Things to do for March 19, 2010

The Weekender

Dollar Tacos, Rare Beer and Bourbon Basics

The weekend is upset-proof.

Friday
Rare Beers at Birch & Barley
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Rare Beers at Birch & Barley

Sometimes, 555 beers just aren't enough. Good thing beer director Greg Engert is releasing another 50+ bottles from his secret cellar stash. You'll find everything from the Ola Dubh Special 40 Reserve (aged in 40-year-old Highland Park scotch barrels) to a 16% alcohol Avery Mephistopheles Stout. The fallen angel of beers.

Prop Sale at Warehouse Theater
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Prop Sale at Warehouse Theater

Recently you've come to know the front of the Warehouse Theater space as the Passenger bar. That's a good start, but now they're renovating the stage itself and selling off all manner of onetime props—from chandeliers to pianos to bakery display cases. Get there early and grab a cocktail—it'll help you figure out where to fit that case.

Ethiopic Now Open on the Hill
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Ethiopic Now Open on the Hill

The Atlas District is already your destination for mussels, sushi and salsa. Now you'll find another low-key date spot, in the form of a brick-lined former row house replete with original African art. You'll find slow-cooked leg of lamb and chicken legs in hot pepper sauce, so you can make sure your date can take the heat.

Ethiopic, 401 H St NE, 202-675-2066 for reservations

Saturday
Bourbon Seminar at Acadiana
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Bourbon Seminar at Acadiana

After paying a boozy nod to Ireland this past week, now it's time to look for home-grown reasons to drink. Ten bourbons ought to suffice. Over a lunch of pulled pork, fried chicken and meat pies, booze guru Scott Clime will walk you through rare and small-batch barrel-aged whiskeys. After all, Kentucky is the Ireland of America.

Mar 20, 1-3pm, $75, Acadiana, 901 New York Ave NW, 202-408-8848 to reserve

Wednesday
Dollar Tacos at H Street Country Club
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Dollar Tacos at H Street Country Club

As you recently demonstrated, you don't mind claiming another country's holiday as your own. Next up in your cultural-exchange calendar: Cinco de Mayo. Get a head start here with dollar tacos (chicken, pork, veggie) all night at the first-floor bar. The only catch: you need to order two cocktails to qualify. Come to think of it, that's not a catch.

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