Things to do for October 27, 2011

The Weekender

Whiskey Bars, Champagne and Black Sabbath

The weekend is full of ideas.

Thursday
A Shirt Shop (and Bar) by Ledbury
GET THE LED OUT

A Shirt Shop (and Bar) by Ledbury

As usual, we’ll show you the way to the whiskey bar. Unusually, that bar is selling shirts. All weekend, the Richmond-based boys from Ledbury are holding court in Georgetown and knocking 20% off merchandise. But show up tonight for a bar and a funk/soul band. It goes well with gingham.

Oct 27, 7-11pm; pop-up continues Oct 28-29, 10am-6:30pm; 2805 M St NW, 2nd Fl

Friday
A Power Breakfast at 16th and K
GATE CRASHER

A Power Breakfast at 16th and K

Your power breakfasting options downtown are still a bit thin, so listen up: here’s one named after the White House’s North Gate, and it serves stuff like savory apple sausage bread pudding, and cornbread and Virginia ham Benedict. They also do lunch, with dinner coming in a few weeks. No, you can’t get breakfast for dinner.

Now open daily, 6:30am-2pm, North Gate Grill at Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St NW, 202-393-1000

Sampling from 25 Spooky Food Trucks
TRUCK OR TREAT

Sampling from 25 Spooky Food Trucks

Better make sure that Halloween pillowcase you’re carrying around is big enough, because you’ve got 25 food trucks to get through, along with live music all day, a costume contest at 11pm and the Das Bullpen beer garden open all day. Don’t attempt to pour beer into your pillowcase.

Crazy Champagnes at Marcel’s
TINY BUBBLES

Crazy Champagnes at Marcel’s

So National Champagne Day... this exists. Fortunately, so does this over-the-top flight of three of Marcel’s best bubblies, each paired with a caviar-laden small bite. It’s the same thing they’ll do for National Caviar Day.

Oct 28, $100, Marcel’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-296-1166

Sunday
Like Ozzy’s Halloween Party
BLACK SUNDAY

Like Ozzy’s Halloween Party

American Ice Co., your favorite gritty beer-and-bourbon bar, is turning things over to cocktail slinger extraordinaire Gina Chersevani. And a heavy-metal-obsessed DJ. Plus, there’ll be a costume contest at midnight, so we suggest you accessorize with a headless bat.

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