Things to do for August 25, 2011

The Weekender

Cheerleaders, Ping-Pong and Killer Tomatoes

The weekend is ready for more Mother Nature.

Thursday
Redskins Cheerleader Calendar Party
SKIN

Redskins Cheerleader Calendar Party

Somehow, you missed your invite to travel to the Dominican Republic while the ’Skins cheerleaders shot their 2012 calendar. You can make up for it by heading to the State Theatre tonight, when they’ll be there for the great unveiling. You know, to support the team.

Friday
Beignets in the Morning at TruOrleans
BAYOU BREAKFAST

Beignets in the Morning at TruOrleans

You may have been here already for a hurricane on the veranda. But now there’s reason to arrive earlier. Much earlier. It concerns coffee and fresh, hot beignets. Which can cure the effects of last night’s hurricanes.

Mon-Sat, 7-11am, TruOrleans, 400 H St NE, 202-290-1244

Sunday
Ping-Ponging with Pizza
PADDLING

Ping-Ponging with Pizza

It’s time to get your Okinawan-made paddle out of its lead-lined case. Yes, it’s ping-pong time. This charity tourney at Van Ness’s best pizza joint gets you three round-robin matches, plus at least one playoff match. Better put “Eye of the Tiger” on repeat.

Huge Crab and Beer Feast at Sonoma
BUCKET LIST

Huge Crab and Beer Feast at Sonoma

If you can’t make it to the Outer Banks this weekend (or you choose not to due to hurricane warnings), fret not. Gather up some mallet-wielding friends and head here for giant buckets of crabs and specials on PBR tallboys all afternoon. Can’t hurt to bring an extra shirt.

Wednesday
Tomato Fight at Ripple
SPLAT

Tomato Fight at Ripple

Your Wednesday could get messy. In celebration of Spain’s La Tomatina festival, you can feast on a five-course tomato tasting menu and tomato beer, while you catch a tomato fight by local artists and a screening of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. If you don’t like it, throw a tomato.

Aug 31, 5-10pm (fight at 7:30pm), $65, Ripple, 3417 Connecticut Ave NW, reserve at 202-244-7995

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