July 19th - July 25th

july 19th

ginger beer workshop

Soda season is upon us! Nothing beats the heat like the sweet fizz of an ice-cold soda pop. But who wants all that sugar? All those chemicals? All that...what is phosphoric acid, anyway? Rachel Armistead, co-founder of The Sweet Farm and avid soda lover, teaches you how to make your own lightly fermented ginger beer (and other sodas) with less sugar, natural ingredients and seasonal flavorings. Attendees will leave with a how-to guide, a handmade ginger bug (wild soda culture), and recipe ideas for a summertime's worth of sweet, delicious fizz!

300 V St NW | 6:30 pm | More Info / Tickets

hive late night

The latest in the Museum’s imaginative Summer Block Party series, Hive is comprised of thousands of colorful paper tubes interlocked to create awe-inspiring, interactive chambers. Experience Hive after-hours with musical performances, drinks and food from Hill Country's Backyard Barbeque and live music from Jonny Grave. 

401 F St MW | 6 pm | Tickets

eastern market potluck

225 7th St SE | 7 pm | More Info

femme night: mona lisa smile

Catch a screening of Mona Lisa Smile  at Colony Club! 

3118 Georgia Ave NW | 8 pm

open mic night at dc improv

The Improv is opening their stage to local comics in their main show room. Free admission but make sure you RSVP.

1140 Connecticut Ave NW | 7:30 pm | RSVP

mappy hour

Bring your questions, ideas and maps! This is your chance to meet new adventure buddies, get some beta on your upcoming trip, ask about other people's favorite travel gear, and way more. Come for good conversation, campfire games, and ideas for future adventures! 

1st & L St NE | 6:30 pm | Tickets

yoga in the galleries

Yoga in the Galleries continues with weekly Kripalu yoga class. $10 per class and all levels are welcome!

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW | 10 am | Tickets

tasting: spread the love (of cheese)

Cheese lovers unite!  Join via Umbria's experts for a tasting of soft and creamy, spreadable cheeses. Spread the word, spread the love, spread the cheese.

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets


july 20th


brew at the zoo

Drink beer. Save wildlife! Join Friends of the National Zoo at Washington, D.C.'s best beer festival on July 20. Enjoy great times and great brews with unlimited beer tastings from more than 70 breweries, exotic animal encounters, live music and entertainment, and fare from popular food trucks—it's a unique after-hours Zoo experience. Brew at the Zoo is an adult event. Guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID. No babies or children are allowed. Proceeds benefit the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's mission to save species.

3001 Connecticut Ave NW | 6 pm | Tickets

riverfront outdoor movie: star wars rogue one

200 M St SE | 7 pm | Tickets 

underground comedy

Underground Comedy, D.C.’s premier independent comedy production company, brings rising comics from around the country to perform in Washington, D.C. The performance will feature comedy from Brittany Carney, Ryan Donahue, Sam Evans, Benjy Himmelfarb, Dylan Meyer, Cerrome Russell, Paris Sashay, and Kasaun Wilson.

2700 F St NW | 6 pm | Tickets

jane krakowski & tituss burgess 

Award-winning actors and Broadway veterans Tituss Burgess and Jane Krakowski, with special guest Judah Friedlander, bring their one-of-a-kind chemistry to the NSO, singing hits from the stage and screen for one unforgettable performance.

2700 F St NW | 8 pm | Tickets 

capitol riverfront outdoor movie: star wars rogue one

200 M St SE | 7 pm | Tickets


july 21st


kendrick lamar: the damn tour w/ travis scott

601 F St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

saison wafel: beer and wafels

Saison Wafel Bar presents it's first annual Wafel and Beer celebration in honor of national Belgium day! 

1309 5th St NE | 4 pm | More Info

dmv comedy showcase

Some of the best stand-ups from the local comedy scene are coming to DC Improv's lounge for a night full of laughs and fun.

