Things to do for October 25, 2013

The Weekender

Your Weekend: BBQ, Hair Metal and Champagne

The weekend will sleep when it’s dead.

Friday
Everything’s Coming Up Champagne
POPPIN’ BOTTLES

Everything’s Coming Up Champagne

Another day, another fake holiday. But this is a good one, so you can get on board, anyway. It’s Global Champagne Day. So head to Proof, where they’re knocking 30% off all champagne by the glass or bottle. Then dance around the pole, or whatever else you’re supposed to do.

Oct 25, Proof, 775 G St NW, 202-737-7663

Saturday
Spooky Hair Metal and Throwback Rock
CAMPY

Spooky Hair Metal and Throwback Rock

Start with a few hard-rock and hair-metal icons (Dave Navarro, Matt Sorum), throw in some Halloween costumes and you get: this. A Halloween benefit show from Camp Freddy, the LA-based all-star cover band. Note: if Navarro’s in costume, you may not know the difference.

Sunday
Half Off Everything at the Heights
EVERYTHING MUST GO

Half Off Everything at the Heights

This is a really good happy hour. It’s on a weekend. It lasts all day. And it includes everything. The Heights is closing for a four-day renovation, but first, they’re letting you have at the place for half off all food and drinks. Yes, that means you can get twice as much.

Oct 27, all day, The Heights, 3115 14th St NW, 202-797-7227

A BBQ Pop-Up at a Meat Shop
GRIST MILL

A BBQ Pop-Up at a Meat Shop

So there’s this upcoming restaurant called Gristle. (Yeah, we know.) What it doesn’t have: a space. Yet. What it does have: a preview pop-up at Three Little Pigs, where you can find roast shoat, sausage, all kinds of BBQ and kegs of homebrew and cider. Maybe even some gristle.

Monday
Daikaya Now Open for Lunch
THE EEL DEAL

Daikaya Now Open for Lunch

Your downtown power lunching now includes grilled eel and sizzling pork hash, now that Daikaya has added lunch at its upstairs izakaya. Think lavash wraps, Japanese curry bowls and pork belly with kimchi and a fried egg. Just pretend it’s 2am, not 2pm.

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