Things to do for April 20, 2012

The Weekender

Belly Dancing, Birthday Parties and Girl Scout Cookies with Beer

The weekend is raw, but with a ton of upside.

Friday
A Battle of Comedians at the Dogwood
LAUGH TRACK

A Battle of Comedians at the Dogwood

Sitting around and judging people. It’s an acquired skill. So tonight, you’ll head over to the Dogwood Festival, where the folks from Laughing Skull are hosting the final round of their stand-up comic competition. Chortle accordingly.

Saturday
Eating Indian Food in the Dark
BLACKOUT

Eating Indian Food in the Dark

You remember Curry Cravings, that underground Indian supper club with the impromptu henna sessions. Well, they’re trying something new for dinner service on Saturday. Shutting off the lights. Yes, they’re doing one of those dining-in-the-(near)-dark things. There’ll be candles. There’ll be belly dancing. There’ll be... a lot of squinting.

Sunday
A Cigar Bar’s Birthday Party
HIGH FIVE

A Cigar Bar’s Birthday Party

Highland Cigar Co.: celebrating their fifth anniversary this weekend. You: big fan of cake. So you’ll swing by between the hours of noon and midnight for a congratulatory smoke, a whiskey toast and a slice of limoncello-flavored yellow cake. It’s the least you could do.

Apr 22, noon-midnight, no cost, Highland Cigar Co., 245 N Highland Ave, Ste 140, 404-477-2415

Monday
ESS Just Bottled Some Cocktails
ROLL CALL

ESS Just Bottled Some Cocktails

Huge news if you’re an old Italian grandfather. Or a fan of sports you can play while sipping cocktails. Empire State South now has a trio of hand-bottled cocktails to drink while using their bocce court. Picture a Fanta. Okay, now picture it spiked with bourbon, Campari and dry vermouth.

Tuesday
Pairing Beer with... Girl Scout Cookies
SCOUTING REPORT

Pairing Beer with... Girl Scout Cookies

Things that go well with beer: tacos, wings, more beer. Also, Girl Scout cookies. If you haven’t tried that last combo: a) you don’t know what you’re missing, and b) stop by Cypress Street Pint & Plate and sample their cookies and pints tasting (we suggest the Samoas and Rogue Dead Guy Ale). Then, collect your merit badge.

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