Things to do for June 16, 2011

The Weekender

Seersucker Parties, Beer Bellinis and DIY Distilling

The weekend keeps it in the fairway.

Thursday
30% Off the Season’s Latest Swimwear
PERK ALERT

30% Off the Season’s Latest Swimwear

Summer’s here and you wouldn’t mind a little recreational dipping. Perks gets that, and we’ve got you covered... from waist to knee. With Onia’s classic line of swimsuits and board shorts—they’re trim, handsome and, for you, 30% off. Any more would be skinny dipping.

Onia, suit up here

Your Après-Open Spot in Bethesda
19TH HOLE

Your Après-Open Spot in Bethesda

After a long day sweating it out as you follow Mickelson & Co., you’ll need some sustenance. Enter Mussel Bar. Just show them your US Open ticket and get any mussel dish for $15, jumbo shrimp for a buck and PBR cans for $2.50. Just don’t scream, “It’s in the hole!”

Jun 16-19, Mussel Bar, 7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD, 301-215-7817

Friday
A Gym with 20-Foot Climbing Ropes
HOLY CROSS

A Gym with 20-Foot Climbing Ropes

The no-frills District CrossFit gym has relocated across the street to a bigger space, which lets them throw in a little variety between the dozens of pull-ups they’ll ask you to do. Like climbing 20-foot ropes that ascend into the rafters. You’ve been warned.

Saturday
Todd Gray Comes to the Corcoran
GRAY GARDENS

Todd Gray Comes to the Corcoran

In June, your nighttime dates migrate outdoors, while your daytime dates are fueled by A/C. And, in this case, Early Summer Sweet Corn Chowder and Surry Virginia Ham with Melted Brie Sandwiches, as Todd Gray (of Equinox fame) debuts his fast-casual concept at the Corcoran. The food is less abstract than the art.

A Day of Distilling at Catoctin Creek
KEEP STILL

A Day of Distilling at Catoctin Creek

The owners of Northern Virginia’s new distillery will walk you through every step of hooch-making. You’ll have plenty of samples and help them distill a batch of their rye whiskey. Which means finally you can get back to using your bathtub for... bathing.

Sunday
Chocolate, Bacon & Beer for Father’s Day
DAD’S DAY

Chocolate, Bacon & Beer for Father’s Day

We’re sure your dad deserves quite a bit. But until you find him a 1967 Shelby Mustang, you can tide him over with Bacon Bloody Marys, Beer Bellinis and French Toast S’mores at the downtown chocolate-lover’s lounge.

Wednesday
A Dupont Patio Elevates Its Cocktails
ONE AND ONLY

A Dupont Patio Elevates Its Cocktails

Dupont’s most inviting patio is throwing all caution to the wind with new cocktails like cava-spiked sangria, the Maker’s Markito, made with bourbon, mint and cinnamon-pear syrup, and jalapeño margaritas. You prefer cocktails that bite back.

Available now, One Lounge, 1606 20th St NW, 202-299-0909

UD Hookup: On June 22, One Lounge is hosting a seersucker-and-sundress-laden affair, with small bites and complimentary cocktails. The list is closed, but they’re holding spots for UD. Email us here and we’ll pick five readers at random, with a plus-one.

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