Things to do for March 15, 2012

The Weekender

The Unlikely Combo of Pac-Man, Bagpipes and Mark Twain

The weekend is going green.

Thursday
Limited-Run Shirts from Ledbury
’BURY ME NOT

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.

Available now, $125 and up, Ledbury

Friday
Video Games—No Quarters Required
GAME THEORY

Video Games—No Quarters Required

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.

Saturday
Rugby and Bagpipes at Acre 121
GREEN DAY

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.

Mar 17, 1pm-close, Acre 121, 1400 Irving St NW, 202-328-0121

Sunday
Deals on West Virginia Whitewater
SPLASH

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.

Booking through Apr 8 for trips departing through May 6, River & Trail Outfitters, 604 Valley Rd, Knoxville, MD, 301-695-5177

The Coterie’s Mark Twain Feast
THE TWAIN SHALL MEET

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.

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