Things to do for March 11, 2010

The Weekender

Breakfast Beer, Irish Feasts and Elvis's Lunch

The weekend is going to the big dance.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

Now that the links have thawed, spring is springing, and you can venture outside without a parka over your parka, Perks is bringing you an invite and $25 credit to McBirdie, an online golf shopping club launching in late March with golfing gear on sale for up to 70% off. Start daydreaming, people.

Friday
Dickson Wine Bar Opens
ENJOY RESPONSIBLY

Dickson Wine Bar Opens

At this new three-level wine lair on U Street—the latest venture by Thievery Corp's Eric Hilton and partners—you'll sit at communal tables of reclaimed wood and dine on cheese, charcuterie and flatbreads. Wash those down with cocktails made from vino, or 20 organic wines by the glass. Because when you drink, you take care of Mother Earth.

Opens Friday night, Dickson Wine Bar, 903 U St, 202-332-1779

Kegs and Eggs at Sunrise
BOOZE ALARM

Kegs and Eggs at Sunrise

As St. Pat's day closes in, so too does the annual early-morning booze fest at the 930 Club. Doors open at 7:15am, but acting as your not-so-subtle alarm clock will be four bands (including headliners Jet), eggs and shots of Bushmills. Which could pair well with your morning coffee.

Mar 12, doors open 7:15am, no cost, 9:30 Club, 815 V St NW, 202-265-0930

Dangerously Delicious Pies Opens
PIE GUY

Dangerously Delicious Pies Opens

The pie mecca first began deliveries in December, and we're happy to report that it's finally throwing its doors open to walk-ins. Grab a pork BBQ pie to go, or settle in at the espresso bar and grab a slice of apple, chocolate cream or the Full Custom Custard. It's been dubbed the "white trash crème brûlée," so bringing a flask of moonshine couldn't hurt.

Congressional Softball Registration Opens
THE SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Congressional Softball Registration Opens

A lineup of legislative assistants is surely no match for your vacuum-like skills at shortstop. So get 10 like-minded sluggers together, or throw your name in as a free agent. Because you've always wanted to rob Senator Thune of a triple in the gap.

Registration runs Mar 12 through early April, $24 per player, register here

Monday
Elvis Sandwich for Lunch at Firefly
JUMPSUIT OPTIONAL

Elvis Sandwich for Lunch at Firefly

When the King got hungry, he famously reached for his favorite sandwich. Firefly, the casual, woodsy spot in Dupont, is doing its own lunchtime version—peanut butter, banana and applewood bacon with maple honey on pan-fried challah bread. Call it your own big hunk o' love.

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2:30pm, Firefly, 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, 202-861-1310

Wednesday
St. Patrick's Day at Againn
GET LUCKY

St. Patrick's Day at Againn

Downtown's new British gastropub is looking across the Irish channel, surrendering its raw bar to kegs of Guinness and Kilkenny ale, and dishing up Guinness-braised lamb shank and corned beef and cabbage. Grab an Irish Old Fashioned and look forward to their plans for Welsh Independence Day.

Mar 17, Againn, 1099 New York Ave NW, 202-639-9830

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