLA Musicians

You don’t often drink Hurricanes in gritty basement bars. But then again, you’re not always drinking with NOLA’s own Cyril Neville and Corey Henry of the Rebirth Brass Band. Make pre-show toasts with specials on Hurricanes and 25% off food and drink. Then slip them your new zydeco demo.

Feb 24, 6-7pm, The Back Bar at 9:30 Club, 815 V St NW, 202-265-0930

75% Off at Rue 14
SALE-ING

75% Off at Rue 14

Call it clothes for all seasons. This second-floor shop is taking up to 75% off on shirt jackets from Gant, as well as more spring-appropriate gear, like shirts and tees from Penguin and Company of We. Bonus: get an extra 10% off if you mention UD.

Going on now, Rue 14, 1803A 14th St NW, 202-462-6200

Sunday
Oscar Night at the Jefferson
THE NOMINEES ARE...

Oscar Night at the Jefferson

So you didn’t make it to LA this year. Not to worry: Quill at the Jefferson is pouring cocktails inspired by every nominated film. (Our favorite: the 127 Hours with High West rye.) Or reserve a seat at the bar, which includes a drink, a glass of bubbly and snacks like caviar tacos. Which we hear Colin Firth loves.

Feb 27, 8pm, cocktails $15, reserved seat packages $95, Quill, 1200 16th St NW, 202-448-2300

Monday
Rat Pack Mondays at Dirty Martini
HELLO, DOLL

Rat Pack Mondays at Dirty Martini

As long as Tinseltown is still on your brain, gather your own equivalent of Frank, Sammy and Dino for an early-week lineup of live jazz, classic cocktails like the Blood and Sand and the Aviation, and half-price wine all night. Don’t tell Joey Bishop.

Mondays, all night, Dirty Martini, 1223 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-503-2640

Tuesday
Mustache Night at Whitlow’s
FLAVOR SAVER

Mustache Night at Whitlow’s

That homage to Burt Reynolds on your upper lip: it’s going to make you a star on Tuesday as Whitlow’s hosts its annual mustache fund-raiser for MS. If you shaved, not to worry: you can draw one on in their mustache booth... well, once you take advantage of the beer specials, that is.

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