Things to do for May 25, 2012

The Weekender

Mechanical Bulls, Pools and Other Long-Weekend Necessities

The weekend. Now 50% bigger.

Friday
Southern Rock and Mechanical Bulls
SOUTHERN STRATEGY

Southern Rock and Mechanical Bulls

Beer. Cornhole. Food trucks. And a day’s worth of Southern and country rock bands. Just what you need to get you on the mechanical bull, as Fairgrounds kicks off its monthly South on South Capitol music fest. Make sure the cameras are rolling before you wave your hat.

May 25 and three more dates this summer, 11:30am, Fairgrounds, Half and M St SE

Your New Rooftop Destination: 1905
ROOFTOP SEASON

Your New Rooftop Destination: 1905

You’ve got yet another rooftop option along U Street, and it’s a two-level beauty. You’ll sit among stained glass and reclaimed Wyoming barn wood while you tuck into absinthe cocktails and new bar snacks like BBQ pork sandwiches. Yes, that’s the Washington Monument in the distance; it’s not just the absinthe.

A Storefront Filled with Only Macarons
BIG MAC

A Storefront Filled with Only Macarons

After exhausting the city’s cupcake and pie options, you need to stock up on another sweet option this summer. Enter the fluffy sandwich cookie otherwise known as a macaron, which you’ll find in spades here in flavors like vanilla bean, blood orange and bitter chocolate. The era of the gourmet Oreo is here.

Now open, Macaron Bee, 1669 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-338-0216

Saturday
Stocking Up at Hugh & Crye’s Sale
SALE-ING

Stocking Up at Hugh & Crye’s Sale

Bad news: even though it’s summer, you’re going to occasionally need sleeves. Make the best of it, as the Georgetown shirtmakers are unloading last season’s shirts at up to 50% off, including some rare short-run shirts that were never available online. Finally, a collectible button-down.

May 26-27, 11am-4pm, Hugh & Crye, 3212 O St NW, 202-250-3807

Sunday
An Excuse to Hang at a Pool All Day
WATER WORKS

An Excuse to Hang at a Pool All Day

Come Sunday morning, you may be persuaded to wake up early for yoga. No, really. It’s at a rooftop pool, and afterward you can head down for a Belgian waffle or corned beef hash before heading back up to the pool for the rest of the day. Which can be much lower impact.

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