Things to do for February 11, 2010

The Weekender

Olympic Bar Snacks, Vintage Vinyl and Blind Tastings

The weekend will shovel for whiskey.

Thursday
$50 Jeans Sale at Denim Bar Arlington
SALE-ING

$50 Jeans Sale at Denim Bar Arlington

You'll be taking those Gore-Tex snow pants off sometime—we promise, you will—and when you do, you'll want to reacquaint yourself with some less advanced fabric. These Pentagon City denim peddlers are letting Nudie, Levi's and Nobody jeans go for $50. Just don't get road salt on them.

Denim Bar, Pentagon Row, 1101 S Joyce St, Arlington, VA, 703-414-8202

Friday
$1 Bar Food at Asia Nine during Olympics
RINGS OF FIRE

$1 Bar Food at Asia Nine during Olympics

You might not be altogether sure what Asian bar snacks have to do with the Winter Olympics (neither do we), but when you can grab shrimp shumai, crab wontons, Asian wings and pork gyoza for a buck, you'll watch a bit of luge. Just be sure to get a seat before the ice dancing starts.

Daily throughout February, 4:30-9:30pm, Asia Nine, 915 E St NW, 202-629-4355

Blind Dessert Tastings at the Ritz
DARK DINING

Blind Dessert Tastings at the Ritz

The last time you were blindfolded by a romantic interest, you were immobilized for longer than you care to remember. This promises to be a tamer (if a bit more public) affair: it only involves submitting long enough for your partner to feed you a flight of desserts and champagnes, before you get to turn the tables. The safe word is Valrhona.

Saturday
Jogging the Capitol in Your Drawers
CHILLY CHARITY

Jogging the Capitol in Your Drawers

If your cabin fever isn't cured by Saturday, may we suggest a brisk run. Around the Capitol. In your underwear. This benefit for the Children's Tumor Foundation begins and ends at the Pour House, where your donation gets you bar food and all-day drink specials, whether you run or not. Here's hoping the view makes up for the windchill.

Sunday
DC Record Fair at Black Cat
PUNK'D

DC Record Fair at Black Cat

One of the 30 dealers here is bound to want to take that Rick Astley LP of yours in exchange for some vintage Miles Davis. And once that's done, some DC music royalty—Eric Hilton from Thievery Corporation and Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi—will be on hand spinning some tunes. But not Rick Astley.

Feb 14, noon-6pm, $2, Black Cat Mainstage, 1811 14th St NW, 202-667-4490

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