What About #ThatTown?

How about al fresco truck dining? (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
How about al fresco truck dining? (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Jason Dick
Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:00am

This is the week #ThisTown lives for, the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and its multiple party-time events. But what about #ThatTown, the folks who won’t be picking up the tux or cocktail dress from the cleaners?  

If you’d prefer to eat your food standing up, listening to music outdoors or watching some hoops, you’re in luck.  

Food The food truck competition Taste of Three Cities sets up Saturday at NoMa’s Storey Park (1005 First St. NE) for an all-day noshfest. White tablecloth and rubber chicken this is not, as some of the District’s biggest food truck names (BonMi, Captain Cookie & The Milkman, Red Hook Lobster Pound) feed the masses, send a little money DC Central Kitchen’s way and look to impress judges who will stack up D.C.’s mobile food stations against those in Baltimore (June 6) and Philadelphia (May 9) in the weeks to come. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.tasteofthreecities.com .  

Sports The Washington Wizards’ playoff run continues Friday and Sunday at Verizon Center for games 3 and 4 of their first-round series against the Toronto Raptors. Game 3 is scheduled for 8 p.m. and Game 4 for 7 p.m. You never know the next time you’ll be able to see a basketball game featuring players whose namesake brings magic powers versus those named after a vicious, but extinct, monster. For tickets, check out www.nba.com/wizards/splash-round-1-tickets .  

Music The bizarro version of the glitzy and posh White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner could be found in the Anacostia River at Saturday’s Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. Headlined by Cabinet and the Larry Keel Experience, the organizers bill it as the largest all-local music festival in the DMV. From noon to 8 p.m., $20 admission fee. For more, see www.kingmanislandbluegrass.com .  


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