1140 Connecticut Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

big duo improv night

3118 Georgia Ave NW | 8 pm | More Info

team happy trees at town tavern

Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Must be of legal drinking age. Food and drink may be purchased at the event.

2323 18th St NW | 5 pm | Tickets

circus district : juggle jam #8

Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jumpstart your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the thundering applause you deserve! All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements.

545 7th St SE | 6 pm


july 22nd


yoga gathering

WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to offer their free yoga gatherings at the U.S. Botanic Garden; come flow with us! Please note: This program is first-come, first served with limited space available. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own mats.

100 Maryland Ave SW | 10:30 am | Tickets

sauf haus bier garten 3 year anniversary

A day filled with live music, drink specials, giveaways and most importantly BIER.

1216 18th St NW | Tickets

bad rabbits live at songbyrd music house

2477 18th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

yoga at the wharf

600 Water St NW | 8 am | More Info


july 23rd


international meetup cruise & salsa

Welcome to the fun-filled Boat cruise with International meetup, salsa training and Belly dance performances, while enjoying the spectacular view of the DC monuments. Bienvenido al crucero lleno de diversión con singles internacionales.

3050 K St NW | 3 pm | Tickets

wwe monday night raw

601 F St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

free music in the courtyard

Free music in the Fringe courtyard bar! All ages, pets welcome, bar open!

1358 Florida Ave NE | 1 am 

pleasant pops summer bash

Join Pleasant Pops for an afternoon of live music, samples, and pop up shops from Zora & Amelia and Urban Jungle.

1781 Florida Ave NW Ste G | 1 pm

free yoga in the garden

Come on out to Old City Farm & Guild  for another excellent (and free!) outdoor yoga practice taught by Alisha Lineswala. After, stroll through the farmer's market and pick up your fresh produce, smoothies, and more!

925 Rhode Island Ave NW | 9:30 am 

team happy trees

Not a master gardener? No problem! Don't have a green thumb? Guess what? No problem! Just follow along while party hoses guide you through step by step instructions on how to make your own terrarium! 

801 E St NW | 5 pm | Tickets


july 24th


wwe monday night raw

601 F St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets 

run club

Join Glen's Garden Market for their biweekly run club! $5 will get you a slice of pizza and a draft beer or kombucha after your run.

2001 S St NW | 7 pm

weekly bar bingo

Making your Mondays better one week at a time.

1414 14th St NW | 8 pm 

comics and cocktails

Geeky talk, drinks and food.

1523 22nd St NW | 6:30 pm

concert 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 | More Info

movie mondays: the lost world

Join Dupont Underground as they bring retro films paired with some of the best improvisational musicians in DC. 

19 Dupont Circle NW | 7 pm | Tickets 


july 25th


90's hiphop & rnb happy hour

It's summertime and Songbyrd is feeling nostalgic for golden era hi-hop and R&B rams,

2477 18th St NW | 6:30 pm

GEORGETOWN sunset cinema: brooklyn

Head down to Georgetown Waterfront Park at sunset for a free screening of Brooklyn

Georgetown Waterfront Park | 7 pm

super smash bros & melee tournament

2446 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

sangria and succulents

Join Urban Jungle at their CoHi/Shaw showroom to enjoy some refreshing sangria and learn how to build your own terrarium.

2603 Sherman Ave NW | 6:30 pm | Tickets

pop-up prints

International Visions Gallery presents its pop-up show featuring lithographs, etchings, woodcut prints, and more from artists! 

2629 Connecticut Ave NW | 7 pm | Tickets

July 12th - 18th Staff Picked Events

July 12


Georgetown's 2017 sunset fitness in the park

FREE one-hour outdoor fitness classes in the beautiful Georgetown Waterfront Park. Each class is hosted by a Georgetown yoga, barre or Pilates studio, and the events are all summer long!

