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Things to do for March 15, 2012
The Unlikely Combo of Pac-Man, Bagpipes and Mark Twain
The weekend is going green.
Limited-Run Shirts from Ledbury
The guys from Ledbury in Richmond are at it again with a limited-edition run of new styles, from a St. Pat’s–appropriate green gingham check to a red-white-and-blue plaid for campaign season. Vote on Facebook for which shirts should make the permanent collection. It’s primary season for shirts.
Starting Friday, the Smithsonian takes you through 40 years of game design and art. You’ll see stills or video from 80 games and play five more, including Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. It might be bad form to hang around all day in defense of your high score.
Rugby and Bagpipes at Acre 121
By Saturday, a St. Pat’s–inspired break from basketball may be in order. May we suggest the Six Nations rugby match between Ireland and England, accompanied by corned-beef sliders, $3 Killian’s and live music all day, starting with bagpipers at 1pm. Put in your request for live-karaoke “Danny Boy” early.
Deals on West Virginia Whitewater
Just because it’s unseasonably warm doesn’t mean it’s whitewater rafting season. It is, however, wetsuited whitewater rafting season. This outfitter will take you through 6.5 miles of rapids and flat water. And they’ll knock 40% off with a wetsuit rental. It’s also still hot toddy season.
The Coterie’s Mark Twain Feast
Like Twain himself, you have no confidence in a man with no petty vices whatsoever. Enter this seven-course feast based on a fantasy menu Twain concocted while in Europe. Rest assured, it’s assembled by a collection of top local chefs and mixologists who are big on the petty vices.