With finals starting next week, it’s next to impossible to find a spot in Gelman. So accept the inveitable, ditch the books and check out these awesome weekend events.
Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Photo used under Creative Commons License.
– Visit 40 countries in a day at The Around the World Embassy Tour – after all, embassies are technically foreign soil. Yes, we mean there are opportunities for alcohol. Explore the mansions on Embassy Row and enjoy free food, music and cultural entertainment. Saturday 10. a.m to 4p.m.
– Skip Chipotle this weekend and try one of these Mexican eateries offering deals and discounts in honor of Cinco de Mayo. But as you chow down on that chimichanga, just keep in mind that Cinco de Mayo isn’t actually Mexican Independence Day.
– For your annual fix of mint juleps, flashy hats, and horses with weird names, head to Penn Social’s 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Party. The charity event will help raise money for the Perry Center Young Leadership Council. Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Get your tickets here.
Photo courtesy of Steve Evans under the Creative Commons License.
Venture into the city for a Valentine’s date night, or treat your single self to some weekend events.
- Have an ardent appreciation for bacon? Or perhaps a ruthlessly deadpan sense of humor? Or maybe just an obsession with Nick Offerman, AKA Ron Swanson of “Parks and Recreation” fame? Then go see the actor and comedian live at The Warner Theatre Friday. Offerman will perform twice, once at 8 p.m. and once at 10:30 p.m., and tickets are $29.50.
- Displaying the power of a collaborative effort, The Vivid Solutions Gallery’s “Soul of the City” exhibit, presented through the InstantDC program, features the work of nine local photographers, and is free to the public.
- If you’re still super desperate for a Valentine, just be warned of these archetypal D.C. singles you’re guaranteed to find through online dating.
Mardi Gras beads adorn a fence in New Orleans. This weekend, Mardi Gras celebrations will take place in the District. Photo courtesy of Derek Bridges under the Creative Commons License.
It’s a festive, celebratory weekend with food, skivvies and Mardi Gras beads right in our backyard.
- Get in the mood for Mardi Gras at the Black Cat Friday. With three musical acts, a burlesque show and a series of sideshow spectacles, the Carnivale features all you’d want in a Mardi Gras weekend. Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are $12.
- Take advantage of D.C.’s greatest eateries at Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week going on through Sunday. For $20.13 and $35.13 for three-course lunch and dinner meals, respectively, you can enjoy food from over 50 restaurants throughout the Washington area.
- Brave and altruistic souls will traverse the city in nothing but undergarments Saturday for Cupid’s Undie Run. Benefiting The Children’s Tumor Foundation, the charity run starts at 2 p.m. at the Capitol.