Things to do for August 22, 2013

The Weekender

A 15-Pound Burger and a New Rooftop Cabana Bar

The weekend is getting a second opinion.

Thursday
The Giant BGR Burger, by the Numbers:
SUPER SIZE

The Giant BGR Burger, by the Numbers:

9: Pounds of beef.
2: Heads of lettuce.
9: Tomatoes.
15: Total pounds.
15-20: Friends you should invite over after preordering this thing, for a fantasy football draft. Or just to share a giant burger.
Incalculable: Their gratitude.

Friday
Lobsters to Go, Now at Luke’s
CRACK SQUAD

Lobsters to Go, Now at Luke’s

Checking a suitcase full of lobsters on your way home from Maine is... tricky. Easier to just head to Luke’s Lobster in Georgetown, where they’re now selling whole live lobsters on Tuesdays and Fridays. Yes, you can still use the suitcase to get them home.

Tuesdays and Fridays starting Aug 23, Luke’s Lobster, 1211 Potomac St NW, 202-333-4863

Midtown’s New Cabana-Filled Rooftop
BABE ROOF

Midtown’s New Cabana-Filled Rooftop

To really explain Midtown’s new fifth-floor rooftop, let’s talk colors. As in white (the dominant color up here, especially in the four bottle-service cabanas). And purple (the waitresses’ corsets). And shiny silver (the stainless-steel bar and DJ booth). And green (the color of others when they envy your cabana).

Opens Aug 23, 8pm, Midtown Rooftop, 1219 Connecticut Ave NW, reserve tables and cabanas at 202-681-1219

Saturday
Infiltrating the Homebrewers’ Confab
NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Infiltrating the Homebrewers’ Confab

Warning: you may run into some high-level discussions of Simcoe hops and Belgian yeasts at this second annual DC Homebrewers BBQ. It’s okay, the beer will be worth it. Admission gets you a plate of BBQ and two beers from a dozen-odd craft brewers on site. It doesn’t get you a really big funnel.

Aug 24, 2-6pm, $15, Kastles Stadium, 800 Water St SW, tickets here

Wednesday
Just a Heavy Metal Cocktail Party
BARK AT THE MOON

Just a Heavy Metal Cocktail Party

After a temporary hiatus, Spirits in Black, the recurring party thrown by metal-loving mixologists, returns. And this time it’s at the Black Cat. What this means for you: DJs spinning stoner rock and doom metal, while bartenders whip up mystery cocktails. Which may or may not look like blood.

Aug 28, 10pm-2am, Red Room at Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, 202-667-4490

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