Laura’s Weekend Picks: Post-St. Paddy’s Day Options

by March 17, 2011 at 9:24 am 1,701 2 Comments

Neil MacLean,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What are your options for the weekend… after the Wearing of the Green? (Logo from Neil MacLean,Six-Five Design Group.)

From Laura Herman. Follow her on Twitter @Lmhhabs.

I don’t know about you, but daylight savings made this week rough. I may never forgive those farmers for stealing that hour back every year… Regardless, I am READY for the weekend.

This Thursday night is a no-brainer. Throw on a green shirt and head out to any of these neighborhood Irish bars to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day.

Need tips for tonight? St. Patrick’s Day: Five Places to Celebrate in the Hood

Some people may be taking it easy on Friday night but my sassy gay best friend is visiting this weekend and I’ve promised to show him around (show him off?) Logan Circle and 17th Street in the hopes that he’ll love it… and just move here already. We’re quite excited for Cobalt‘s standard Friday-night dance party, with their weekly open (rail) vodka bar special that runs from 11 pm to midnight (one of best kept secrets in town).

On Saturday, check out local newcomer Lamont Bishop Gallery‘s opening reception from 7 to 11 pm (1319 9th Street NW). Lamont Bishop is part-bar, part-funky art gallery — if that doesn’t scream trendy evening, then I don’t know what does. The gallery, which will showcase “the nation’s emerging contemporary artists with budding collectors,” is housed in a converted butcher’s shop and comes to us complete with a bar and DJ booth.

The bar features three taps, as well as a selection of wines. The current exhibit features local artist Annie Kielman’s multidimensional and multimedia work, which explores the intrigue of distortion and the counter-intuitive.

Keep the (dance) party going on Saturday night with my favorite monthly event, Fatback, going down this month at Liv on U Street. Per usual, this “chance to do it right” has no cover and no dress code. Doors open at 10 pm and you can expect to dance until the lights come on at 3.  It gets sweaty/crowded fast (but that’s part of the fun, right?) so aim to get there early.

Finally, I would be remiss to not mention the internet gem “Friday” that went viral this week. Say what you want about this tween’s awkward middle school look, mediocre voice and the kids in the background who look like they shouldn’t be able to drive — these lyrics are pure weekend poetry.

Personal favorite: “Yesterday was Thursday / Today is Friday / … Tomorrow is Saturday / and Sunday comes afterward / I don’t want this weekend to end!” Wow, just…wow.

Anyway, enjoy weirding out your coworkers when you crank up this so-bad-that-it’s-good jam at 4:59 on Friday. Take it from me or take it from Rebecca Black: enjoy the weekend, Borderstan.

What are YOU doing this weekend? Let me know: Laura(AT) and @Lmhhabs.


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