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Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: D.C. United home opener, Dandies & Quaintrelles River Ride


Dwayne De Rosario, in black, and the D.C. United open up their home schedule this weekend. (Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
With the weekend on the horizon, your mind is probably starting to wander from the work in front of you. After all, you’re reading this right now, aren’t you? Let me direct your attention to a list of our favorite events, including D.C. United’s home opener, a screening of a play about going off the grid and a bike ride with a dress code.

After winning Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player award and goal-scoring title last year, Dwayne De Rosario is back to lead the D.C. United into the 2012 season. The United open up their home schedule at RFK Stadium with a match against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.

Doug Richmond’s 1985 book “How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found” offered advice on going off the grid and starting an entirely new identity separate from the one that can be tracked. Fin Kennedy’s play based on the book, written in 2005, gives a 21st century look at the characteristics that define us. See the updated version at the H Street Playhouse starting Saturday.

The organizers behind some of D.C.’s best dressed events, the Tweed Ride and the Seersucker Social, are teaming up for a nine-mile bike ride along the Potomac River. Of course, given the promoters, you’ll be expected to dress to the nines. The theme for the ride, dubbed the Dandies & Quaintrelles River Ride, is “urban -- functional, contemporary and edgy.” Get your outfit and bike together for Saturday.

See more picks for the best events this weekend.

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