July 26th - August 1st

july 26th

no pulp comedy showcase

No Pulp Comedy continues their monthly tradition of bringing the best local comics into The Black Squirrel for a night of complete hilarity. This month No Pulp will feature Mark “Dark Mark” Joyner, who has shared the stage with the likes of Wyatt Cynac and Todd Rex. As always, the night will be hosted by long time friend Pete Steele and Adrian Rooney. Admission is free and no reservation required. Also Performing are:
Matt Brown, Dawud Shabazz, Paris Sashay and Elana Torres.

2427 18th St NW | 8 pm

dj diaspora at songbyrd

DJ Diaspora brings her unique blend of soulful electronic music to the Songbyrd. You'll hear tropical house, Afrodisco, nudisco, Afrobeat, nujazz, Latin beat, Afro house, broken beat, and other treats from as close as the DMV and from as far as Tanzania.

2477 18th St NW | 9 pm

secrets of the washington national cathedral 

The Washington National Cathedral is one of Washington’s most magnificent and stunning structures. Although the foundation stone was laid in 1907, it was not until September 29, 1990, exactly 83 years after ground was broken, that the final stone was set in place. This walk tells the story of one 20th –Century Greek-born sculptor and artist, Constantine Seferlis, who devoted nearly 20 years to carving the stone that brought the National Cathedral to life. Led by Seferlis’ son, Clift, a stone carver in his own right, you will walk the beautiful grounds and hear the cathedral’s history as only someone who knows the building intimately can tell it.

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7 pm | Tickets

free movie screening: detroit

From the Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty--Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of 67'.

5300 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets 

yoga in luce

Unwind with yoga and art appreciation in the Smithsonian American Art Museum!. Relax, reflect on artwork and sip tea. 

800 G St NW | 6 pm | Tickets

movie + a meal: the godfather part ii

Join Via Umbria for a Movie and a Meal as they screen the second installment of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Series. 

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets 

pop-up prints

International Visions Gallery & Consulting Presents its July pop-up show featuring lithographs, etchings, woodcut prints, and more from artists including: Sawsan Chalabi, EJ Montgomery, Jack Perlmutter, Fred Mutebi, Arturo Palomeino, Helen Zughaib and more!

2629 Connecticut Ave NW | 7 pm | Tickets

 

july 27th

asian american literature festival

Come for the launch of a new Asian American poetry issue of POETRY magazine, a host of performances, mentoring, workshops and maker spaces, pop-up libraries, tarot readings, writer-scholar speed-dating, a bookswap, an animated adaptation of a chapter from Viet Nguyen’s forthcoming novel *The Committed* (sequel to *The Sympathizer*), and a durational collective reading of Carlos Bulosan’s *America is in the Heart*.

National Portrait Gallery | 1 pm | Tickets 

newseum nights: rock on

Celebrate summer with the event that’ll have you and your friends saying, “Righteous party, dude!” Join us at Newseum Nights: Rock On as we travel back to one of everyone’s favorite decades – the 80s. Guaranteed wicked time for all.

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

plant swap

Maybe you bought more tomato plants than you had room for. Maybe your plants have grown way larger  than you thought? Not a problem! Come to the Old City Farm plant swap and get something better suited for your space all while meeting some of your fellow DC gardeners. 

925 Rhode Island Ave NW | 6:30 pm

botanic garden cooking demo: tomato burst

No such thing as too many summer tomatoes. The Cook Sisters' new recipes will tickle your palate while paying homage to the summer's favorite fleeting flavor.

100 Maryland Ave SW | 12 pm | Tickets

board game night

Labyrinth Game Shop invites you to join them in their weekly board game night! Bring your own games or enjoy their library of over 400 board games.

645 Pennsylvania Ave NW | 6 pm

sommelier wine TAStING night

Join Slate Wine Bar for their Sommelier Wine Tasting: Everything happens for a Riesling!

2404 Wisconsin Ave NW | 4 pm | More Info / Tickets

 

july 28th

cryfest: the smiths vs the cure dance party

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

jazz in the national sculpture garden

616 E St NW | More Info 

off the rails! storytelling happy hour

Off the Rails! features favorite local performers making up stories on the spot. This shows theme is PARTY 

25th annual sinatra soiree

Join the Capital Club for their biggest party of the year! A Friday night of cocktails and carousing at the 25th Annual Sinatra Soiree.

1250 New York Ave NW | 8 pm | Tickets / Info

la fiesta de independencia peruana

Peru has so much to offer, from the food to their landscapes. Join Toro Toro as they celebrate Peru's independence! Come enjoy a handcrafted pisco sour or any other cocktail at one of our three bars!

1300 I St NW | 10 pm

friday night margarita cruise

To help better embrace the beautiful summer weather, enjoy a special night with an amazing cruise around the Nation's Capitol with tasty margaritas. Enjoy a pleasant evening full of beautiful views, mingling and mixing and tasty drinks.

Georgetown Waterfront Park | 8:30 pm | Tickets / More Info

party like it's 1999

Join Duplex Diner for their 19th anniversary! Celebrate the 90's and early 2000s for a night to remember.

2001 18th St NW | 8 pm 

 

july 29th

hip hop book club

Hip Hop Book Club is a monthly organized discussion on musical contributions to hip hop culture by various artists. Hip Hop Book Club isn't a "book club" in a literal sense, but rather in theory. Where members  take some of Hip Hop's dopest projects and discuss them in a book club-like atmosphere.

2477 18th St NW | 1 pm 

dogs day of summer

Join the Smithsonian National Postal Museum from 12-2PM for the Dog Days of Summer Family Festival! There will be adoptable dogs, demonstrations with the Amtrak K-9 police unit, scavenger hunts, and other hands-on family activities.

