AUGUST 26TH - SEPTEMBER 1ST EVENTS

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august 26th

 

dc beer week aftermath party

The Black Squirrel here in Adams Morgan is closing DC Beer Week with an absolute smorgashbord of craft beer. Come for food specials, drink specials, and special DJ playing the Dr. Dre Aftermath. 

2427 18th St NW | 6 pm

eighties mayhem - end of summer dance party

The Black Cat is excited to announce their End of Summer 80's Dance Party!

1811 14th St NW | 9:30 pm | Tickets

embassy row walking tour

Travel the world in under two hours! Come explore one of the most culturally fascinating areas of Washington DC. In a single afternoon you'll stand at the borders of Ireland, Romania, Turkey, Vietnam, and more. 

1525 20th St NW | 12 pm | Tickets

17th St festival

17th St Festival features an entertainment stage including DJs, dance troupes, bands and drag performances throughout the day. There will be over 100 vendors with more than 50 artists displaying everything from jewelry to ceramics, and everything creative in between.

1700 17th St NW | 12 pm | More Info  

5th annual brew-haha

Celebrate the marquee event of DC Beer Week 2017! Sample local craft beers alongside terrific tastes from local top restaurants. 

675 15th St NW | 8 pm | More Info

queer girl movie night

Join Colony Club for a bike ride and movie! The outdoor bike-in movie night keeps rolling with a screening of "Incredibly True Adventure".  All ages. No jerks.

3118 Georgia Ave NW | 6:30 pm | More Info

ctrl: summer bummer 

CTRL is a monthly party for all folks of all shapes and sizes, races, orientations, and gender identities to get together on the dance floor! This Saturday let;s celebrate all the times we've been High By The Beach with a special night featuring Lana Del Ray's hits.

2009 8th St NW | 11:30 am | Tickets

petworth jazz: soulfusion x baroque

Enjoy an evening of incredible local music under the stars -- for free! Contemporary meets traditional in this collaboration.

8th St & Taylor St NW | 6:30 pm

brewers who brunch

You're in the home stretch! Enjoy a special menu designed to cure your DC Beer Week hangover featuring 3 breakfast beers and breakfast specials such as :

Consolation Prize-Open face house made pastrami sandwich, pickled ramp aioli, provolone, sunny side egg (Pairs with Blood Orange Gose)
Hawaiian Hangover- Baked pork fat pancake, bourbon pineapple, pecan cream. (Pairs with Pineapple Ponzi)
Morning Thunder- Coffee bean infused sausage, cheddar, creme fraiche scrambled egg (Pairs with Coffee Common)

3628 Georgia Ave NW | 11 am

 

august 27th

 

dc brau reggae & dub showcase

Come out to enjoy some nice mellow vibes, signature brews, and food trucks. 

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE | 1 pm | Tickets 

issa brunch / day party

1348 H St NE | 12 pm | Tickets

rooftop mindful yoga with brunch and mimosas

Revitalize and invigorate the senses with a mindful yoga session while taking in stunning views of the Potomac River! After yoga class, reward yourself with brunch and mimosas. 

2650 Virginia Ave NW | 10 am | Tickets

sci-fi sundays double feature

Keeping up with the Christopher Nolan takeover at the National Air and Space Museum -- enjoy a double feature screening of Batman: The Dark Knight followed by Dunkirk.

Independence Ave SW & 6th St NW | 5:50 pm | Tickets

dc series: dc starry night

Lobe an Gogh's Starry Night? This class will teach you how to turn the DC skyline into an expressionist masterpiece. 

1728 Connecticut Ave NW | 5 pm | Tickets

 

august 28th

spirit of cooking: sweet corn + whiskey

Join District Distilling Co & Chef Justin Bittner will demonstrate an array of techniques and dishes to use summer corn harvest in several different ways! Attendees will learn about it's various uses followed by a full dinner of all dishes demonstrated and additional courses.

1414 U St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

2nd annual brookland crabfest

2 Stars Brewing Company and Brookland Pint are bringing The Brookland Crab Fest back for another year!  Brookland Pint's patio will be open for an amazing event with great local craft beer and locally sourced Maryland Blue Crabs! $55 gets you all the crabs you an eat and a 3 Stars Beer!

