Things to do for October 10, 2013

The Weekender

Comedians, Leather Jackets and Lots of Wine

The weekend is packing an umbrella.

Thursday
Four Days of Comedians
FUNNY PEOPLE

Four Days of Comedians

Comedians... what is with these people? Here to answer that question: the resurrected Bentzen Ball—four days of comics like Wyatt Cenac, Tig Notaro, Rob Cantrell and Rachel Dratch popping up all over town, plus a festival closer at the Lincoln Theatre with Ira Glass. Because NPR is always funny.

Oct 10-13, The Bentzen Ball, various locations, schedule and tickets here

Friday
A Road-Trip-Worthy Diner
SPIKE TV

A Road-Trip-Worthy Diner

Hard to go wrong with a diner in Baltimore by a guy named Spike. Especially when the Spike in question is Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen fame. In this former shoe store, expect cream chipped beef, sourdough pancakes and a mean Hangtown fry. Yeah, Google it.

Opens Oct 11, Shoo-Fly, 510 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD, 410-464-9222

Saturday
This Will Make You 100% More Badass
JACKET REQUIRED

This Will Make You 100% More Badass

Time to channel your inner Brando. Or Dean. Or Bruce. Then head to Fairfax, of all places, where this Harley dealer is having its annual leather-jacket exchange. Grab some vintage black cowhide, then ride off into the sunset on your trusty hog. Or, you know, in your Zipcar.

Bocce with a Side of Bloody Mary
BRUNCHING

Bocce with a Side of Bloody Mary

Here’s how it’s going to go down at Vendetta’s new brunch. Summon a San Marzano Bloody Mary with a salami garnish, or maybe bottomless draft mimosas. Play some bocce. Think, “I really should eat.” Do that, in the form of four different frittatas. Summon more Bloodys.

Drinking Wine for Eight Straight Days
DOING JUST WINE

Drinking Wine for Eight Straight Days

Coming up: wine all week. So, really, not unlike most other weeks. Only this one’s a bit more... organized. Think eight days of wine-and-oyster happy hours, Italian wine feasts, bocce-and-wine parties and wine brunches. (The wine is vintage, the eggs are not.)

Oct 12-19, DC Wine Week, various locations, schedule and tickets here

Elsewhere on the Daddy

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