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Rage with Nicolas Cage: 5 Date Ideas for You and Your Nationally Treasured Bae

May 31, 2016

You’re in the capital city.  Home to monuments, history, politics, news, and those cherry blossom trees that everyone freaks out about -- it’s the place to BE. But are you feeling (red, white, and) blue about your DC dating life? Did the National Postal Museum fail to make any of the 5 dates you brought there weak in the knees?

While we applaud your consistency and perseverance, it seems you may have forgotten the most exciting fact about this buzzing capital. Let us help. 2 words. 11 letters.  

N I C O L A S    C A G E

Forget the founding fathers, this hero brought us to tears in his cinematic search for the National Treasure. Hearts pumping, eyes twitching, tensions rising -- everyone who’s anyone felt this as they watched Nic Cage, legend that he is, follow clue after clue to steal the Declaration of Independence and find the lost National Treasure of the Knights Templar. And guess what? He got the girl at the end. This dude pulls.

So take a page from Cage. Enough with the museums and monuments, it’s time to show your bae you’re capable of more than naming the date of the world’s first postage stamp. It's time for you to steal your own National Treasure -- bae's heart, that is. With these date ideas as your guide, you're sure to become the newest Saint Nicolas of DC.  


Well. It’s a stretch.  But hey you might as well train for the occasion. You never know, right?  And what better way to cozy up to your date than during the thrill of a fun mission.


We can’t all be Nic Cage, but by God we can try.  

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    Beginner Salsa 101

    Salsa is an energetic and versatile dance form as well as an amazing workout. In this beginner's class, you'll get your body in motion as you dance along with partners and develop a strong foundation on which to build your practice. Learn fundamental moves such as the basic step, right turn, broken left turn and cross body lead. Follow along as your teacher demonstrates combinations to help you strengthen your footwork. Throughout the class, you'll be dancing with different partners to help you master your skills. You can sign up for all 7 weeks of the series or simply choose a drop'in class on a Saturday that works with your schedule. Either way, you're bound to have a great time.
    Beginner Salsa 101

    3232 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington

    • Learn the basics of salsa dancing from an experienced instructor
    • Develop foundational footwork as you practice with fellow beginners
    • Work up a sweat in a fun and positive environment
    • Unleash your inner dancer as you move to salsa rhythms
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    Mud & Merlot: Vases

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    Have you ever wanted to make your own unique and personalized vase? This class will walk you through the basics necessary to craft the perfect vessel. Along with the activity of making vases, you will also have a choice of Merlot, white wine, and soda as refreshments to help you loosen up. You are invited to bring individual items like leaves, cloths, and personal memorabilia as add-ons to incorporate into your work. Come let your creativity be inspired while making a vase that you can cherish and be proud of!
    Mud & Merlot: Vases

    155 Gibbs St, Rockville

    • Create your own vase and learn the techniques to make your own masterpiece
    • Enjoy a variety of beverages to help you loosen up and have a relaxing and fun time
    • Include your own unique items, materials, and memorabilia into your vase as add-ons
    • Make a vase that is unique and the result of your own artistic vision
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    13 positive reviews
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    Cuban Salsa

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    Is it hot in here, or is that just you? Turn up the heat at this spicy salsa class! Cuban Salsa is a group form of Salsa dancing with moves that can also be done in one on one social dancing. It's joyful movement, great exercise, and a good way to meet new people. The class is friendly and the moves are skillfully taught. Come by and learn what it means to bailar!
    Cuban Salsa

    733 Euclid St NW, Washington

    • Learn the counts and steps of Cuban Salsa, a fun dance done to Latin music
    • Pair up with a partner to spice up your dance moves
    • Get a great workout while improving your confidence and overall fitness
    • No experience necessary
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    9 positive reviews
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    Spirits Tasting (Brandy/Cocktail) & Tour

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    Looking for a spirited way to spend your day? At Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, you can get a free tour of the first-family owned distillery in Loudoun County since before prohibition. Often, depending on the day, you'll be able to see much of the equipment in operation and meet and speak with the owners. As you explore, you'll be able to enjoy brandy, cocktails, or a premium whiskey flight. Before your leave, load up on merchandise -- you can buy shirts, hats, flasks, and many books on the history of booze. If you're looking for something neat -- or on the rocks, whatever you prefer -- then this is the tour for you!
    Spirits Tasting (Brandy/Cocktail) & Tour

    120 W Main St, Purcellville

    • Visit the first family-owned distillery in Loudoun County since before prohibition
    • Get a behind-the-scenes look at how a distillery operates
    • Enjoy brandy, cocktails, or a premium whiskey flight as you explore
    • Bring home some distillery-related merchandise for your family and friends
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    1 positive reviews
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    Cupcake Bike Ramble

