Weekend Plans for The Weekend Warrior

by Borderstan.com June 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0


Your weekend in Borderstan. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.

Friday, June 14:

  • If you haven’t seen Rear Window, you need to seriously re-think your life choices. Luckily, The Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW) is holding free movie screenings in their courtyard on select Fridays this summer, and the Hitchcock classic is on this week’s roster. Gates open at 8 pm.
  • The folks at Brightest Young Things are throwing an after-hours bash at the National Geographic Society (1600 M St. NW) from 8 pm – 1 am. A $25 ticket will net you entry to exhibits, samples of punches from around the world, magic shows and more. It’ll be just like Night at the Museum, except, mercifully, with less Ben Stiller.

Saturday, June 15:

  • Grab a gin and tonic (on tap!) and ogle the cured meats at Mockingbird Hill (1843 7th St. NW), the homey new bar in Shaw from The Passenger’s Derek Brown.
  • Catch dance-y, new-wave rocker Twin Shadow at the Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) tonight or you’re gonna regret it. Tickets are $20 and doors are at 9 pm.

Sunday, June 16:

  • There is a myriad of Father’s Day brunch options out there, but perhaps none more enticing than Italian stalwart Dino (3435 Connecticut Ave. NW) meat-tacular special menu, which features sirloin and eggs, along with their normal repertoire of eggs “san benedetto” (their twist on the classic benedict) and Nutella stuffed french toast.
  • Generally speaking, dads love competitive sporting events that will allow them claim they let you win when they inevitably lose. Ergo, mini-golf is the perfect Father’s Day activity. The National Building Museum’s (401 F St. NW) course is open today from 11 am – 5 pm, and it’s only $3 to play when you purchase museum admission (and $5 without), but ticket sales end at 3 pm, so get there early.
  • Or, if your dad is more of the strong and silent type, take him to see Superman in IMAX, then treat him to a beer or two (seriously, it’s the least you can do).

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