Things to do for August 23, 2012

The Weekender

Spiked Ice Pops, Shuffleboard and Lobster Rolls

The weekend looks forward to wearing pants and shoes again.

Thursday
Lobster, More Lobster and... Shrimp
LOB SHOT

Lobster, More Lobster and... Shrimp

Your lobster traps in the Potomac: less than effective. Fortunately, you needn’t go without, as Luke’s is opening up yet another haven of lobster and shrimp rolls in Georgetown, this one in a two-floor row house filled with wood from Maine shipyards. When you can’t go to Maine, you’ll bring Maine to you.

Friday
Sign Up for Cruise-Ship Shuffleboard
SHUFFLE UP

Sign Up for Cruise-Ship Shuffleboard

And now for something completely different: here’s your chance to dominate a lower-impact sport. For the first time since... well, probably ever, you’ll go to a bar to play shuffleboard. You’ll do this in a league every Monday for eight weeks. Jimmy Buffett shirt optional. Tiki drink: not optional.

Saturday
Ice Pop Cocktails from a Blast Freezer
COOL AS ICE

Ice Pop Cocktails from a Blast Freezer

Well, it’s about time to start talking about a last blast of summer. In this case, brunch-only cocktails (Greyhound, Tequila Sunrise) at the Green Pig that they mold into ice pops and solidify in a blast freezer. If you want a doggie bag, you’d better bring dry ice.

Sat-Sun, 10:30am-2:30pm, Green Pig Bistro, 1025 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA, 703-888-1920

Sunday
They Call It “Beer and Fear.” So Do We.
SWING SHIFT

They Call It “Beer and Fear.” So Do We.

This weekend, you’ll have to earn your beer. Or at least wait for it while you make like Indiana Jones for a couple hours on a treetop-ropes course, ziplines and a giant climbing tower. Your reward: a tasting of six beers at the Rams Head Tavern next door. And no snakes.

Bottomless Crabs and Ribs at Sonoma
HAMMER TIME

Bottomless Crabs and Ribs at Sonoma

You may be getting frustrated that summer is nearing an end. Time to take it out on unlimited quantities of blue crabs. If you’d like to make it a surf-and-turf deal, they’ll also have Virginia pork ribs, along with hush puppies and slaw. Using your mallet on the slaw is not advised.

Aug 26, 5 and 7pm, $35, Sonoma, 223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, 202-544-8088

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