The summer of Perks continues with: 1) High-tech pants that keep you cool regardless of how hot it gets outside. 2) 30% off a damn good-looking bicycle for cruising around the city (or the beach boardwalk). 3) Everything you need to cook six delicious meals at home. Just add date.
Things to do for June 19, 2014
Singapore Slings, Pizza and East Coast Punk
Paint the town weekend.
&Pizza Comes to Penn Quarter
You can now get a Farmer’s Daughter in Penn Quarter. Also a Kiss & Fire and a Jenny. Yup, there’s now an &Pizza, the conveyor-belt pizza micro chain, next to the Landmark E Street Cinema. And fittingly, it’s all done up with marquee lights and a Buster Keaton mural.
A Whole Weekend of Documentaries
The AFI Docs film fest is back downtown. This year, you can catch music docs on Elliott Smith and Glen Campbell, a doc on Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger, a look at the 1970s Knicks and an investigation into General Tso’s chicken. Important stuff, that last one.
A Happy Hour Ode to the Singapore Sling
If you’re reading this in downtown DC right now, you don’t have access to a beach (sorry). What you do have access to: $5 Singapore Slings on tap at the new Soi 38. While you’re at it, knock half off drafts and small plates like coconut-marinated pork belly. Now just hallucinate the beach.
Even in summer, sometimes you have to wear a tie. Maybe you even have one on now. But it could be cotton. And made in DC. The guys at Hugh & Crye have a new line of square-end, cotton ties hand-patterned and sewn right here. So they’re used to the humidity.
It’s festival season, but you still can’t see 80 East Coast punk and indie bands in the same place. Unless it’s on the wall at Georgetown record shop Hill & Dale. The new exhibit curates the work of 10 photographers, who’ve shot the likes of local bands Priests and the Dismemberment Plan.