Your Perks: 1) A guitar signed by the Stones or the Boss or the... Van Halen. You want. 2) A three-piece hard-shell luggage set that’s practically begging to be taken on vacation. 3) Gallery-worthy canvas prints of some seriously unique artwork. Your walls are ready to make a statement.
Things to do for March 12, 2015
Your Weekend: Oversize Beer Pong. Burlesque. Joan Jett.
In like a lion, out like a weekend.
Just a Giant Beer Pong Game
We trust you’re familiar with the local offerings for bocce leagues, soccer leagues and so forth. Well, here’s one totally unlike that: Recess, which has you playing playground games like dodgeball, crab soccer and... beer pong with giant cups and balls. Okay, maybe your playground didn’t have that.
Absinthe and Burlesque at the Gibson
So the Gibson’s Absinthe Day party was last week. But it snowed. Now it’s this week. What you can expect: absinthe drinks. Also: a bartender who’ll take shots of absinthe as he paints, while burlesque “fairies” emerge as part of his “trip.” Just go with it.
Catoctin Creek’s got another local gin afoot, an “Old Tom” style aged in a pear-brandy barrel. Weygandt Wines in Cleveland Park has the first DC tasting. Then, on Monday, Hank’s on the Hill hosts a launch party, with $5 gin punch and $10 cocktails. So if you’re not drinking gin soon, you have no excuse.
Here’s a kids’ charity event that lets you bid on rock memorabilia signed by the Foo Fighters, Slash, Steven Van Zandt, etc. And while you’re doing that, you can catch a band comprising SNL band members plus sidemen for Joan Jett, Billy Joel and Ted Nugent. Donate enough, and maybe they’ll let you karaoke.
Before St. Pat’s, a Spanish Appetizer
Tuesday, it’s Ireland. But Monday... it’s Spain. So before you hop on the corned-beef train, Boqueria’s celebrating its third birthday in DC with an all-night happy hour. Which means $4 beer, $5 sangria, $6 cocktails and all kinds of tapas. But probably not Jameson.