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Things to do for April 21, 2011
Bettie Page, Bottomless Bloodys and Killing Kegs
The weekend’s credit rating is still quite high.
It’s Still 4/20 at the Black Squirrel
Another 4/20 has come and gone. If you’re already missing the camaraderie and love, the Squirrel is featuring hard-to-find beers from Georgia’s hippie-dippie SweetWater Brewing Company, including their legendary 420 Extra Pale Ale. Pair them with snacks like hemp pretzels and hemp brownies. The munchies are built in.
Apologies to Ms. White, but in the “sexy octogenarians named Bettie” category, Bettie Page has her beat. On the occasion of what would be her 88th birthday, expect vaudeville, classic ’50s burlesque and a 1950s pinup fashion show. (Read: heavy on the leopard print.)
New Patio Meets Old Tree at Blue Duck
Finally, you can enjoy marrow bones and french toast donuts the way you like: outdoors on an ancient tree. Blue Duck Tavern has redone its outdoor terrace, complete with a 12-seat communal table carved from a tree that had been naturally preserved in New Zealand soil for 50,000 years. Carving your initials is discouraged.
A New Saturday Brunch on H Street
Brunch comes a day early this weekend. And it comes in the form of Smith Commons’ Cointreau Noir French Toast, Fried Confit Chicken and Waffles and bottomless mimosas and Bloodys. Consider it your introductory course to the weekend.
Kicking Kegs at Pizzeria Paradiso
You always like to be there at the moment of change, for great historical epochs like... the changing of kegs. Every Sunday night, get half off the longest-running beer in their ever-rotating draft list. Then on Monday, get half off the newest one. Tuesday... you don’t even want to know about Tuesday.