Things to do for January 07, 2010

The Weekender

Boozy Candy, Salahi Specials and Ping-Pong

The weekend enjoyed Hawaii while it lasted.

Thursday
U St's New French Joint
LOTS OF GAUL

U St's New French Joint

You're familiar with your U St Belgian, Caribbean and Ethiopian. And now: French, as Bistro La Bonne has come to the old Axis Bar and Grill space. Expect a long, weathered-looking bar, staples like mussels and proud displays of the red, white and blue. No, the other red, white and blue.

Friday
90 Percent Off at Hudson Trail Outlet
TENT SALE

90 Percent Off at Hudson Trail Outlet

The local outdoor outfitters are packing up the tents at their MoCo warehouse and—generous, outdoorsy folks that they are—asking you to take some gear off their hands. If you're going camping this weekend, you can grab hiking boots, subzero-rated sleeping bags and...board shorts.

Saturday
ACKC Adds a Wine Bar
CANDY BAR

ACKC Adds a Wine Bar

The last time you went to a wine tasting, you noticed something was missing: candy. Addressing that deficiency is this 14th St coffee and chocolate lounge, now sporting a fresh liquor license. Half a dozen wines—red, white and sparkling—are available to pair with their chocolate bars and truffles, or you can one-stop shop with the cognac truffle.

State Dinner Redux at Bombay Club
CRASH COURSES

State Dinner Redux at Bombay Club

Get ready to don your red sari, your fake medals and your even faker Patek Philippe. The Bombay Club—across the park from the White House—is now taking bookings for a dinner that will mimic November's state dinner. Think red lentil soup, potato-eggplant salad and green curry prawns—served with the White House's wine pairings. BYO reality TV crew.

$65, or $90 with wine pairings, now accepting reservations for Jan 21, 7:30pm, Bombay Club, 815 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-659-3727

Monday
Rock and Roll Hotel Adds Ping-Pong
PICK-UP PONG

Rock and Roll Hotel Adds Ping-Pong

Come Monday, the hotel is trading bands for backhands on Monday nights, with first-come, first-served Ping-Pong tables all through January. (Enjoy a tableside High Life to capture the spirit.) Consider it a mere warm-up for your legendary sidespin smash—in February, they'll start leagues and tourneys.

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