Things to do for May 31, 2012

The Weekender

Beer, Sangria and a Chicken-Wing Parking Lot

The weekend is looking for a sprinkler to run through.

Thursday
Tryst Takes Over the Phillips Collection
COLLECTION PLATE

Tryst Takes Over the Phillips Collection

Art. All well and good. Art with BLT sandwiches, summer cocktails and Cuban coffee. Far superior. So it is at the Phillips Collection’s café, now taken over by Tryst. Grab a comfy chair or a spot in the outdoor courtyard while you contemplate the paintings you just saw. And the abstract nature of your cappuccino foam.

Friday
Up to 60% Off on Armani, Brioni
SALE-ING

Up to 60% Off on Armani, Brioni

Now seems like a good time to purge your closet. No, not because it’s spring. Because this 40-year dealer of high-end Italian suits, shirts and ties is closing up shop in August, and they’ve already started knocking 30% to 60% off Armani, Canali, Brioni and other labels not ending in “i.”

Saturday
Public Tenley’s Parking-Lot Bash
GOING PUBLIC

Public Tenley’s Parking-Lot Bash

Maybe you’ll be out on your Harley this weekend. Maybe just your Fiat. Either way, have we got a parking lot for you. The Upper Northwest sports bar is serving dollar beers, 25-cent wings and dollar slices of pizza all day, as a ’60s cover band provides the soundtrack. Go ahead, request “Leader of the Pack.”

Sunday
Half-Price Sangria. That’s Spiked.
SANG 10

Half-Price Sangria. That’s Spiked.

Come summer, just about any rooftop will do. But some rooftops are better than others. Like El Centro’s on Sundays, when their carafes of sangria are half-price and spiked with stuff like Grand Marnier, schnapps and reserve rum. Only the good stuff for you on Sunday.

Seven Days of Beer Shenanigans
TAP OUT

Seven Days of Beer Shenanigans

You might not have landed tickets to Savor next weekend. No matter, because Birch & Barley and ChurchKey are hosting a whole week of pregame events to the big craft-beer bash, like brewers’ brunches, tap takeovers and the debut beer by the local Bluejacket brewery. Piece of advice: pace yourself.

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