From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.
In typical fashion, my body has decided to wait until the beginning of spring for me to come down with a vicious cold. While convalescing, I’ve done more crappy TV watching than usual (which is to say, a LOT). Inspired by the impending release of Jurassic Park in 3D, I even rented the sequel The Lost World, which just does not hold up (Julianne Moore’s character is supposed to be dating Jeff Goldblum?! Does not compute.)
Anyway, I may not emerge from my Dayquil-induced haze in time for the weekend, but that doesn’t mean YOU can’t have fun. Just think of me and the dinosaurs while you’re knocking ’em back.
Pro tip: Room & Board, the massive furniture store on 14th Street, has an awesome roof deck and will even give you free bottled water if you behave yourself while browsing. Tonight from 6 to 9 pm, they’ll stay open late to play host to a fundraiser for Collective Action for Safe Spaces, an awesome DC nonprofit aimed at reducing and preventing public sexual harassment and assault. Tickets to the event, which features a set by DJ vANNIEty Kills, live music by Siné Qua Non, treats, drinks and free massages(!) are $25.
Have you always wanted to drink a beer named after Oscar the Grouch? Not really? Well, either way, you’ll get your chance at Scion tonight, where Oskar Blues Brewery will be rolling out limited edition brews (including an oSKAr the G’Rauch cask) as part of the ongoing Craft Brewers Conference.
If you’re not a Sesame Street aficionado, there are plenty of other beer events around town that will fit the bill, including a Drink Local! tap takeover at Meridian Pint featuring DMV area breweries, and an Avery Brewing Co. tap takeover at Churchkey. Check out today’s schedule for all the info.
Most of you know Aziz Ansari from Parks and Recreation, where he plays the imminently quotable Tom Haverford. But what you may not know is that he’s as disillusioned and confused about our modern existence as
you are I am. Treat yo’ self and snag a ticket for his 10 pm show tonight at DAR Constitution Hall.
My life hasn’t been the same since I was made aware of the existence of this photo of George W. Bush from the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2008. But there are other nice things about Easter too, like wearing pastels, spending time with family, and of course, brunch. There are a ton of options around town today, most of which still have spots available if you act quickly.
For my money though, you can’t beat Tabard Inn, whose cozy atmosphere is matched only by the insane deliciousness of their homemade donuts.