Things to do for September 29, 2011

The Weekender

Pool Parties, Shotguns and Free Meatballs

The weekend deserves its own motorcade.

Thursday
Ray’s to the Third Opens in Clarendon
SHADES OF RAY

Ray’s to the Third Opens in Clarendon

You know you’ll find tons of good steaks and dirt-cheap wine here. What you might not expect from Michael Landrum’s new spot: fried chicken, Cajun catfish and an array of spiked milkshakes, like the Kentucky Sailor (caramel shake, bourbon, sea salt). Just like those seafarers in Lexington drink.

Now open, Ray’s to the Third, 1650 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, 703-974-7171, see the menu

Friday
A Last-Gasp Summer Pool Party
DEEP END

A Last-Gasp Summer Pool Party

To kick off the Corcoran’s latest exhibit, 30 Americans, the museum is taking over the pool of the Capitol Skyline with BBQ, DJs and cocktails. You love it when the water’s warmer than the air.

Saturday
Fishing, Shooting from the Same Boat
BLAST OFF

Fishing, Shooting from the Same Boat

Sure, this charter captain is happy to take you out on the Chesapeake for some fall striper fishing or crabbing. But book now for November and you can bring... a shotgun. You’ll be hunting for sea ducks in the morning and fishing in the afternoon. No camouflage necessary.

Begins in November, Cast & Blast from Ellen-R Charters, 910 Kentmorr Rd, Stevensville, MD, reserve at 410-758-3235

A Weekend of Pig Roasts at the Heights
SOME PIG

A Weekend of Pig Roasts at the Heights

Speaking of last gasps: your alfresco pig roasting days in 2011 may be numbered. Better take advantage while you can. Stop here for pulled-pork sandwiches, corn bread, apple streusel and beer from Chocolate City on the patio. And wear shorts.

Oct 1-2, noon-8pm, The Heights, 3115 14th St NW, 202-797-7227

Tuesday
Gratis Happy Hour Bites at Casa Nonna
BALL GAME

Gratis Happy Hour Bites at Casa Nonna

Happy hour is its own reward. But it would be nice if it came with an actual reward. Like a half-dozen complimentary bar snacks every day, like risotto balls and meatballs. Show up on Tuesday for gratis Peronis from 5 to 6pm and $3 Peronis after 6pm. Which do not come in ball form.

Mon-Fri beginning Oct 4, 5-8pm, Casa Nonna, 1250 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-629-2505

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