Things to do for May 22, 2014

The Weekender

Really Old Wines, Game Shows and a Ferris Wheel

The weekend wears SPF 15.

Thursday
Really Old Wines... by the Glass
OLD VINES

Really Old Wines... by the Glass

If you’ve ever wondered what a 1970 Bordeaux tasted like, now is the time to find out. Westend Bistro’s sommelier got a treasure trove of old French wines at auction, and he’s selling them by the glass. Feel free to ask him the difference between “grand cru” and “premier cru.”

Available now, $34 and up, Westend Bistro, 1190 22nd St NW, 202-974-5566

Friday
Our Giant Ferris Wheel Is Finally Here
WHEEL IN THE SKY

Our Giant Ferris Wheel Is Finally Here

This should tide you over until carnival season—National Harbor’s take on the London Eye. Here, you’ve got a 180-foot Ferris wheel with 42 glass-enclosed gondolas, from which you can see the White House and the Washington Monument. Still, we suggest you bring a good conversationalist.

Opens May 23, 10am-10pm daily, $15, National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD, 877-628-5427

Saturday
Hangover Cures on the Hill
BRUNCHING

Hangover Cures on the Hill

You can probably trust a chef for hangover remedies. Spike Mendelsohn swears by a sriracha Bloody Mary and Crispy Pig’s Feet Hash with an egg and béarnaise. Yup, they’re on his new brunch menu, along with crème brûlée french toast and Montreal bagels. Get on that.

Tasting Italian Liqueurs All Afternoon
FLIGHT PLAN

Tasting Italian Liqueurs All Afternoon

Like a character on Portlandia, you demand to know where your fennel liqueur comes from. Good thing the Italian distiller behind Don Ciccio & Figli is now throwing open the gates every Saturday for tours and tastings of all his bottlings, from hibiscus to limoncello to prickly pear.

Beyond
You Are the Weakest Link... or Not
BONUS ROUND

You Are the Weakest Link... or Not

Game shows. Great. Game shows while drinking. Well, you’ll wonder why Hollywood never thought of it. The DC Game Show league is back at three area bars, to let you try your hand at the Weakest Link, The $10,000 Pyramid and Family Feud. Richard Dawson not included.

Taking registrations now for season starting Jul 15, $39, DC Game Show

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