Things to do for April 07, 2011

The Weekender

Space Burlesque, BBQ and a Golf-Themed Pub Crawl

The weekend will never shut down.

Thursday
Like a More International Cannes
MOVIE TIME

Like a More International Cannes

You don’t need to see Limitless because you lived it last year. Same goes for Thor. Enter Filmfest DC, a showcase of international films at five local venues, starting today. You’ll want to start with Loose Cannons, an Italian comedy that was a hit at Tribeca.

Friday
Shopping and Drinking at Rue 14
SAMPLE SALE

Shopping and Drinking at Rue 14

Best way to overhaul your spring wardrobe: with the help of whiskey. While a DJ spins tunes and West Virginia distillery Smooth Ambler pours you samples of their small-batch vodka, whiskey and bourbon, you’ll shop from collections like Shades of Grey and Naked & Famous.

Apr 8, 6-9pm, Rue 14, 1803A 14th St NW, 202-462-6200

Pulling the Trigger on Some Brisket
THAT’S YOUR ’CUE

Pulling the Trigger on Some Brisket

Your new Friday BBQ go-to: Westend Bistro. Every Friday afternoon, you’ll head over to the new BBQ stand on their patio for pulled-pork sandwiches and brisket for $6, and pie and sides like coleslaw and biscuits for $3. No need to use a Southern accent.

Fridays, Apr 8-Sept 30, 11:30am-3pm, Westend Bistro, 1190 22nd St NW, 202-974-4900

Saturday
Partying like a Cosmonaut
SPACE ODYSSEY

Partying like a Cosmonaut

It’s been a while since you’ve celebrated a Russian astronaut with a lunar-themed dance party. (Like, over a month.) That’ll change on Saturday, when Artisphere gets intergalactic with drink specials, a reduced-gravity chamber, costume contests, a sci-fi movie and space burlesque. You love space burlesque.

Going Jack Nicklaus in Dupont
FULL SWING

Going Jack Nicklaus in Dupont

The pristine courses. The excellent short games. The fancy jackets. Yes, we’re talking about this weekend’s golf-themed pub crawl in Dupont Circle. You’ll make your way across nine bars—Front Page, Mackey’s, Sign of the Whale—reading the artificial greens, sinking putts and drinking beer. It’s a tradition like no other...

Apr 9, 2-10pm, $7-$10, starts at 19th, 1900 I St NW, 301-652-7712, tickets here

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