May 17th-23rd Staff Picked Events

                                                                                                                                       photo via the Washington Post

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may 17th


slash run karaoke with andrew herndon

201 Upshur St NW | 9 pm | More Info

rock 'n' twang live band karaoke 

Washington DC's best live band karaoke- once you go live you wont go back!

410 7th St NW | 8:30 pm | More Info

make art

Artists and the artistically declined alike can tackle amulet making at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. All skill levels are welcome for a workshop and discussion of charms used throughout Africa to bring goof fortune or protect their owner. 

950 Independence Ave SW | 1:30 pm | More Info / Tickets

painting uncorked

Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. This 2-hour class will result in an original painting on canvas using acrylics that you can take home and enjoy! Must be 21 to attend.

2100 Crystal Drive VA | 6:30 pm | Tickets / Info



may 18th


the weeknd starboy tour

601 F St NW | 7:30 pm | More Info

dc tour atlas brew works

Let's kick of a fun-filled summer at Atlas Brew Works in Northeast DC! Mark Szymanski has arranged a private tour of the brewery. Following the tour, mingle and build your network over appetizers.  Space is limited so make sure you register!

2052 W Virginia Ave NE Ste 102 | 6 pm | More Info / Tickets

sing-along: space

We're following up our Earth-themed sing-along with a sing-along that's out of this world. Submit your ideas for space-themed songs by the end of the day Saturday, May 6! Indicate which ones you want to sing with a "like." Songs about planets, stars, aliens, space travel, etc (or at least containing something space-related in the title or artist name) are all encouraged.

1940 9th St NW | 7 pm | More Info

free art museum day

Join us as we celebrate Art Museum Day with free admission!  This year’s theme for Art Museum Day is “Art Museums Foster Vibrant Communities.” This theme celebrates the vital role art museums play as cultural, educational, and economic anchors, helping make their communities great places to live and work. When you visit, share your Art Museum Day experiences on your social networks with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.

1250 New York Ave NW | 10 am | Tickets 

yes way rose! pairing cheese & pink wine

Come to “Yes Way Rosé” to learn the tasty basics of cheese and pink wine pairing; wine styles; cheese profiles; and how to differentiate between different types. We’ll delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. 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 NW | 7 pm | Tickets


may 19th


Breakfast Club, an 80's dance party: ladies of the 80's

Hey hey ladies, and gents! We're back for another edition of your favorite 80's party. This is a ladies of the 80's dance party - only female vocalists all night! 

2004 18th St NW | 9 pm | Tickets / More Info

daybreaker dc yoga & dance party

Daybreaker, the global morning movement that inspires its community to wake up and dance, is helping the Kennedy Center geat up for its upcoming #Soundhealth: Music and the Mind series of events with a morning dance party on the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace! The experience kicks off with a one-hour yoga session and then moves into a two-hour full throttle dance party with suprises and live performances.

2700 F St NW | 6 am | More Info / Tickets  

jazz in the garden free concert series

The Jazz in the Garden Series free concert features jazz artists performing a wider variety of styles- salse, blues fusion, xylophone, Afropunk, and more--every Friday evening!

700 Constitution Ave NW | 5:30 pm | More Info

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 DJs, 3 Different Music Channels, and Open Air Dance Floor.

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW | 8 pm | More Info / Tickets

tipsy: 2000s hip hop/altpop dance party

All things hip hop and alt pop from the 2000s. Jay-Z, Usher, White Stripes, The Killers, you name it.

1811 14th St NW | 10 pm | More Info

smithsonian botanical symposium 

"Exploring the Natural World: Plants, People and Places" is the theme of the 15th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, hosted by the National Museum of Natural History's Department of Botany and the United States Botanic Garden. The symposium will highlight the history of exploration undertaken by individuals and groups with an emphasis on exploration of the Americas. Several of our presentations are based on recently-published books or books in preparation.

10th St & Constitution Ave NW | 9 am | Tickets  


may 20th


lewis watson at u st music hall

1115 U St NW | 7 pm | More Info / Tickets

Yoga and whiskey

Every 2nd Sunday of each month, come for Whiskey and Yoga.

1369 New York Ave NE | 11 am | More Info

collider / big hush / wildhoney live

1811 14th St NW | 8 pm | More Info / Tickets

rescheduled cinco de MAYO running of the chihuahuas

The Running of the Chihuahuas is part of DC’s best Cinco de Mayo celebration, an afternoon that includes great food from SOL mexican grill DCRed Hook Lobster Pound DC and Captain Cookie and the Milk Man food trucks, cold beer, live music and of course, the races. The highlight of the afternoon, the races feature 128 Chihuahuas racing in groups of eight on a sixty foot “race track.” All the action is captured on a 17 foot Jumbotron screen and the winners take home $500 in cash and prizes. ALL race proceeds benefit Rural Dog Rescue – a non-profit organization dedicated to pulling dogs from high-kill rural shelters. Don’t have a Chihuahua? You can still take part in the excitement with the all breed contests for best dressed dog and best trick! There will be local vendors and giveaways from DC’s pet friendly businesses.

