Things to do for February 21, 2013

The Weekender

Kimchi, Scotch Eggs and the Oscars

Only the weekend can save us now.

Thursday
One Night Only: Crazy Late-Night Food
SIXTH SENSE

One Night Only: Crazy Late-Night Food

For its first birthday, Sixth Engine is inviting local chefs and bartenders to take over the place. What this means for you: kimchi-fried-rice risotto balls, Pork Roll Triple Bypass Bites and ramen with Kraft American cheese. Also: specials on Catoctin Creek spirits and 3 Stars drafts. Just to keep it civilized.

Feb 21, 9pm-close, Sixth Engine, 438 Massachusetts Ave NW, 202-506-2455

Art and Soul Reopens After a Face-Lift
ARTISTIC

Art and Soul Reopens After a Face-Lift

Now that Art and Soul has completed its monthlong renovation, your quiver of Capitol Hill power spots is full again. They’ve got after-work bar snacks like Scotch eggs and fried pickled green tomatoes, along with new apps like deviled eggs, pork rinds and bacon cornbread served out of a can. Yes, a can.

Sunday
An ’80s DC Music Revue at 9:30 Club
BIG TROUBLE

An ’80s DC Music Revue at 9:30 Club

Okay, so maybe you didn’t live here during the ’80s. Maybe you’ve just heard the tales. Or better yet, heard the bands. Then you’ll want to head to 9:30, where funk bands like Trouble Funk and Junkyard will take the stage all day, along with punk bands like Scream. Your host: Henry Rollins.

Watching the Oscars on the Big Screen
ENVELOPE, PLEASE

Watching the Oscars on the Big Screen

If the big screen is the best way to watch a movie, then it’s surely the best way to watch awards being given to movies. The Washington DC Film Society is taking over the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, where you can play movie trivia between awards. When in doubt, the answer is “Hepburn.”

Black-Tie Oscars Viewing at the Ritz
MAGIC CARPET

Black-Tie Oscars Viewing at the Ritz

Red carpets. Black ties. Projection screens. Champagne. Whiskey tastings. No, it’s not the Vanity Fair after-party. But close. It’s the Ritz Georgetown, which is hosting the annual Art Soiree Oscar party. Make sure you have an answer when they ask you who you’re wearing.

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