Things to do for September 19, 2013

The Weekender

Donuts, Massages and Ties

You don’t expect the weekend to actually eat that, do you?

Thursday
Ties That Go Perfectly with Jeans
HIP TO BE SQUARE

Ties That Go Perfectly with Jeans

Sometimes you don’t have to put on a tie, you just want to put on a tie. Enter these new bow ties and square-end long ties—in floral, geometric and polka-dot prints—from the guys at Hugh & Crye. Pair them up with jeans and a blazer, and you’re ready to go. So go.

A Good Deal on That Massage You Need
WELL OILED

A Good Deal on That Massage You Need

Here we are, not three weeks into September, and you already need a massage. Sorry about that. Well, here’s the plan. Knock off early for an afternoon and head to Old Town, where the Lorien Spa is taking off 40% all month on treatments like hot stone massages and caviar facials.

Sun-Fri through Sep 30, Lorien Spa, 1600 King St, Alexandria, VA, book at 703-894-5130

Friday
Yup, Another Insane Donut Sandwich
BUCK WILD

Yup, Another Insane Donut Sandwich

From the same mind behind the Luther at ChurchKey comes the Uncle Buck at GBD, a John Candy–esque assemblage of sausage, cheddar and scrambled egg on a maple-glazed donut. Worry about the consequences later.

Available now, $3.50, GBD, 1323 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-524-5210

Saturday
Oktoberfest Kicks Off at Biergarten
PROTECT THIS HAUS

Oktoberfest Kicks Off at Biergarten

The H Street Festival goes down on Saturday. And it’ll be fine. But after you wander through all of that, you’ll want to make your way into Biergarten Haus for beer in liter mugs, traditional German music and the debut of the new Ratskeller bar in a converted garage out back. BYO tuba.

Whoa. It’s Baklava French Toast.
KAP STONE

Whoa. It’s Baklava French Toast.

Now on your weekend menu: harissa Bloody Marys, baklava french toast and spit-roasted chicken and waffles. Why, yes, this is Mike Isabella’s new brunch at Kapnos. Things wrap up at 3pm, but they’ll keep the bar open until 5pm if you want to catch the end of the game. And ingest more harissa.

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