August 2nd - August 9th Staff Picked Events


august 8th

GEORGETOWN sunset cinema: the devil wears prada

7 pm | More Info

storytelling:cockblocking

Come for a night of stories about getting in the way, taking over, or just being a jerk.

2009 8th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets 

little dragon @ 9:30 club

815 V St NW | 7 pm

paint like warhol

Andy Warhol is one of the most famous artists in modern history. Popularizing the pop at movement, Warhol revolutionized the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement. In this class, you will mimic Warhol's famous styling. 

1728 Connecticut Ave NW | 7 pm | Tickets

vinyl lounge open mic

3401 K St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

drag bingo fundraiser

Every Tuesday night, Nellie's hosts Drag Bingo and donates a portion of the profits. This week they'll be raising money for the #RiseforRohingya campaign to support the Rohingya people of Burma. They've have made it our mission to support youth, women and other leaders on the ground who are working tirelessly to build peace and prevent genocide against the Rohingya. There will be a raffle with great prizes available, so you don't want to miss out! Enjoy the show and a classic game as you support a worthy cause. 

900 U St NW | 6 pm | More Info

panithub: galaxial tree

Head over to The Grill from Ipanema for a night of painting, fun, meeting others, and happy hour!

1868 Columbia Rd NW | 5 pm | Tickets

 


august 3rd

evening at the embassy of saudi arabia

TTD's Cultural Society has the remarkable privilege of transporting you around the world to an ancient land filled with wonder and excitement - all in a single evening. Step onto foreign soil and join us for an exclusive visit to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. You will be amazed at the fantastic architecture and elegance of the Embassy.

1001 30th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

summer 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. 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 & 7th St SW | 5 pm

pancakes n' booze art show

Come out to one of DC's largest art shows! Pancakes and Booze features artwork by 100+ emerging artists, live body painting, live DJ sets,  A FREE PANCAKE BAR and more.

801 E St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

ipa day

Go hop-crazy for IPA day at Penn Quarter. There will be 7 limited edition taps all day that you can pair with chips, cheese and bacon. 

801 Pennsylvania Ave NW | 11:30 am

make it pop

Make It Pop is a pop up happy hour series dedicated to introducing you to new spots, new people, and new drinks. 

3813 Georgia Ave NW | 5:30 pm

capitol riverfront outdoor movie screening: lala land

200 M St SE | 7 pm | Tickets


august 4th

first friday dupont art walk

Art galleries, retailers, embassies and historic houses will be open from 6 to 8 pm!

9 Dupont Cir NW | 6 pm | More Info

jazz in the garden

Jazz In The Garden at Pavilion Café in the National Gallery of Art features an eclectic mix of jazz is performed by top Washington-area artists. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments, including a beer and wine menu. 

7th St & Constitution Ave SW | 5:30 pm

rooftop silent disco

Kick off your weekend with an ultimate summer music experience at the Rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle, DC's best kept secret. Dance into the sunset with a backdrop of spectacular city views and submerge into the world of music with 3 live DJ's. 3 different music channels and an open air dance floor!

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW | 8 pm | Tickets

first friday august beach edition

It's hot out there! Enjoy another great First Friday on Georgia Avenue, #Beachinthecity edition! There will be over 20 Georgia Avenue NW in Park View & Petworth businesses with drinks, food and retail specials, live music, art and more.

Georgia Ave/Park View NW | 6 pm

graffiti party

Party like Banksy at our Graffiti Night and get 1 Hour of studio time to paint the wall plus 1 complimentary drink. The lounge will be open for liquid inspiration and we'll be playing jamming tunes. Afterwards, purchase studio time and canvas and let your vision come to life off the wall.

1728 Connecticut Ave NW | 6:30 pm | Tickets

brittney spears night at the dirty goose

Oops she did it again. Brittney kicked off Dive Fridays and it's back again to round out the summer. Jump back into the late 90's and spring forward to the glory that is Glory with the princess of pop's greatest hits. 

913 U St NW | 8 pm

french embassy summer dance soiree

Come join the French Embassy for our Dance Soiree in Paris for an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing! Even if you've never danced before, let them show you how to dance the Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa followed by an evening of dancing in the French Embassy ballroom as you meet ICDC members and make new friends.

4101 Reservoir Rd NW | 7 pm | Tickets


august 5th

vinyl & vinyasa

Every first Saturday of each month, come out and get your zen with Mary Mbaba as she leads you through a chill vinyasa flow with music selections from DC Chalant. 

