Things to do for February 23, 2012

The Weekender

Tongue Tacos, Burlesque Tryouts and Bottomless Drinks

The weekend never relies on CGI.

Thursday
Your Tacos, Now with More Exotic Meats
TIP OF THE TONGUE

Your Tacos, Now with More Exotic Meats

For the next couple weeks, Rosa Mexicano is going all exotic on you: think veal tongue tacos, pork cheek tamales and lamb neck enchiladas. And they’re selling the meats to go by the pound. That whining sound you hear is coming from your grill.

Coal-Fired Pizza Comes to Bethesda
COAL GAME

Coal-Fired Pizza Comes to Bethesda

The latest entrant in your quest for the perfect pie: Haven, serving coal-fired Neapolitan pizza from a pair of 50-ton ovens. Have a seat at the bar, made from timber from the Maker’s Mark distillery, and order up a white clam pie, a white spinach and mushroom, or other less-white options.

Saturday
Unlimited Cocktails at P.J. Clarke’s
PJ AND THE BEAR

Unlimited Cocktails at P.J. Clarke’s

P.J. Clarke’s is turning itself into a hangover-friendly oasis on the weekends, as they start brunch service with stuff like Irish Oven Eggs and cheesy buttered grits. Plus, for $18.84, quaff unlimited Bellinis, Bloody Marys, Kir Royals and mimosas all afternoon. Hopefully not by yourself.

Sunday
Drinking Your Way Through the Oscars
ENVELOPE, PLEASE

Drinking Your Way Through the Oscars

So you didn’t get nominated this time. (It was an off year.) No problem: the clandestine Quill bar at the Jefferson hotel is setting up TVs and stirring cocktails inspired by the nominated films. Like the Prohibition-era Bee’s Knees, in honor of The Artist. It will render you speechless.

Feb 26, 11:30am-midnight, Quill at The Jefferson, 1200 16th St NW, 202-448-2300

Judging DC’s Next Burlesque Star
ESQUE-CAPADES

Judging DC’s Next Burlesque Star

You’ve spent years appreciating the art form. And now, it’s all come down to this: burlesque tryouts at the Red Palace, in which you select the best in show. The winners move on to subsequent rounds in an effort to star in an upcoming show. Don’t forget your “10” sign.

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