June 7th - June 13th Staff Picked Events

wednesday june 7th

evening at the embassy of georgia with the ambassador

From the majestic Caucasus Mountains to the spectacular Black Sea, Georgia is an Eastern European marvel that is attracting more and more visitors every year. When beautiful scenery, charming towns, incredible food, and a strong culture, it is no wonder that tourism is booming more and more. This event allows you to step onto foreign soil and get your first look into Georgian culture without ever leaving the DMV. Join the diplomats of the Embassy of Georgia for a special evening of native food, wine, music, dance, film, art, and a very special Georgian fashion show.

1824 R St NW | 7 pm | More Info 

cheese tasting at glen's garden market

Join Glen's Garden Market to sample the best cheeses of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed with Kurt Schewe. While learning how the cheeses were made, enjoy local ciders and wine pairings! Your ticket also gives you 15% off everything you've sampled during class so dont wait- sign up! 

2001 S St NW | 7 pm } Tickets

perfect liars club

Four stories. Three are true. One is false. Can the eager audience spot the phony? Will our sly storytellers hold their own despite the grueling mob interrogation? What could possibly go wrong?
1523 22nd St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets 

hoops live w/ joy again at dc9

1940 9th St NW | 9 pm | Tickets 

pride kickoff party at wunder garten

Come kickoff DC Pride at Wunder Garten, one of the official sponsors of Pride. Beer and cocktail specials all night long! Music will be provided by DC Lehi. Enjoy playing cornhole, Giant Jenga, and giant chess. 

the unkosher comedy tour: up all night

The Unkosher Stand-Up Comedy Tour is back with some of the funniest young comedians of DC. Our host for the evening, the hilarious Jon Yeager, will be bringing some of his friends to the stage to share their comedic revelations in honor of the holiday Shavuot. 

810 7th St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets


thursday june 8th

national pride march

This will be an ALL inclusive and peaceful event! We urge all supporters, friends, and family to descend on DC for the Pride 2017 weekend (June 8-11th) to make sure our voices are heard. Let’s make this truly a “National Pride March” that spreads from coast to coast and shows solidarity through our Pride movement.

US Capital | 10 am

international rooftop concert SERIES 

Every Thirsty Thursday, you can look foward to some of the hottest music from the world. Crack open an Italian Peroni beer and enjoy rooftop views with live music. 

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW | 5 pm | More Info

board game night

Join Labyrinth Game Shop for their weekly board game night. Beginners are more than welcome to come. Come by to check out what's new or play long time favorites like Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne, and Ticket to Ride.  You are also welcome to bring your own favorites or play any of the more than 400 games in our demo library. 

6465 Pennsylvania Ave | 6 pm

capitol riverfront outdoor movie series: me before you

The Capitol Riverfront Outdoor movie series returns to Canal Park. Movies begin at sundown!

200 M St SE | 7 pm | Tickets

aries spears stand up

1140 Connecticut Ave NW | 7:30 pm } Tickets 

pick your own herb garden

Come learn about our pick your own herb garden! We have worked on filling it our for the season and it is finally ready for you! We will discuss the history and uses of herbs we have available. We will demonstrate harvest techniques for different herbs. Look forward to seeing you there!

925 Rhode Island Ave NW | 6 pm 

rooftop happy hour for sitar arts center

Enjoy summer-inspired bites and drinks on the rooftop of the Kalorama Lofts to help support art education for children and teens in the community. 

1700 Kalorama Rd NW Ste 101 NW | 6 pm | Tickets 


friday june 9th

summer escape wine event

Sip craft beer and taste local and historic culinary treats while watching the sun set at the first president’s home! Relax to live bluegrass music, play colonial games, and unwind against the backdrop of the Potomac River. Mount Vernon’s chocolatiers will demonstrate the process of making chocolate while serving up chocolate martini samples. The event also offers foodies a chance to talk with a 18th-century herbalist and sample flavorful herb-infused dips and teas. After sampling culinary treats and libations, stroll the lantern-lit grounds and immerse yourself in the 18th century as you mingle with costumed residents. Enjoy 18th-century music, dancing, ice cream making demonstrations, and more historic fun.

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, VA | 6 pm | Tickets 

cineinsomnia: a clockwork orange

We continue our CinEinsomnia series with A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. About CLOCKWORK: Stanley Kubrick's nightmarish, satiric horror show has lost none of its power to shock. Malcolm McDowell portrays Alex, a Beethoven-loving, head-bashing punk who leads his gang of "droogs" on ultra-violent assaults—until he is captured by authorities and subjected to nasty behavior-modification therapy. Based on Anthony Burgess's novel. Got milk?

555 11th St NW | 11:59 pm | Tickets

movie nights in the heights: fences

Join Columbia Heights Initiative for outdoor Movie Nights in the Heights! 

3400 11th St NW | 9 pm | More Info

friday night concert series: jeff from accounting

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.

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

Cineinsomnia: the rocky horror picture show 

We continue our CinEinsomnia series with showings of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. These shows will feature the live shadow cast THE SONIC TRANSDUCERS. Tickets are on sale now! About ROCKY HORROR: The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience!

555 11th St NW | 11:59 pm | Tickets

strange adventures 3

Strange Adventures is an annual two day music and arts benefit festival run by Twin Moon Arts Collective. 

1525 Newton St NW | 6 pm | Tickets

jazz in the garden #4

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. This weeks performance by Dan Barta & Robert Balzar Trio.

7th St & Constitution Ave NW | 5:30 pm | More Info

off the rails! storytelling happy hour

Off the Rails features local performers telling stories and being misdirected by their hosts. Its part storytelling, part improv, and lots of non sequiturs. Experimental comedy gets fun.

100 13th St NW | 5:30 pm | Tickets 


saturday june 10th

free vinyasa yoga class 

Community Yoga is part of the Kennedy Center's health and wellness program Sound Health, created to make important and sometimes surprising connections between the performing arts and mind-body wellness. 

2700 F St NW | 10:15 am | RSVP 

pride at the byrd

Featuring: pride brunch and drink specials, queer adult coloring books, pride merch table by The Outrage, photo booth, resource tables, LGBTQ+movies featured on projector, queer artist features, disounts on vinyls, and more. 

2477 18th St NW | 11 am | More Info 


Welcome summer with Shadow/Casters, an after-hours performance art event, hosted by the Hirshhorn in partnership with local arts organization Transformer. Coinciding with the approaching summer solstice, the event features one-night-only performances by Jason Barnes (Pussy Noir), Alexandra ‘Rex’ Delafkaran, Kunj, and Hoesy Corona. Your ticket includes:
• Access to Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection and other exhibitions during special extended museum hours from 7:30 until 9 p.m.
• Cash bar and music on the Plaza
• Four site-specific performances by Washington-based artists, starting at 9:15 p.m., including a unique three-story tall shadow casting performance that transforms the Hirshhorn's building into a physical shadow theater.

Independence Ave & 7th St SW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

wolf trap opera union market pop-up

Join Wolf Trap Opera and the Experiential Orchestra for a surprising and sublime two-hour series of 20 short opera and chamber pop-ups. Meet in front of Union Market at noon to receive your map and marching orders, and then begin your scavenger hunt-style wander, enjoying masterworks from the opera and chamber music repertoire while exploring one of the hippest areas of town.

1309 5th St NE | 12 pm | Tickets

recovery cafe

Join Potter's House for the Recovery Cafe Open Mic! All DMV recovery communities, muscians, artists, supporters, families, and friends are invited! This event is open to all.

1658 Columbia Rd NW | 7 pm

pride parade

Join tens of thousands of people to watch the Capital Pride Parade in the Nation’s Capital, one of Washington, DC’s, favorite parades! The Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood. The Parade will include more than 180 contingents–floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment–consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens, dogs, and much more. 

22nd St & P St NW | 4:30 pm | More Info


sunday june 11th

down dog at wet dog tavern

Grab your yoga mat and join Wet Dog Tavern for yoga on the patio! Ticket includes 45 minute yoga class and 1 Appalachian Brewing Co. beer.

2100 Vermont Ave NW | 1 pm | Tickets 

kevin ross live at songbyrd

2744 18th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets 

herbal ascension yoga

Take a journey through the depths of elevated consciousness with this cannabis enhanced yoga class. Learn techniques that will help raise your vibration and cleanse your body's energy field. This is the perfect way to identify blockages within the body permitting a positive release of negative emotions.
Must be 21 & Older to attend this class. Please arrive on time dressed for the session. No one will be permitted entry after 6:15pm. Please bring herb offering for communal circle with fellow participants. Free infused gift included with entry. Mats are optional.

1611 U St SE | 6 pm | Tickets

Peace & poetry

Come for an evening of fun, people, and poetry. Expand of express your poetic thoughts and learn poetic Arabic words. 

1025 5th St NW | 5 pm | Tickets

Cork & fork social sunday

Every Sunday is a great opportunity for a great event!! During these Sunday tastings, we provide light snacks, unlimited wines for sampling in a comfortable and safe environment -- all for a minimal fee of $5! There is a new theme every Sunday and a socially engaging, informative speaker to learn from! 4-8 wines served. These events are aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. 

1522 14th St NW | 5 pm | More Info 

ackerman/tony kill/robb smokes

Live at The Pinch.

3548 14th St NW | 8 pm | 21+ 


monday june 12th

run club

Join Glen's Garden Market for a biweekly neighborhood fun run! Starting and ending at the store, all runners are welcome to hang out and enjoy a slice of pizza and draft beer or kombucha for $5.

2001 S St NW | 7 pm 

dc jazz festival - an evening with pat metheny

2700 F St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

punk bbq: decent criminal, idleminds, rabid flash mob

Donations suggested for the bands. Vegan bbq & hot dogs! Bring your own whatever. No jerks allowed. 

1605 15th St NW | 5 pm | Band Info 

shameless: an open mic variety show

Shameless is an open mic variety show. This show's theme: VICES
Each show, there's a theme. Create something inspired by the theme. If you want to perform, put your name on the list. If your name is drawn, you get 5 minutes to shamelessly present whatever you want on the stage. A comedy set. A puppet show. An essay. A poem. A science experiment. A song. A personal story. An interpretive dance. A dramatic reading of your tinder messages. ANYTHING. 
3548 14th St NW | 8 pm | More Info 

the alex craft cocktail cellar & speakeasy

The Alex is an intimate speakeasy cocktail lounge and restaurant in georgetown with an eclectic décor and varied menu of American fare. Settle in to one of the overstuffed Empire sofas, sip hand crafted beverages from our craft cocktail menu, share appetizers or enjoy a three course dinner, all while experiencing the classic stylings. 

1075 Thomas Jefferson St | 7 pm | Tickets

monday evening yoga

Join yoga instructor, Alexandra Martone, Monday evenings for a one hour Hatha/ Vinyasa flow class on the urban oasis of an Up Top Acres rooftop farm. Bend and flow with views of rows of crops and the DC skyline, while breathing in the smell of fresh herbs. This class is appropriate for all levels.

55 M St SE | 6 pm | Tickets


tuesday june 13th

ella vos at songbyrd

Known for her viral hit "White Noise", Ella Vos has become one of the most exciting new acts in pop music. Acclaimed for her dreamy soundscape and artistic visuals, Vos' music has hit number 1 on both Hypemachine and Spotify’s Viral Charts. Described by Rolling Stone as a "warm bath with just you and your feelings", all eyes are on Ella Vos as she makes her next move. Catch her in DC fresh off her debut appearance at Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival!

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets 

seduce me: stories about persuasion and temptation

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, and nominated for the 2012 DC Mayor's Arts Awards for Innovation in the Arts, Story District is one of the most well-known and respected storytelling organizations in the country. This show 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: Persuasion and Temptation.

2009 8th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

beer and yoga at wunder garden

Where our love for yoga and beer unite. Join 405 YOGA DC's Haley Fulford for an All Levels Power Flow yoga practice and beer drinking experience. No pressure, never too serious … just fun, feel-good yoga. You can expect to sweat, move, and breathe. We provide the yoga and beer, you BYOYM (bring-your-own-yoga-mat).

1 St & L St NE | 6 pm | Tickets

adams morgan movie night beach party: jaws screening

It's a long way to get to the beach from Adams Morgan, so we're bringing the beach to you, and you won't even have to worry about sand getting stuck in your... places.  Forty years after Jaws made you afraid to go back into the water, we're bringing it back to scare you all over again. We'll have beach balls, hula hoops, and much more -- check back for more details as we get closer.
Walter Pierce Park | 8:30 pm  

zine lab

Zine Lab is a monthly workshop where you can do a variety of zine-related things including learning about zines and self publishing, make your own zine, learn how to use copyright-free art, and more. 

3160 16th St NW | 6:30 pm