are $12 each, or buy the book for $27 and receive two free tickets. (via DCist)
This weekend is father’s day so please make sure that you at least text your dad and say you love him (if he is still around). There are a lot of events listed at Metromix if you wanted to go out with dad, too.
Also this weekend the International Wine & Food Festival kicks off. Visit the Web site for a schedule of events. Otherwise, here’s what’s going down this weekend:
West End Cinema is screening Farmegeddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms, along with hosting a reception on the patio with dishes such as local-duck terrine with crostini, rabbit-and-truffle rillettes, and smoked-salmon crostini with crème fraîche. After the movie premiere, which begins at 7, there’s a Q&A and panel discussion with filmmaker Kristin Canty and a number of panelists. Tickets are $33 per person. (via Washingtonian)
Skinny Girl Margarita Party at the Shadow Room! Unfortunately, the Skinny Girl Margarita is a drink. I give no guarantees that skinny girls will be at this party.
Catoctin Creek Distilling in Purcellville is hosting a workshop on craft distilling. Students will also join in a distillation of rye whiskey and there’s a tasting at Magnolia’s at the Mill after the seminar. Click to see if you can get a reservation for the class ($150 per person).
La Fête de la Musique at the Embassy of France. This Summer celebration requires you to reserve tickets for $8.00 each, but it will include music, entertainment, and food at the Embassy.
Sunday Fundays at the Front Page in Ballston. At the back bar blay Wii Sports with your fellow geeks. It’s free, but it’s on a first-come, first-served basis!
Yes, it’s june, which means that it’s the last weekend to see Gauguin at the National Gallery of Art! It’s also the beginning of the annual Capital Pride Celebration, so get your rainbows on and find something gay to do! Also going on this weekend are:
National Doughnut Day! Stop by a Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts for a free Doughnut!
11am – 9pm
Truckeroo at the Navy Yard Metro – Holy crap, food trucks! If you have ever wanted to try food trucks, this is a freaking porno of food trucks. GO. AND EAT MUCHLY.
If you didn’t hear the story about dancing protesters at the Lincoln Memorial last week, then you may not care that there is a massive flash mob that will form at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial this weekend. But if you do want to watch/participate in this display of public protest, now’s the time! According to Metromix, the purpose of the flashmob is to peacefully draw attention to and defy a recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that dancing, even silently, is forbidden at memorials because it distracts from the “solemn commemoration” at such sites.
The Seersucker Social, hosted by the Dandies & Quaintrelles (who also did the Tweed Ride). According to WaPo, this will be a fashion show on wheels. The after-party at Hillwood includes tasty beverages, games and live music, but you need to buy tickets if you want to party!
NINJA WARRIOR at Urban Evolution Gym. Okay, it’s not the real Sasuke. But it’s gonna be a ton of people making asses of themselves while trying to do ridiculous feats of strength and acrobatics. If you haven’t seen Ninja Warrior on G4/Spike TV, you need to watch a marathon on YouTube, and then go to this event. It’s a true Japanese cultural experience.
Tastes of Africa in Silver Spring. According to WaPo, there will be dishes from more than 40 African countries at this family event. There are also art shows, three fashion shows with designs from Ethiopia, the Ivory Coast and Cameroon and traditional and modern dance performances.
The National Asian Heritage Festival – Fiesta Asia is a street fair celebrating all things Asia with food, vendors, music and demonstrations. I’m sure there will be cosplay there, too, as there was a ton of cosplay at the Sakura Festival last month!
I absolutely love Friday the 13th. As a kid, I’d have slumber parties and watch horror movies with my friends. Now, I just like to find a fun place to party. Of course, I am having bad luck finding -any- Friday the 13th parties in DC this month, so if you know of any, please let me know! Otherwise, here’s what’s going on this weekend in the District:
A new trend in Easter food experimentation is Peepshi – Peeps Sushi. The premise is simple: instead of fish on rice, use marshmallow Bunny and Chicky Peeps on Rice Krispies, and tie them together with dehydrated fruit strips instead of seaweed.
Last night a friend from CUA and I ventured into the world of Peepshi, and they turned out pretty awesome. The only ‘issue’ is that they have SO MUCH SUGAR <3 If you need instructions, there are some on Serious Eats, but we just winged it and they turned out just fine.
Locally, the Washington Post held a Peeps Competition, where creative minds vied for the title of “Best Peeps Diorama”. A selection of the competing Peeps dioramas will be display at the Artisphere in Arlington from May 7-31. As it’s only a few blocks from District Geek Central, I’ll try my best to make it out there and report on my findings. If you can’t make it, allegedly the entire collection can be found on the Washington Post Peeps Page.
Okay. Bacon is win. But winning with bacon?! Epic!
Instructables.com is hosting its annual Bacon Challenge, where you compete to make the most epic food/art out of bacon. While creating your masterpiece, document the steps, then submit the complete how-to collection for a chance to win a custom-etched iPad (suck, I just bought one!) or an All-clad skillet.
If you enter, please let me know!