Take Five: This weekend's best bets for fun in Washington

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Entertainment,Robert Fulton

Mad Men Season 5 Premiere Events, Sunday
The last time we saw Don Draper, Jon Hamm’s character was wide awake, laying on a bed looking toward a window in the middle of the night.

That was more than a year and a half ago.

In the 17 months since the conclusion of Man Men’s fourth season, fans have waited. On Sunday, with the two-hour premiere of Season 5, that wait is over as Don, Peggy, Roger, Joan, Lane, Pete and the rest return. To celebrate, some local establishments are throwing viewing parties and offering specials Sunday night.

The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is hosting a costume party with classic drinks and free admission to see the premiere on its big screen. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for the 9 p.m. show time.

At Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons on Pennsylvania Avenue, it’s all about class. Starting at 7:30 p.m., enjoy cocktails and hors d’ouvres, followed by a three-course meal paired with wine from 8 to 9 p.m., and then the main event starting at 9 p.m. There’s also a best-dressed prize. The evening costs $75.

Capitol Hill bar Lounge 201’s party includes cocktails, food, a trivia and fashion contest, and will screen the final two episodes of Season Four starting at 7 p..m, with the premiere at 9 p.m. $10 general admission, $20 rail open bar from 7 to 9 p.m. or $30 call open bar from 7 to 9 p.m.

Starting Friday, Bar Dupont in the Dupont Circle Hotel will offer a special Don Draper–inspired cocktail for $11, available all season. On Sunday during the premiere, the rum, brandy and vermouth drink will be $7.

For more information check out madmens5premieredc.eventbrite.com, arlingtondrafthouse.com, bourbonsteakdc.com or doylecollection.com.
 
The Postelles and Fort Lean at U Street Music Hall, Friday
Two New York acts come to town on Friday. The Postelles toured plenty last year behind their debut album, and are currently working on their second full-length effort. Fort Lean has a couple of new tracks following up last year’s debut EP.
When: 7 p.m., Friday
Info: $15, ustreetmusichall.com
 
Fatboy Slim at the 9:30 Club, Friday
Electronic DJ with some big hits in the late ‘90s comes through town. You’ll remember “Praise You” and “The Rockafeller Skank.”
When: 9 p.m. doors, Friday
Info: $45, 930.com

MythBusters: Behind the Myths at the Warner Theatre, Saturday
Yes, a live, stage version of the popular Discovery Channel show starring Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. And that’s no myth. For those not wishing to leave the house, the season premier of MythBusters is Sunday.
When: 4 and 8 p.m., Saturday
Info: $49.50 to $150; warnertheatredc.com

Pop Up Stand Up and Craft Beer Happy Hour at Synetic Theater, Saturday
The Washington Wine Academy has paired up with Synetic Theatre in Crystal City to offer an evening of beer, comedy and theater. Enjoy a happy hour with beer from at least seven different breweries, including Alexandria’s Port City; four area comedians; and Synetic performances.
When: 6 and 9 p.m., Saturday
Info: $12 in advance and $15 at the door (beer is extra); washingtonwineacademy.org

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