716 Monroe St NE | 12 pm | Tickets

closing week xyzt: abstract landscapes

If you haven't made your way over to Artechouse, ask yourself - why? Check out the XYZT exhibit before it's gone. Enjoy the interactive exhibits, sip champagne, and have a great time.

1238 Maryland Ave SW | 10 am | Tickets 

trustfall & friends comedy night

The Pinch has got standup greatness for everyone left craving more Improvapalooza. Come out for some laughs with some free improv! 

3548 14th St NW | 7:30 pm

 

 

august 29th

cooking class: frosty delights

A big part of Italian culture can be found in the kitchen. Escape the heat with Via Umbria for a class featuring authentic Italian alternatives to icecream.

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7 pm | Tickets 

district video game night

Nostalgic for old school video games and love the DC skyline? Combine the two in this pixelated painting class. 

1728 Connecticut Ave NW | 7 pm | Tickets

special film screening: dolores

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

4th St Sw & Independence Ave SW | 7 pm | More Info

 

august 30th

henry jamison + gracie and rachel

2477 19th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

movie and a meal: godfather part iii

Pull up a seat in Via Umbria's cafe and join for the third and final installment of the Godfather Series. Watch the legendary trilogy while enjoying a 3 course pasta dinner!

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets 

act out: fake news!

Act Out if a bi-month;y Theatrical Action series created to give artists a chance to embrace, engage, or rage at current events and the political climate. In honor of Sean Spicer's departure, scripts that discuss, analyze, and explore the epidemic of "fake news" will be discussed. 

3548 14th St NW | 8 pm

open gem open mic

New open mic series for all genres! $5 all night. Come out and vibe and have a great time. 

1540 N Capitol St NW |  8 pm | More Info

sierra nevada beer dinner 

Exiles Bar DC is proud to present their next beer dinner. This time around brews from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co will be features alongside a three course dinner and five beer pairings. Reservations are required as space is limited!

1610 U St NW | 7 pm | More Info

the hive late night

Experience Hive after-hours with live music, drinks, and food from Hill Country's Backyard BBQ inside the National Building Museum's latest installation. 

401 F St NW | 6 pm | Tickets

no pulp comedy showcase presents: umar khan 

This monthly comedy showcase displays the DMV's best comedic talent. Come see Umar Khan in action for an evening full of laughs.

2427 18th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

 

august 31st 

washed out live

815 V St NW | 7 pm | Tickets 

drunk ed dc: mad libs

Drunk Ed returns to the Black Cat with some fresh hell and fresh talks. Get excited.

1811 14th St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

summer evenings at the hirshhorn museum

Spend your final days of summer in the Hirshhorn's courtyard. Enjoy dynamic art, after-work drinks and thought provoking conversation.

Independence Ave & 7th St SW | 5 pm

galleria reception "everything in between" by nancy szarkowski 

About the Artist
Nancy Szarkowski is a DC-based visual artist. Although she can’t exactly pinpoint when it all started, she has formally and informally explored many forms of art over the years—from drawing and ceramics to photography and painting. After graduating from Syracuse University in 2011 with a degree in graphic design, Nancy has grown professionally as an interactive designer while pursuing art in her spare time. Painting is her favorite form of expressing ideas. She has displayed her work in various shows and competitions in the past, and this is her first solo exhibit.

About the Exhibit
As humans we experience many ups and downs throughout life, some fleeting and some that persist over time. “Everything in Between” explores the complexity of feeling in our daily lives and the need to express emotions we can't define with words. The pieces in this exhibit are Nancy's way of capturing those moments. Inspired by her travels, personal experiences, and observations of others, she has visually explored a diverse spectrum of emotions from pain and sorrow to tranquility and hope.

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | 6 pm

choice sounds of reggae

Choice Sounds & Songbyrd welcome you to a night of the choisest Dub and Reggae. All vinyl.