2477 18th St NW | 11 am | Tickets

saam arcade

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is turning into an arcade! Participate in game building workshops, listen to musicians inspired by digital works, and play more than 100 video games. This FREE two day takeover includes classic arcade games like Asteroids, Pac-Man, Tron, Arkanoid, Donkey Kong, and more. Don't miss out!

800 G St NW | 11:30 am | More Info

saturday night full moon walk: national mall 

Meet people, see places, learn things, and have fun!

Washington National Mall | 6:30 pm | Tickets

george lopez live

2700 F St NW | 9:30 pm | Tickets

annual circus of the night

Nuit Cirque brings an utterly unique experience full of fantastical performers and incredibly intricate costumes. Created to be a roaming performer style evening -- the night if filled with fire, sparkle, and lights.

415 New Jersey Ave NW | 8 pm | 21+ | Tickets


august 6th

women in the arts free community day

Visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts for free every first Sunday of the month!

1252 New York Ave NW | 12 pm | Tickets

reggae jamfest

Celebrating 55 years of Jamaica Independence with live music and a day of fun.

1950 M St NW | 3 pm | Tickets

the yoga hive

Enjoy a one hour yoga session in one of the most talked about exhibits this summer: The Hive. 

401 F St NW |10 am | Tickets

sundisco

Sundisco: a mid-afternoon shindig::not too early, not too late, not too long. Come for a disco house adventure filled with whimsy folks and disco. 

715 Florida Ave NW | 4 pm | Tickets 


august 7th

good impressions: art history for beginners

From water lillies to Mona Lisa's smile, come get schooled on the basics of art appreciation, from how to read a painting to how to talk about art movements. You'll pocket a few talking points from the a range of major periods in art history, explore the local DC museum offerings, and get an insider's perspective into curating a museum. By the end of the class, you'll have all the tips and tricks you'd have actually remembered from your favorite art history class in college if you'd only shown up for class. 

2321 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets 

gallery experience: conservators at work

Hirshhorn paintings conservators invite visitors to take an unprecedented closer look behind the scenes as they clean and conserve Jean-Paul Riopelle’s "Large Triptych." In preparation for travel, conservators will be “stabilizing” the paintings, a delicate process by which Riopelle’s thick, heavy swaths of paint are carefully secured to the canvas. The Hirshhorn’s conservation team uses state-of-the-art techniques to care for its 12,000 objects for future generations, and the Museum boasts a world-recognized conservation program. 

Independence Ave & 7th St NW | 10 am

glen's garden market run club

Meet up with fellow runners for Glen's biweekly fun run! After your run stop by the store for $5 pizza and beer.

2001 S St NW | 7 pm


august 8th

GEORGETOWN sunset cinema: the devil wears prada

7 pm | More Info

storytelling:cockblocking

Come for a night of stories about getting in the way, taking over, or just being a jerk.

2009 8th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets 

little dragon @ 9:30 club

815 V St NW | 7 pm

paint like warhol

Andy Warhol is one of the most famous artists in modern history. Popularizing the pop at movement, Warhol revolutionized the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement. In this class, you will mimic Warhol's famous styling. 

1728 Connecticut Ave NW | 7 pm | Tickets

vinyl lounge open mic

3401 K St NW | 8 pm | Tickets


august 9th

GEORGETOWN sunset cinema: the devil wears prada

7 pm | More Info

storytelling:cockblocking

Come for a night of stories about getting in the way, taking over, or just being a jerk.

2009 8th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

little dragon @ 9:30 club

815 V St NW | 7 pm

paint like warhol

Andy Warhol is one of the most famous artists in modern history. Popularizing the pop at movement, Warhol revolutionized the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement. In this class, you will mimic Warhol's famous styling.

1728 Connecticut Ave NW | 7 pm | Tickets

vinyl lounge open mic

3401 K St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

drag bingo fundraiser

Every Tuesday night, Nellie's hosts Drag Bingo and donates a portion of the profits. This week they'll be raising money for the #RiseforRohingya campaign to support the Rohingya people of Burma. They've have made it our mission to support youth, women and other leaders on the ground who are working tirelessly to build peace and prevent genocide against the Rohingya. There will be a raffle with great prizes available, so you don't want to miss out! Enjoy the show and a classic game as you support a worthy cause.

900 U St NW | 6 pm | More Info

panithub: galaxial tree

Head over to The Grill from Ipanema for a night of painting, fun, meeting others, and happy hour!

1868 Columbia Rd NW | 5 pm | Tickets