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Tuesday

Punchlines at The Pinch
The Pinch (3548 14th St. NW)
9 p.m.

The neighborhood bar known for hosting karaoke and live music will put on an open mic night with no cover charge for attendees.

Wednesday

Mary Karr: The Art of the Memoir
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Author Mary Karr will discuss her book “The Art of the Memoir,” which chronicles her life as a memoir writer, her upbringing, her marriage and her struggle to become a writer.

Market Crash: Squirt 2
The Big Board (421 H St. NE)
9 p.m.

The H Street bar will arm its patrons with squirt guns for a friendly water fight to close out the summer.

Perfect Liars Club
Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St. NW)
Doors at 5:30 p.m.

Four performers will tell tales, but only three of them are telling the truth. Can members of the audience spot the liar in the group?

Thursday

Zine Lab
Mt. Pleasant Library (3160 16th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Attendees can learn how to make their own self-published zines during this monthly event.

Socialism and Labor: The History of the Labor Movement
Shaw Library (1630 7th St. NW)
7 p.m.

Learn about socialism and how it relates to the history of the labor movement.

D.C. Floodraiser for Relief
Little Miss Whiskey’s (1104 H St. NE)
6 p.m.

Louisiana ex-pats will help raise money for flood victims during this “Floodraiser Fête” on H Street.

Friday

Homecoming at Suns Cinema
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

Music, dancing and spiked punch planned for this post-college homecoming party in Mount Pleasant.

Movie Night: Luv Shuv tey Chicken Khurana
Pansaari (1603 17th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Locals can gather for a free screening of  this 2012 comedy film about a family looking to recreate a chicken curry recipe to restore their small restaurant to its former glory.

Saturday

Nerd Nite D.C.
DC9 (1940 9th St. NW)
6 p.m.

Speakers will educate attendees on a variety of “nerdy” subjects that include chocolate, biology and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Snallygaster Pre-Party
Canteen (2100 M St. NW)
1 p.m.

Bartenders will pour 20 brews meant to be paired alongside tacos from Red Apron Butcher’s Nate Anda. The event will also include T-shirt giveaways and a raffle.

Mixtape Eight-Year Anniversary Party
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
11 p.m.

One of D.C.’s longest-running gay dance parties will hold its eight-year anniversary with a mix of house, electro, indie pop music.

Sunday

Adams Morgan Day
18th Street NW in Adams Morgan
All Day

Adams Morgan’s annual neighborhood festival is slated to bring crowds to 18th Street NW for food, music, art and games this weekend.

Black Cat 23rd Anniversary
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
Music at 7:30 p.m.

Free pinball, games and popcorn for all who help Black Cat staffers celebrate the venue’s 23rd anniversary.

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Tuesday

The Lookout Presents: Live a Little
The Howard Theatre (620 T St. NW)
7 p.m.

Attendees can watch four locally made movies from members of District film collective The Lookout D.C.

Outdoor Movie Night
NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First St. NE)
7 p.m.

Exhibitors will screen films from the 2015 D.C. Adventure Film Festival. The event is free, and attendees can bring along chairs, blankets and coolers.

A People’s Choir Sing-Along: Questions and Commands
DC9 (1940 9th St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

A crowd of total strangers will meet to sing pop sings and drown their sorrows. Each month, the group belts out tunes related to a particular theme. This month’s theme is “questions and commands,” meaning the songs must have a question or a command in the title.

Kung Fu + Hip Hop: Can I Kick It?
Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477-2475 18th St. NW)
6 p.m.

DJ 2-Tone Jones will spin music to score a screening of the martial arts classic “Method Man.” 

Wednesday

Louisiana Flood Relief Fundraiser
The Front Page (1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
6 p.m.

The bar will host a happy hour from the Louisiana State Society of Washington, D.C. to raise money for the victims of the recent flooding disaster in south Louisiana.

Icebergs Late Night: Teacher Appreciation
National Building Museum (401 F St. NW)
6 p.m.

Teachers at K-12 schools will be able to explore the museum’s newest exhibit, “Icebergs,” for free.