2477 18th St NW | 9 pm 

 

september 1st 

friday night laughs

Capital Laughs is proud to showcase a lineup of DC's finest comics (and sometimes out of towners that are really liked) ever first Friday at Town Tavern!

2323 18th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

first friday dupont

Join friends and neighbors for a self guided art walk around Dupont Circle to visit art galleries, historic houses, retailers, and sometimes embassies!

9 Dupont Circle NW | 6 pm 

concert: haydn in plain sight

Few composers match Haydn's sense of humor and cheek. Enjoy "The Joke" and other masterpieces by the "Father of the String Quartet" played by Diderot String Quartet on period instruments in the awe-inspiring ambiance of the National Cathedral. 

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

navy coffee day

On 1 September 1862, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles abolished the spirituous ration for the Navy. Due to this, at the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864, Flag-Officer D.G. Farragut issued the sailors two cups of coffee in lieu of the whiskey ration. To commemorate the loss of the whiskey ration, come by the Museum for your free Cup of Coffee, and raise it in salute to the sailors of the Battle of Mobile Bay.

736 Sicard St SE | 7:30 am 

 

 

AUGUST 19TH - AUGUST 25TH

 

 

STAFF PICKED EVENTS

 


august 19th

 

all levels power flow yoga

Come sweat and get your work out on with 405 Yoga DC for an all-levels power flow yoga class! Sign up is free and make sure you bring a friend and your own mat!

3229 M St NW | 9 am | Tickets

catch me: the magic duel!

Catch Me is an interactive comedy and magic show for grown ups. Acclaimed magicians Brian Curry and Mark Phillips have decided this town isnt big enough for them both. They invite you to watch them battle live on stage for the title of 'Washington DC's Favorite Magician'. The audience selects a different styles of magic for each round, cast their votes, and award the coveted 'Golden Wand' award.

1127 Connecticut Ave NW | 5 pm | Tickets 

ruin your childhood show

Manic Pixie Nightmares wants to pull back the curtain of your beautiful childhood and reveal the dark, sexy an disturbing secrets lying beneath your favorite childhood shows.

2323 18th St NW | 5 pm | Tickets  

emi live at songbyrd

2177 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

sounds of the underground presents: rue brown

Join Dupont Underground for a night of hip-hop and soul music performed by Rue Brown.

19 DuPont Circle NW | 9 pm | Tickets

dinner at the chef's table

Come to Via Umbria's weekly Dinner at the Chef's Table for an experience in conviviality with fellow food lovers. For each Dinner at the Chef's Table, chefs carefully prepares a unique, authentic and delicious menu for your enjoyment. Four courses of Italian deliciousness will be served, as the chef walks you through each dish and answers any questions you have, guiding you and your fellow diners through the perfect evening.

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | Tickets

right round: 80s alt-pop dance party 

1811 14th St NW | 10 pm

saturday night record party 

113 Rhode Island Ave NW | 10 pm


august 20th

 

michael jackson off the wall

Released in 1979 Off The Wall was Michael Jackson’s fifth studio album but was the breakthrough that established him as a solo artist and he would go on to dominate the charts for the next decade. Join Songbyrd for a special listening session like never before!

2477 18th St NW | 2 pm | Tickets

the yoga hive

Yoga at The Hive continues at the National Building Museum this month! Enjoy a one hour yoga class INSIDE the Hive in the Great Hall! Space is limited so RSVP now!

401 F St NW | 10 am | Tickets 

paint your own pet 

Paint Nite loves pets and they deserve their own portrait painted by you! Send in a picture of your furry friend so your canvas will be ready when you arrive! 

2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW | 2 pm | Tickets

sundisco

Sundisco: mid-afternoon shindig. not too early, not too late. not too long, not too short. Come for a disco-house adventure filled with whimsy, boys'n'gals, not-your-average-Joes, and most of all Disco. Expect no cover, craft cocktails, artisanal bar food, and lots of cool sh*t.

715 Florida Ave NW | 4 pm | Tickets

social sunday

Ever Sunday is a great chance for a great event at Cork and Fork. During Sunday tastings, light snacks are available alongside unlimited wines to sample in a comfortable environment. There is a new theme every week and a socially engaging, informative speaker to learn from. Share stories, laughter. wine, and make friends!

