Things to do for April 01, 2015

The Weekender

Marvin Gaye, Pinup Burlesque and So Much Baseball

“Put me in, Coach.” —The Weekend

Thursday
Marvin Gaye’s Birthday Party
AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN

Marvin Gaye’s Birthday Party

Marvin Gaye would be 76 this week. As in years past, his namesake restaurant is pulling out all the stops. And those stops include Gaye’s original backing band, a vinyl shop from Som Records and a 2 to 6pm happy hour on the roof. So, yeah, that’s what’s going on.

Apr 2, 2pm-close, Marvin, 2007 14th St NW, 202-797-7171

Friday
Rockabilly Burlesque at R&R Hotel
MID-CENTURY

Rockabilly Burlesque at R&R Hotel

The 1950s. A time of rockabilly. Bettie Page. Betty Grable. And other pinups not named Bettie or Betty. That’s what this night is about. There’ll be pinup-era burlesque, plus Virginia rockabilly band Jumpin’ Jupiter. So roll up in your ’57 Chevy. Or, you know, an Uber.

Saturday
The Fairgrounds Lives Again
FAIR BALL

The Fairgrounds Lives Again

Just in time for the Yankees preseason game, Fairgrounds returns as your beer/margarita/cornhole/live music destination for another year. As you’ve come to expect, they’ll be open two hours before and two hours after every game. Aka extra innings.

Sunday
2 Birds 1 Stone: Now a Sunday Thing
BIRDLAND

2 Birds 1 Stone: Now a Sunday Thing

Look what the Easter Bunny is bringing you: classic drinks like Aperol spritzes and gimlets from 2 Birds 1 Stone, which is conveniently now open on Sundays. Show up with a bunch of people and try their Airmail (dark rum, sparkling wine, lime, honey, bitters) in a carafe. Beats a Cadbury egg.

Monday
Bluejacket + Donuts + Batting Cages
BACK TO THE BALLPARK

Bluejacket + Donuts + Batting Cages

Maybe you prefer baseball games that actually count in the standings. Well, there’s one of those on Monday. And if you need somewhere to go first, Bluejacket is setting up in a nearby parking lot with drafts, GBD donuts and chicken sandwiches, and batting cages. So you might go there.

Apr 6, 11am-4pm, no cost to enter, presale packages $30, Parking Lot O, 4th St SE and Tingey St SE, presale tickets here

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