Dupont Circle Quizzo
Shake Shack (1216 18th St. NW)
7 p.m.

Locals will gather for a rousing session of Quizzo, a trivia game popularized in Philly and D.C. bars in the ’90s.

Cult Classic Wednesday: The Big Lebowski
Atlas Arcade (1236 H St. NE)
8:30 p.m.

The H Street bar will host a screening of The Big Lebowski and sell The Dude’s favorite drink, white russians, at a discount.

Food Preservation Recipes and Demonstrations
Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

The executive director of national nonprofit Food Recovery Network will lead attendees through basic food preservation and canning techniques. The event is free and hosted by D.C.’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

Thursday

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2 Viewing Party
Number Nine (1435 P St. NW)
8 p.m.

Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race are slated to gather around glowing televisions at this Logan Circle gay bar and cheer on their favorite queens from seasons past.

Beyond Bernie: Creating a Party of the 99%
Shaw Library (1630 7th St NW)
7 p.m.

District socialists will meet to talk about the future of the left after the end of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Learn How to Make Kombucha
Pansaari (1603 17th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Learn how to make the fermented beverage in a variety of flavors. All attendees will leave with a starter to make their own kombucha at home.

Friday

Silent Dance Party
Washington Monument
7:30 p.m.

With Love DC, the organization known for organizing the silent disco in Dupont Circle, is hosting yet another quiet dance party.

Hot in Herre: 2000s Dance Party
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
9 p.m.

The party will have music from Ludacris, Destiny’s Child, Jay-Z, Outkast and Shakira, courtesy of DJs Will Eastman and Brian Billion.

BloominGays: Movie Night
Crispus Attucks Park (Crispus Attucks Court NW)
8 p.m.

Locals can bring food, beverages, blankets and chairs to this free screening of “Coming to America” in Bloomingdale’s Crispus Attucks Park.

Saturday

17th Street Festival
17th Street Corridor
Noon

The annual 17th Street festival will include a “few new things this year,” like a costumed dog parade, a mariachi band and a Chinese dragon dancer, said Bill McLeod, executive director of Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, the organization putting on this year’s event.

Shaw Community Portrait
Wonderbread Building (641 S St. NW)
1 p.m.

Shaw business owners, workers and residents can join this neighborhood group photo of up to 150 people. The photo will then be printed as a building-sized banner and displayed publicly in Shaw during an upcoming arts festival, organizers said.

National Dog Day
Shinola (1631 14th St. NW)
3-8 p.m.

The retailer on 14th Street will host a dog-treat bar with “a variety of treats to all four-legged friends.” All who visit the store that day will also receive complimentary red, white and blue dog bandanas.

District Arcade Expo
Bravo! Bravo! (1001 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Noon

Locals are set to have the chance to rescue space animals, fight zombies and go on other quests for free during a gathering of D.C. video game developers and players downtown this month.

Sunday

D.C. State Fair
NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First St. NE)
11 a.m.

This year’s fair will bring with it all the usual attractions of a state fair: heaviest vegetable contests, food and music, live animals. But the fair will also have a mumbo sauce cook-off, eating contests and a “best bud” marijuana growing contest.

Monday

Writing Workshop
The Potter’s House (1658 Columbia Road NW)
6 p.m.

This writing workshop will give attendees the opportunity to talk about who they’d like to see as the next president and what they’d like that person to accomplish in office.

Photo courtesy of Luis Gomez

by Tim Regan August 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm 0

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Tuesday

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)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

Wednesday

Parental Guidance: Olympics Edition
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

Three local comedians will gather to riff on a film and say funny things about the Olympics.

Improvapalooza
Source (1835 14th St. NW)
8 p.m.

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)
7 p.m.

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)
6:30-7:30 p.m.

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.”

Thursday

Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
7 p.m.

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)
7-10 p.m.

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)
7:30 p.m.

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.

Friday

Free Yoga in the Garden
Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave)
6-7 p.m.

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.

Truckeroo #5
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)
6-10 p.m.