1522 14th St NW | 5 pm | Tickets

sci-fi sundays double feature

Sci-Fi Sunday bring you a Christopher Nolan takeover. Starting with Interstellar followed by Dunkirk at the National Air & Space Museum.

Independence Abe SW & 6th St SW | Tickets / More Info


august 21st

 

waxahatchee live @ 9:30 club

815 V St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

solar eclipse viewing party

Come see a glimpse of the partial eclipse on Trade's back patio. Get together, drink, and enjoy the views.

1410 14th St NW | 1 pm | More Info 

painting in 3d

Using Tilt Brush, attendees will be able to paint in the art around them and try out the latest medium for creating 3D art! There will be pizza and drinks as a courtesy! 

575 7th St NW | 6:30 pm | RSVP

national archives solar eclipse viewing 

View the solar eclipse through the lenses of safe solar telescopes provided by the National Air and Space Museum. In addition, look through the lens of history and see some records from holdings about past solar eclipses.

700 Pennsylvania Ave NW | 1 pm | Tickets 

songbyrd music trivia *dc beer week edition*

Songbyrd brings you a special edition of trivia featuring DC Beer Week with Devil's Backbone Brewing Company. Come for a night of drinks, eats, and of course- music trivia. 

2477 18th St NW | 6:30 pm

storyslam with shinola + the moth

ELBOW GREASE: Finding your way to make a difference, from bake sales and rally cries to building a barn or recognizing someone in need. How are you rolling up your sleeves and digging in? Whether it's a hammer, a keyboard or your voice-choose your tools and get to work.

620 T St NW | 6:30 pm | Tickets


august 22nd

 

flights & dogs

City Tap kicks off Beer Week with Flights and Dogs! Partnering up with multiple breweries to see which can come up with the best hot dog recipe. 

901 9th St NW | 5 pm | More Info

songbyrd karaoke

2477 18th St NW 

mustache madness hunt

Get your mustache on (dont worry, itll be provided) and join the fun on this zany hunt around the Mansion. Put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search for designated items found around the Mansion.  Explore themed rooms and search for secret doors.

2020 O St NW | 1:30 pm | Tickets 

bike club

Neighbors meet at Glen's for a one hour bike ride through Rock Creek Park and its surrounding neighborhoods. The ride ends at Glen's Dupont where you'll be able to grab a slice of pizza and beer for $5.50.

2001 S St NW | 6:45 pm

underground comedy at slash run

Underground Comedy presents DC's best stand-up comics. No cover, 21+.

201 Upshur St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

dinner on a dime: summer in france

Jennifer Jones will guide you through her favorite quick and affordable dinner recipes. The menu features sweet caramelized onion & brie bread salad, braised chicken and chocolate & lemon mousse trifle. 

921 Pennsylvania Ave SE | 7 pm | Tickets


august 23rd

 

lil yachty live

2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE| 7 pm | Tickets

hive late night

The Hive is compromised of thousands of colorful paper tubes interlocked to create aweinspring, interactive chambers. Come to the museums late night series to enjoy the exhibit, enjoy drinks, and chat with others.

401 F St NW | 6 pm | Tickets

the time machine roast

A time machine has gone haywire and famous people throughout history are being transported through time to the DC Improv. What happens when historical figures share a stage? They burn each other with hilarious jokes. Watch some of DC's favorite local comics get into character (and costume) to play the roles of history's most famous figures -- from musicians & scientists to emperors & warlords -- and roast each other right in front of you. The jokes might be mean, but they're never too soon.

1140 Connecticut Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

improvapalooza 2017

Immerse yourself in the madness of Improvapalooza -- a marathon five-day event where every show is a one of a kind experience. 

1835 14th St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

noma summer screen: white house down

NoMA keeps their free outdoor film series going with a screening of White House Down. Grab your friends, a picnic basket, and a blanket!

1005 First St ME | 7 pm | Tickets 


august 24th

 

b3 in the park warm up series

Come celebrate the community with a series of free barr3 classes at the north field of Meridian Hill Park.

