Weekend Rundown

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What up, good people! Ok, so the hiatus was in full effect on the Chestnut *smile*, but all for good reason. Lots has gone down in the past few weeks. I serendipitously found a bike that I love thanks to a neighbor I lived down the hall from for over a year and never met (!) She had a moving sale just before going to California this week. Not only that, but I'm off to Miami tomorrow for a weekend get-a-away with one of my girlfriends, and in two months I'll be spending two weeks traveling through Cali! Yeah boi. Or as I'm known for saying, "what what!"

But in the interim, I wanted to leave everyone with some ideas of what's happening in D.C this weekend that--if you're in the area--may be of interest to you. D.C can get it in just as well as the next city when it comes to parties and festivals and cool happenings, and the events below are just a teeny taste --an amuse bouche, really-- of what's going down.

Thursday, May 20th:

What: The Kennedy Center host Mary Lou Williams' "Women in Jazz Festival" from the 20th-22nd. Enjoy three days of jazz from female artists representing various facets of the genre. Esperanza Spalding, Catherine Russell, Geri Allen, and many more will be there.
Time: May 20th-22nd, with shows each night 7pm
Where: The Terrace Theater of The Kennedy Center.

Friday, May 21:

What: Indie Hip Hop heads rejoice as MURS will be performing at the Rock & Roll Hotel on H St. NE. Get ready for heavy beats made by his partner-in-rhyme, producer 9th Wonder.
Time: Doors at 8; Show at 9pm
Where: Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H Street, NE

What: JB vs. Stevie Soul Power-Party. Some friends/DJs I know are throwing one of the best house parties this weekend to celebrate the music and birthdays of two soul music icons: James Brown and Stevie Wonder. If you've never went hard while dancing to a Stevie Wonder tune before, two words for the ladies: flat shoes.
Time: 11pm-4am
Where: The Loft, 411 New York Ave. NE

What: Don't Block the Box Comedy Show. Cash in a week's worth of grinding from 9-5, long meetings, and logging invoices with an all-your-stomach muscles-can-take smorgasbord of DC humor. If you're 21+ and have managed to hang on to your last $2, The good folks at Wonderland Ballroom invite you to come out to enjoy some local comedians, cheap drinks, and an afterparty.
Time: 7:15-9:15pm
Where: The Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW

What: Two of my culinary crushes in one place?! Yessur. Chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will be hitting up the Warner Theater to share their stories about the real-life experiences of what goes on behind those swinging kitchen doors.
Time: 8-11pm
Where: The Warner Theater, 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Sunday, May 23rd:

What: Bike DC. Downtown Washington and Arlington open up their main roads to let bikers enjoy 19 miles of car-free riding. Activities will be availalbe, beginning at 7am. It's family friendly, or grab a tandem bike and saddle up with your babe.
Time: For DC it looks like the streets will be open from 7am-10:30 am. But then you can ride over to Crystal City, where the cycling continues from 9am-12:30p.
Where: Check the link for details

What: Georgetown's "Style and The City". Fashionistas can step out in their best frocks as all of Georgetown will be celebrating the release of "Sex and the City 2" (May 27th) by offering great deals on retailers, restaurants, and spas the entire week of May 23rd-30th.
Time: May 23rd-30th
Where: Georgetown. (near Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro)

*Saturday events...ummm...yeah. TBD :)

Thanks to Gregslist, the all-consuming black hole of social media Facebook, and Welovedc.com for the heads up!

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I wish I lived in DC, I need to visit more often.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate


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