Georgetown Waterfront Park | 6PM-7PM | More info and registration 

underground comedy at the big hunt

As featured on Comedy Central and in the Washington Post, Underground Comedy presents DC's best stand-up comics at The Big Hunt every Wednesday through Saturday.   The Big Hunt is a Washington Post editor's choice for best beer in DC!  

1345 Connecticut Avenue NW | 8PM

studio ghibli festival: princess mononoke 

Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan.

550 Penn St NE | 11 am | Tickets

watercolors and cocktails

Join cookbook author & illustrator Marcella Kriebel in an evening of watercolor painting of an original recipe by mixologist Gina Chersevani. Participants will enjoy a specialty seasonal cocktail prepared by Buffalo and Bergen, and each will be supplied line art of an illustrated recipe of Chersevani's drink to paint in watercolor. Watercolor techniques will be shared as well as a demo of how to make the drink at home. Each participant will bring home one of Chersevani's classic cocktails as a hand colored illustrated recipe. Art materials for this project are included. 

1309 5th St NE | 6:30 pm | Tickets

comedy film bucket list: the blues brothers

If you haven't seen this classic, consider yourself on a mission from God to see it. Come check us out at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. Suggested meal pairings: four fried chickens and a Coke, or some dry white toast, nothin' on it.

2903 Columbia Pike Arlington | 7:45 pm | Ticket

art in context: korea

Join International Arts & Artists (IA&A) for "Art in Context: Korea", a discussion on Korean culture, identity, and the broader conditions impacting creative work and partnerships. Panelists include Julia Kwon, a visual artist whose exhibition "Like Any Other" is currently on view at IA&A’s Hillyer Art Space, and Tom Vick, Curator of Film at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries. Additional panelists to be announced.

9 Hillyer Ct NW | 12 pm | Tickets 


July 13


movie night in canal park: moana

The Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs invites you to join us in Chinatown Park for this summer's Asian and Pacific Islander-themed movie line up.  The events are free and open to the public. Popcorn and popsicles will be provided.

200 M Street SE | 8:15PM 

spanish tap takeover

Join us as we team up with Estadio, one of our favorite 14th St. neighbors, to celebrate the wonderful beers and cuisine of Spain. Mark your calendars; you don’t want to miss this party! On this night, ChurchKey will pour no less than 30 exceptional drafts from six of the best craft brewers from Spain.  To celebrate the occasion, we’ve invited Estadio Executive Chef Rufino Bautista to add a few of his favorite dishes to ChurchKey’s menu, available for one night only.

1337 14th Street NW | 4PM-11PM 

game of thrones trivia night

$500 cash prize for the top team, Awesome Con prize raffles, costume contest and more! We will be tapping Ommegang's finest with the release of "Bend the Knee," along with other themed drinks "Lannister's Gold," "White Walker," and "Wildfire." We do anticipate a sell out so get your tickets early!  Registration begins at 6:30pm, with trivia starting at 7:30 pm. Pregame Happy Hour: (4-7 pm) $2 off all drafts, $5 rail drinks and $6 wines!

801 E Street NW | 7:30PM

cozy boys

1215 Connecticut Ave NW | 10 pm | Tickets 

cooking demo: tomato burst

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

100 Maryland Ave SW | 12 pm | Tickets  

sam o.b

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets 


July 14


Free jazz at franklin park

The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) has partnered with Wolf Trap again this summer to bring you live outdoor jazz on July 14 in Franklin Park.Compete with friends in a game of cornhole and take a photo with Wolfie to kick-start your weekend. Enjoy lunch from your favorite food truck, or bring your own!  Get comfortable on checkered picnic blankets, or relax at the red park tables and chairs provided by DowntownDC.  Come out to be inspired by the music, explore fun lawn games, and receive giveaways while supplies last!

