It’s getting colder, rainier. Summer is officially over. Whether you’re mourning the loss of wearing shorts or celebrating the beginning of fall, we’ve outlined several events happening this week to help you through the coming week:
WalkingTown DC Adams Morgan Tour
Sun Trust Plaza (18th Street and Columbia Road NW)
This 15-block tour will walk attendees through the events that led to riots and police occupation in the 1960s as well as cultural disruptions and transformations from the 1970s to present day. Tours are free, but participants much register in advance online.
Dupont Freestyle Sessions
ArtJamz (1728 Connecticut Ave. NW)
ArtJamz will provide a canvas, easel, smock and other art materials to facilitate creativity. All you need to bring is your painting arm, and maybe a friend. Reservations can be made online.
Cristela Alonzo Comedy Show
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Comic and television show star Cristela Alonzo will make her DC Improv headlining debut. Tickets are available online.
Columbia Heights Family Move Night
Harriet Tubman Elementary School Field (3101 13th St. NW)
The fourth and final installment of this summer’s outdoor movie nights in Columbia Heights will be “Big Hero 6.” Gates open at 7:15 p.m. and the movie will start at sundown.
Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC
Dupont Circle & Shaw
7 p.m.-3 a.m.
An all-night art festival for residents to get out and explore local art in the city. The festival is free and will have include live music, painting and other performances in Shaw, Dupont Circle and elsewhere.
BLISS: Last Call with Will Eastman
U Street Music Hall (1115 U St. NW)
Local DJ Will Eastman has decided to end the dance party, but not before throwing one final, six-hour Bliss event on its 15 year anniversary. Tickets are available online for $10.
The Parlor Mob
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
A New Jersey-based rock group with songs on television shows like “Friday Night Lights” and “Entourage” and is coming to D.C. Tickets are $12, available online.
Laugh Index Theater Improv Wars
DC Arts Center (2438 18th St. NW)
A friendly battle between D.C. improv comedy troupes where the audiences members choose the winner. Tickets are available online with discounts available for DCAC members and group purchases.
Photo via Facebook/Cultural Tourism DC