Things to do for May 01, 2015
Boxing. Horseracing. Funk. Weekend.
The weekend is dancing around the maypole. Okay, not really.
Napoleon Is Dead. Long Live... Kebabs.
Out: Napoleon in Adams Morgan, with all its black paint and Frenchness.
In: Lapis, with its antique chairs, candlesticks on the tables and its menu of decades-old Afghan family recipes, like beef stews, lamb-chop kebabs and dumplings that can be paired with the draft beers.
Unchanged: The great patio on the side.
Your Summer Cotton and Linen Are Here
You’ll need some cotton and linen this summer. So here’s Vince, now open at CityCenterDC, with their iconic V-neck tees, henleys, supersoft sweatshirts and linen shirts. They’ve got a few curveballs, too, like a blue blazer made from windbreaker fabric and a suede hoodie. Remember your umbrella when you wear that one.
A Peaceful Funk Takeover in Shaw
The Funk Parade is back, and this time it’s closing down U Street. Which means your day could go like
Noon-5pm: Check out five performance stages, including one at a beer garden.
5-7pm: Join the parade, from Howard Theatre to Lincoln Theatre (sousaphone optional).
7-10pm: Soak up free shows at 16 venues.
10pm: See who’s showing the Pacquiao fight.
Your Old Kentucky... Bar
You won’t be short on julep options come Saturday, but here are a couple noteworthy ones. Barrel is serving three: one barrel-aged, one slushy and one on tap. Meanwhile, the Willard is hosting its annual “Bonnets & Bow-Ties” watch party, where you should totally max out on the seersucker.
A Time Machine of Drinking
The first Sunday of each month this summer, Cashion’s is inviting in bartenders to pay homage to a certain decade of cocktailing. First up: the ’50s. So you should expect new takes on Grasshoppers and Pink Ladies, plus bar bites like Cheez Whiz beef sliders. Cheez Whiz: that old.