Things to do for October 04, 2012

The Weekender

Woodrow Wilson, James Bond and Other Weekend Companions

The weekend wonders where Herman Cain went.

Thursday
Your Coffee Table Needs This
PERK ALERT

Your Coffee Table Needs This

This week, we’re hooking you up with a handsome box of inspiration from Phaidon, filled with iconic graphic designs—for 30% off. Display it on your Brooklyn-made coffee table from Yorkwood, who’re taking 25% off their entire line just for Perks members. Lastly, enjoy a bottle of rare scotch from seven legendary distilleries. You’ve earned it...

The New Minibar, Taking Reservations
BAR NONE

The New Minibar, Taking Reservations

Minibar’s new location is less than a month out, which means your days without olive oil bonbons and foie gras cotton candy are coming to a close. All you have to do is email them a month to the day that you’d like to go. And get lucky.

Friday
A Sri Lankan Pop-Up at an Art Fair
LONG AND LANKY

A Sri Lankan Pop-Up at an Art Fair

Here, you can check out 150 artists from 24 countries. Then you’ll get hungry. Enter the folks from Montserrat House, who are teaming up with a Sri Lankan DJ/chef for a pop-up heavy on the curry, coconut milk and flan. And probably a lot of bass.

Bar Dupont Gets Bond-y
NO DOUBT

Bar Dupont Gets Bond-y

Tuxedo, check. Gold-plated date, check. Good, now you’re ready for this party to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. No, complete with movie stills, songs from Bond soundtracks on the playlist and copious vodka martinis and Vesper cocktails. Couldn’t hurt to visit Q before you go.

Saturday
Meridian Pint Goes Full Bavaria
THE POWER OF TENT

Meridian Pint Goes Full Bavaria

So, Columbia Heights Day. Cupcake-eating contests, petting zoos. Better stick to the beer garden Meridian Pint’s setting up in the middle of their block party. Think grilled brats, a polka band and German beer—along with another 24 taps of US Oktoberfest beers inside. When you get polka’d out.

Hanging Out in Woodrow Wilson’s Pad
GOOD WOOD

Hanging Out in Woodrow Wilson’s Pad

You probably can’t go to a party in the West Wing (sorry). But you can go to a party in a former president’s house. Woodrow Wilson’s, to be exact. Yeah, the guy who was in office during Prohibition. But he was against the Volstead Act, so it’s okay.

Elsewhere on the Daddy

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