D.C.-based Lexi’s Sweet Cakes will celebrate the launch of its new cupcakes with drink specials and free sweets.

Saturday

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

by Tim Regan August 8, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

Photo courtesy of Cafe Saint-Ex

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Tuesday

Drag Bingo
Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St. NW)
7 p.m.

Drag queens will lead a spirited game of bingo during this weekly event. The U Street bar will also donate a dollar for every Nellie’s beer sold to D.C. Shockers Softball.

Ward 2, 8 Day at National Building Museum
National Building Museum (401 F St. NW)
9 a.m.

Residents of two wards will be able to explore the museum’s newest exhibit, “Icebergs,” for free. The new exhibit has been dubbed “a fantastical glacial sea designed by landscape architects.”

Wednesday

Adams Morgan Day Benefit Concert
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (2477-2475 18th St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

Four bands will play music in an effort to raise money for next month’s Adams Morgan Day celebration

D.C. Bike Party: Bikes on the Beach
Dupont Circle
7:30 p.m.

Cyclists clad in goggles, floaties and swimsuits will ride from Dupont Circle to Cantina Marina in Southwest while blasting music and tossing water balloons.

Cover Crops for Gardens
Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn how to grow cover crops during this free informational session from the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. What are cover crops? “Cover crops slow erosion, improve soil health, smother weeds, enhance nutrient and moisture availability, help control pests, and bring a host of other benefits to your garden,” according to the event’s organizers.

Thursday

1460 Wallmountables Happy Hour
DC Arts Center
6 p.m.

Local artists who participated in this year’s “Wallmountables” exhibition will be on hand to mingle with attendees and sell their artwork.

Whiskey Tasting
Rebellion (1836 18th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

The bar and restaurant will host a whiskey tasting that includes a flight of Bulleit whiskey, appetizers and “whiskey wisdom” from an expert.

Summer BBQ
DGS Delicatessen (1317 Connecticut Ave. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Pitmaster Rob Sonderman, formerly of DCity Smokehouse, is slated to help prepare a menu of smoked brisket, chicken and ribs, plus pastrami baked beans, slow braised greens, sweet corn and other summer barbecue mainstays.

Back to School Beat the Streets
14th Street and Clifton Terrace NW
Noon

Attendees can jump on a moon bounce, listen to music, try rock climbing and eat free food during this annual event put on by D.C. Police.

Schlafly Tap Takeover
Pizzeria Paradiso (2003 P St. NW)
5 p.m.

The St. Louis brewery is scheduled to showcase some of its most popular brews — including Schlafly Pumpkin Ale — during this tap takeover event.

Friday

Church Night
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
8 p.m.

Count your blessings during this faux-religious live comedy show.

Bear Happy Hour
Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St NE)
5 p.m.

Drink specials, disco music and “nonsense” abound at this weekly happy hour on H Street.

#FirstWorldProblems: Power of Positive Drinking
Right Proper Brewing Company Brookland Production House (920 Girard St. NE)
5 p.m.

“Maybe the cell reception in your new villa is only two bars. Or maybe the roll of extra cushy, four-ply toilet paper you just bought won’t fit in your bathroom dispenser. Sometimes it feels like even though everything is stacked in your favor, the world is still out to get you. And we now we’re also gathering D.C.’s finest comedians to offer some advice for you on how to cope with being pretty, privileged and yet still ultimately besieged by thousands of life’s little inconveniences.”

Saturday

Hey Frase Podcast Taping
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Multiple times

Local media personality Sarah Fraser will host two live tapings of her podcast, “Hey Frase,” in Dupont this weekend. Audiences should expect funny anecdotes and pop culture opinions that can get a little outrageous.

Belly Dance Carnival
Source Theatre (1835 14th St. NW)
5 p.m.

Sahara Dance is scheduled to “present a magical evening of revelry, music and dance” on 14th Street. Attendees can redeem their program after the show for a free intro to belly dancing session.

Beekeeping II: Production Mode
Common Good City Farm (415 V St. NW)
10 a.m.

This informational session is aimed at teaching attendees all about bee colonies in full swing. The class will include honey samples and information about the honeybee’s life cycle. 

