It’s a labor of love.
What: When you’ve finished throwing ’em back at your favorite Columbia Heights watering holes, head to BloomBars for late-night/early morning screenings of audience-selected indies, comedies, and classics.
Why: The creative community space offers snacks and Snuggies (when the weather cools).
When: First Sun. of every month, 2:30-6:30 a.m.
Where: 3222 11th St. NW, b/t Lamont & Kenyon Sts. (202-567-7713). Suggested donation is $5-$10.
The Dinner Party
What: Get your fill of underground and experimental dance, music, and performance art from Star FK Radium, The Delta Players, and others at the monthly showcase.
Why: Interact with the artists after each “course” (a.k.a. presentation).
When: First Thurs. of every month, 8 p.m.
Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-399-7993). Tickets ($10) online at atlasarts.org.
What: Whip up French toast souffle, muffins, and a little hair of the dog to lessen the effects of your debauchery.
Why: Saturday night’s escapades sound a lot funnier over heart-shaped eggs.
When: This (and every) Sun.
Where: Check out our online gallery for ideas on hosting at home.
What: Cafe Atlántico honors Haiti with tastings, specially created drinks and flights, and a pairing menu featuring chicken croquettes, fried plantains, and other Caribbean dishes ($9-$30).
Why: Sip on the Kremas a New Whey (rum, milk, and grapefruit) or José’s sour mixing rum (blended with lime juice, simple syrup, and vermouth) to raise money for the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
When: Free rum tasting, Fri., 4-6 p.m. Regular hours, Tues.-Thurs. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-11 p.m.
Where: 405 8th St. NW, b/t D & E Sts. (202-393-0812).
Room 11 Ice Cream Sandwiches
What: Hit up our fave bar-slash-eatery for its version ($4) of the frozen childhood classic.
Why: If that’s not enough, sit on the patio and sip the new St-Germain sangria ($10) with elderflower liquor and fruit from the farmers market.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 3234 11th St. NW, at Lamont St. (202-332-3234).
Photo: Courtesy of BloomBars
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