Things to do for March 27, 2014

The Weekender

Rooftops, Marvin Gaye and All Kinds of Cocktails

The weekend will not be commenting on Gwyneth Paltrow.

Thursday
You’re Drinking at the Smithsonian
SHAKEN AND STIRRED

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.

Late-Night Drinking at the Deli
RYE SPY

Late-Night Drinking at the Deli

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.

Friday
It’s Rooftop Time in America
THE BOOK OF ROOF

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.

Wednesday
Marvin Celebrates Marvin
WHAT’S GOING ON

Marvin Celebrates Marvin

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.

Apr 2, 4pm-close, Marvin, 2007 14th St NW, 202-797-7171

Four Restaurants in One Night
THINK PROGRESS

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...

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Weekenders in Washington DC