WEEKEND PLANS

First Couple's Big Apple Date Night

The world’s most famous couple made an unexpected weekend jaunt to New York City on Saturday after attending daughter Malia’s soccer game in Washington D.C. President Obama and the First Lady flew to the city aboard a small Gulfstream jet and attended a performance of the raved-about play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson. (Nothing like a Presidential seal of approval to sell tickets.) The couple dined at Blue Hill restaurant near Washington Square Park, which specializes in local cuisine from the Hudson Valley. One group not gawking like tourists over the trip was the Republican National Committee, which issued the statement: “Putting on a show: Obamas wing it into the city for an evening out, while another iconic American company prepares for bankruptcy.” Obama responded, “I am taking my wife to New York City, because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished.”