Things to do for June 22, 2011

The Weekender

Alligators, Burlesque and Water Balloons

The weekend has nothing to say without a lawyer present.

Wednesday
Thursday
Backyard Now Open at Red Palace
PATIO DAYS

Backyard Now Open at Red Palace

You’ve been here plenty for rock shows and the occasional burlesque sideshow. Now, they’ve opened a wood-enclosed back patio, the better to relax over a post-work can of beer. We eagerly await alfresco burlesque.

Now open, Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, 202-399-3201

Friday
Frog and Alligator for Happy Hour
SWAMPY

Frog and Alligator for Happy Hour

Start this weekend by delving into a different culture. One where you don’t understand the language. Yes, bayou country. The new 18th Street Louisiana hideaway is serving up swamp favorites like Blackened Frog Legs and Gator and Crawfish Sliders. Wear your best overalls.

Sunday
A Taco Stand at a Five-Star Brunch
BRUNCH ROLL-UPS

A Taco Stand at a Five-Star Brunch

Omelets, oysters, cured ham. It’s all part of a balanced brunch extravaganza. But to go really next-level, you need the unexpected. Like a street-inspired taco stand with short rib mole, grilled shrimp and smoked pork shoulder. We hear you can tip the piano player in tacos.

Sundays till Sep 4, 10:30am-2:30pm, $80, Seasons, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-944-2000, see the menu

A Water-Soaked Rumble in Georgetown
SUPER SOAKER

A Water-Soaked Rumble in Georgetown

Recovered from a springtime flood, the Georgetown waterfront is celebrating with... more water. Specifically, a water balloon toss followed by an all-out water balloon battle and soundtracked by a steel-drum band. Don’t forget your slicker.

Jun 26, noon-3pm, balloon toss starts at 2pm, Washington Harbour, 3000 K St NW

Monday
Rogue States Reopens as Black & Orange
GOING ROGUE

Rogue States Reopens as Black & Orange

You remember Rogue States: the Dupont spot where you could get a half-pound burger at 4am until they were unceremoniously shut down due to fumes seeping into the upstairs law firm. Well, they’re finally back, grilling burgers with a new name. And a new ventilation system.

Reopens Jun 27, Black & Orange, 1300 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-296-2242

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