Thursday, May 10
CLOTHES TRUCK: The food-truck market in DC has to be all but saturated, so the people behind
Styleliner took a different tack: roving clothes store. The repurposed 20-foot potato chip truck has been turned into a boutique featuring
pieces from Joey Wolffer. The truck will be stationed at the W Hotel during happy hour. 6 PM.
PETS: If you want to see a picture of a cute
cat or dog, you usually have to make your way to--well, essentially any
what if you could simply look at your wall (or your actual,
living pet?)? Did I just blow your mind? At Torpedo Factory's
Raining Cats and Dogs, you'll find animal art, a pet adoption drive, and pet-centric arts and crafts. Free. 6 PM.
Friday, May 11
DYNAMIC DUO: Down the street at Red Palace, you can see plenty of burlesque--but can you also catch a movie? At Atlas Arts, you get both this weekend--catch sexy (not porn!) shorts and a variety/burlesque sideshow from Tilted Torch, who brought down the house at Red Palace last week. Tickets ($20) are available online. 7 and 9:30 PM.
FOOD TRUCKS: Speaking of food trucks, get ready for food-truck festival season. Fairgrounds, outside Nats Park, is hosting the first Truckeroo of the year. You know what that means: music, booze, and food from more than 20 of your favorite food trucks.
HORSE RACING: Couldn't get in enough horse race boozing last weekend at the Gold Cup or your Kentucky Derby party? Preakness is next weekend, but why wait? Washington Club is eschewing the horses and any sense of good timing with its Pre-Preakness Soiree. Dress up like old Southern money (preferably in Maryland red, black, or gold) and enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeuvres for a couple hours. Get tickets ($35) online. 6:30 PM.
Saturday, May 12
BAD MOMS: Even if you misplaced little Tommy for an hour or two that one time, that doesn't make you a bad mom--they wouldn't be throwing a day in your honor Sunday if it did--but all moms are humans, and they sometimes snap. That's why Pinkline Project and the Silver Spring Arts and Culture Center are hosting Bad Mommy Moments, a live comedy about all the things all moms do but maybe wish they hadn't I'm just glad we could all look back on this and laugh. Tickets ($22) are available online. 7 and 9 PM.
EUROTRIP: Last week you got a passport to many of the embassies; this weekend, you get a round-trip ticket to just the European ones. Backpack through all the embassies of the European Union (but don't actually, backpacks aren't allowed) with Shortcut to Europe, a day of food, drinks, dance, cultural performances, football (the soccer kind), and more. Free. 10 AM to 4 PM.
SKETCH COMEDY: Despite our various lovely comedy clubs, amphitheaters, theaters, black boxes, and arts spaces, we don't get all that many non-standup comedy shows. The two-woman sketch duo Saranuta is out to change that. Their sketches are about food, ugly people, e-mail, and Teen Mom, so you'll get plenty of variety. Call 202-462-7833 for tickets ($10). 10 PM at DC Arts Center.
Sunday, May 13
YOGA: It's Mother's Day! Take her to brunch or better yet, make brunch at her house. At least send her an e-card. Besides that, there's not too much to do. It's the start of DC Yoga Week, so you could get to work bettering your mind and body with $5 classes at 25 local studios, but we think your mind and body are wonderful as they are.
KIDS' CONCERT: The National Symphony Orchestra is hosting a family concert at the Kennedy Center based on Camille Saint-Saëns's "Carnival of the Animals," in which some of the most talented living musicians in the world make their instruments sound like barnyard animals--all for YOUR child. Famed children's poet Jack Prelutsky will narrate poetry as illustrations by Mary GrandPre, who illustrated Harry Potter, flash onstage. Tickets ($15 to $18) are available online. 1 and 3 PM.