Things to do for November 29, 2012

The Weekender

Christmas Trees, Early-Morning Soccer and Jimmy Carter

The weekend is already making merry.

Thursday
Where Christmas Trees Meet Whiskey
TREE FORT

Where Christmas Trees Meet Whiskey

Starting today, Sixth Engine’s patio has all your Christmas-tree-lot essentials—Fraser firs, Douglas firs, stands, wreaths. Oh, and new hot cocktails like the Firehouse Toddy with bourbon, and a hot cocoa spiked with rye and butterscotch schnapps. To fortify you before you lash your tree to the car roof.

Mon-Fri, 4-10pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-10pm; Sixth Engine, 438 Massachusetts Ave NW, 202-506-2455

Jimmy Carter Shakes and Free Burritos
GIFT WRAP

Jimmy Carter Shakes and Free Burritos

Now here from Boston... gratis burritos. This lunch spot turns out peanut-banana shakes named for former presidents, and burritos like the Bangkok Thai and spicy buffalo. Show up before 7 tonight and get one on them. Whether or not you mention Gronkowski.

Saturday
Beautiful Game, Beautiful Brunch
BRUNCHING

Beautiful Game, Beautiful Brunch

You need a reason to get up early on the weekend. If soccer is one such reason, you’ll want to head to Drafting Table. On the TV: the key European matches. On your plate: the Sexy Egg Sandwich, with prosciutto, arugula and red peppers. Because frankly, your egg sandwiches have been lacking sex appeal.

Sat-Sun starting Dec 1, 8am till end of games, Drafting Table, 1529 14th St NW, 202-621-7475

A Tribute to All the Nats’ .200 Hitters
CAP AND TRADE

A Tribute to All the Nats’ .200 Hitters

Brad Wilkerson. Chad Cordero. Austin Kearns. In case you forgot, they played here. And when they did, they wore jerseys. Hats, too. The Nats are unloading some of their stuff, and that of other ex-players, too, including autographed and game-worn merch. We’re guessing Cordero’s hat brim is still flat.

Dec 1, noon-4pm, Boot Bar at Hill Country, 410 7th St NW, 202-640-7709

Wednesday
Repeal Day Dinner and Burlesque
LEGALIZE IT

Repeal Day Dinner and Burlesque

While you’re toasting FDR next week, Jack Rose is turning out a menu of 1920s-inspired dishes like lobster thermidor, then pouring bottomless bubbly from 10pm on. Flute in hand, head downstairs for a sneak peek at their upcoming Basement Punch Bar for burlesque and 50-cent punch. Or two for a buck.

Dec 5, tasting dinner 5-10pm, Repeal Day party 10pm-1am, $20, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St NW, reserve at 202-588-7388 or here

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