Things to do for September 22, 2011

The Weekender

Banh Mi, 10 Bloody Marys and Opera at Nats Park

The weekend is taking it to the bridge.

Thursday
Exclusive Shoes and Bacon Explosions
PERK ALERT

Exclusive Shoes and Bacon Explosions

We’re getting you the exclusive on a couple one-of-a-kind shoes from the venerable Maine-based cobbling outfit, Rancourt & Co. (Ralph Lauren’s go-to guys.) Then we’re airmailing you three Bacon Explosions (enough said). And finally, we’re getting you half off a champagne-soaked endless summer at NYC’s hottest hotel. Just go with it...

The Chipotle Guy Goes Asian
THAI ONE ON

The Chipotle Guy Goes Asian

Chipotle. You’re familiar with the concept. But probably not so the choices here at the first-ever outpost of the Chipotle guy’s take on Asian. Order up your own Thai rice bowl (rice, meat, veggies) or an herb-laden banh mi, along with Asian beers. You’ll have to bring your own sour cream.

Watching Opera from Center Field
HIGH NOTES

Watching Opera from Center Field

It’s here again: your annual chance to roam center field at Nats Park while taking in the Washington National Opera on the big screen. This year: Puccini’s Tosca, along with the usual complement of beer and chili dogs. Don’t miss Act III, when Tosca argues with the ump.

Sep 22, gates at 5:30pm, opera at 7:30pm, no cost, Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE

Friday
Jeans, Whiskey and a DJ at Rue 14
IN THE NUDIE

Jeans, Whiskey and a DJ at Rue 14

Trying on jeans has its own rewards, but it could always be improved with DJs and pop-up bars. Like tomorrow, when the denim experts at Nudie Jeans unveil their fall line, alongside beer from Yuengling and stronger stuff from Smooth Ambler. Which always makes the slim-fit a little more comfortable.

Sep 23, 6-10pm, Rue 14, 1803A 14th St NW, 202-462-6200

Saturday
Getting Adventurous with a Cow
NOSE TO TAIL

Getting Adventurous with a Cow

Nothing against simple steak, but it’s time to branch out. All afternoon, BLT’s chef will walk you through the entire cow, its various cuts and how to make everything from short ribs to organ meats. Yes, you’ll be fed. Yes, beef is on the menu.

Sep 24, 12:30-3pm, $100, BLT Steak, 1625 I St NW, reserve at 202-689-8989

Sunday
10 Bloody Marys at Thunder Burger
BLOOD WORK

10 Bloody Marys at Thunder Burger

Ah, the bounty of late summer... mixed with vodka. Starting this weekend, Georgetown’s burger palace gets into the brunch act with 10 Bloody Marys, like the Bloody Martini with clam juice and the Bloody Scotsman with scotch, white onion and rosemary. Painting your face blue not necessary.

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