Things to do for May 01, 2015

The Weekender

Boxing. Horseracing. Funk. Weekend.

The weekend is dancing around the maypole. Okay, not really.

Friday
Napoleon Is Dead. Long Live... Kebabs.
LAP OF LUXURY

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
VINCE YOU BEEN GONE

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.

Now open, Vince, 1093 Palmer Alley NW, 202-730-0157

Saturday
A Peaceful Funk Takeover in Shaw
ALL FUNKED UP

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 this:
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.

May 2, noon-7pm, Funk Parade, parade along T Street, Vermont Avenue and U Street, see schedule and performers here

Your Old Kentucky... Bar
DERBY DAY

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.

Sunday
A Time Machine of Drinking
CASHION IN

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.

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