Things to do for October 25, 2012
Virginia Scotch, Cigars and John Thompson Jr.
The weekend votes early. And often.
It’s Scotch. Aged in Virginia.
From Scotland to Virginia: you might think that describes the latest book by Senator Webb. But it actually describes the latest addition to your bar—a Scottish Highland malt brought to Virginia and aged there in casks that formerly stored Virginia port. Save some to toast the new senator.
John Thompson Jr.: Even Bigger Now
Next time you need a basketball, some cleats and a headband, you’ll only have to make one stop, as the 31,000-square-foot Nike store is now open. Admire the giant exhibit of Coach Thompson and the display of every edition of Air Jordans (in Georgetown colors), then come back for the gratis weekly training sessions in the store. Don’t forget your headband.
Three Hours of Oysters and Beer
If you still believe that old nugget about months with an R, then you know that we’re in the thick of oyster season. Because of that (and because they just feel like it), Urbana is throwing 50-cent oysters your way, along with $4 Port City beers. Well, not literally throwing.
Deals on Bubbly All Night at Proof
This just in: tomorrow is National Champagne Day (it’s okay, we didn’t know, either). Among those places you can celebrate: Proof, where they’re pouring 2004 Cristal by the glass and knocking 40% off all other champagne in the glass or bottle. So raise a glass to... what you’re raising a glass to.
Stogies and Bourbon. Lots of Bourbon.
You see a courtyard, you think: “I could light a cigar here.” Indeed you can, but not before you wend your way through bourbon cocktails, bourbon-inspired hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and a tasting of a few Four Roses bourbons. In other words, not a bad wait.