Thursday, August 27, 2009

For All Those Whose Parties Have Been Our Parties: The Dancing Goes On and The Beat Shall Never Die

Ted Kennedy died this week. You all know this. Here he is making an impassioned plea for Republicans to pull their heads out of their asses and raise the minimum wage. This is a great example of why Ted Kennedy was an awesome Senator.

Now, for your final weekend in August. Get ready to get down.

Friday August 27

This Friday has a plethora of things to be doing. Lucky for you, I'm going to narrow it down to the one thing you need to be doing tonight. Nay, the one thing you need to be doing this summer.

That's right. It's all 90s music all night long with Will Eastman at the 9:30 club with the No Scrubs Dance Party. If you were lucky enough to have attended the 90s versus 2000s party at Black Cat in the spring, you know these parties RULE. Last summer street team member Joe maintains I made out with a girl who was in high school and had braces. I maintain she did not have braces, but I definitely did not ask for a GED, so who knows about her level of schooling? Anyways, this party is a criminal amount of fun. Doors open at 9:00. Roll in at 11:00 and you'll be rocking all night long. $10.00 at the door and ATTENTION ALL UNDER-AGE READERS: this event is all ages. Obviously this can lead to the unfortunate scenario of locking lips with a minor but I think that's a risk we're all willing to take.

Your happy hour this Friday is to gather friends and family around your hearth, raise a glass to Ted Kennedy, and then raise a few more glasses to the No Scrubs Dance Party. I'll see you at the 9:30 Club.

Saturday August 28

My new favorite thing in DC is Duffy's late night happy hour. On Saturday nights, Duffy's offers 1/2 price draft beers, which means $3.00 Smithwicks, Guinnes, and Hoegaarden. That's amazing. 

After you've had your fill of cheap Irish draft beer, If I were looking to groove. I'd head a few blocks southwest to Saint Ex's downstairs club space Gate 54. DJ DK is spinning Saturday night and his MySpace sounds pretty promising. 

If you don't feel like getting down, E Street Cinema is showing Quentin Tarantino's exquisite Reservoir Dogs at midnight. In case you've forgotten how sick this movie is, here's a clip.

Sunday August 30

Wow! Bonus Sunday post! What fantastic weekend this must be! As I recently and most vulgarly blogged about this past week, GWU students are returning, like so many swallows to Capistrano, to Foggy Bottom. In order to entertain the well tanned denizens of GWU, the Program Board at the college is showing Star Trek in University Yard this Sunday at sun down. I didn't see this movie while it was in theaters, so I'm probably going to hit this up. 

Not sure how the outdoor boozing situation will be. I say if you're of age, go for it. The worst they'll do is tell you to stop. I drank white wine and ate ahi tuna in University Yard once, so they're not super strict as long as you keep it super classy. Sorry Schlitz fans.

I'll see you in September.


  1. that kennedy thing would be a lot better if it were auto-tuned. it would also be more touching.

    also, i got a sweet tip on a free happy hour i'm going to let you in on, since it's just outside of fobo, and that's more your domain than mine. i'm not going to tell you until the anticipation gets your nippies all hard though.

  2. FREE happy hour? FREE, you say?


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