May 4th - 10th: Staff Picks Events In D.C.

thursday, may 4th


Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Abbey Lincoln Tribute

Under the musical direction of Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer, and producer Terri Lyne Carrington, iconic jazz vocalist and NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines a celebration of the life and legacy of Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010).

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- 8.00 PM -- $29-$59

may the force be with you!

Join us for a screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", including activities such as Star Wars puzzles and Star Wars coloring sheets. May the fourth be with you!

1630 7th St NW | 5:30 pm | More Info

phillips after 5: maifest

Come celebrate the Maifest, the German tradition celebrating the arrival of spring. Gather your friends to fashion your own flower crowns and explore German artists and artworks in the galleries with a German-themed scavenger hunt. Sample flavors of spring with Shrub District, enjoy rose wine, chilled beers, and live music.

1600 21st St NW | 5 pm | More Info / Sign Up

t.i hustle gang tour

620 T St NW | 8 pm | More Info / Tickets


Friday, May 5


frida kahlo pop up 

You thought National Margarita Day were massive? Just wait..El Tamarindo will be hosting a Frida Kahlo pop-up bar for Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy tons of decorations, drink specials, music, taco bar and more. 

1785 Florida Ave NW | 11 am | More Info

union market drive in movie: star wars the force awakens

1309 5th St NW | 6 pm | Tickets / More Info

First friday dupont

Gallery hop around Dupont Circle to visit art galleries, museums, and embassies.

Dupont Circle | 6 pm | More Info

cinco de mustache at town tavern

Join Town Tavern for a one of a king Cinco de Mayo experience. Open bar fiesta from 9 pm- 11 pm. Wear your mustache or sombrero and get 1/2 off your first drink. All day drink specials! 21+.

2323 18th St NW | 3 pm | Tickets / More Info

Full Moon Rooftop Tea & Yoga@WeWork!

Rooftop Full Moon Flow! Enjoy a complimentary 'Get My Mind Right Tea' designed to help you get the most out of that powerful full moon energy; helping you focus for goal manifestation.

Bring a yoga mat and an open heart. See you soon.

614 S St NW | 6 pm | Tickets / More Info


saturday may 6th


funk parade

All day funk fest!

1214 U St NW | 12 pm | More Info / Line Up

around the world embassy tour

Around the World Embassy tour returns! More than 40 embassies will open their doors to DC visitors and residents. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. 

1525 20th St NW | 9 am | Tickets / More Info

Broccoli city fest 2017

Featuring artists such as 21 Savage, Rae Sremmurd, Solange, and more!

Gateway Arts Pavillion | 12 pm | Tickets / More Info 

zuvaa pop-up tour

Shop beautiful African inspired items from the Zuvaa Marketplace. The Zuvaa pop-up shops are an opportunity for people around the world to experience beautiful high-quality African inspired garments from talented designers around the world! 

419 7th St NW | Saturday 10am - 7pm Sunday 11am - 6pm | More Info


sunday may 7th


a space odyssey screening at suns cinema

3107 Mt. Pleasant St NW | 7 pm | More Info

red room happy hour at the black car

$4 specials plus food, pinbll and general good times.

1811 14th St NW | 5:30 pm | More Info

free community day

The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts! Come explore the current exhibitions as well as new reinstalled collections for free.

1250 New York Ave NW | 12 pm | More Info

gay day at the zoo

Join us at the Zoo on Sunday for a fun day at the park with the LGBTQ community. This is not an event with speakers, etc...simply a fun day to be surrounded by the community and enjoy the zoo! 

3001 Connecticut Ave NW | 12 pm | More Info


monday may 8th


comics & cocktails

Join us for geeky talk, drinks and food. All are welcome.

1523 22nd St NW | 6:30 pm | More Info

volumes live at songbyrd

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

"flow into summer" Rooftop yoga 

To celebrate National Physical Fitness Month, Hyatt Regency and Bridges Fitness and Yoga invite you to relax your mind and flow into summer with their new Rooftop Yoga Series. Guests can enjoy a 50 minute class with floor-to-ceiling views of Bethesda's skyline.

7400 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda, MD | 5:30 pm | Tickets

paul cherry/dwellingville/the radiographers/dune flowers t slash run 

Slashrun. Come out for a goooooood time with some goooood music.

201 Upshur St NW | 8 pm | More Info



tuesday may 9th


schadenfreude: stories about taking pleasure in ANOTHER's pain 

Named the “gold standard” in storytelling by the Washington Post, voted one of the top 3 open mics in DC by the Washington City Paper, Story District is one of the most well-known and respected storytelling organizations in the country. Tonight's show, like all of our shows, will feature a mix of eight to ten first-timer storytellers and regulars, who will take the stage to share their twist on the night's theme.

2009 8th St NW | 8 pm | More Info

open mic night

Sip and mingle at Colony Club in support of Mi Tierra, a short film bringing awareness to immigration reforms. The Open Mic will feature 0 local artists with happy hour specials running all night. 

3118 Georgia Ave NW | 7 pm | More Info

savoy motel at dc9

1940 9th St NW | 9 pm | More Info 

twin speaks, chrome pony, post animal

Live at the 9:30 club.

815 V St NW | 7 pm | Tickets / More Info


wednesday may 10th


sip and paint at ping pong dim sum

Join Ping Pong Dim Dum in Chinatown for happy hour sip and paint! Artists of all levels are welcome to join the fun. 21+ event.

900 7th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets / More Info

wine tasting wines of south america

Fall in love with the flavors, aromas and tastes of South American wines. Learn the terms to help you determine the taste and style of these wines along with traditions, regions, culture and modern advances in each country.  21+ event. 

1550 7th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets / More Info

may illustrated cocktails: drinks and painting

Participants will enjoy a specialty seasonal cocktail and each will be supplied line art of an illustrated recipe of your drink to paint in watercolors. Watercolor techniques will be shared as well as a demo on how to make your drink at home. 

1309 5th St NE | 6:30 pm | Tickets / More Info

sip & smoke party at jack rose dining saloon

Experience a flight of five American Whiskey styles. Food will be provided.

2007 18th St NW | 6:30 pm | Tickets