Things to do for April 29, 2010

The Weekender

Gratis Beer, Sushi to Go and Other Weekend Essentials

The weekend bets the trifecta: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Friday
$10 Bag Lunch at OYA
SACK O' SUSHI

$10 Bag Lunch at OYA

Even when you bring your lunch to a park bench, it's still a power lunch. The Penn Quarter Japanese eatery is now prepping sushi in a brown bag, along with seaweed salad, edamame and your choice of dessert—all the better for you to unwrap it at nearby City Center Park. (Amid all the sushi, no one will notice when you swap briefcases with the CIA agent.)

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2:30pm, OYA, 777 Ninth St NW, 202-393-1400

Free Burgers and Denim Deals at Denim Bar
SALE-ING

Free Burgers and Denim Deals at Denim Bar

On its fifth birthday, Denim Bar is celebrating the way you did when you turned five: with burgers and hot dogs. Also: gratis beer. They'll also be cutting deals of 25% off if you spend $100. We can't wait to see what they do when they're of age.

Apr 30, 5-9pm, Denim Bar, 1101 S Joyce St, Arlington, VA, 703-414-8202

Saturday
Capital City Cheesecake Opens
DECADENCE DELIVERED

Capital City Cheesecake Opens

Cheesecake has a host of benefits, but one drawback: you usually have to go out to get it. No longer. This new Takoma Park coffee-and-dessert outpost whips up German Chocolate and Chocolate Red Velvet cheesecakes, and better yet, they'll deliver anywhere within 10 miles. Your corner bar probably doesn't count.

$5 Mexican Bar Snacks at Ceiba
CINCO DE MENU

$5 Mexican Bar Snacks at Ceiba

You're always willing to appropriate another country's day of patriotism, especially when it involves $5 bar snacks all night long. The downtown pan-Latin bar is dishing up Mexican street food like Tacos Al Pastor, Tostadas and Yucatan Shrimp Ceviche. Pair them with house margaritas, also $5. That should tide you over until Canada Day.

May 1-5, Ceiba, 701 14th St NW, 202-393-3983

Sunday
Ginsberg Exhibit Opens at National Gallery
ON THE ROAD

Ginsberg Exhibit Opens at National Gallery

Every now and then, you like to unplug and follow your own compass. Preferably in a government building on a Sunday afternoon. For the first time, the National Gallery is displaying 70 of Allen Ginsberg's photographs, including portraits of badasses like Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. You'll be hitting the road by Monday.

Monday
Gratis Brews at ChurchKey
GATEWAY

Gratis Brews at ChurchKey

You'll try anything once. Especially if it's beer. And free. ChurchKey hosts the official launch of St. Louis's heralded Schlafly Beers in DC, as the brewers pour five gratis drafts, including a couple of rare cask ales. Making you the Lewis (or is it Clark?) of beer exploration.

May 3, 6pm, no cost, ChurchKey, 1337 14th St NW, 202-567-2576

Wednesday
Five Margaritas for $5 Each at Masa 14
LOVELY 'RITAS

Five Margaritas for $5 Each at Masa 14

Tonight's the night you'll indulge in five previously unknown cocktails. Otherwise known as Wednesday. The Asian-Latin spot, which has already gotten your attention with its 130 varieties of tequila, is pouring five different margaritas for five bucks each. Call it the five-flavor discount.

May 5, 5pm-2am, Masa 14, 1825 14th St NW, 202-328-1414

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