June 28th - July 4th Staff Picked Events

June 28th

keepin it weird wednesdays: a clockwork orange

Stanley Kubrick's 1971 classic about morality and psychological control caused such an uproar that Kubrick himself demanded that it be pulled from the theaters. Put on your best codpiece, gather together some of your best droogs and get read for a dystonian evening of ultraviolence, Beethoven, and milk.

2903 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA | 7:45 PM | Tickets

movie + a meal: the godfather

Considered as one of the greatest films of all time, the Godfather chronicles the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone as the youngest son, Michael, transforms from a reluctant family outsider to a ruthless mafia boss. Sit back and enjoy our Italian comfort food with a glass of house wine as you watch this classic but unforgettable movie.

1505 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

studio ghibli festival: ponyo

Perfect for audiences of all ages, PONYO centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish name Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. Hayao Miyazaki’s tale is a beautiful combination of unbridled imagination, visual wonder and tender love, humor, and devotion from the emotional heart of the film.

550 Penn St NE Unit E | 7 pm | Tickets


Come with a story and keep em short! $5 canned beers, house wines, specialty cocktails all night.

1700 1st St NW | 7 pm 

femme night: a girl walks home alone at night

Residents of a worn-down Iranian city encounter a skateboarding vampire (Sheila Vand) who preys on men who disrespect women. You do not want to miss this.

3118 Georgia Ave NW | 8 pm


june 29th

smithsonian folklife festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, established in 1967, honors contemporary living cultural traditions and celebrates those who practice and sustain them. Produced annually by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Festival has featured participants from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The Free Festival is an educational, research-based presentation that features master artisans and other tradition bearers. Visitors are encouraged to sing and dance along, try craft and game workshops, learn traditional recipes, ask questions, and take part in this unique cultural exchange.

The National Mall | 10 am| More Info

secret life of pets outdoor movie screening

The Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie series returns to Canal Park with a screening of Secret Life of Pets. 

200 M St SE | 7 pm | Tickets

summer yoga in the garden

Bring your yoga mat to the All Hallows Amphitheater at the National Cathedral for a vinyasa/hatha yoga class!

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW | 6 pm | Tickets

kostume karaoke: patriotic party

In honor of the Fourth of July weekend, grab your favorite star spangled gear and join Solly's as they celebrate their favorite birthday with a raucous karaoke party. 

1942 11th St NW | 8 pm 

challah bake

Learn from Moishe House step by step instructions on how to make delicious Challah bread. You'll be able to bring some home for yourself! 

1453 Harvard St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets


A mix of ALL things good in music- past and present! Ladies open bar til 11! 

1215 Connecticut Ave NW | 10 pm

summer craft beer series: samuel adams

Samuel Adams is marching into Old Glory, for week 4 of our Summer Craft Beer Series! We will be serving Samuel Adams Summer Ale on draft, and Samuel Adams Tropic of Yuzu, Hefeweizen, Golden Hour, Berliner Weiss and Boston Lager in bottles. All 6 beers are $5 each after 5 PM! There's no better way to celebrate the upcoming holiday!

3139 M St NW | 5 pm


june 30th

paint nite

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.

999 E St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

prince and michael jackson SUMMER pop up with dj dredd

Join DC's foremost "Princeologist" DJ Dredd for a summer dance party showcasing the best of the best of Prince and Michael Jackson tunes. DJ Dredd is the architect behind the long-running Prince dance parties in DC that have spanned almost two decades and even performed at private events for the Purple One. Bonus: the party is free before 11pm for 21+, so get your evening started early with the much beloved Prince expert! 

1115 U St NW | 10 pm | Tickets

jazz in the garden #7 

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 week, catch performances by Victor Provost.

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

dc mustard + matoma

2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE | 9 pm | Tickets

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 an Open Air Dance Floor.

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW | 8 pm | Tickets

wings at dc brau

Wings on a Friday night? How about the GREATEST wings you have ever had?? Come to DC Brau to experience 8 Myles wings. Some flavors include Pineapple Buffalo Sauce, Mango Magic, Apple Whiskey BBQ, Raspberry BBQ. 

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE | 5 pm 


july 1st

independents day georgetown

Kick off 4th of July weekend with Independents Day!
Join over 35 independent merchants throughout Georgetown on Saturday to celebrate the spirit of small business--the heart and soul of the neighborhood. While you're shopping, be sure to catch outdoor live music throughout Georgetown placed by D.C's independent musicians! 

Georgetown | 10 am | More Info

art soiree - stars & stripes party 

Don your best REDWHITE & BLUE attire and get ready to kick off the Independence Day weekend with an exciting night of music and live performances under the open skies! Blending the elements of electronic and live music, dance, circus arts, and video art projections with the infectious energy of live stage performances, we'll take you on an artistic journey you won't encounter elsewhere. From the moment you walk-in and through the end of the night the hour by hour performances and live acts will ignite your senses on every second, letting you experience and engage with art on a whole new level. Tickets are limited, so make sure to reserve yours before it's sold out.

