From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.
Oof… you guys, this has been a rough week. We found out that Punxsutawney Phil is a damned dirty LIAR, the Cherry Blossom peak blooming dates have been pushed back, and to add insult to injury, a new dating site launched that exploits two of the only good things we have left in our lives: carbs and caffeine. Anyway, point is, I need a drink. And I’m guessing you do, too, so let’s get to the listings.
John Corbett is best known for playing Carrie’s err…rustic? boyfriend Aidan on Sex and the City, but apparently he also sings country music because he will be performing live in concert tonight at Hill Country. I have literally no basis to recommend this other than that if it sucks, you can always pound a few PBR tallboys and an order of chili mac and high-tail it out of there.
Doors open at 10 pm and tickets are $20… a small price to pay for what will probably be an epic people-watching experience.
Drunk people and art: it’s a pairing as timeless and sloppy as Snooki and JWoww, and the folks behind the ARTINI gala at the Corcoran tonight know that better than anyone. Get your tickets ($125) in advance for the fête, which features creative cocktails from the city’s best mixologists, hors d’ouvres, live music, dancing, and most importantly, the opportunity to get drunk in a pretty cool museum.
For the first time in awhile there’s not one, but TWO movies opening this weekend that have piqued my interest: Admission, which stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd (and therefore can’t not be delightful in every way) and Olympus Has Fallen, which is essentially a Michael Bay movie directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), meaning that there is an outside chance it won’t suck. Have some popcorn and high fructose corn syrup for dinner and make it a double feature… because you’re worth it.
Like most Borderstanis, it’s a tall order to get me to go to Georgetown at any time, let alone in the morning… on a weekend. But since you didn’t go out last night (right?) you should be able to get out of bed at a reasonable hour, which means you’ll be primed for the Georgetown Cupcake Walk, which starts at 10 am at Dumbarton House (grab your tickets for $20 here).
Eat three cupcakes for breakfast (which you will acquire during stops at Georgetown Cupcake, Baked & Wired and Sprinkles), then swing by Il Canale for an amazing pizza lunch when you’re done. The best part is that by the time you’re back home it’ll only be 2 pm, which leaves plenty of time for second lunch, brunch and/or napping, i.e. the perfect Sunday.