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 31, 2013
Pinup Girls, Elroy Jetson and Dante’s Inferno
They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our weekend.
The Elroy: It’s the Future of H Street
The owner of this new bar on H Street has a thing for the Jetsons. They inspired the cocktail list, even. Which is fine. You’ll drink a Judy Juice while you catch some live jazz. But only if Mr. Spacely will let you out of work first.
B’more’s Stunning New Harborside Patio
If you can’t beat them (and if you’re a Nats fan, you can’t), join them and head to Baltimore. Specifically to Michael Mina’s new patio at the Four Seasons, where you can contemplate sailboats (and people in sailboats) over lobster rolls and lamb burgers. Then get a room.
Eden Unveils the Brimstone Room
You may have hung out on Eden’s verdant-looking rooftop. Now for something different: its new Brimstone Room, with eerie shades of light, a stone-tiled bar and a mural that looks like something out of Dante’s Inferno. So behave yourself.
Catching Five Miles of Rapids
Three things to know about this whitewater trip: 1) A few times a year, they release a dam upstream. This is one of those times. 2) They let you run the resulting Class III and IV rapids twice. 3) They feed you a BBQ tailgate afterward. Don’t get any on your wetsuit.
Like Bettie Page on a Roof (Sort Of)
If you’re at all inclined to try a pompadour, this may be the time, as the Graham hotel’s new rooftop bar launches “Pinup Mondays.” Think cigars from Georgetown Tobacco, ’50s music all night and period costumes on the servers. They’ll valet your ’57 Chevy.