Happy New Year, Borderstan reader. Hope the holidays treated you well.
After five full days of work, we’re ready for the weekend and figure you are, too.
The good news is that you won’t have to contend with snow and daytime highs below the low 50s if you venture outside this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The bad news is rain, fog and clouds are in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s what else you might want to know for the weekend:
- Cartoonist Adam Griffiths is stopping by Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot Saturday.
- Bier Baron in Dupont is having a “nerdlesque” show Saturday.
- Unusual boxing contenders are set to pay homage to Elvis Presley through a “fight club” meeting in Columbia Heights Saturday.
- U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman and DJ Ozker will pay tribute to electronic music duo Daft Punk and French house music in general during this event Saturday.
- Could an event called “Fresh to Death” be anything other than a tribute to 90s hip hop? DJs Carrie Nation and Jennder will lead attendees through an aural journey from the past at Black Cat Saturday.
- A certified yoga instructor will lead attendees through several poses that are suitable for any experience level for Sothing Sunday Yoga at the Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Library. Attendees must bring their own mat and towel.
- Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe in Adams Morgan is hosting a “Bowie Brunch” Sunday.
- Don’t feel like wearing pants while riding the Metro Sunday? Want to confuse visiting Green Bay Packers fans and other unsuspecting Metro users? There’s an event for that. And an after-party.
Stuff you should know:
- Red pandas have returned to the National Zoo. Do you think they will escape?
- Left Door arrived this week just off of 14th Street NW, conjuring the “silver age of cocktails.”
- Timber Pizza Co. popped up at Blind Dog Cafe on Florida Avenue NW this week.
- Tapas restaurant Czars 11 has opened in Adams Morgan.
- Bub and Pop’s in Dupont is closed until Monday for the funeral of Staff Sgt. Peter Taub, son of co-owner Arlene Wagner and brother of the eatery’s chef, Jon Taub. Peter Taub was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan last month.
- The former Washington Post building is coming down, causing temporary street and sidewalk closures near 15th and L streets NW, starting Saturday.
- Metrorail reconstruction work continues this weekend. But thanks to Washington’s football team, service will be back to normal on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines, starting at noon Sunday.
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