Things to do for May 04, 2011

The Weekender

Derby Drinks, Cigar-Friendly Roofs and a Coffee Relay

The weekend always gets its man.

Wednesday
Thursday
Open-Air Cigar Smoking at Ozio
STOGIES

Open-Air Cigar Smoking at Ozio

You’re not above the occasional cigar amidst a sea of prohibition. Especially when it’s on a new open-air rooftop. You’ll still make a stop at the humidor on the way in, but now you’ll ascend several flights of stairs to find palm trees, lounge seating, a DJ booth and a retractable roof.

Now open, Ozio, 1813 M St NW, 202-822-6000

Ascending the Food Chain at the Zoo
ANIMAL CRACKERS

Ascending the Food Chain at the Zoo

Thirteen vintners, 100 chefs, an ape house and elephant trails. Sounds like a Marx Brothers movie. Or a spring Thursday. This annual fund-raiser has you strolling the zoo grounds and pausing to feast on dozens of chefs’ tables. Please don’t taunt the lions with your rack of lamb.

Tickets on sale now for May 19, 6:30-9:30pm, $200, The National Zoo, tickets here

Saturday
Running for the Roses on K Street
INFIELD

Running for the Roses on K Street

The worst thing about the most exciting two minutes in sports: it’s only two minutes. Hence the need to pad your afternoon with Kobe burgers, lobster Caesar salads, mint juleps and another cocktail called the Horse’s Neck (brandy and ginger beer). Besides, your appetite for women in hats is unending.

Sunday
Four Hours of Coffee on Bikes
WITH FOAM

Four Hours of Coffee on Bikes

Despite your active Saturdays, you’re not averse to an early morning ride. And you’re definitely amenable to a massive dose of caffeine. Combine the two, as this bike ride covers six coffee shops over the course of four hours. Then go home and write a novel.

Tuesday
Three-Liter Tuesdays at Brabo
TRIFECTA

Three-Liter Tuesdays at Brabo

Size doesn’t necessarily equal quality (just ask Kwame Brown). Fortunately, the folks at Brabo got the message. Every Tuesday, they’re uncorking massive three-liter bottles of some truly rarefied reds, which will be poured all night until they’re gone. Otherwise known as “when you’re done.”

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