Things to do for May 09, 2013

The Weekender

Cocktails and Brunch, with or Without Mom

The weekend is dedicated to Mom.

Thursday
Roof-Deck Sushi on Barracks Row
FISH STORY

Roof-Deck Sushi on Barracks Row

A new spot for nigiri, dragon rolls and Peking duck: good. A spot for all that with a glassed-in roof deck that looks out over Capitol Hill: better. The folks behind Nooshi downtown have landed on Barracks Row (above Tash) with a giant sushi bar and communal tables everywhere, but you’ll want to make for its roof deck and its circular bar. Seriously: make for it.

Now open, Nooshi, 524 8th St SE, 202-698-0333

Friday
Burlesque Fundraisers: The Best Kind
BEER BURLESQUE

Burlesque Fundraisers: The Best Kind

Sure, you’ve seen a striptease or two. But you’ve never seen one at this old-timey beer bar. While you sip your ale, 25 scantily clad performers from DC and Baltimore will be assembling to raise funds for the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Vegas. Which sounds like as worthy a cause as any.

Hemingway Cocktails on the Ken Cen Roof
BEING ERNEST

Hemingway Cocktails on the Ken Cen Roof

Maybe you’re going to catch the world premiere of the Sun Also Rises ballet this weekend. Maybe not. But you’ll want to catch the after-party: a 1920s-Paris-style salon stocked with drinks like the Jack Rose and the Americano that made the pages of Papa’s books. Don’t be shocked if it rains.

Historical Drinking at the Howard
TOAST MASTERS

Historical Drinking at the Howard

Nothing wrong with getting a little history on a Friday night. Well, as long as there are cocktails involved. Some of the top bartending talent in DC and the nation will be mixing classic recipes from legendary African-American bartenders at the Howard Theatre, while Chuck Brown’s band provides a go-go soundtrack. So go.

Sunday
Brunch with a Jewish Mother on the Side
PITCH AND KVETCH

Brunch with a Jewish Mother on the Side

Three things a Jewish deli should have on Mother’s Day: challah french toast, smoked salmon and a Jewish mom. If you don’t have the last one handy, DGS’s co-owner is bringing his own, who’ll be in a chair dispensing advice all day. But remember, if you don’t want the answer, don’t ask the question...

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