It may be Barack Obama’s birthday, but he won’t be the only one celebrating Friday night for #ObamaDay.
The Shaw neighborhood is throwing a birthday bash for the 56-year-old.
Of course, the Obamas are invited. After all, they live just two miles away in Kalorama, but so far they haven’t returned the RSVP.
The real deal may not be there, however, Obama impersonator Larry Graves will be around to remind residents what the White House was like a year ago, and life-size cardboard cutouts of Mr. and Mrs. Obama will be available for selfies.
There will be specials on Obama-themed food and drinks (think Hawaiian). DJ Black President aka DJ Black Santa will be there spinning some of Obama’s favorite songs and “Believe: The Story of Barack Obama” will be screened outdoors.
Wanna say “Thanks, Obama”? Well, attendees can do just that on a giant birthday card that will be given to Mr. Obama afterwards, according to the Shaw Main Streets Facebook page.
Here is a list of participating restaurants and bars, along with their specials:
- Pizza D’Oro, 717 T Street, NW: 12” Hawaiian pizza for $9.99 from 7-9 PM
- Service Bar, 926-928 U Street, NW: special cocktail to toast Mr. Obama with
- Kiss Lounge, 637 T Street, NW: Obama Happy Hour Specials from 6-8 PM (Obama Wings and Fries (Buffalo and BBQ mix with Awaze sauce: $10; Obama Cocktail—Hennessy, orange and pineapple juice, and Sprite: $10; and Obama Hennessy Shots: $6. Hennessy Cognac created a special blend for Barack Obama's first inauguration)
- Half Smoke, 651 Florida Avenue, NW: 50% off drinks to customers mentioning the event