Meridian Hill Park | 6:30 pm | Tickets  

kickin it old school: natural wine from the italian boot

Petworth Citizen invites you to their Reading Room for a night of natural wines from the boot of Southern Italy & beyond, including Campania, Puglia, Calabria & Sicily. DC wine maestros Chantal Tseng and Elizabeth Parker will be united again to pour wines from 7pm til midnight. Also on tap: a playlist of old school hip-hop!

829 Upshur St NW | 7 pm

evenings at the hirshhorn

Every Thursday evening in August, the Hirshhorn transforms into the city’s most refreshing destination for dynamic art, after-work drinks, and thought-provoking conversation. In anticipation of the final week of "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," pop-up talks highlight visitor favorites! Explore bold new exhibitions by renowned artists Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, and Markus Lüpertz, enjoy special tours of masterpieces of contemporary art, or just lounge by the fountain with friends. No two nights are alike, with different pop-up activities and live performances every Thursday. 

Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW | 5 pm

sing-along: the 90's

By popular request, we're going to try a '90s theme! We've never had a decade theme before, but there's a first time for everything, and the summer seems like a particularly good time to try it out, right? 

1811 14th St NW | 6:30 pm

open mic night

The Improv opens their stage to the DMV's best local comics. Come for a night full of laughs. 

1140 Connecticut Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

yes way rose! pairing cheese & pink wine

Learn the tasty basics of cheese and pink wine pairing; wine styles; cheese profiles, and how to differentiate between the different types. You’ll leave class with a full belly and a full brain – armed with all the info you’ll need to navigate the cheese counter and recreate your favorite wine & cheese boards at home.

1309 5th St NE | 7 pm | Tickets

luce unplugged: aaron abernathy

Free, monthly local concert series Luce Unplugged brings DC's best acts to perform in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for American Art. 
Aaron Abernathy, a multitalented entertainer, is a vocalist and keyboard player whose music is filled with soulful, sultry blends and powerhouse vocals. He has collaborated with Grammy-nominated artists including Jack White, The Foreign Exchange, and Eric Roberson, and has acted as musical director for global acts Black Milk and Slum Village. Catch Anthony and art talks while sipping and snacking in the American Art Museum.

800 G St NW | 5 pm


august 25th

 

9:30 summer movie series: purple rain

815 V St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

dc beer week sour power

Sour Power takeover! The Black Squirrel knows beer stays in tune to the most popular breweries and the latest trends. For the past two years, brew lovers and brew masters have focused in on the art of the perfect sour beer. To showcase this latest craze, The Black Squirrel is devoting our entire taproom to the tart, sometimes fruity, sometimes divine, sometimes adventurous, varieties of sour beer. Featuring beers from coast to coast, we will see what each brewery has up its sleeve and which breweries have really mastered the art of sour!

2427 18th St NW | 6 pm

color me bad 2.0

Color Me Bad 2.0 brings UV lights and five floors of fun to DC’s Favorite 18+ Party Location! Ultrabar will have the UV lights, face paint, highlighters, glowsticks and more in place again – featuring our infamous Balloon drop, plus free t-shirts available with your ticket purchase.

911 F St NW | 10 pm | Tickets 

the greatest generation 

The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about Star Trek: The Next Generation, beloved by everyone from people who've never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon. Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica tell you what's great, what's bad, and what's hilarious about the show they grew up loving, and still do. It's a little bit nerdy, a lot filthy, and exposes some of Adam and Ben's most embarrassing stories from their dorky childhoods.

1811 14th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

up from the underground & beyond

Join good friends and meet new ones at Dupont Underground's celebration of the arts on August 25th and/or July 31st. Each night you will celebrate Dupont Underground's history and introduce our groundbreaking future. Mix and mingle with some of DC’s most talented graffiti and video artists, and dance to the beat of DC musicians' unique sounds. 

19 Dupont Circle NW | 7 pm | Tickets 

creativemorningsdc: morgan west

Morgan West will join CreativeMorningsDC, an international lecture series for creative-types, to highlight the project that showcases the collective genius of all creative things that make DC an amazing place. 