Sunday

14th Street Burger Battle Royale
Cafe Saint-Ex (1847 14th St. NW)
4 p.m.

Only one restaurant in the 14th Street corridor makes the best burgers. The voting public can decide which one it is during the inaugural 14th Street Burger Battle Royale.

Photo courtesy Cafe Saint-Ex

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Tuesday

Ward 1 National Night Out
Bruce Monroe Park (3000 Georgia Ave. NW) for the Third District
6-8 p.m.

Residents in each of the seven districts can join the police tomorrow for some free food and activities, including a moon bounce, self-defense classes and basketball.

Sweet Summer Series
Pleasant Pops (1781 Florida Ave. NW)
5:30-7 p.m.

Kids can enjoy frozen treats, crafts and PJ Library stories during this free event. Changes to the outdoor gathering will be posted on the event’s Facebook page if it gets canceled due to the weather.

Detox2Retox Yoga and Happy Hour
Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave. NW)
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Locals can pay $25 to join this happy hour event that includes an hour of power yoga followed by a glass of wine or beer at Colony Club’s bar.

Wednesday

Ward 1 Pool Party at Banneker

Banneker Recreation Center (2500 Georgia Ave. NW)
1-4 p.m.

Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau will host a pool party for Ward 1 residents Wednesday. The councilmember will also be free to chat about local issues during the event, according to a press release.

Meryl Streep Stories
Rendezvous Lounge (2226 18th St. NW)
8-10 p.m.

This free comedic show is set to feature various comedians, all of whom will share purportedly true stories of actress Meryl Streep.

The Trump Effect
WeWork K Street (1875 K St. NW)
6-8 p.m.

How has Donald Trump changed the political landscape in the U.S.? This panel discussion on Trump’s leadership style will attempt to figure that out.

Thursday

Libertarianism v.s. Conservatism
The Cato Institute (1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
6:30-8 p.m.

This election year debate is set to have interns from the Cato Institute hash out whether libertarianism or conservatism is the best political philosophy. Seats are sure to fill up quickly, so be sure to register if interested.

National IPA Day
ChurchKey (1337 14th St. NW)
4 p.m.

Churchkey will pour 11 “bold and bitter” brews during day honoring imperial pale ales. Included in the lineup is a new IPA from The Veil, Toof Ache, which is “heavily hopped with Simcoe, Mosaic, Columbus and finished with oranges,” as its Facebook page noted.

Kostume Karaoke
Solly’s (1942 11th St. NW)
8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Kostume Karaoke will bring the crazy costumes. Locals will bring the silly songs.

Friday

Basil Bonanza
Marion Street Intergenerational Garden (1521 Marion St. NW)
6-8 p.m.

City Blossom, a nonprofit on urban farming and green space, scheduled its seventh annual basil potluck in Shaw this Friday. Local judges will also decide who made the best food.

Grilled Cheese Fest
Mount Pleasant
7:30-10 p.m.

Chef Portia Hunt’s seasonal Grilled Cheese Festival is back this week with locally-sourced and organic food as well as summer cocktails. Reservations are $55.

Bear Happy Hour
Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St. NW)
6-11 p.m.

The first Friday this month means Town’s Bear Happy Hour, which features bear bingo and $4 drink specials until 11 p.m. The event will also include free pizza.

First Floor Open on First Friday
Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
6-8 p.m.

Locals can explore the historic Heurich House’s first floor for free during the monthly First Friday event in Dupont. Pop-up shops for pottery and designer bags are also set to be there.

Free Yoga in the Garden
Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave)
6-7 p.m.

CJ Fritts 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.

Saturday

MidCity Dog Days
14th and U street corridors
Saturday and Sunday, times vary depending on when businesses open

Around 70 businesses are slated to bring deals to locals this weekend. The festival will start with a kick-off party at Miss Pixies (1626 14th St. NW) from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Woofstock
DC Pavilion (1399 5th St. NE)
3-7 p.m.

