Things to do for October 11, 2012

The Weekender

Absinthe, Bacon-Washed Bourbon and... Morocco

The weekend, oddly, comes down to Delaware vs. Wisconsin.

Thursday
Six New Absinthe Drinks at Napoleon
GREEN FAIRY

Six New Absinthe Drinks at Napoleon

It’s absinthe month. Well, not officially, but it might as well be. Ground zero: Napoleon, which has rolled out six new absinthe drinks, from classics like the Sazerac and Corpse Reviver to newer efforts like the Green Beast (absinthe, lime, simple syrup). Also a nice idea for a Halloween costume.

Friday
Happy Hour: Now on the Weekend
TAP OUT

Happy Hour: Now on the Weekend

Your happy hour options are pushing their way into nontraditional happy hour... hours. Like on Friday and Saturday nights at the new Uptown Tap House, where an RSVP gets your group two hours’ worth of half-price drafts and cocktails. Next up: finding an after-hours happy hour.

Saturday
Here’s a New Boat. Better Name It.
RAPID REWARD

Here’s a New Boat. Better Name It.

Your chariot awaits. Okay, so it’s really your kayak, not your chariot. The folks at River & Trail Outfitters, who ply their trade on the Shenandoah and the Potomac, are letting go of used and new boats for as little as $200. You can use the savings toward a wetsuit.

Welcome to the Bacon-Bourbon Revolution
FAT CITY

Welcome to the Bacon-Bourbon Revolution

Time to pick up a new skill. No, not basic plumbing or starting a fire in the wilderness. Infusing liquors with bacon, sesame oil and other sources of fat. And then making cocktails with them. Hey, it could come in useful. Besides, they’ll serve you grilled cheese, too.

Oct 13 and 20, 3:30-5pm, $45, Ripple, 3417 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-244-7995, reserve here

Tuesday
Because You Need a Moroccan Chandelier
CARAVAN

Because You Need a Moroccan Chandelier

You may have taken a date or two to Marrakesh restaurant. If you never did, well, it’s too late. But you can still get a piece of it, as they auction the whole thing off—tapestries, chandeliers and, while you’re at it, a 135-bottle liquor collection and a giant cooler. No word on a belly dancer.

Inspection Oct 16, noon-4pm, 617 New York Ave NW; bidding ends Oct 17, 1:37pm, see the items

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