Things to do for October 20, 2011

The Weekender

Bottomless Mimosas, New Banh Mi and Burlesque

The weekend always knows where its teleprompter is.

Thursday
Friday
Wine Riot Lands at Constitution Hall
RIOTOUS

Wine Riot Lands at Constitution Hall

Rioting. Not cool in London. Much more acceptable here, when this traveling wine extravaganza rolls out 250 vintages, along with DJs, photo booths, food from Luke’s Lobster and roving wine experts on hand to answer any question you have. Like “Does the 2007 riesling go with this tie?”

Oct 21, 7-11pm, $60; Oct 22, 1-5pm and 7-11pm, $50; DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St NW, tickets here

Saturday
Oktoberfest’s Last Gasp at Redwood
CODE RED

Oktoberfest’s Last Gasp at Redwood

It’s been a long month. But you’ve got one more Oktoberfest in you. At Redwood, they’re closing down the entire block to make way for 15 breweries, street food like brats and pretzels, and live music all day. And probably plenty of lederhosen.

Oct 22, 1-8pm, $32, Redwood, 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MD, 301-656-5515

Sunday
Now, You’re the Brunch Bartender
NO LIMIT

Now, You’re the Brunch Bartender

DIY projects aren’t your idea of a good time on Sunday morning. Unless they involve all the champagne and juice you care to mix. So it is at Ping Pong Dim Sum, where $25 now gets you unlimited brunch dim sum and an extra $15 gets you a bottomless tableside mimosa bar. In other words, low impact.

Monday
Your Latest Banh Mi Destination
BANH VOYAGE

Your Latest Banh Mi Destination

So banh mi are trendy right now. Which is okay, because they’re also stuffed with all manner of deliciousness. Like at this new quick-serve downtown spot, which matches its own proprietary bread with stuff like garlic-lemongrass chicken, pork meatballs and brisket. Remember, you were ahead of the curve.

Three Courses + Titillation =...
BURLESQUE-ESQUE

Three Courses + Titillation =...

Monday night. Sure, you could rest up for the coming week. Or you could take in a pinup-era performance on Sax’s second-floor stage, while dipping into a three-course, prix fixe dinner. You’ll rest on Tuesday. Or when you’re dead.

Mondays, $39, Sax, 734 11th St NW, 202-737-0101

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