K and 13th Street NW | 12PM-2PM

Matthew Klam - Who Is Rich? — in conversation with Jake Tapper

Klam won awards, acclaim, and a spot on The New Yorker’s “Twenty Best Fiction Writers in America under 40” list for Sam the Cat, his nervy, ironic debut collection of seven long stories. Coming sixteen years later, his first novel is a richly evocative study of passion and family as well as a sharply satirical look at today’s mass-consumer society. Unfolding during an artists’ conference at a seaside getaway, the story focuses on Rich and Amy, a cartoonist and student of narrative painting, respectively, as they meet again after a fling the previous summer to see what happens next. In Klam’s telling, what happens is painful and funny, compelling and unsettling.

Klam will be in conversation with Jake Tapper, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN. 

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW | 7PM

reggae on the roof 

Island vibes meet D.C. this installment of Del Campo's rooftop "Del Campo At Dusk" party series. The July 14 party will take a Jamaican theme, complete with Reggae tunes, jerk chicken, beef patties, roast pork, and flowing drinks. The party starts at 6 p.m. All-you-can-eat tickets are $35, with bottomless drinks available for $30 (or buy them a la carte at the cash bar).

777 I St. NW | 6PM | More info and tickets 

jazz in the garden

If you’re looking for a fun evening of free music – or a great date idea – then Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art is a must.  It’s a delightful evening of music in an inspiring setting.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden | 5PM - 8:30PM 

royal headache at black cat

Like the Exploding Hearts and Buzzcocks before them, the Sydney-based Royal Headache are a true pop-punk band - able to blend old-school garage rock with sing-along melodic sensibilities. The result is a sound that's both immediate and essential. And definitely something to check out.

1811 14th Street NW | 8PM | Tickets and more info 

this show will only bring you happiness

915 U St NW | 7 pm


July 15


DC Taco, Beer and Tequila Festival 

Over twenty taco trucks and taqueira restaurants and more than forty local breweries are participating.  There will be live music and Lucha Libre wrestlers performing throughout the day.

136 N Street SE Washington, DC | Tickets and more info

Hillwood museum french festival

Indulge your inner Francophile with eighteenth-century French amusements in celebration of Bastille Day and Hillwood's French decorative arts collection.

4155 Linnean Street NW  | 10AM-6PM  | More info and tickets

nerds trivia night

How many rings were forged by Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth? Excluding monuments, what is the tallest building in D.C.? Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. in The Den. Then grab a drink special, put on your thinking cap, and join us upstairs for three rounds of mind-bending trivia by 8 p.m. Prizes awarded. Trivia night is open to all ages.  Beer and wine will be available.

This month, to celebrate the paperback release of My Bookstorethe winner of an additional book themed flash round will receive a special prize book bundle.

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW | 8PM | More info 

common people: 90s Alt-pop/hip hop dance party

Every other month, DJ lil'e brings 90s alternative music, peppered with 90s hip-hop favorites to the Black Cat for Common People. If your 90s musical taste is equal parts Blur and Biggie, this is the dance party for you.  Tickets available the night of the show. 

1811 14th Street NW  | 9:30PM 

dc zinefest

DC Zinefest is an independent, volunteer-organized  event that offers a space for zine makers, self-published artists, and writers to share their work with each other and the DC community. This year will feature 50+ zine vendors from the DC area and from afar!

1525 Newton St NW | 10 am 

rent party

1811 14th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets


Explore space on this day devoted to astronomy! Activities will include a 40 foot long NASA traveling exhibit, crafts, animated movies, and planetarium programs. 

5200 Glover Rd NW | 10 am | More Info


July 16


International Colombian Festival 

This international festival celebrating Colombian culture and food comes to the RFK Festival Grounds in 2017 for the first time.

RFK Stadium 2400 East Capitol St SE | 10AM | More info

flower arranging at the u.s botanic garden

In this open level class, Arrin will walk students though the basics of arranging flowers. Emphasis will be placed on mimicking the natural rhythms in nature. All materials will be included!

