Things to do for April 08, 2010

The Weekender

Secret Pizza, Bourbon Chicken and Air Guitar

The weekend can work a green blazer into its wardrobe.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

This week's perk puts you on a private jet to Aspen, with a hotel room, a new wardrobe and four days of feasting waiting for you at the other end. All you need is a little luck—and a ski vest wouldn't hurt.

Friday
Crawfish Boils Begin at Acadiana
CRAW DADDIES

Crawfish Boils Begin at Acadiana

The weather has been downright bayouesque. Don't fight it—accept it, with crawfish and shrimp boiled by the pound on Acadiana's patio. And since you've already skated out of work early, throw in $15 pitchers of Abita or $5 mint juleps and bourbon fizzes. Seersucker optional.

Fridays throughout summer, 3:30-6:30pm, Acadiana, 901 New York Ave NW, 202-408-8848

Saturday
Breakfast Pizzas at Cork Market
BETTER THAN BAGELS

Breakfast Pizzas at Cork Market

It's important to get your Saturday morning off to a good start. Fresh pizza will help. The 14th Street wine and gourmet shop is rolling out a dozen thin-crust pies every Saturday at 11am, topped with the bounty from their cheese and charcuterie cases. They're fully baked (like Jerry Garcia), but they're designed to be reheated. Like on Sunday morning.

Saturdays, 11am, Cork Market, 1805 14th St NW, 202-265-2674

DC Rollergirl Championship
DEMOLITION DERBY

DC Rollergirl Championship

Last Monday's Duke-Butler match was fine, but you want more out of your championship matches. Like fishnets, tattoos and skates. Here you'll see two matches' worth of clotheslines and hip checks, the final one determining the 2010 champs. They're opening the parking lot for tailgating at 1:30pm—because nothing prepares you for controlled violence like grilled kielbasa.

Apr 10, doors at 3pm, matches at 4pm, $12, DC Armory, 2001 E Capitol St SE, tickets here

Air Guitar Regional Championships
STRING THEORY

Air Guitar Regional Championships

After the roller derby whets your appetite for destruction, it's on to more competition. At this one, grown men will don spandex and mime to Quiet Riot and Deep Purple. The winner vies to go to Finland to compete at the world championships, where rumor has it the US has a real chance this year. It'll have to do until we win the World Cup.

Apr 10, 8pm, $20, 9:30 Club, 815 V St NW, 202-265-0930, tickets here

Tuesday
Chicken Buckets at Bourbon Adams Morgan
BUCKET BRIGADE

Chicken Buckets at Bourbon Adams Morgan

Tuesday is normally your night to sauna with Northern European diplomats, but afterward you'll naturally be in the mood for something a little bit more homegrown. Fried chicken, for instance, in two-, three- or five-piece buckets. It pairs well with another bucket: one filled with cans of beer from Butternuts brewery. And it's a wiser choice than bringing your chicken into the sauna.

Tuesdays, 10pm-1am, Bourbon, 2321 18th St NW, 202-332-0800

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