Friday, January 21, 2005

Calling All Enthusiasts!!

What do I mean by that? Dude, tonight at Olsson's, freaky jingoist, Marine-veteran-turned-Hollywood character actor R. Lee Ermey is going to be in the hizzy, signing books, and telling all the Arlingtonians where they can stick their populist leanings. This dude is damn near crazy, got killed by Vincent D'Onofrio in Full Metal Jacket, and apparently will be selling a 12-inch action figure of himself that you can/should use as a motivational tool, though, to be honest, most of you will probably use in some sort of hot ass-play, like you should. (7pm tonight, 2111 WIlson Boulevard)

This Saturday, the good folks at DC9 have impaneled a glorious collection of local singer-songwriter talent, and we're not talking about a bunch of hairshirt wearing dipshits who roam county fairgrounds and fleabitten coffeeshops like mangy basset hounds in search of someone who'll sell them some essential oils. Join Justin Jones, Monopoli's Alfonzo Velez, the Hard Tomorrows' Manny Bernardo and the linkless Katie Grove for an evening of hot songwriter-on-songwriter action. (1940 9th Street NW, $10)

We are willing to bet that a bunch of you people in town for the Inauguration are going to get snowed in this weekend and need something to do Saturday (since you're all Republicans, and thus have more money than Croesus, it's unlikely you did the thrifty thing and got a Saturday stayover anyway). Well, head on down to the National Press Club and check out their collection of political memorabilia. It's the first-ever show of its kind at the NPC, and there will be an auction to raise money for minority scholarships. I know, I know, how dare they suggest minority students should get to attend college. It's a blue-state thing, you wouldn't get it. (529 14th Street, NW, from 9-2pm)

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