100 Maryland Ave SW | 2 pm | Tickets

the yoga hive

This summer, the National Building Museum will present a new, interactive installation designed by Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago and New York. Titled “Hive,” it will be the latest in the Museum’s imaginative Summer Block Party series of temporary structures inside its historic Great Hall. Come to enjoy a one hour, all-level yoga practice INSIDE the Hive in the Great Hall! Space is limited. BYO yoga mat.

401 F St NW | 10 am | Tickets 

sunday supper: fried chicken picnic

Join Chef Wendi James in the kitchen for a demonstration cooking demo featuring a fried chicken picnic in the garden! 

921 Pennsylvania Ave NW | 11 am | Tickets


july 17


muggle monday movie night at black cat

Enjoy happy hour and a screening of Prisoner of Azkaban for wizarding movie night Mondays. Complete with magical drink specials - including alcoholic and non-alcoholic Butterbeer! 

1811 14th Street NW | 7PM

songbyrd karaoke: what would ian curtis do edition

Host Johnathan welcomes you to the Songbyrd Music House mainstage for a beautiful swampy-summer Monday basement edition of Karaoke Sexy.

2477 18th St NW | 8 pm 

music in the fringe courtyard

1358 Florida Ave NW | 11 am


july 18


Sunset cinema: hidden figures

This year's movie theme 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 view films with the panoramic backdrop of the sunset, Potomac River and Key Bridge. Films start at sunset--around 8:30/8:45 p.m. Arrive early to picnic and to get the best seating!

Georgetown Waterfront Park | 8:30PM 

trivia under the stars

From sports to pop culture, geography to politics, your knowledge will be tested all while enjoying an evening in the heart of NOMA!

1st & L St NE | 7 pm | Tickets 

film & beer: if a thousand clarinets

Bistro Bohem will present the film "If a Thousand Clarinets" (Kdyby tisíc klarinetů) as part of the ongoing Film and Beer Series on July 18, 2017, at 7 pm. In this classic, musical comedy, a reporter uncovers a military base where rifles have mysteriously transformed into musical instruments. The film features many stars from the 60s and musical numbers - from rock 'n' roll to jazz. As the commander in the film says, "Music is the triumph of the human spirit." Enjoy an evening of film and beer that will keep your feet tapping. 
600 Florida Ave NW | 7 pm 

sangria and succulents

Join Urban Jungle for some refreshing sangria as they teach you how to build your own terrarium. Learn tips and tricks on creating fabulous works of art using the simple beauty of succulents. 

2603 Sherman Ave NW | 6:30 pm | Tickets 

July 5th - July 11th Staff Picked Events

 Photo via GardensDecor.com

Photo via GardensDecor.com

july 5th

tour: the art and history of the us 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

vintage game night

If you want to feel fancy when you really aren't- come play croquet and other vintage games at the former home of President Woodrow Wilson! Happy hour drink specials will be available.

2340 S St NW | 5:30 pm | More Info / Register

 night at the museum

Experience The Hive after-hours collection of more than 2.700 artfully arranged paper tubes with musical performances, drinks and food from Hill Country's Backyard Barbeque. 

National Building Museum | 7 pm | Tickets

cheese tasting

Join Glen's Garden Market to sample the very best cheeses of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Learn how they're made, pair them with wine, and receive a 15% discount on everything you've sampled. 

2001 S St NW | 7 pm | Tickets  


july 6th

happy birthday frida

Say Feliz Cumpleanos to Frida Kahlo! Come and celebrate the beloved Mexican artist with drink specials and dishes in the Frida-themed bar. 

401 7th St NW | 4 pm

grease outdoor film screening 

Keeping the fun rolling at Canal Park, enjoy this screening of the well loved musical Grease.

200 M St SE | 7 pm 

fringe festival open night: matthew law

Come celebrate the Fringe's opening night as they turn the Trinidad Theatre stage into the ultimate dance party. Come for good times, great music, and to make new friends! 