Independence Ave & Seventh St SW | 8:30 am | Tickets

 

August 10th - August 18th


august 10th 

otakon 2017

Founded in 1994, Otakon is an annual convention held in the summer months to celebrate Asian pop culture (anime, manga, music, movies, video games, etc) and its fandom. The event runs from Friday to Sunday and is packed with a schedule that has tons to do.

801 Mt Vernon Pl NW | 9 am | Tickets / More Info

summer evenings at the hirshhorn museum

The Hirshhorn Museum invites you to join them every Thursday evening in August as they transform into the city's most refreshing destination for dynamic art, after-work drinks, and thought-provoking conversation. Don't miss the last late night opportunity to enjoy "Linn Meyers : Our View From Here".

Independence Ave & 7th St SW | 5 pm

travel the tropics tour

Discover some of the many plans found on our diverse planet, from the Amazon Rainforest to the Yucatan Peninsula, as you trek through the U.s Botanic Garden's canopy walk. 

100 Maryland Ave SW | 11 am | Tickets

walkabout

Part 2 of August's Thursday night series "Deserts & Sandscapes" with a screening of Walkabout.

3107 Mt .Pleasant St NW | 8 pm | Tickets


august 11th

bae bae k-pop dance party

Come beat the summer heat this August with Bae Bae, DC's biggest k-pop dance party! Over four hours of k-pop and k-hip-hop at U Street Music Hall featuring their popular midnight dance contest and idol photo booth. And, as always, there will be lots of opportunities for you to win awesome k-pop prizes.

1115 U St NW | 10:30 pm | Tickets

cooking up history: julia child's kitchen classroom

Join us the National Museum of American History for their monthly cooking demonstration program as they salute a culinary great (whose kitchen happens to be on display right here at the museum): Julia Child! 

14th St & Constitution Ave NW | 2 pm

gordi at songbyrd

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

beginners watercolor workshop

Grab a friend or date and come explore the basics of watercolor painting! 
You will learn how to:
- mix paint
- create light and dark values
- make marks with different types of brushes and brushstrokes
- create textures using household objects, such as salt or alcohol
You'll leave with a finished floral painting to hang in your home!

1730 M St NW | 7 pm | Tickets


august 12th

trapped in the 90's hip hop brunch

This Saturday is a very special edition of Trapped in the 90's Brunch and Day Party event at the SAX Restaraunt & Lounge!There will be NO WORK and NO SCHOOL so come out and enjoy yourselves at SAX in a LAVISH and FUN environment! Trapped in the 90's Hip-Hop Brunch is Washington DC’s only truly unlimited brunch, created for brunchees to enjoy an unlimited experience.

764 11th St NW | 1 pm | Tickets

5th annual international march for elephants

For the fifth year, join friends around the world calling for the end of the ivory trade and rhino horn trade while advocating to save endangered species from extinction. Assembly Time: Begins at 11 a.m. at the Lincoln Memorial for photos & live video on why elephants matter to you on the planet ... Right near the corner of Henry Bacon Drive & Constitution Avenue. March Start Time: At noon, we shall begin our peaceful march with starting point of the Lincoln Memorial, up on Henry Bacon Drive where police escort begins on one lane of the street; left on 15th to Pennsylvania ave; left on Pennsylvania Ave. before the White House for a peaceful rally at Lafayette Square with distinguished speakers from around the world.

2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW | 11 am

lea delaria 

Lea DeLaria is a Jill of All Trades. She started as a standup comedian and has transitioned to nearly every aspect of show business, save for polka, while starring as the unapologetically out character Carrie “Big Boo” Black on “Orange Is the New Black.” DeLaria’s next big act brings her back to her first love—jazz. DeLaria is releasing her fifth studio album, “House of David: delaria+bowie=jazz,” a record of 12 David Bowie covers with a jazz influence. Catch her this weekend at Blues Alley in Georgetown. 

