Things to do for February 12, 2015

The Weekender

’80s Movies, Grits and Punch Bowls

Weekend loves company.

Thursday
An Evening of ’80s Comedies on VHS
RERUN

An Evening of ’80s Comedies on VHS

This year, your valentine deserves the very best... made-for-TV movies. Playbackthetape, the outfit that screens original, taped-from-TV videotapes (commercials and all) is turning to mid-’80s TV movies, starring Michael J. Fox, Nia Long and Sean Astin. Rudy wasn’t born overnight.

Feb 12, 7pm, no cost, Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-364-0404

Friday
Pork and Grits at EatsPlace
TRUE GRITS

Pork and Grits at EatsPlace

A pork-and-grits-bowl pop-up. That’s a lot of hyphens. It’s also another reason to head to EatsPlace on Georgia Avenue. On the menu now: EcoFriendly Foods’ grits bar, which has you topping your grits with smoked pork, eggs and cheese. Or braised cabbage. If you must.

Saturday
Chicken 45 Years in the Making
ROTISSERIE LEAGUE

Chicken 45 Years in the Making

Picture it: Peru. 1970. A family starts a charcoal-fired rotisserie-chicken operation. Nice idea. Then, eventually, they take the whole thing to H Street. What this means for you: whole chickens, chicken subs and pollo saltado. Tastes like chicken.

Monday
Dolcezza Factory Turns Cabaret
CAB COMPANY

Dolcezza Factory Turns Cabaret

Hanging around in a gelato factory: great. Hanging around in the same factory after dark, while bartenders whip up five different punches and a singer leads cabaret performances: better. The monthly event goes down for the first time on Monday. Torch song karaoke: probably not gonna happen.

Tuesday
All NOLA, All Night at McClellan’s
RETREAT YOURSELF

All NOLA, All Night at McClellan’s

You’ll have already wrung three days out of this weekend. Here’s an excuse for a fourth: Fat Tuesday. Or more specifically, the NOLA-inspired drinks that McClellan’s Retreat is turning out all night. Like Sazeracs, Vieux Carrés, hurricanes in the punch bowl and absinthe frappés. Yup, absinthe frappés.

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