1358 Florida Ave NE | 9 pm | More Info

moose jaw bluegrass at mr.henry's

Come out and join Moose Jaw as they return to Mr. Henry's playing fantastical bluegrass while you partake in much-needed merriment.

601 Pennsylvania SE | 8 pm | Tickets



july 7th

independance prom

Dust off your old prom dress, grab a date, bust out your best red-white-and-blue gear and prepare to spend the night singing to live music, dancing, [drinking] and falling in love under the stars (and stripes). 

1811 14th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

first friday 

Enjoy a great first Friday of the month with over a dozen businesses on Georgia Ave NW. Drink, food, and retail specials, live music, art and more. 

Park View Georgia Ave NW | 6 pm 

daybreaker dc / daybreaker hive

The National Building Museum is launching their 2017 summer architectural installation, Hive. It's a piece that soars to the highest heights in the Museum and it's made of 2,700 giant paper tubes. 
Soooo ...
Let's dance in it.
With the museum as your dance floor, enjoy tunes from DJ Baronnhawk.

401 F St NW | 6 am | Tickets

friday night concert series: the reagan 

Bring your friends down to Yards Park to relax, enjoy the river view, food and beverages, and ofcourse live bands! This week catch The Reagan Years live!

355 Water St SE | 6:30 pm 

friday nights in the HEIGHTS

Columbia Heights brings you live music, local food offerings, drink specials, and face painting! This month, catch Caribbean-style performances from Caiso Steelband rocking the blocks of Newark St & Wisconsin Ave.

3401 Idaho Ave NW | 6 pm | More Info


july 8th

taste of the world at nats park

Join the Nationals as we celebrate Washington DC's international community with the 2nd annual culinary event "heard round the world." With the purchase of a special ticket to Taste of the World at Nats Park, you'll be able to enjoy a pregame food festival filled with unique flavors that will send your tastebuds on a roadtrip! You'll also be going home with a unique set of Nationals salt & pepper shakers! 

1500 S Capitol St SE | 2 pm | Tickets 

crabs and beer seafood party at big chief

Join the Big Chief for their latest installment of Crabs and Beer! Enjoy beer and Jameson specials all day! 

2002 Fenwick St NE | 12 pm | Tickets

full moon walk: national mall monuments & memorials

Meet people, see places, learn things, have fun all during the full moon walk! Washington DC's monuments and memorials on the National Mall are spectacular in the evening, and even more so during a full moon. Since July's full moon falls on a Saturday it's a perfect time for an evening walk with familiar and new friends from our Meetup group.  Our walk will start at the base of the Washington Monument, east side, and then cover approximately 3 miles past DC's most famous monuments and memorials. We will stop briefly at the Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln Memorials for photo/bathroom breaks.

2 15th St NW | 7:15 pm | Tickets

risk! live at the black cat

RISK! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. Hosted by Kevin Allison of MTV"s The State, this particular RISK! live show will feature incredible true stories from Kevin Allison and some of DC's best local performers. 

1811 14th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets  

sound scene X: dissonance 

Sound Scene X, organized by local sound collective DC Listening Lounge, unites audio artists and contributors from across the globe to transform the Hirshhorn into a sonic wonderland highlighting the unique sounds of D.C. This year’s event focuses on the theme of "dissonance." Throughout the day, visitors will have the rare opportunity to listen to the solar system in real time, play a veggie keyboard, build wind chimes from recycled materials, compose melodies based on body temperature, choose their own personal "audio adventure,” and more. New this year, Sound Scene X will feature opportunities for hearing impaired visitors to welcome more members of the Washington community. This will include original vibration compositions experienced through cutting-edge bodysuits, tactile chairs that let visitors feel a quartet composition, and American Sign Language interpreters and visual guides. Sound Scene X also features performances by musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra and the PanLara steel drum band as well as scheduled programming throughout the day.  Free and open to all ages, with advance registration recommended.

