Things to do for February 28, 2013

The Weekender

Sequester Burgers, Beer Cans and a New Music Venue

Let's hear it for the weekend. Let's give the weekend a hand.

Thursday
It’s a Skate Shop. No, the Other Kind.
SKATE SECRETS

It’s a Skate Shop. No, the Other Kind.

The problem with the roller-derby enthusiast in your life: she’s just so tough to shop for. No longer, thanks to this niche four-wheel skate shop started by two roller-derby vets. Think skates, wheels, helmets, elbow pads. You never know when elbow pads will come in handy.

A Festival of Cans. Beer Cans.
THE CAN, MAN

A Festival of Cans. Beer Cans.

Heads up: the Craft Brewers Conference is coming here. And while you might not know the nuances of different yeasts, these are still your kind of people. Walk amongst them, as Flying Dog throws a party with brewers’ short films and a funk band from Brooklyn. Oh, and beer will be served.

Friday
The Sequester’s Silver Lining
OPTION Z

The Sequester’s Silver Lining

The sequester. Maybe that’s not going to work out so well for you. Regardless, there’s still a free burger in it for you. If the government doesn’t get its act together today, stop by Z-Burger for a gratis burger. So yeah, you’re probably getting a free burger.

Mar 1 (if sequestration happens), 11am-1pm and 5-7pm, Z-Burger, 4321 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-966-1999

A New Jazzy Supper Club Debuts
BLUE PERIOD

A New Jazzy Supper Club Debuts

There’s one kind of live music: the sweaty, Black Cat kind. Then there’s another: the 1930s-art-deco-theater-and-waiters-serving-you-gumbo-and-prime-rib kind. That’s this kind—Bethesda’s new 500-seater that’s specializing in jazz, soul and maybe a little country. Yes, you can wear spats.

Wednesday
If It’s Wednesday, It’s Russian Karaoke
BECAUSE YOU KAR’

If It’s Wednesday, It’s Russian Karaoke

Russia’s got a bit of a yin-yang thing going on these days. Freedom of the press: not so much. Karaoke: oh yeah. On Wednesdays, Dupont’s new redoubt of nesting dolls and infused vodka is handing you the microphone in its third-floor cocktail lounge. Impress everyone and request some Rimsky-Korsakov.

Wednesdays, 9pm-close, Mari Vanna, 1141 Connecticut Ave NW, table reservations at 202-783-7777

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