Things to do for March 25, 2010

The Weekender

Dollar Oysters, Skee-Ball and Baconpalooza

The weekend is blooming early.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

This week, Perks gets you up to 60% off your next hotel room via Tablet Hotels' new invite-only Private Sale service, along with a way to get a free room upgrade and some gratis champagne. (And no, it doesn't involve looting the minibar.)

Cheap Bar Eats at the Palm
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Cheap Bar Eats at the Palm

You haven't connected with your old buddies Carville and Jordan in a while. What you need is an incentive. Kobe beef sliders, filet mignon sandwiches, mini crabcakes and veal parmigiana sliders for $3.50 a plate should help. Play your cards right, and there might be an appropriations rider in it for you.

Mon-Fri, 5-7pm and 9pm-close, The Palm, 1225 19th St NW, 202-293-9091

Skee-Ball League Registering for April
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Skee-Ball League Registering for April

Spring is officially here: United Skeeball is registering teams for the season. Gather up a team of eight aficionados or register as a free agent to bring your deadly accuracy to a team that really needs it. You'll play once a week for eight weeks, after which you can retire young, trophy in hand, like the Björn Borg of Skee-Ball.

League play begins Apr 11, $30 and up, register here

Saturday
Make Your Own Bacon at Lia's
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Make Your Own Bacon at Lia's

You've always suspected that bacon has a deeper meaning. Secrets that beg to be revealed. Enter this four-course class, teaching you the ins and outs of bacon's infinite applications—from bacon soup to bacon-vanilla gelato. The coup de grace: learn two methods of making your own bacon. Turning your shower into a smokehouse is not required, but don't let that stop you.

Mar 27, noon, $55, Lia's, 4435 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD, call 240-223-5427 to reserve

Sunday
Dollar Oysters at J.Paul's
AW, SHUCKS

Dollar Oysters at J.Paul's

While your typical Sunday nights involve an underground whiskey club and an even more underground sword-fighting club, we think you have room to squeeze in another agenda item. The M Street saloon is answering the call with $3 drafts, six wings for $3 and six oysters for $6. Otherwise known as total happiness for $18.

Sundays, 9-11:30pm, J.Paul's, 3218 M St NW, 202-333-3450

Tuesday
New York State Brews at Granville Moore's
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New York State Brews at Granville Moore's

Beer isn't high on the list of New York's claims to fame (we'd put bagels and lox and overly entitled baseball fans well ahead). Nevertheless, Chef Teddy Folkman of Food Network fame will be preparing five courses backed with Empire State beers from Brooklyn, Blue Point and Shmaltz breweries and plenty of Sinatra. Consider it the long-overdue payment for Mussina.

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