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Things to do for April 12, 2012
Pocketknives, Punk Rock and Sci-Fi Burlesque
The weekend has no idea what you’re talking about.
Where to Get a Vintage Jackknife Today
The Mutiny pop-up at Redeem has changed things up again, this time going for a pioneer theme. Which means Prospector Co.–brand shaving products, vintage pocketknives, Red Wing boots, tools and pipes. And other stuff for your covered wagon.
Hanging out in a library: not very punk. Hanging out in a library with an exhibit devoted to the DC hardcore scene in the ’70s and ’80s: slightly more punk. You can breeze through fliers, posters and photos of bands like Fugazi and Minor Threat. The Man has no chance in here.
Sci-Fi Burlesque and Vodka
This just in: today is the 51st anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first human spaceflight. If you forgot to take the day off, no worries. Just head to Artisphere on Saturday for sci-fi-themed burlesque, live music, retro-futuristic art installations... and plenty of vodka. It’s what Yuri would have wanted.
A Treasure Trove of Summer Shirts
The local designer behind Wolf vs Goat is at it again, this time with a new website stocked with overdyed oxfords and tattersalls and short-sleeve “picnic” shirts. For your next boating trip, they’re rolling out a “sno-cone” shirt in pink and blue. Works well with ice cream, too.
Power Lunching with More Meatballs
You can never have enough downtown lunch options. Especially ones that have a four-star chef coming up with things like ham-and-ricotta tarts, ceviche with popcorn and lamb meatballs. Your deals are always sealed over meatballs.