Things to do for November 17, 2011

The Weekender

Muhammad Ali, Michael Mina and $3 Beers

The weekend knows a little about a lot.

Thursday
Introducing the Rock & Roll Roof Deck
FULL DECK

Introducing the Rock & Roll Roof Deck

Roof decks: you’ve had enough already. Unless, of course, there was a brand-new roof deck... Enter the Rock & Roll Hotel’s new addition, a giant, open-air deck with plenty of heat lamps, a full bar and two taps. Roof decks: still very relevant.

Friday
Happy Hour That Goes On and On...
PINT-SIZED

Happy Hour That Goes On and On...

The way to make happy hour better: make it nine hours. So it is at downtown’s divey Mighty Pint, where you can get $3 drafts and $5 pint cocktails all day, every day. It’s so simple, you have to wonder why you didn’t think of it.

12 Seats + 12 Courses at Casa Nonna
CHEF’S DOZEN

12 Seats + 12 Courses at Casa Nonna

Imagine sitting at a sushi bar. Now nix the sushi chefs. And the sushi. Sub in a pizza oven, an open Italian kitchen and a chef who rolls out a dozen courses based on her nightly whims—say, baked octopus, braised rabbit and Sicilian cauliflower soup. It can’t be refused.

Fri-Sat, 5:30-11:30pm, $55, Casa Nonna, 1250 Connecticut Ave NW, reserve at 202-629-2505

Saturday
Photos from One of SI’s Top Shooters
LENS CRAFTER

Photos from One of SI’s Top Shooters

Ali. Yogi Berra. Mary Lou Retton. Besides being your Facebook friends, they’re all subjects of the Newseum’s newest exhibit, which walks you through 50 photographs from Neil Leifer, one of Sports Illustrated’s greats. Although Sonny Liston may have felt differently.

Now open, $21.95, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 888-639-7386

Michael Mina Lands in Baltimore
TO WIT

Michael Mina Lands in Baltimore

Good news: Michael Mina of Bourbon Steak fame has another place nearby (namely, Baltimore’s harbor), and he’s serving up stuff like blue crab gratin, smoke-roasted rib eye and hush puppies. Better news: it’s in a new Four Seasons, so you won’t have to negotiate the BW Parkway home at night.

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