Things to do for January 17, 2013

The Weekender

Preppy Sandwiches, Whiskey Barrels and Vaudeville

The weekend is all black tie.

Thursday
33% Off Nice Things for Your Body
PERK ALERT

33% Off Nice Things for Your Body

First, we’d like you to undress. And then accept a bonus $50 toward clothes from Gant, McNairy and more at the online handsomeness shop Wittmore. Next, pick out some nifty water-and-wind-repellent pants and coats for over 30% off. And for the final touch: slide on these HD-video-camera-equipped sunglasses. There. You’re set.

A New Outpost of Beachside Sandwiches
JET SET

A New Outpost of Beachside Sandwiches

Your favorite (okay, your only) Nantucket-themed sandwich shop has gotten a downtown sibling, and it’s a big one, complete with island maps and beachy murals. On your sandwich: maybe hot roast beef, maybe turkey and stuffing. Whale pants not mandatory.

The Hawk ’n’ Dove Is Reborn
BIRDLAND

The Hawk ’n’ Dove Is Reborn

The Hawk ’n’ Dove is back. And it’s, well, a little less divey. The only thing you might recognize from the lived-in old place is the sign and a few duck decoys. But the new owner’s added 18 taps at a 40-foot bar, a fireplace and flatbreads from a wood oven. It’s up to you to break the place in.

Opens Jan 17, 5pm, Hawk ’n’ Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE, 202-543-3300, see the slideshow

Friday
A Whiskey-Focused Lounge in Shaw
THE NEXT WHISKEY BAR

A Whiskey-Focused Lounge in Shaw

There’s a new bottle-service-and-DJ spot in Shaw called Vita. And it’s fine. But head upstairs to the unmarked lounge called Penthouse Nine, sit at tables made from century-old whiskey barrels and get started on a drink list that includes their own blends aging in small casks behind the bar.

Saturday
A Vaudeville Inaugural Ball
VERY UNOFFICIAL BALLS

A Vaudeville Inaugural Ball

With the demise of the Red Palace, some of DC’s top, ahem, alternative performers are settling into their new home on 9th Street. Good timing, because this weekend is about celebrating all things American—burlesque, contortion, sideshows and “poetic smut.” Probably some other things, too.

Jan 19, doors at 8pm, performances at 9, 10 and 11pm, $15 ($20 at door), 9th & Beats, 1219 9th St NW, tickets here

Cocktailing with Cartoonists
TOON TOWN

Cocktailing with Cartoonists

Say this about political cartoonists: they throw better parties than op-ed writers. Like this one, which gets you an early peek at the new French spot under Whitehurst Freeway, plus live music and a look back at nine cartoonists’ best work from the last four years. No, Obama’s ears aren’t really that big.

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