Things to do for October 13, 2011

The Weekender

Tom Wolfe, Vincent Price and Other Weekend Companions

The weekend hunts more than it gathers.

Thursday
Surfside’s Tacos Go Mobile
GO FISH

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.

Friday
A Pork Bun Pop-Up at Toki Underground
BAO DOWN

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
FRIEND OR FIEND?

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.

Saturday
The Boots You’ve Been Looking For
GET YOUR WINGS

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
MEN IN BLACK

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.

Oct 15, 6:30-9:30pm, Redeem, 1734 14th St NW, 202-332-7447

Wednesday
Rubbing Elbows with Tom Wolfe
A MAN IN FULL

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.

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