Things to do for December 27, 2012

The Weekender

Masks, Caviar Carts and Other NYE Accoutrements

The weekend hasn’t heard “Auld Lang Syne” in 362 days.

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Your Champagne and Caviar Cart Is Here
GO CART

Your Champagne and Caviar Cart Is Here

At BLT Steak, you can opt for the truffle-laden New Year’s menu or stick to your usual complement of Wagyu and creamed spinach. Either way, steel yourself for the arrival of decadence on wheels. Otherwise known as a cart with three caviars and six champagnes. And put your hijacking fantasies to rest.

Dec 31, seatings 5:30-11pm, BLT Steak, 1625 I St NW, reserve at 202-689-8999

Pregame Pig-Roasting at Jack Rose
SWINE TILL 9

Pregame Pig-Roasting at Jack Rose

Don’t stress too much about what happens at 11:59. Just start early and let the night come to you. Like on Jack Rose’s rooftop, where they’re roasting a pig and pouring conspicuous quantities of punch and beer for three hours. 8:59 is the new 11:59.

A Rat Pack Evening at Sonoma
THE SANDS

A Rat Pack Evening at Sonoma

Downstairs at the Hill wine bar, you’ll find a checkered-tablecloth Italian restaurant serving the likes of stuffed artichokes, mushroom risotto and lobster fra diavolo. Then it’s upstairs for Vegas table games, ’50s-inspired cocktails and a champagne room. No, not that kind of champagne room.

Dec 31, 6:30pm-close, $75, Sonoma, 223 Pennsylvania Ave NW, reserve at 202-544-8088, see the menu

A Vegas Evening at Lincoln
SIN CITY

A Vegas Evening at Lincoln

Always double down your 10s. Always hit on soft 18. And always remember to eat first. Take up a spot under your favorite Abe artifact and work your way through six courses before relenting to a late night of dancing, blackjack and roulette. House pays double at midnight. (No, not really.)

Going Incognito for the Night
MASKED AND ANONYMOUS

Going Incognito for the Night

Aerials. Fire eating. Balloon drops. But enough about the Q4 recap presentation you just gave. We’re talking New Year’s at the Howard Theatre, so throw in two DJs and a few burlesque performances as well. Oh, and you’ll want to wear a mask all night. So the dancers don’t recognize you.

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