Things to do for May 03, 2012

The Weekender

Human Cockfighting, Bottomless Bourbon and 40 Trucks

Put on your seat belt. The weekend wants to try something.

Thursday
Friday
Live Music on the Water, plus Beers
GOING YARD

Live Music on the Water, plus Beers

Outdoor date spot alert: the Yards Park on the Riverfront is now hosting bands every Friday. Sure, bring a blanket, but skip the picnic. Red Apron Butchery and Buzz Bakery will be there with dogs and sweets, respectively, while ChurchKey’s Greg Engert is curating a rotating choice of drafts. Your favorite kind of curation.

Fridays through Sep 14, 6:30pm, no-cost entry, The Yards Park, 3rd and Water St SE

Saturday
Human Cockfighting Tourneys at H St CC
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

Human Cockfighting Tourneys at H St CC

Big fight this Saturday. And guess what: you’re on the undercard. For Cinco de Mayo, the Country Club is opening at 11 for a day’s worth of human cockfighting—basically, boxing in a rooster mask with oversized gloves. Yes, they’ll have margarita and taco specials. Which is Mayweather’s secret, too.

40 Food Trucks and Tons of Skateboards
FOOD TRUCK PARKING LOT

40 Food Trucks and Tons of Skateboards

At RFK on Saturday, there is... not a soccer game. There are, however, two beer bars and an assemblage of 40 food trucks, including two new popcorn trucks, and ice cream trucks that have been hibernating. The mayor will also be on hand to dedicate the new RFK skate park. You’ve never seen the mayor rip an ollie.

May 5, 11:30am-9pm, ribbon cutting 2pm, no-cost entry, Trucko de Mayo, RFK Stadium Lot 3, 2400 E Capitol St SE

Endless Bourbon Cocktails at Jack Rose
THE BROWN DERBY

Endless Bourbon Cocktails at Jack Rose

Exactas. Trifectas. Furlongs. Whatever. But you’re happy to don seersucker and take a bonnet-clad date out for an afternoon of bottomless bourbon cocktails, punches and the Derby on a projection TV. They’ll also be passing Kentucky Hot Browns, cucumber sandwiches and cigars for après-race on the terrace.

Sunday
Now for Breakfast: Chicken-Fried Steak
FRY GUYS

Now for Breakfast: Chicken-Fried Steak

It’s your Sunday ritual: cup of black coffee. Chicken-fried steak. Okay, maybe not, but it will be on Sunday, as four chefs compete for CFS dominance at Black Jack, all in the name of charity. You’ll also get eggs Pontchartrain, po’boys and a cocktail to be named later. But it’s probably not fried.

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