Today’s Perks: 1) A revolutionary umbrella with aerodynamic edges that can withstand the strongest downpours. 2) A Netflix-style service that mails you the best drivers in golf—for $34. And 3) 25% off this game-changing device that turns any hard surface into a speaker. Your summer needs this stuff.
Things to do for May 30, 2013
Endless BBQ, Handsome Knives and Art
The weekend shucks early and often.
Your New Oyster-Slaying Weapon
You’re picky about your oyster-shucking tools. Which is smart. And which is why you’ll like one of Sir Jack’s beautiful new Edisto oyster knives, made with black cherry burl wood. Bonus: it comes with a beltable leather sheath, which will add nice authenticity to your Oysterman superhero costume.
Bag Lunch = Pulled Pork in Kendall
Pulled pork at lunch. The dent it makes in your afternoon work output: massive. But it’s worth it. Which is why you’ll want to get to Hungry Mother, who’s offering North Carolina–style BBQ pulled-pork sandwiches for takeout. But only on Fridays. Monday through Wednesday will figure themselves out.
Surfing. It’s back on the brain. And Arlington happens to be ground zero for a night of cinematic wave-riding with the East Coast premiere of the Australian surfing film Immersion, about the history and science of the sport, accompanied by live music. Think: surf guitar meets Sergio Leone film scores. Exactly.
Usually when worlds collide, it’s trouble (especially when it’s literal). However, Sunday finds culinary muscle from the likes of Tavern Road, Asta and B&G Oysters being matched with local visual artists for a three-hour exhibit-slash-nosh-fest. There’ll be original works of art and special dishes to match. And beer. Definitely beer.
Live Reggae. Endless BBQ. Sunday.
Mija Cantina is throwing itself an all-you-can-eat pig roast for turning two years old (much more satisfying than hiring clowns). Involved: swine from a Norfolk farm, fresh jalapeño-bacon cornbread, watermelon-lobster-arugula salad and $4 margaritas. Oh, and live reggae, which always settles the stomach.