Things to do for March 03, 2011

The Weekender

Chicken Buckets, Jazz Bands and Carnaval

The weekend doesn’t get shut down either.

Thursday
A Week of NOLA Bands at Bayou
FAT WEEKEND

A Week of NOLA Bands at Bayou

Mardi Gras fever is already gripping you. Scratch your Crescent City itch at the Bayou, as they feature NOLA-influenced bands every night between now and Fat Tuesday. And as a UD reader, printing this flyer gets you gratis admission every night but Saturday. March in with saints at your own risk.

Mar 3-8, live jazz 7pm, headliners 9pm, Bayou, 2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-223-6941

Four-Star Buckets of Chicken
SECRET RECIPE

Four-Star Buckets of Chicken

Now available for your next homebound epicurean adventure: fried-chicken buckets from Michel Richard. That’s right: DC’s culinary king is throwing breasts, thighs, nuggets and mashed potatoes into a takeout bucket, Colonel-style. The bucket of coleslaw is up to you.

Stare at Chuck Brown This Weekend
LENSES

Stare at Chuck Brown This Weekend

You were there at the go-go revolution. You partied with Petey Green. Okay, maybe you didn’t. But now’s your opportunity to pay tribute to some of our top local R&Bers in photographer Fernando Sandoval’s exhibit Bustin’ Loose. You’ve been looking for a second Chuck Brown portrait for your bedroom.

Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, through Apr 6, Govinda Gallery, 1227 34th St NW, 202-333-1180

Friday
Mardi Gras for the Southern Hemisphere
FEATHERS OPTIONAL

Mardi Gras for the Southern Hemisphere

This pending government shutdown is keeping you from Rio this year. So head into Café Atlántico, where they’re serving you gratis cachaça. And on Fat Tuesday, come back for a tasting menu cum dance party with adobo tuna, hearts of palm soup and chimichurri flat iron steak. You can valet park your float.

Cachaça Mar 4, 4-6pm, Carnaval Mar 8, 7:30pm, Café Atlántico, 405 8th St NW, 202-393-0812

Monday
Monday Bottle Deals at Local 16
BOTTLE UP

Monday Bottle Deals at Local 16

Mondays are all about easing back into the week and finding your bearings. A bottle of wine tends to help. Spanish sommelier David Bueno is uncorking a new, hard-to-find bottle every Monday night for $16, from small-grower Spanish wines to biodynamic French reds. You’re nothing if not biodynamic.

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