1073 Wisconsin Ave NW | 10 pm | Tickets

georgetown waterfront free yoga

Workout beside the water with an energizing Saturday morning with the DC Dragon Boat Club, Laurent Amzallag's YALA Fitness program and waterfront yoga classes by M Street Yoga.  Students are asked to gather at the yellow umbrellas right at the Wharf/Cantina Marina Parking Lot/Gangplank Marina office.

600 Water St SW | 8 am

pathway to self love : a day long hike and self exploration

Give yourself the gift of this outdoor workshop and move toward the fulfillment and love you crave in your life. In this powerful workshop, you will identify what gets in your way, discover tools that will infuse self-love into your life, and connect to the deeper motivations that spring from a well of self-love.

5200 Glover Rd NW | 10 am 

drunk vs faded spelling bee

It’s time for Drunk vs. Faded! The most fun way to make new friends and drink on a Saturday night in the city. Using a draft lottery, four audience members will be randomly selected to drink and form Team Drunk. They’ll take on Team Faded, made up of four pre-selected DC residents with legal activities in their bodies. Team Drunk and Team Faded will go head-to-head in a spelling contest - all words suggested by the audience! 

1101 Kenyon St NW | 8 pm | Tickets
 


august 13th

bryce vine live at songbyrd

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

science comedy night

Welcome to another round of Science Comedy night in Washington, DC - a show where only funny science jokes, stories, and songs are allowed! Join us for our special August show, "Music to my Myringa!" Listen to a scientist give a presentation with hilarious musical accompaniment by the incredible Romane Walters! This show's performers will also include top notch veteran storytellers, scientists, and hilarious stand-up. 

1523 22nd St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

scribe night

Scribe Night features readings of five scenes from local playwrights read by professional actors on stage in front of a panel of three theatre professionals and the audience.
Each writer submits 5-10 pages of an unpublished work they want feedback on and one question they need answered. Those pages are given to the actors for a cold read. The writers are kept anonymous, to encourage fearlessness in their submissions and give a platform for previously unknown playwrights.After each reading comes (loving) judgement! Each one of the three panelists gives their brief feedback. At the end of the night, each panelist picks one play segment to “adopt,” meaning that they’ll give a longer, written feedback to the playwright after the show. Tickets are $5-10 Pay-What-You-Want.

3548 14th St | 7:30 pm


august 14th

meatless mondays

Come celebrate #MeatlessMonday at The Madison House and learn how to cook an amazing plant-based meal with Danni Rawsome! You'll learn hands-on how to prepare an amazing plant-based meal, eat dinner, and take the recipe home with you.On the menu this week: Curry Sweet Potato Curry & Chickpea Stew.

1611 U St SE | 6 pm | Tickets 

xyzt: abstract landscapes

Enjoy one of DC's newest museums that's completely interactive- Artechouse. Touch, dance, stomp and feel your way around the exhibits. A helpful tip: bring a jacket! The main showroom is a little chilly. Enjoy champagne at the bar after you've loaded your phone with pictures. 

1238 Maryland Ave SW | Tickets


august 15th

reptiles alive at tenley library

Meet all kinds of awesome live reptiles and enjoy the funny and entertaining animal stories told by expert wildlife educators.

4450 Wisconsin Ave NW | 4 pm | Tickets

flash! an evening of stories, writing and shopping

This interactive literary evening teaches you about the art of flash fiction. Takle inspiration from the vast selection of items in the ship and try your best short form. Share your stories for your chance to win a prize! 

300 Tingey ST SE #140 | 6:30 pm | Tickets

food in the garden

American History is an evening series that presents food, drinks and dynamic conversation that connect with the past to make sense of the present and shape the future. Each evening focuses on a different topic and mixes historical connections with modern day approaches. Explore how the historical movements of people and their culinary traditions influenced foodways in America. Focusing on how herbs and spices from around the world and across the country introduced new flavors and textures, the evening will feature a panel discussion with experts and historians and an interactive reception with: 

  • Custom cocktails courtesy of New Columbia Distillers
  • Tours of Common Ground: Our American Garden with Smithsonian Gardens
  • Interactive activities with Smithsonian Gardens
  • And more! 

