Things to do for October 13, 2011
Tom Wolfe, Vincent Price and Other Weekend Companions
The weekend hunts more than it gathers.
Surfside’s Tacos Go Mobile
Beaches: now in your rearview mirror. A beach-themed food truck: literally in your rearview mirror, now that Glover Park taco shack Surfside has joined the food truck armada. Think of an ocean-and-sailboat-themed van dispensing grilled fish tacos, chicken tinga tacos and tortilla soup. You’re thinking of this.
A Pork Bun Pop-Up at Toki Underground
You’ve got a thing for buns. Pork-belly buns, beef-cheek buns, tofu buns. So you’ll want to make for Toki Underground this weekend, as the chef from NYC’s Baohaus will be on hand to whip them up alongside Toki’s house ramen, while a “surprise DJ” spins. Beats before bao, you always say.
Vincent Price Film Festival at AFI
Your Halloween is utterly incomplete without camp. Enter two weeks’ worth of movies starring Gothic horror-meister Vincent Price, like Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum and The Last Man on Earth, an early take on I Am Legend. Yes, that man next to you is probably wearing a cape.
The Boots You’ve Been Looking For
Cold puddles. Your forefathers wouldn’t stand for it and neither should you. Enter Red Wing Heritage, showing their full line of boots for the first time anywhere at Brooks Brothers Georgetown. They’ve been sewing them since 1905 in rural Minnesota. Where they know from cold puddles.
Beer, DJs and Mod Clothes
At Redeem’s fifth-anniversary party, there’ll be beer from Duvel, and DJ sets from the Thornley brothers of U.S. Royalty fame. Also: they’ll unveil an exclusive line of suits, overcoats and trousers from A New Cross. Think all-black. Mod. London. So naturally, they’re from... Colombia.
Rubbing Elbows with Tom Wolfe
And now, an iconic older man who won’t be wearing a cape: Tom Wolfe, who will press the flesh at the Newseum along with a couple of playwrights, as they premiere an excerpt from a new work about his life and times. You knew you left your white suit out for a reason.