Things to do for April 26, 2012

The Weekender

Pole Dancing, BBQ and Punch Bowls

The weekend is selling its naming rights.

Thursday
Fiola’s Roof Taking Private Events
UP TOP

Fiola’s Roof Taking Private Events

We know what you were thinking the last time you had lobster ravioli at Fiola: “I should be doing this on a rooftop.” Wish granted—but only if it’s with your friends. They’re taking reservations for private groups of up to 150 on their building’s roof deck overlooking Penn Quarter. Good thing lobster cures vertigo.

Available now for private parties, $1,500 to book, Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-628-2888

Friday
Sidewalk BBQ Returns to Westend Bistro
ONCE YOU POP...

Sidewalk BBQ Returns to Westend Bistro

Tourists blocking your path on the sidewalk: bad. Pop-up BBQ stands blocking your path: great. Now, Fridays in front of Westend mean pork shoulder, brisket, kettle corn and banana pudding with Nilla wafers. If it’s Friday, it’s Nilla wafer day.

Fridays through Jun 29, 11:30am-2pm, Westend Bistro, 1190 22nd St NW, 202-974-5566

Saturday
Pole Dancing: Now a Sport
POLE POSITION

Pole Dancing: Now a Sport

You never really plan these things, but occasionally you stumble upon a pole dance or two. And you always have the same thought: “Someone really should win.” Well, now someone can, thanks to the Ms. Virginia pole-dance competition. The winner will be headed to nationals. Like the Continental Congress of pole dancing.

Apr 28, 10am-8pm, $25-$75, Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA, 703-418-6800

Punch and Contortionists at a School
HOT FOR TEACHER

Punch and Contortionists at a School

You’re no stranger to fund-raisers. But you might be a stranger to fund-raisers at converted schoolhouses with contortionists, DJs and “spiked prom punch” from five local bartenders. On your plate: six chefs doing whole pig, oysters and burgers. Study up.

Apr 28, 6:30-11pm, $100, The Pierce School Lofts, 1375 Maryland Ave NE, tickets here

Tuesday
Southern-Fried Breakfast at Blue Duck
SOUTHERN-FRIED

Southern-Fried Breakfast at Blue Duck

Your next business breakfast guests won’t know what hit them. Because what hits them will be skillet pancakes, brioche bread pudding french toast and massive cinnamon-pecan rolls for two, as Blue Duck rolls out its new Southern breakfast. Wear your seersucker on the patio.

Starting May 1, 6:30-10:30am daily, Blue Duck Tavern, 1201 24th St NW, 202-419-6755

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