690 Water St NW | 1 pm | More Info / Tickets

all kids out of the pool party 2: night of 1000 ricks

Let's get Schwifty as we show you what we got! Gilt-O-Rama Productions is back with a second installment of one of their most popular productions: A tribute to Adult Swim cartoons. Stay tunes for fun games, trivia, costume contests, and so much more. 

1523 22nd St NW | 8 pm | More Info / Tickets

Movies at saam: jfk film series

Join us for two 1960s documentary films about the life and times of John F. Kennedy. 
After the screenings, please join us for a discussion with Jill Drew, daughter-in-law of director Robert Drew and General Manager of Drew Associates. Before the show be sure to check out American Visionary, SAAM's special photojournalism exhibit on JFK. 
Free admission. Seating is first come, first served. No tickets required.

800 G St NW | 3 pm | More Info


may 21st


night at the market

Join Eastern Market Main Street as we celebrate the first annual Market Week!
After a week of specials and events from neighborhood businesses, the 2017 Market Week will culminate in Night at the Market on May 21, 2017.Enjoy a "night out" with small bites, wine and beer, live music, and more – all in the historic Eastern Market North Hall. Tickets are available for purchase for $20 online and $25 at the door. All food, drink, and festivities are included with the price of the ticket. 
*Must be 21 to enter the event.

227 7th St SE | 6 pm | More Info / Tickets

rooftop silent disco in georgetown: launch night

Get ready for the ultimate music experience under the stars every Sunday at The Graham Georgetown Rooftop. Whether you are in to dance your heart out or simply sit back and relax, grooving to lounge music you are in for unforgettable night with a backdrop of spectacular city views.

1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW | 8 pm | More Info / Tickets

peace love yoga fest

Peace Love Yoga Gest was DC's very first day-long yoga, music, meditation, and art festival. Join us for our third round of community gathering and yoga festivities at the Brookland Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market 

716 Monroe St NE | 8 am | More Info / Tickets

gringo star / shantih shantih / kit & the chardonnay boys

1811 14th St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets / More Info 


may 22nd


animal collective at 9:30 club

815 V St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

edibledc eat/drink local

Join us for the 3rd Annual EdibleDC Magazine Eat/Drink Local! Your ALL INCLUSIVE ticket gets you 15+ divine drinks and 15+ fabulous foods from the best bartenders and chefs across the DMV. VIP ticket hodlers will get exclusive access to the Columbia Room patio with additional drinks/food as well as the VIP after party at Tiger Fork. VIP ticket holders also get an exculsive EdibleDC green tote with all our local picks.

1234 9th St NW 6 pm | Tickets / More Info 

queer girl movie night: may edition

We're excited to be presenting a special edition of QGMN this May, featuring a documentary by local artist, Alexandra Dietz . Her film chronicles the journey of her partner, Hannah Sheridan, as she returns to her Native-American community following the death of her father.

1811 14th St NW | 7:30 pm | More Info

comics and cocktails

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

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


may 23rd


shaolin jazz presents: can i kick it?

The creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ - The 37th Chamber proudly present a unique event catered to lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music inspired by the films, and everything else in between...CAN I KICK IT?Every 4th Tuesday of the month we screen a classic martial arts movie while a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and cinema soundbites are mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. SHAOLIN JAZZ Art and additional visuals will also be on display.Join us on Tuesday, April 25th at Songbyrd Music House for the next edition of CAN I KICK IT? as we'll be screening the '70s cult classic Black Belt Jones starring Jim Kelly.

2477 18th St NW | 6 pm | More Info

drag bingo

Come join your favorite skaters at Nellie's Sports Bar for drag bingo night! This isnt your grandmas bingo. Part of the proceeds from each Nellie Beer you drink will help support DCRG, so come early and get ready for some bingo!

900 U St NW | 7 pm | More Info

pizza party

Welcome to our signature Pizza Party at Soundcheck! Free pizza for everyone while they last! One deck local talent and favored DC dc- DC RISE!

1420 K St NW | 10 pm | More Info / Tickets 

free power yoga

Join us for a Power Flow Yoga workshop for individuals interested in becoming a yoga instructor. This class is an energetic form of vinyasa yoga where students move fluidly from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements

1325 W St NW | 7:30 pm | More Info

fuckup nights dc

FuckUpNights relaunches in Washington, DC this spring!FuckUp Nights is a global movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are shared, questioned and celebrated. Attendees and presenters are not afraid to use the f* word. Events bring together three (3) speakers ready to share their failure stories with an audience of people ready to be inspired by these.

718 7th St NW | 6 pm | Tickets / More Info