Things to do for August 28, 2014

The Weekender

Blender Drinks, Crabs and Popsicles

The weekend, now in extended director’s cut format.

Thursday
Half Off Your Next Hat
CAPS GAME

Half Off Your Next Hat

The folks at Goorin Bros. are unloading their stock of hats, presumably to make room for wool stocking caps and other cool-weather lids. But don’t think about that right now. Just think about the cotton pageboys, Gatsbys and fedoras for 50% off. Related: it’s okay to keep delaying that haircut.

Ongoing online and in-store, Goorin Bros., 1214 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-338-4287

Saturday
An Afternoon Pinball Tourney
TOMMY, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

An Afternoon Pinball Tourney

This just in: pinball has a governing body in Baltimore and DC. This also in: they’re hosting a tournament at Lyman’s. So ice down your flipper finger and line up. If you’re not quite ready for the pros yet, show up at noon for a beginner tournament.

Battling Whitewater in West Virginia
DAM THE TORPEDOES

Battling Whitewater in West Virginia

West Virginia. Just seems like a good place to spend part of Labor Day weekend. Nice ring to it. Also: nice whitewater. This Saturday is one of only a few days a year that they release a dam above the Potomac’s North Branch—and send you hurtling down steep whitewater. Wetsuit suggested.

Monday
Bottomless Blue Crabs All Afternoon
BLUE PERIOD

Bottomless Blue Crabs All Afternoon

Eating endless supplies of blue crabs at a beer bar. Nope, can’t do that on a workday. Here’s City Tap House, promising you exactly that, along with corn on the cob and a bottomless Bloody Mary bar. Oh, and beer.

A Cookout with Adult Popsicles
THE BROTHERS GIB

A Cookout with Adult Popsicles

Hanging at a speakeasy during the day. Feels a little weird. But that’s probably the point. The Gibson is throwing open its back patio at noon, with DJs all day, cookout food, blender drinks and adult popsicles. Which means they have booze in them. Not that they’re pornographic.

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