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Free Burgers at Shake Shack
Multiple D.C. Shake Shacks
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Shake Shack will dole out a free ShackBurger or sandwich of equal or lesser value to the first 100 people through the door at three of its locations in the District.
Salon D.C.: U.S. Financial Regulation and Breaking Up the Banks
WeWork Dupont Circle (1875 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Corey Frayer, a House Financial Services Committee employee who was a Congressional staffer during the 2008 financial crisis, will give a talk on regulating the U.S. financial services sector.
Parental Guidance: Olympics Edition
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
Three local comedians will gather to riff on a film and say funny things about the Olympics.
Source (1835 14th St. NW)
Washington Improv Theater will kick off its tenth annual experimental improv festival with a night of short performances. The festival lasts each night until Aug. 21.
Trivia Under the Stars: Part 3
Union Market (1309 5th St. NE)
Attendees will test their trivia knowledge during the third and final installment of this outdoor series. Participants can buy dinner and drinks from some of the market’s vendors during the event.
Jeff Cioletti Talks “The Year of Drinking Adventurously”
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Author Jeff Cioletti will talk about his new book, “The Year of Drinking Adventurously,” a guide to “getting out of your beverage comfort zone once a week for a year.”
Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
Members of the D.C. Anti-Violence Project will sing, perform, dance and express themselves in other ways during a night of healing and expression.
From Farm to Shaker
Bourbon (2321 18th St. NW)
Bartenders are slated to pour cocktails made with ingredients sourced within 50 miles of D.C. Tickets will get patrons four cocktails created with local whiskey, rye or vermouth.
Sing For Your Life
D.C. Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
This improv show places attendees in the audience of “Karaoke Krown,” a show that crowns the next karaoke king or queen. But when someone dies during the show, it’s up to the audience to find the murderer.
Free Yoga in the Garden
Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave)
Dahlia Shaaban, an instructor from Yoga District, is scheduled to lead a free yoga class for practitioners of all levels. Attendees should bring their own mat, a water bottle and love for nature.
Half Street Fairgrounds (1299 Half St. SE)
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Truckeroo, the self-described “biggest food truck gathering in D.C.,” is scheduled for the Bullpen at Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sweet Cakes Launch Party
Cloak & Dagger (1359 U St. NW)
D.C.-based Lexi’s Sweet Cakes will celebrate the launch of its new cupcakes with drink specials and free sweets.
August Community Clean-up and Cookout
Columbia Heights Initiative (3400 11th St. NW, Suite 200)
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locals meet at the office of the Columbia Heights Initiative then head out to help beautify the surrounding streets. The cleanup will be followed by a cookout where neighbors can socialize and eat together.
Vintage USA Party
Sauf Haus Bier Hall and Garden (1216 18th St. NW)
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
District residents are encouraged to “throw on your stars and stripes and prepare your best Bruce Springsteen voice” for this throwback event at this Dupont Circle beer house. The party will include covers of 90s and 2000s songs by Broken Ground.
Photo via Georgetown Events