2 Massachusetts Ave NE | 12 pm | More Info 

butterflies at brookside gardens

Come for a special morning of photographing butterflies at Brookside Gardens. You'll have special access to the butterflies for two hours before the conservatory opens to the public. You'll begin outside with a discussion of techniques and settings for butterfly photography, as well as some close-up garden photography.

Capital Photography Center | 7 am | Tickets

fitness event : yoga gathering

WithLoveDC is thrilled to offer their free yoga gatherings at the U.S Botanic Gardens!  These classes aim to crate an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing space around them.

100 Maryland Ave SW | 10:30 am | Tickets

smoothies x sounds

A Saturday filled with smooth sounds from Foots x Coles ft. Alex Vaughn / BlaqueStone / Dj Rachi / Dj Geena Marie. Live art by Edan and Filthy Fell Off. 

3118 Georgia Ave NW | 6 pm

milkshakes n funnel cakes

Grub, goodies, and giveaways. 

651 Florida Ave NW | 5 pm | Tickets

petting zoo

The Petting Zoo will be located in Milian Park, adjacent to the Freshfarm Market from 10 AM to Noon.= The Mini Zoo will feature adorable, petable animals including chicks, chickens, ducks, sheep, goats and possibly even a llama, donkey, pig or zebu, all available for gentle petting from our residents and visitors.

499 Massachusetts Ave NW | 10 am

 

july 30th

pait and sip classics: icecream cone

Stay cool this summer in this delicious Ice Cream painting class.

1728 Connecticut Ave NW | 5 pm | Tickets

palestinian tales: a storytelling workshop

Since 2015, the Boston-based Palestinians Podcast has hosted a series of live storytelling events, where 5-8 storytellers share their truths, trials, triumphs, and tribulations. The DCPFAF will host a FREE storytelling workshop with Palestinians Podcast at The Potter's House. Participants will explore the art and importance of storytelling, discover the essentials of good storytelling, and work to build their own narrative by discussing topics of identity, culture, community and struggle. 

1658 Columbia Rd NW | 2 pm | Tickets

community yoga classes

Join Clara Wallace in a one hour flow yoga practice! This is a donation based class to support non-profit, N Street village. 

2805 M St NW | 2 pm | Tickets

latin jazz with cuarteto bomba 

Cuarteto Bomba plays a modern fusion of Latin jazz with influences from around Latin America. Based on Afro-Cuban rhythms, the group incorporates styles from Peru, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and other parts of the region. These local veterans of the Latin and jazz scene will give you a new perspective on traditional and contemporary jazz and Latin American classics. Don't miss their live set Sundat at Bossa!

2463 18th St NW | 7 pm

sunset for dancers

Sunset for Dancers is a great chance to learn or master exciting Latin, Brazilian, French Carribean and African partner dances. 

3300 Water St NW | 5 pm | Tickets 

plant night

Follow along party hosts for an hour and a half DIY terrarium class! All tools are provided and food and drinks are available for purchase. 

1 Dupont Circle NW | 1 pm | Tickets | 21+

 

july 31st

grace mitchell / surf rock is dead / nah live at songbyrd

2477 18th St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets / More Info

life drawing

Every Monday Hillyer Art Space invites you to The Life Drawing series--an independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums. While skill level is varied, there is no immediate instruction, which allows each student to practice their drawing skills at their own pace. The Life Drawing series at Hillyer Art Space is the perfect opportunity to practice your skills and independently work with access to a live model. 

9 Hillyer Ct NW | 6 pm | More Info

comics and cocktails

Geek talk and drink specials. All are welcome!

1523 22nd St NW | 6:30 pm

concert series at the u.s. capitol

Throughout the summer, The United States Navy Band takes advantage of the warm weather and landmarks in Washington, D.C. to perform in its Concerts at the Capitol Series. Outdoor concerts at important landmarks and tourist destinations provide the opportunity for a special atmosphere. These concerts also provide an excellent opportunity for outreach, as many audience members may not otherwise be aware of the variety of concerts the Navy Band provides.

U.S Capitol Building West Lawn | 8 pm | More Info

the harry potter themes comedy show

Everyone's favorite boy wizard who conquered He Who Must Not Be Named is turning another year older on July 31st - and we're celebrating with a comedy show! We have Harry Potter-themed stand-up bits, hilarious fan fiction and sketches, and a few other surprises. We are also concocting special punch for the event! Grab your tickets fast to secure seating otherwise you may have to stand or levitate.

829 Upshut St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

 

august 1st

improv comedy night with the penthouse basements

The Penthouse Basements return to the Pinch (after taking July off) for the most talked about monthly improv showcase in the DMV. Thankzgiving 2007 and Doublestuff will be performing some long form improv in addition to the short form improv form The Penthouse Basements. Free admission, just make sure you grab some food or drinks so we can continue to do this fantastic monthly showcase.

3548 14th St NW | 7 pm

Cinema Al fresco

The theme of Georgetown's Annual Sunset Cinema summer outdoor movie series is Women in Film, featuring iconic movies with strong female leads and story lines, from comedies to inspirational dramas. Grab a blanket, bring a picnic and head to the beautiful Georgetown Waterfront Park to enjoy the panoramic backdrop of the sunset, Potomac River and Key Bridge, along with the movie Erin Brokovich.

Georgetown Waterfront Park | 8:30 pm | Tickets

wine tasting: summer reds, some are not

Who says red wine in the summer cant be refreshing? It's possible to beat the heat and still stay loyal to red. Join Via Umbria as they walk you through four light and bright selections and give you tips on how to enjoy them!

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets