Staff Picked Events: May 31st - June 6th

may 31st

cooking class: antipasti platters

Whether preparing for a fancy fiesta or a quick late dinner for yourself, an antipasti platter can be a life saver. Master the skills and learn the secrets of creating the perfect antipasti platter - a must for every host or hostess. We will be demonstrating and sampling an array of delicious Italian recipes to spoil your taste buds!

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | More Info / Tickets 

potluck and recipe exchange

Free and open to the public! Bring your favorite dish and exchange recipes with your neighbors and fellow community members at our Spring Potluck.  Come with your dish and a copy of a printed recipe and we'll share it with the group. Eat delicious food and learn more recipes on our urban farm! Don't have a recipe? Come anyways!

415 V St NW | 6 pm | More Info

growroom getdown ft forrest fire & mundy

Growroom Getdown: A Celebration of Music and Art from Growroom Productions
and party hosted by Growroom Productions' artists and featuring special guests and rotating cast members. Live music, live panting and prizes! Music performances by Forrest Fire and Mundy.

2477 18th St NW | 8 pm | More Info  

yoga in luce

Unwind with yoga and art appreciation in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for American Art. Participants can relax, reflect on artwork, and sip tea before Clare Kelley from Flow Yoga Center leads a one hour, all levels Vinyasa flow class. Participants must purchase ticket before attending!

800 G St NW | 6 pm | Tickets

laughing like crazy at the black squirrel

Come to The Black Squirrel if you want to laugh. Their monthly Cavalcade of comedians lead by Adrian Rodney and Petey Steele will be bringing the laughs like no other. This month's special guest Andy Kline will be making you fall out of your seat--dont miss out.

2427 18th St NW | 8 pm 


june 1st

garnish pop-up film festival vol 2

The "Garnish" Pop-Up Film Festival is returning to Songbyrd Music House! This event will highlight and celebrate local digital media makers.

2477 18th St NW | 6 pm | Tickets

the smile carnival

The Smile Project June 1-4, 2017: Carnival & Concert hosted by Broccoli City and Universal Fairs at RFK Festival Grounds is a four day festival featuring huge thrill rides, the best carnival food and games, incredible music performances, cash bars, and live art installations by the area's most talk about artists. 

2400 E Capitol St SE | 12 pm | Tickets

dank, dank and funky: wicked weed tap and bottle takeover

This #SAVORcraftbeer, Wicked Weed will be brewing on the Main Floor of The Black Squirrel. Nine Beers on five taps with three bottles and one can, of this incredible North Carolina Brewery known for their award winning Floral West Coast IPA's, spontaneously fermented Belgians, and smooth sours. To add a little extra touch, our Chef will be pairing these beers with delicious delectables of his own design. Just bring your thirst and your appetite because we got the food, the beer, and the good times covered! It’s going to be wicked!!!

2427 18th St NW | 5pm | More Info

a savory sneak peek

The Black Squirrel will be hosting an exclusive sneak peek event for eight breweries participating in this years Savor Craft Beer. Featuring a mixture of fan favorites, rarities, and one-offs; the Black Squirrel has twenty-two tap lines dedicated to beer never found in D.C. You dont want to miss out.

2427 18th St NW | 5 pm


june 2nd

astronomy night on the mall

Come learn about the upcoming total solar eclipse in our Discovery Dome! Get a pair of free eclipse glasses too!

The National Mall | 6 pm | More Info / Tickets 

dupont 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

movie night in the heights- space jam

Join us for the first Movie Nights in the Heights of the year at the Harriet Tubman field. On June 2 we will be showing Space Jam. The movie will start when it gets dark--around 9 p.m. but you're welcome to come earlier and set up a blanket and enjoy a picnic!

3400 11th St NW Ste 200 | 9 pm | More Info

georgia avenue first friday

Start your weekend with First Friday on lower Georgia Avenue! Join us Friday, June 2nd from 6-9 pm for our monthly celebration of the Georgia Avenue community with specials and live events at our local businesses. 

Georgia Ave NW | 6 pm | More Info

friday night concert series: the morrison brothers band

The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 7th Season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike. This week The Morrison Brothers Band will take the stage! 

355Water St SE | 6:30 pm | More Info


june 3rd

all time low in-store signing

With over a decade of material under their belts, All Time Low are set to shake thingsup with their seventh studio album. Now you'll have the chance to buy their new album and meet the band.

2477 18th St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

practice with love pop-up yoga

Bring a mat, a water bottle, and a big open heart for this yoga session in the US Botanic Garden.

100 Maryland Ave SW | 10 am | Sign Up 


mine power playground: meridian hill

Join MINT Gym and Studio at Meridian Hill Park  for our largest, most engaging power playground yet. Leading the class is the infamous Liz Harvey -- trust us, you'll want to make sure that you've packed your water bottle. Our trademark Power Playground class focuses on a balance of strength and cardio, ensuring that you leave exhausted with a full body workout.
Meridian Hill Park | 10:30 am | Sign Up

Kalorama park annual community day

Join us for the 2nd Annual Kalorama Park Community Day celebration! We are aiming to build on the success of last year’s event, this year with even more fun activities, entertainers, and local businesses and organizations. Meet your neighbors, try a new form of exercise, discover a local band, spend time with your family, and more. See you at the park!

1875 Columbia Rd NW | 11 am 

2017 chinatown community picnic

Come out and enjoy lively cultural performances, Asian arts and crafts including calligraphy, lantern-making, origami and paper-cutting, face-painting and more! Local community-based organizations and District government agencies will be on site. A bike repair station, health screenings and CPR demonstrations will also be available. Admission is free!

441 4th St NW Ste 721N | 11 am | Tickets

jelly roll mortals at adams morgan summer concert series

Join us for our annual Free Summer Concert Series! We'll have hula hoops and bubbles for the kids as free wristbands good for discounts at businesses all over Adams Morgan. Acoustic, electric, eclectic. Jelly Roll Mortals is a pop-rock-country-folk-R&B band; a group of seasoned musicians who play a deep catalog of originals and cover tunes. The band performs around the Washington, DC area as anything from a two-piece to five-piece, acoustic or full-on electric. Band members have played together in various combinations going back as long as 40 years. As songwriters they have had their songs played by several other bands. Cover tunes span the years from the early 20th century to the early 21st century. Individually, members of Jelly Roll Mortals have won several Washington Area Music Awards and been nominated for many more.

1804 Adams Mill Rd NW | 5 pm


june 4th

sunday serenity yoga

Local yoga instructors Alia Peera and Amy Mitchell host our 3rd annual summer yoga series in the East Park at Dumbarton House. The East Park provides a serene, tree covered outdoor space, for this 60 minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike!

2715 Q St NW | 10 am | Sign Up 

taste of peru

Washington DC is the biggest culinary festival showcasing the gastronomical marvels of Peru. The event will feature renown Peruvian chefs and participation of local Peruvian restaurants, chefs , entertainment, vendors and culturally related topics.

4200 Connecticut Ave NW | 10 am | Tickets

free community day at the national museum of women in the arts

1250 New York Ave NW | 12 pm | Tickets

social sunday

This event is aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. We welcome you whether you are an entry level wine drinker or a well-traveled wine connoisseur. The 6 to 8 wines we will sample are carefully hand selected by our premier wine buying team. Please, consider joining us in the midst of a busy week to unwind and take a break from the routines of your normal day to sample some amazing wines while listening to an incredibly well informed speaker about regions and varietals you may not yet have visited or tasted.

1522 14th St NW | 5 pm | Tickets 

puppies & pints w/ atlas vet

Join us as we team up with AtlasVet for the 3rd time to help out the Humane Rescue Alliance! The docs of AtlasVet will be hanging out in the Tap Room on Sunday June 4th from 1-6pm for you to ask questions over some delicious brews! Well behaved pups on leashes and their humans welcome. Bring Blankets/Towels (gently used) or Cat/Dog Training Treats (Made in the USA) to donate to the HRA and get 1/2 off a growler fill! Also, $1 of each pint purchased during this event will be donated to HRA as well. So come grab a beer, say hello, grab some AtlasVet swag, help out a great cause, and be merry!  

2052 W Virginia Ave NE Ste 102 | 1 pm


june 5th

mindful monday yoga

Join Embrace Yoga DC teachers on the first Monday of each month for a free community yoga class. These are special evenings, as The Potter's House and Embrace Yoga bring together our communities for a recharge. Open to all levels! Bring your own mat or rent for $1!

1658 Columbia Rd NW | 7:45 pm | Tickets / Sign Up 

airport 77s at adams morgan summer concert series

Join us for a special Monday evening edition of our annual Free Summer Concert Series! We'll have hula hoops and bubbles for the kids as free wristbands good for discounts at businesses all over Adams Morgan. If you like "My Sharona," The Airport 77s are the band for you. Specializing in the power pop and new wave music of the late 1970s and early 1980s, this trio of veteran D.C. rockers will take you back to the days of Ms. Pac Man and leaded gasoline. They've played McMansions, VFWs and fancy awards dinners, but they're at their best when rocking outdoors in the swamp of Washington.

1804 Adams Mill Rd NW | 6 pm 

game night: family feud

And we're back! We're going to try Family Feud for real this time. Put your teams of 2 or more together now, and prepare to win one of our great prizes!
1st - $20 bar tab
2nd - Pitcher of beer!
3rd - vigorous hugs!
There will be laughs and board games for everyone.
As always Quack N Mac + Side + Beer = $14, Board games are free, and Happy Hour til 7pm!

3548 14th St NW | 7 pm | More Info

songbyrd karaoke: special marky mark monday edition

Host Jonathan welcomes you to the Songbyrd Music House mainstage for a pre-summer Monday basement edition of Karaoke Sexy! IT IS MARKY MARK'S BIRTHDAY SO GET READY TO FEEL IT FEEL IT.
Or sing Lady Gaga, whatever you want! All singers win prizes made of VINYL that will ACTUALLY PLAY THE NOISES. This is a free event that's free.

2477 18th St NW | 8 pm | More Info

yoga at the national bonsai & penjing museum

The National Bonsai Foundation invites you to join us for an early morning yoga class among the nation's most beloved bonsai collection. Between work, classes, families, and social schedules, we often forget how therapeutic it is to spend time in nature. Unwind for an hour with an all-level vinyasa yoga class with certified instructor Alexa Tovsen. After the class, take some time to appreciate and learn about the bonsai and penjing on display in the Museum. Tickets are $15, and $10 for email subscribers, with the code included in our latest e-newsletter. Please bring your own mat.

3501 New York Ave NE | 8 am | Tickets

lamb jam

Lamb Jam, an annual tasting event and competition to find the best lamb dish in the market, will feature six of DC’s most talented chefs while they compete for the title of Lamb Jam Pitmaster. Held at Eastern Market, this year’s Lamb Jam competition focuses on the beloved tradition of BBQ. The BBQ Bash Lamb Jam invites 200 of DC’s biggest BBQ and lamb fans to join in crowning this year’s champion. Attendees will enjoy beverage pairings from local breweries, winemakers and a local distillery, butcher demos, meet and greets with local shepherds, live music by Jonny Grave, and of course, delicious lamb BBQ. 

225 7th St SE | 6 pm | Tickets 


june 6th 

taste of adams morgan

Stroll, sip, and sample your way through one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods for the 5th Annual Taste of Adams Morgan, benefiting Mary’s Center. Bring your appetites because dozens of DC's best restaurants are opening their doors and serving samples of their chef's signature dishes. And it's all for a good cause! Taste Guides with a map of all participating restaurants and the dishes offered will be handed out at check-in to guide you on your culinary adventure. From there, explore and indulge at your own leisure!

Adams Morgan | 5 pm | Tickets / More Info

artist talk: victor mutelekesha

Artist Victor Mutelekesha states “We are all hybrids in every way imaginable.” Join the National Museum of African Art for a thought-provoking talk with the 2016–17 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow as he explores art-making in the wake of his self-realization as a hybrid being. Listen as he discusses how art simultaneously provides answers and asks new questions. 

950 Independence Ave SW | 12 pm | Tickets

lauv at songbyrd

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

penthouse basement improv showcase

How do they keep doing it? It's another free comedy improv night, thanks to the Pinch! Join The Penthouse Basements and two other fantastic improv groups. Come have a drink and laugh with us. 

3548 14th St NW | 7 pm | More Info