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Things to do for March 27, 2014
Rooftops, Marvin Gaye and All Kinds of Cocktails
The weekend will not be commenting on Gwyneth Paltrow.
You’re Drinking at the Smithsonian
As far as Smithsonian lectures go, this one’s up there. Four female bartenders will be talking about the history of, well, female bartenders. Then they’ll be mixing up some drinks. Which we’re pretty sure doesn’t violate any federal statutes.
Starting in a few hours, DGS is closing down each month with a cocktail extravaganza in its bar. Tonight’s theme: rye. Which means eight rye cocktails, like their takes on a Sazerac, a New York Sour and a boilermaker. That last one’s pretty close to everyone’s take on a boilermaker.
It’s Rooftop Time in America
With a place called Roofers Union, you’re probably going to want to head for its rooftop. And now you can. And while you’re there, get their andouille corn dogs, and rooftop-only stuff, like bourbon/rum/green-tea punch and local beer by the pitcher. Because rooftops make you thirsty.
You like a good birthday party. Especially for a DC music legend. And especially when you’re receiving the presents. For Marvin Gaye’s 75th birthday, you’ll hear his backing band, the Marquees. You’ll hear U.S. Royalty. You’ll peruse ’60s/’70s/’80s vinyl from Som Records. And you’ll drink Belgian beer.
Four Restaurants in One Night
One chef’s table = good. Four chef’s tables = excessive. In the best possible sense. This spring, four West End restaurants—Ris, Blue Duck, Westend Bistro and Marcel’s—are rolling out weekly progressive dinners. Have one course and a pairing, then move on to the next communal table and do it again. And again...