Woofstock is set to have dogs, beer, food trucks and live music for locals Friday evening. The festival is also slated to feature an animal adoption event and giveaways.

Discover Bolivia Party
Slipstream (1333 14th St. NW)
6-10 p.m.

Slipstream will celebrate Bolivia’s Independence Day with deals on cocktails and Bolivian wine and Latin and Bolivian music for dancing.

Grand Opening Celebration
Craft Beer Cellar DC (301 H St. NE)
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Craft Beer Cellar’s grand opening on H Street is Friday. To celebrate the momentous occasion it’s giving away goody bags to the first 50 customers.

Monday

Tomato Week
The Pig (1320 14th St. NW)
Monday, 5 p.m. to Sunday, Aug. 14 at 10 p.m.

The Pig will host a week-long affair with tomatoes starting Monday next week. The restaurant’s menu is set to feature the fresh tomatoes of the season from its own EatWell Farm.

Photo via Washington Human Society-Washington Animal Rescue League

by Alyse Mier July 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

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Tuesday

Free Good Humor Ice Cream Giveaway
Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW)
Noon-3 p.m.

The Good Humor ice cream truck will dole out free ice cream bars, cones and popsicles to all who arrive tomorrow afternoon.

Gays Against Guns D.C. Kickoff Event
Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW)
7-8:30 p.m.

Gays Against Guns D.C. is speaking up about the and senseless murders due to gun violence. The organization “calls on lawmakers to ban on assault weapons and sensible gun regulation.”

Wednesday

Big Board Beer School with Hellbender Brewing Co.
The Big Board (421 H St. NE)
7-9 p.m.

Ben Evans, co founder and head brewer of Hellbender Brewery is hosting a class at The Big Board. $30 ticket gets attendees samples, a full beer and snacks.

Cooking Produce at its Peak
Common Good City Farm (415 V St. NW)
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Common Good City Farm will teach locals how to cook with some of summer’s fruits and vegetables grown at the farm.

Thursday

Watch Party for Hillary’s Acceptance Speech
Songbyrd Music and Record Cafe (2477 18th St. NW)
7 p.m.

D.C. Women in Politics and Young Dems is hosting a watch party on the final night of the DNC. The watch party is set to take over the screens at Songbyrd and will feature a cash bar with a Hillary Clinton inspired cocktail.

Animezing: Mobile Suit Gundam
Japan Information & Culture Center: Embassy of Japan (1150 18th St NW. Suite 100)
6:30-9 p.m.

The Japanese Information & Culture Center will host a screening of “Mobile Suit Gundam,” the first movie in the trilogy about a boy who finds himself in command of a powerful mechanized suit of armor — and right in the middle of a war in space.

Mount Pleasant Poetry Project Release Party
Mount Pleasant Library (3160 16th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Residents of Mount Pleasant compiled a book of poems. Now, it’s time to let the world hear them. This event will celebrate the creation of the book and the neighborhood’s creativity.

Friday

Barley Legal: Duplex’s 18th Anniversary Celebration
Duplex Diner (2004 18th St. NW)
9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Duplex Diner is celebrating its 18th anniversary with music and a competition where guests will sample and vote on a new drink to add to the menu.

Saturday

Run for Cover 2016
The Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
Doors open at 8 p.m.

Local rockers will take the stage to perform parodies of famed songs.

SoulFiesta Block Party
Luther Place (1226 Vermont Ave. NW)
4-7 p.m.

The Logan Circle community is hosting a neighborhood party filled with food, music and carnival games.

Sunday

Pokemon Go! Washington DC
National Mall -Washington Monument (2 15th St. NW)
1 p.m.

Attendees can spend their Sunday catching tiny monsters at the Washington Monument.

DC Underground Movie Night
The Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St. NW)
Doors open at 6 p.m.

Watch short films and feature films produced by D.C.’s underground film makers.

Serve and Be Social at Yoga NoMa
Yoga NoMa (1200 1st St. NE)
Noon

Yoga in NoMa is inviting all to pack peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with them. The sandwiches will be distributed at local nonprofit So Others Might Eat.

