Things to do for April 03, 2014

The Weekender

Shellfish Towers, Ping-Pong and Raincoats. It’s the Weekend.

The weekend has runners in scoring position.

Thursday
$1 Oysters, Half Off Shellfish Towers
THE FULL RANGE

$1 Oysters, Half Off Shellfish Towers

You already have reasons to go to Range’s bar. It’s big, the cocktails are great, the food is from a famous chef. Now there’s more. Namely, a happy hour with half-price pizzas and $1 oysters. Come back after 9pm and do it all over again, only this time with half-price shellfish towers.

Mon-Fri, 4-6pm and 9pm-close, Range, 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-803-8020

Friday
Thread Is Back. So’s District Flea.
MARKET TIMING

Thread Is Back. So’s District Flea.

Time to get yourself outfitted for spring. And play ping-pong. This weekend, the Thread pop-up market returns to Union Market, with books, custom-stitched denim and ping-pong tables. Meanwhile, District Flea comes back, with vintage clothing and furniture—and food vendors like Luke’s Lobster and the Ravioli Revolution.

How to Be Less Wet
STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

How to Be Less Wet

So no more snow. But rain. And probably lots of it, being April and all. Which brings us to some Swedes. And their raincoats. Specifically Stutterheim, a line of damn nice-looking (and damn dry) raincoats from Stockholm, now available at Denim Bar. Double-welded seams. Rubberized cotton. Hand numbered. Dry.

Launch event Apr 4, 7-9pm, Denim Bar, 1101 S Joyce St, Arlington, VA, 703-414-8202

Saturday
Afternoon Tacos and Pitchers: It’s Time
TO EL AND BACK

Afternoon Tacos and Pitchers: It’s Time

It’s that time of year when you start to pursue sunlight and outdoorsy-ness all weekend. Also: tacos and pitchers. El Rey, the Mexican beer garden, is now open at noon on weekends. But if you’re nocturnal, fear not: they’re starting domino tournaments on Tuesdays and showing Mexican wrestling on Wednesdays.

Opens at noon Sat-Sun starting Apr 5, El Rey, 919 U St NW, 202-506-6418

Beyond
This Mercedes Will Take You to NY
THE VAN’S A-ROCKIN’

This Mercedes Will Take You to NY

We can’t imagine why you’d want to get away, what with all the tacos and half-price shellfish towers. But if New York is calling, here’s a new way to get there: a crazy well-appointed van, with wi-fi, snacks and personal DirecTV. Tell de Blasio we said hi.

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