415 New Jersey Ave NW | 8 pm | Tickets

tunnel vision dc

From Dupont Underground and Escape The Routine comes Tunnel Vision DC, a unique experience combining live projection visualizers and a carefully curated line-up in an exceptional venue. Tunnel Vision DC is hosted in Dupont Underground, a revamped historic tunnel system hidden beneath the famous Dupont Circle of Washington, DC. Escape your routine and grab tickets now.

19 Dupont Circle NW | 9 pm | Tickets 

sunrise yoga

Enjoy a sweet flow and the fresh air, beneath the beauty of our summertime sunrise on The Rooftop. Join us for an all level vinyasa class, led by  EPIC Yoga.

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW | 8 am | More Info

where da party at?

Let's go back to when house parties were the move, when Cristal was the bubbly of choice, when you anticipated Free and AJ announcing the "New Joint of the Day", when your fitted cap and your throwback jersey had to match to a T, and when Dame Dash could get a call back from Jay-Z. Let's just pay homage to one of the most influential era's that inspired today's urban culture. Come take it back at Big Chief for Where Da Party At? A throwback to the 99 and the 2000's with sounds by DJ Dopestar. 

2002 Fenwick St NE | 10 pm | More Info 

the pains of being pure at heart @ rock n roll hotel

1353 H St NE | 8 pm | Tickets

4th of july wine tasting featuring american wines

Happy Birthday, America!! We raise a glass and toast our collective history and accomplishments. Cork and Fork will share with you some great ideas to introduce to your America-loving friends and family during this wonderful holiday! Who doesn’t look forward to celebrating this ultra-American holiday with a good, old-fashioned hamburger, hot dogs, grilled chicken or steak? Join us and taste through great wines!

1522 14th St NW | 3 pm | Tickets

moonlight screening 

1501 14th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets


july 2nd

x-wing game day

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel and nimble Imperial ships, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission! This July, X-Wing players will be meeting up for a casual event. This non-structured game day is open play and free to attend, great for all experience levels.

645 Pennsylvania Ave SE | 12 pm 

bushels and beer

Join the Ugly Mug for all you can eat crabs and corn for $35! Other food and drink specials will be featured so dont miss out!

723 8Th St SE | 5 pm | Tickets  

team happy trees at lucky strike

Not a master gardener? No problem! Just follow along while Party Host guides you step-by-step through the featured project in about 1.5 hours. They'll provide all the planting supplies: a solid container, soil, plants, rocks, decorative elements, smock, music, and a good time. Come out early to enjoy dinner before you started, as food and drinks are available for purchase from the venue. Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB. Events are for adults, 21+ only.

701 7th St NW | 4 pm | Tickets 

sam kogon at the black cat

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


july 3rd

songbyrd music  trivia

Join The Byrd for a fun night of drinks, eats and MUSIC TRIVIA! They're writing their own questions, so expect a few curveballs. Stay tuned for more info, and in the meantime, brush up on your music knowledge. Wikipedia is a good resource.

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm

get yo game on

Happy almost 4th of July! After your bbq's and fireworks, join The Pinch for a holiday game night. Drink and food specials running all night so bring your favorite people and games and come hang for a laid back evening of fun!

3548 14th St NW | 7 pm

dc 48 hour film project celebration & networking party

In celebration of the 48 hour film project filmmakers hard work both their trailers and posters will be on display during a fun Pre July 4th Party and Networking Event at Penn Social in Washington DC. Trailers submitted for this contest will be played on the projector screen at Penn Social during those hours. This event is FREE to the public. Come out and celebrate the creativity of DC 48 hour filmmakes. This is also a good opportunity to network with other film professionals in the area. Plus, it‘s a great way to meet other independent filmmakers and creators. If you are an actor, come and introduce yourself and build relationships with those that are making films in DC.

801 E St NW | 6:30 pm | More Info

hemlines, no men, femme flag @ the black cat

1811 14th St NW | 6:30 pm | Tickets 


july 4th

a capitol fourth 

This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 241st birthday hosted by John Stamos and featuring an all-star lineup including The Beach Boys, Mark McGrath, The Blues Brothers, Kellie Pickler, The Four Tops, Trace Adkins, Chris Blue, Yolanda Adams, Sofia Carson, Laura Osnes and maestro Jack Everly leading the National Symphony Orchestra! And dont forget about the fireworks!

U.S Capitol Building West Lawn | 8 pm | More Info

INDEPENDENCE day concert

Cathedral organists Benjamin Straley and George Fergus are joined by Washington Symphonic Brass and the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters in a program of patriotic favorites. 
Hear everything from the Superman theme to Raiders of the Lost Art to God Bless America, Stars & Stripes Forever and America the Beautiful! This beloved tradition is a great way to begin your Independence Day! 

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW | 11 am 

fourth of july fireworks & rooftop pool party

Think about it – it’s Independence Day and we’re in the nation’s capital (also known as America’s Coolest City). Add panoramic rooftop fireworks, and you’ve got the perfect makings for a patriotic weekend. Come for an evening with Budweiser’s "America" Pool Party with Bud Specials, DJ, swag giveaways and the best view of 4th of July fireworks in Washington, D.C.

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW | 6 pm | Tickets