Things to do for October 29, 2009

The Weekender

Pork Four Ways, Gratis Kindles and Your New Favorite Beer

The weekend will trade an out for a run.

Thursday
Sir Ian's Surprise at Shakespeare
Knighted

Sir Ian's Surprise at Shakespeare

Magneto meets Macbeth, as badass knighted thespian Sir Ian McKellen comes to Harman Hall for a one-night, one-man autobiographical show—an encore after he was presented with the William Shakespeare Award last week. For an actual encore, we hear he just may bend metal with his mind.

$95-$250, 8pm, Oct 29, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St NW, 202-547-1122, tickets here

Friday
Pork and Pinot at Vidalia
Swine and Wine

Pork and Pinot at Vidalia

Chef RJ Cooper's new Pork and Pinot happy hour menus have been known to overflow with all things pulled, smoked and fried. This week, you'll get to stare down pinots from Oregon and France (they call it Burgundy), paired with pork shoulder sliders, Carolina fried pork ribs, country pate and a braised pork jowl. Ah…the four food groups.

$6.50-$7.50/item, Oct 30, 5:30-6:30pm, Vidalia, 1990 M St NW, 202-659-1990

Saturday
Rustico's Octoberslam Happy Hour
Nature Boy

Rustico's Octoberslam Happy Hour

Beer master Greg Engert wants you to try the Edge of Darkness beer he brewed during a recent trip to Sierra Nevada. But, befitting the day, he'd like you to do so dressed up like your favorite wrestler. With any luck, your "Macho Man" Randy Savage costume will earn you your very own Miss Elizabeth.

Oct 31, 4-7pm, Rustico, 827 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA, 703-224-5051

Monday
Gratis Kindle at Four Seasons Breakfast
Speed Reading

Gratis Kindle at Four Seasons Breakfast

It's well known that newsprint doesn't pair very well with hollandaise. So the Four Seasons is now offering a Kindle with unlimited access to national and world papers, allowing you to ponder current events with your eggs. If they don't have access to your international publication of choice (The Abu Dhabi Morning News), they'll even buy it and cover the cost for you.

Daily, 6:30-10:30am, Four Seasons, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-342-0444

Tuesday
Manhattan Project Beer at Beck
Introducing the Beer Manhattan

Manhattan Project Beer at Beck

Beer or cocktail? Cocktail or beer? A false choice, we're happy to report. Brasserie Beck is the first DC bar to carry Brooklyn Brewery's Manhattan Project ale, brewed to taste like a classic manhattan cocktail. You can leave the maraschino cherry out.

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