Viva Las Vegas

The Viva Las Vegas roll at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant (Baltimore Sun photo/Lloyd Fox / February 13, 2011)

What's up this weekend? Some lucky  folks will be going to see Sade launch her first tour in a decade at 1st Mariner Arena, some folks will be gathering with their families on Father's Day, and some folks will be taking in the fun at the Baltimore Pride events around town.

Some folks will be doing all of the above.

I'm off to Starksboro, Vermont, for a wedding, with a stop in Nyack.

Baltimore Pride kicks off tonight with an $85/person dinner at Gertrude's.  There were still tickets for Saturday night's Sade concert when I wrote this up. I gathered up some information about Father's Day promotions here. There really weren't so many of them, which makes sense. According to a new National Restaurant Association survey, 67% of Father's Day diners said they would dine at Dad’s favorite restaurant, regardless of Father’s Day specials, while only 6% said they would choose a restaurant with Father’s Day food and drink specials, while 

Let's see, what else. Candus Thomson has this handy wrap-up of things to outdoors on her Outdoors Girl blog, and the Columbia Lakefront Film Festival kicks off tonight with "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part One." 

Dining-wise, I didn't find much, event-wise, except this.

On Saturday, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is celebrating International Sushi Day, "an informal holiday created to encourage sushi lovers around the world to eat more sushi." The holiday was created, apparently, in 2009 by the adminstrator of the Facebook Sushi page. By the way, when I say apparently, it means I read it on Wikipedia. Details about getting a complimentary Toots Maki roll at RA on Saturday are on  RA's Facebook page.

Anyone checking out the new Freshii in Charles Village

How about you, where will you be dining?