1400 Constitution Ave NW | 6:30 pm | Tickets / More Info


august 16th

femme night: persepolis

Persepolis is a 2007 French-Iranian animated biographical film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. 
Femme Night brings people together over a free screening at the best cafe in town, Colony Club. Come grab a drink and watch a new movie, stay to discuss it, or just to hang.

3118 Georgia Ave NW | 8:30 pm

couples therapy: a comedy show

Couples Therapy: A Comedy Show The THIRD Wednesday of the month is your scheduled appointment to laugh with Rahmein Mostafavi and a host of guest comic “therapists” that will assist all you lovers out there with you relationship issues. Whether you are dating, married, divorced, or just single and hopeful, this show has got you covered. Is he leaving dirty socks around the house? Is she spending too much time on her phone and ignoring you? Did one of you vote for the other candidate? Let’s figure it out together. For better or worse, this cast of comic therapists will have you in tears…one way or another!

1100 13th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets 

the ART AND HISTORY OF THE U.S BOTANIC GARDEN

Ever wonder why the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory is located on its present site? What the architectural style of the building is? How Bartholdi's Fountain became part of the USBG? Where many of the first plants in the Conservatory originated? This walking tour will explore how historical currents, architecture, sculpture, and landscape architecture came together to create this grand garden.

100 Maryland Ave SW | 2 pm | Tickets

bouquets and rose

You're invited to an evening of bouquet making and rosé sipping while enjoying beautiful rooftop views. The in-house farmer and flower arranger Nick will guide guests through arranging two bouquets of rooftop grown flowers (one large and one small) and share all his tips and tricks for arrangements and care. As you’re trying your hand at floral arranging, you’ll sip rosé, and enjoy some lite snacks. Tickets include: One large bouquet (plus mason jar), one small bouquet (plus mason jar), rosé, and light snacks.

55 M St SE | 6:30 pm | Tickets

underground comedy at ri ra

No cover. 21+.

3125 M St NW | More Info

old school game night

Check out the Ugly Mug's Old School Game Night to hang and meet with other gamers and have an overall great time. $5 for unlimited play & mini tournament. 

723 8th St SE | 7 pm | Tickets


august 17th

oak house live at the black cat

1811 14th St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

outdoor movie: beauty and the beast

200 M St SE | 7 pm | Tickets

live music in the courtyARD

800 G St NW | 5 pm

vinyl me please

Enjoy a night of music, meeting the local vinyl-loving community, & drinks. 

2477 18th St NW | 6:30 pm

short shorts comedy show

Who wears short shorts? WE ALL WEAR SHORT SHORTS! In this show one of the most basic and important rules of comedy will be broken. All performers are required to wear shorts on stage! We know the comedy scene has been itchin' to show their beautiful legs, so this is the show for you!
All the sets will be 3 minutes long, but if a comic shows us more short shorts, they can have more sets. Hey, we may even play short shorts, so send your videos! Note that the following count as shorts: Rompers, underwears, skirts if you're willing to tape the middle together.

4603 Georgia Ave NW | 8 pm

matt costa at us botanic garden

100 Maryland Ave SW | 5:30 pm | Tickets


august 18th

celebrating the women of craft beer

City Tap is celebrating the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment & kicking off DC beer Week with an all out tap takeover featuring the women of craft beer.

901 9th St NW | 11:30 am

prince and mj experience

2477 18th St NW | 9 pm | Tickets

gallery experience : ai weiwei trace at hirshhorn

Visitors are invited to join a close-looking tour of "Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn" led by a Hirshhorn Gallery Guide. The tour and conversation will be interpreted into American Sign Language and English.

Independence Ave & 7th St SW | 1:30 pm

cinematery + tours: double indemnity

Cinematery's 2017 theme is film noir, featuring dark and mysterious whodunits. Join us on the cemetery grounds for a screening of Double Indemnity, starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck . BYOB and dinner, too. Gates open at 7:30 pm and the movie begins around 8:30, or dusk. $10 suggested donation at the main gate. 

1801 E St SE | 6 pm | Tickets