Things to do for May 23, 2013

The Weekender

Mini-Golf, Chicken Buckets and So Much Brunch

The weekend. Now 50% bigger.

Thursday
Chicken Buckets for Two at Pearl Dive
BUCKET LIST

Chicken Buckets for Two at Pearl Dive

There are any number of reasons why you’d want a fried-chicken bucket tonight. “Pearl Dive is now selling fried chicken buckets” is as good as any. They’re throwing together six pieces and rotating sides like bacon-braised greens and pickled veggies. Take it upstairs to Black Jack, or just find the nearest picnic blanket.

Your Summer Blazers Are Here
BLAZE OF GLORY

Your Summer Blazers Are Here

By now, you’re probably familiar with local shirt-slingers Hugh & Crye, and their clever sizes (“tall/skinny,” “short/athletic,” etc.). Well, now they’re taking the same approach with four new summer-weight, partially lined blazers. Yes, you’ll still sweat if it’s 95 out. But you’ll look better doing it.

Saturday
Ambar Now Bottomless on Barracks Row
BRUNCH-ING

Ambar Now Bottomless on Barracks Row

Your long weekend deserves a long brunch. Here’s a new candidate: Ambar, which is doing the bottomless thing with unlimited meat pies, salmon omelets, cinnamon sweet sourdough and seven brunch cocktails. Because you not only have today off, you have tomorrow off.

Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm, $35, Ambar, 523 8th St SE, 202-813-3039

Sunday
Ripple Rolls Out Sunday Brunch
BRUNCH-ING PART 2

Ripple Rolls Out Sunday Brunch

Chicken-fried pork belly with cheddar, egg and sausage gravy. On a sandwich. Yeah, we could stop there, but we’ll keep going and tell you that Ripple’s new Sunday brunch also includes libations like orange-chipotle Bloody Marys and cucumber-infused vodka with rhubarb-tarragon soda. And coffee.

Monday
Architectural Mini-Golf Returns to NBM
MUSEUM QUALITY

Architectural Mini-Golf Returns to NBM

And now, for your own major championship. Again this summer, the Building Museum has enlisted local architects and landscapers to create a mini-golf course. You’ll putt around miniature construction sites and classrooms, and fields of 3D holograms. Yes, your long putter is still allowed.

Daily through Labor Day, until 4pm, $5 ($3 with museum admission), National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, 202-272-2448

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