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Where & When: What to Do This Weekend
Not going away this weekend? Don’t be sad! There’s lots to do around town in our jam-packed, expanded weekend-nightlife guide. By Catherine Andrews
Comments () | Published May 20, 2009
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Thursday, May 21: Poste’s delightful courtyard garden is now open for the summer, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than during the weekday happy hour. From 4 to 7, you can get $4 wine and select beers as well as $4 truffle fries.

Chef Victor Albisu, chef de cuisine at BLT Steak (who just filmed a how-to grilling video for us), will host a cooking class at Lebanese Taverna as part of its guest-chef series. Albisu will use traditional Lebanese ingredients to create modern dishes, including goat-cheese-stuffed grape leaves with bitter greens and pistachio-honey vinaigrette and zaatar-spiced baby octopus with warm white-bean salad. Light mezze and wine will be served during the class, which goes from 6:45 to 8 and costs $65 per person. For reservations, call 703-841-1562.
Friday, May 22: Tonight at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and continuing every Friday through August is the popular free series Jazz in the Garden. The concerts take place in front of the Pavilion Café, next to the grand fountain and reflecting pool. Tonight, Lady A, a jazz and R&B singer, will perform from 5 to 8.

For a long time, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark was in the background of other bands (Polyphonic Spree, Sufjan Stevens), but now she’s performing solo. Her striking, lush, and cinematic pop will make her a big name soon enough, mark our words. Check her out at the Black Cat tonight so you can say you saw her way back when. 9 PM; $15.

This weekend is your last chance to catch Synetic Theater’s A Swedish Tiger, a hilarious avant-garde play about Swedish culture. Through Sunday; 8 PM. Get tickets ($20) here.
Saturday, May 23: We love Jukebox the Ghost. You love Jukebox the Ghost. And now the rest of the country, after they toured with Ben Folds, is starting to love Jukebox the Ghost. The band brings its infectiously catchy piano pop-rock comes to the Rock and Roll Hotel tonight. 9:30; $14.

Take a trip back in time and, um, walk like an Egyptian by heading to the Bangles’ concert tonight at the State Theatre. Yes, they’re still around. Much like an eternal flame. Sorry, we’ll stop now. 7 PM; $30.

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