PoP Weekend Picks


PoP Monthly Clean Up this Sat. 10am outside Columbia Heights Coffee (11th b/w Monroe and Park).


“Starting May 30th and every Saturday during the summer BYT will be hosting its very special SUMMER CAMP Party series at the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool.

Relaxing in the sun, camp games and crafts, special (music and other) guests, $10 day pass (from noon till 11pm-swimming is ALLOWED AND ENCOURAGED), drink and food and room specials, metro accessible, inflatable EVERYTHINGS and more.”

And More Weekend Events at Capitol Skyline Hotel:

“Capitol Skyline Hotel (http://www.capitolskyline.com/) invites you to slip into something more comfortable – a Muu Muu, sarong, some Surfer-dude board shorts — and spend summertime poolside.

This classic hotel, designed by Morris Lapidus (architect of the Fontainebleau in Miami) has turned a corner. A wet, glistening, chlorinated corner. It’s called The Capitol Skyline Pool. Inspired by a city that’s exploding with style, yet starving for some edge, we’ve transformed the grand, glorious Miami-Beach-like pool into an Oasis of “anything goes.”

There’s something for everyone. From affordable, unfussy parties for singles, swim-freaks, music-geeks and stylistas to Spike’d Sundays (a daytime grillfest with Spike Mendelsohn, of Good Stuff Eatery and Top Chef).

All drinks, all summer, are $5 or less. Capitol Skyline is located at: 10th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20024, just a couple of blocks from the new baseball stadium and minutes from the Navy Yard Metro. Below is our summertime line-up.

Aqua: The Weekly Wet Happy Hour hosted by Metromix.com and Lindy Promotions
-A see-and-be-scene party for DC¹s young professionals, ideal for social networking and end-of-the-week unwinding.
-Opening week is $5 if guest list’ed (http://dc.metromix.com/aqua) OR $10 at door.

BYT’s Summer Camp hosted by BrightestYoungThings.com
-For anyone that loves sneaking into the girls cabin, sneaking into the boys cabin, and skinny-dipping in the lake.
-$10 at the door, drink specials, music and games.

Spike’d Sundays hosted by Chef Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and Top Chef
-Calling all those who believe life doesn’t get better than a burger, a beer and pooldeck of bikinis. Beach balls, rubber duckies, bad language and BBQ throw-downs welcomed and encouraged.
-$10/door (includes free burger). DJ BUTTER spinning.”

More including “5 chefs, 5 pigs, and 5 winemakers” after the jump.

Come celebrate this magical animal with COCHON 555. The premiere swine and wine showcase of 5 chefs, 5 pigs and 5 winemakers in a friendly competition for a cause. This is the biggest pigfest in the United States and it happens this Sunday at 5pm in DC! The special price is $80 when you pre-purchase your tickets online RSVP here.

If you love pig, please take a moment on this beautiful day to send this message to one, two or even all of your friends.

Main event Featuring:
Five Pigs from Eco-Friendly prepared by:
Brian McBride, Blue Duck Tavern
RJ Cooper, Vidalia
Nicholas Stefanelli, Mio
Jamie Leeds, Commonwealth Gastropub
John Manolatos, Cashion’s Eat Place

Patz & Hall
Miner Family Vineyards
Arcadian Winery
Pax Winery
Bonny Doon Vineyeards

VIP Chef: Vaughn Skaggs, Market Salamander
VIP Cheese: Cowgirl Creamery
VIP Wine: Patz & Hall
and Taste Network

– Pig breakdown demonstration and Raffle by Trey Massey:
– Swine’n’Sweets
– Snack on Chicharrones by 4505 Meats
– Winner determined by 49% judge’s vote and 51% audience vote
– Winner crowned “Prince of Porc”…one of ten across the U.S.

VIP Room featuring:
– Libations by Domaine de Canton
– Cheese Installation by Cowgirl Creamery
– Artisan wine & cheese pairings by our VIP Team
– Starts 3:30pm, price $175

WHEN: Sunday, May 31st, 5:00 p.m. (Price $80)
VIP Reception 3:30 p.m. (space still available at $175)

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Washington DC –
1330 Maryland SW, WDC 20024 website here

Event raising awareness for ICompassion, an organization that works to reduce the number of individuals who die from kidney disease each year through providing support with a national live donor registry.


Don’t forget WalkingTown DC this weekend!

5 Comment

  • as someone who used to spend most friday nights at Nation nightclub across the street from the Capital Skyline, let me say that it is seriously unbelievable to see that hotel rebranded as something hip and luxurious.

    *picks jaw up off floor*

  • While not specific to this weekend, I went to see Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” last night at the Folger Shakespeare Library and it was very good — I highly recommend it! (it’s there thru the end of June, I think)

  • Any chance you had a the element of a ‘walking tour’ to the clean-up?

    WalkingTown, DC Spring Edition 2009
    Saturday, May 30, 2009 – Sunday, May 31, 2009
    Location: Across the City
    Enjoy a weekend of more than 120 free walking tours (and a few bike tours) in neighborhoods across DC. Discover the cultural capital’s vibrant street life and little-known historic treasures with professional and volunteer neighborhood guides!

  • i second the vote for “arcadia” at the folger. it was seriously phenomenal.

  • I wonder if Spike will be enough to rescue this event….I attended the first Spike’d Sunday, and was incredibly disappointed. I waited about an hour before someone finally took my order, they forgot my drink for about another half hour, at which time they finally told me that they were out of veggie or chicken sandwiches (I don’t eat beef). The waiter offered that I order something from the regular restaurant menu and they would apply $5 of the $10 admission fee towards another food option. I agreed, but when he brought my food out he said that he hadn’t actually asked his manager if that was ok, so I had to pay full price. I asked to speak with a manager who chalked it up to growing pains on the first day (which is a reasonable, but the hotel makes accommodations for those situations, not the guests!). I asked what we could do to improve the situation, and he handed me an application to become a member of the pool for the summer! I am definitely not going back, and can’t recommend it to anyone. Too bad for Spike – those that did get a burger loved it, but everyone around me was grumbling about the service – long waits, double charges, forgotten orders……

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