Hirshhorn Museum | 10 am | Tickets 


july 9th

sunset for dancers

Sunset for Dancers is incredible, when its nice out over 100 people gather here each Sunday to enjoy music in the most beautiful outdoor setting. It's a great opportunity to learn practice or watch exciting Latin, Brazilian, French Caribbean and African partner dances. Here we #moveasone with#purapaixão. Come learn Brazilian Zouk Lambada with Octavio Jan, DC's master of Kizomba and Brazilian Zouk partner dance. Our intensive Zouk workshop this will cover basics steps, and sensual body isolation.
Georgetown Park | 5 pm | Tickets

2nd annual 90's brunch party

Come out and dress up as your favorite 90's music or TV characters like Hey Arnold, Doug, Power Rangers, MC Hammer, LL Cool J,Spice Girls, etc; You can also just dress old school, baggy jeans, neon spandex, etc; Don't feel like dressing up, no biggie (pun intended], just come out and enjoy the music. There will be multiple drink and food specials(chicken &waffles!). Full Brunch menu will be available! Prizes go out to the best male and female costumes! CAPRI SUNS WILL BE THERE, DON'T MISS OUT!

2003 18th St NW | 12 pm 

rihanna & drake power flow yoga

1000 Florida Ave NW | 11:30 am | Tickets

scavenger hung of the national zoo

Join us at this new event based on our popular scavenger hunts. Today’s scavenger hunt takes place throughout the National Zoo. Look for items, answer trivia, get exciting pictures and win big prizes!
3001 Connecticut Ave NW | 11:30 am | Tickets 

yoga & Whiskey

Enjoy... Yoga/Whiskey Tasting Tour/Strut Social with Snacks.

1369 New York Ave NW | 11 am | Tickets

july 10th

free community yoga class

6:30 pm | More Info / Tickets

free pure barre pop up class

Come join Pure Barre DC for a FREE pop-up class on the rooftop of Insignia on M. Please bring your own yoga mat and don't forget your water! This is a 45-minute Pure Barre structured class.

1111 New Jersey Avenue Southeast | 7AM

Cocktails and Comedy 

Come see some of the finest local comedians for free at Dirty Martini!

1223 Connecticut Avenue NW| 7:30PM


july 11th

Taco tuesdays

$6 tacos all day at Lost Society.

2001 14th Street NW | 5:30-11PM

Banana Stand

A team of "banistas" will be passing out some potassium to morning commuters outside Union Station on July 11. There won't be money in this banana stand, though, because the fruit will be free, courtesy of Amazon.

Union Station | 7:30AM-10:30AM 

free film screening: the human beast

As part of its Summer film series "Once Upon a Time: From Books to Movies", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of the 1938 film The Human Beast by Jean Renoir.

4101 Reservoir Road NW | 7PM | More info

Opening Reception: Exhibit by Emirati Artist Ebtisam Abdul-Aziz

The reception will feature a conversation with Emirati artist Ebtisam Abdul-Aziz and Dana Al Marashi, head of Heritage and Social Affairs at the embassy of the United Arab Emirates,moderated by Maya Allison, chief curator at New York University Abu Dhabi.

1050 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 1060 | 6PM 

bastille day celebrations at central michel richard

 Celebrate Bastille Day at DC’s premier French-American bistro. Central will kick off its weeklong celebration of festive food and wine pairings on Tuesday, July 11. In honor of the holiday, Central will end the week with a special three-course menu for $48 with optional French wine pairings for an additional $24, available Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15. The prix fixe menu includes gougères and fricassé d’escargots in the appetizer course, a lamb chop, piperade, baby kale & yogurt cumin sauce entree and Paris-Brest for dessert.  

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | All day 

PIRATe treasure hunt

Yo ho ho! Pirates of all ages should make their way to the planks at The Yards to explore the neighborhood on the sea to find prizes and treasure from the shops and restaurants of The Yards. Pirate-themed giveaways — and pirates! —will both be on hand. Adult and children’s maps will be available.

The Yards | 5:30PM