Things to do for March 06, 2014
Suits from Vancouver, Whiskey from Ireland, Bassists from Seattle
The weekend comes in like a lion.
Traveling Tailors = Custom Suits
Good news: by the time spring’s here, you can have new suits. The Vancouver-based tailors behind Indochino are back for 11 days, measuring you up for their new season’s suits and shirts, while you customize 20-odd options like lapels, lining and monogram. So if you want to change your name, now’s the time.
Walking in Search of Irish Whiskey
A leisurely afternoon stroll around Dupont Circle. Sounds great. Especially when you’re stopping off at eight bars for eight different tastes of Irish whiskey. Start off at James Hoban’s, then proceed at your own pace all afternoon and evening. Pro tip: have a big lunch.
Republic in Takoma Park is kicking off its live music programming on Sunday. Check out their late-night menu of duck confit Cubanos and Johnny Cash–themed drinks while you take in the first night’s music, with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic in the house, there to support the FairVote nonprofit.
A Table Tennis Tourney to Win
It’s time to get your paddle out of the closet again. Yup, the one you call “Wonderboy.” Later this month, UHall is hosting a ping-pong tournament for Dave Eggers’s 826DC charity. And every Monday till then, you can show up to practice at Comet Ping Pong. And eat pizza.
A couple veteran chefs from top kitchens in New York and London are opening a restaurant here called Zero Degrees Zero Minutes. What they don’t have yet: a restaurant. So they’re popping up at Darnell’s and turning out six courses of razor clams, aged beef and black-tea ice cream. Which goes well with coffee.