Things to do for April 09, 2015

The Weekender

Cosmonauts, Baseball Gloves and Rose’s Luxury

The weekend gets by on pitching and defense.

Thursday
DC’s Most Famous Burger Returns
RUTA-BURGER

DC’s Most Famous Burger Returns

By now, you may have heard: Frank Ruta, formerly of the White House and the lamentably departed Palena, has resurfaced at the Capella hotel. Now, so has his burger. Aka the apotheosis of high-fat Virginia beef, cheese, bun and homemade mayo. You’ll need a napkin. But it’s a nice napkin.

Friday
Knocking Off 50% at Jack Wills
SALE-ING

Knocking Off 50% at Jack Wills

If yesterday was good for something, it was for proving you might still need a rain jacket. Or an insulated vest. Or a V-neck sweater. Or... well, lots of stuff that preppy British outfitter Jack Wills now has for up to 50% off.

Ongoing, Jack Wills, 1079 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-333-7980

Saturday
Shinola Gets All Baseball Happy
DOG TOWN

Shinola Gets All Baseball Happy

There is no Nats home game on Saturday. But if you’ve got the fever, there’s always... the Shinola shop on 14th. See, the bike-and-watch guys are serving up gratis hot dogs, popcorn and cola. And showing off their new line of balls, bats and gloves.

Apr 11, noon, Shinola, 1534 14th St NW, 202-470-0200

A Great Excuse to Drink Vodka
YUR MOVE

A Great Excuse to Drink Vodka

This event is all about Russians. No, not the Putin kind. The Yuri Gagarin kind, he of the first manned spaceflight. At this annual party in his honor, expect a moon bounce, space-themed burlesque, live music and dancing. We know: we had you at space-themed burlesque.

Monday
Rose’s Luxury’s Rooftop Is Back
ROSE IN BLOOM

Rose’s Luxury’s Rooftop Is Back

This will make scoring good Rolling Stones tickets look like child’s play. The rooftop at Rose’s Luxury—private, family-style service for eight to 10, you’ll recall, plus the only way you can get a reservation there—is back on May 1. And they begin taking reservations on Monday. Start training your finger to hit “refresh” rapidly.

Taking reservations Apr 13 for May 1 reopening, 11am, Rose’s Luxury, 717 8th St SE, 202-580-8889

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