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    Cupcakes and cycling. What more could you ask for? Come out for a pleasant cruise with an acclaimed pastry chef and cycling personality! You'll be led around the city at a moderate pace before stopping in a tranquil spot to have a snack. Fresh-baked, delectable treats (that are rarely cupcakes) will be brought along for sharing, and make sure you bring plenty of water to wash it down! The ride typically spans about twenty to twenty-five miles in distance and takes a few hours, so it's a great way to kick off the weekend. You'll explore some great places, have a delicious snack, and get to meet some great people.
    Cupcake Bike Ramble

    440 K St NW, Washington

    • Mix cupcakes with cycling and enjoy a pleasant 20 to 25 mile ride with a snack
    • Enjoy being led by an acclaimed pastry chef and cycling personality
    • Get to see the city at a moderate pace and get to know some great people
    • End the day feeling like you've got in your exercise and seen great places
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    7 positive reviews
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    Open Parkour

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    Ready to break free from the norm? Then get ready because you're about to embark on a physical and mind blowing journey with Parkour. This introductory Parkour class will show you the ropes as well as what your body is truly capable of. For two hours, you have the opportunity to train in a facility under the careful instruction of an American Parkour certified trainer. Whether you're a novice or an expert, this class will give you the flexibility to work on the most basic or advanced movements of this intense sport. Come along and see what all the fun and excitement of parkour is about!
    Open Parkour

    219 M St., NW, Washington

    • Explore the holistic obstacle training and movement discipline of Parkour
    • Learn the tips and tricks that will make any area easily accessible and navigable
    • Put your body and mind to the test as you uncover flexibility and how to propel yourself
    • All skill levels are welcome
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    1 positive reviews
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    Grafitti Class

    Curious about street art? Fancy yourself the next Banksy? Come explore graffiti and street art in this hands-on class; a time to create, to be free, and to play. Connect with new and like-minded people as you de-stress and discover various visual art forms to create collaborative murals with friends and other artists. This class is great for anyone intrigued by personal expression, visual art, shape, graffiti art, painting, airbrushing, cartoons, comics, color, and abstract forms. Unleash your creativity by experimenting with this fun new art form!
    Grafitti Class

    3305 8th St NE, Washington

    • Come explore the basics of graffiti and street art in this creative hands-on class
    • Connect with new and like-minded people as you de-stress and discover various visual art forms
    • Express your creativity as you develop new skills and create new memories
    • Experience graffiti with friends, family, colleagues and other artists
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    Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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    Board this sleek, five-deck, luxury cruise ship and cruise for a fun night of dinner, dancing and sightseeing in Washington DC. As you journey down the waters of the Potomac River, you'll be treated to Washington DC's magnificent sunset views.

    Enjoy the all-you-can-eat, fine-dining buffet in an elegant dining room while being entertained by a cabaret performance captivates of song, dance and comedy.

    After dinner, feel free to wander the ship's decks and take a romantic stroll to enjoy more of the twinkling DC skyline. Or hit the dance floor as the DJ spins your favorite songs. Along the way, you'll pass by Washington DC's popular attractions like the Washington Monument, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the Admiral's Row colonial town homes and more.

    Bring your camera -- the views on this Washington DC sunset cruise are not to be missed.
    Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

    600 Water St SW, Washington DC

    • Enjoy a luxury cruise out on the Potomac River for a delicious buffet style dinner
    • Look out onto the horizon and see the sun set and create magnificent views
    • Listen to a DJ play your favorite songs as you enjoy the interior of the ship
    • Wander the ship's decks and take a romantic stroll to enjoy more of the twinkling DC skyline
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    8 positive reviews
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    Ghosts of Georgetown Tour

    Love a good haunted ghost tour? This tour offers a dark and deeper look at the history of this old port town that still hosts the ghosts and spirits of days long gone. This tour will take you through the brick lined and gas lit streets of Georgetown at night, where you will hear tales of murder, mystery and mayhem. It’s a family friendly walk that ends near Georgetown University and the infamous the Exorcist stairs.
    Ghosts of Georgetown Tour

    3051 M St NW, Washington

    • See Historic Georgetown on a tour with Visit DC Tours that explores the ghosts that inhabit the tour
    • Learn all about the town with brick lined and gas lit streets
    • Hear tales of murder, mystery and mayhem on this spooky (yet family friendly!) tour
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    Beekeeping: Honey from Heaven

    Does your general knowledge of bees stop at the little yellow honey bear you can buy at the supermarket? Stop and smell the flowers, much like these pollinators do, during this class where you'll learn all about beekeeping from area experts! Visit live farm hives to watch the bees working up, close, and personal, before getting to try the fruits of their labors -- honey, of course! Get the chance to sample honey and honey comb as you are educated about the significant role bees play in our environment. Craft your very own beeswax candle to take home, along with a greater understanding of what all the buzz is about!
    Beekeeping: Honey from Heaven

    1037 Gap Run Rd, Paris

    • Learn everything there is to know about bees, beekeeping, and honey production
    • Taste a variety of bee products, including pollen, honey combs, and several types of honey
    • Enjoy an excursion to see live hives in the apiary by way of 4-wheel vehicle
    • Make and take home your very own beeswax candle as a souvenir of your trip
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