Sharknado 4
Ventnor Sports Cafe (2411 18th St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

Ventnor Sports Cafe is hosting a screening of Sharknado 4, the latest film in the gripping shark/tornado movie series.

Monday

Beauty & the Beets: A Veg Only Night at Pilar
Bar Pilar (1833 14th St. NW)
5-10 p.m.

Chefs Jesse Miller and Stef Tarnowsky have teamed up to create a vegetarian and vegan friendly menu. This celebration will kick off the new “Meatless Monday” menu that will be offered weekly.

by Alyse Mier July 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm 0

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Tuesday

Ward 1, 6 Night at National Building Museum’s “Icebergs”
National Building Museum (401 F St. NW)
9-11 a.m.

Ward 1 and 6 residents can get free access to the National Building Museum’s newest exhibit. Residents must present a valid I.D. to prove where they live.

Grand Opening of Share Space D.C.
Share Space D.C. (2121 14th St. NW)
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Share Space D.C. will open a free co-working space located inside of Mulebone. The grand opening event will include complimentary coffee and morning meditation.

Wednesday

REI Summer Screen: O Brother Were Art Thou
Storey Park (1005 1st St. NE)
7 p.m.

Lawn chairs and singing are encouraged for this outdoor movie.

Alternative Grain Bread Making
Raymond Recreation Center and Computer Lab (3725 10t St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m

This lecture aims to show attendees how to bake bread with different kinds of flour The class will be lead by Lyssa Houser, the Garden and Cooking Educator for the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

My Little Sweet Pea
Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th St. NW)
6:30-9 p.m.

The Japanese Information & Culture Center will host a screening of “My Little Sweet Pea.” a Japanese film about an anime fan dealing with the death of her mother.

Introduction to Indian Cooking
Pansaari (1603 17th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pansaari will hold a cooking class centered around the basics of Indian cooking. The demonstration will be followed by a tasting of the dishes that were prepared during the class.

Thursday

Exiles Grand Opening to Celebrate the New Sign
Exiles Bar (1610 U St.)
7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Newly opened U Street bar Exiles will celebrate the installation fo its new sign by holding a grand opening party with live music, drinks and samplers from Chef Emer’s new menu.

The Anti Watch Party
Sudhouse (1340 U St. NW)
6:30-9:39 p.m.

The Alliance For Justice Action Campaign is set to host an “anti watch party” on the final night of the Republican National Convention.

Hemingway’s 117th Birthday
5 p.m.
Bar Pilar (1833 14th St. NW)

Bar Pilar will throw a birthday party centered around a food and drink menu inspired by Ernest Hemingway on what would’ve been his 117th birthday.

Friday

Free Yoga in the Garden
Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave)
6-7 p.m.

Eric Schwartz from the Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness 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.

No Scrubs: ’90s Dance Party
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
9 p.m.-12 a.m.

This ’90s inspired dance party began in 2003 by friends and DJ partners Will Eastman and Brian Billion. The friends and local DJs will gather again this week to play such ’90s artists as Salt N Pepa, Nirvana and Ace of Base.

CoHi Talent Night
The Table Church Columbia Heights (1459 Columbia Rd NW)
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Columbia Heights residents will gather to share their talents with the community. A keyboard, microphones and refreshments will be provided for all attendees.

Saturday

D.C. Zinefest 2016
St. Stephen & Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St. NW)
11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Local artists will set up shop in Columbia Heights this weekend as part of an annual exhibition celebrating small press books and zines.

Sunday

Crabs and Crushes
Alfie’s (3301 Georgia Ave NW)
12 p.m.-9 p.m.

Attendees can pay a flat fee for all-you-can-eat crabs and drink specials. Alfie’s will also serve rotisserie chicken and burgers.

Monday

Lamont Street Collective SciFi Fantasy Night
439 Park Rd NW
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Join the Lamont Street Collective for its SciFi Fantasy Night at its new location in Park View. The event will include a short story session and a screening of Miyazaki’s “Princess Mononoke.”

Photo via Pansaari

by Courtney Brown July 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm 0

Black Squirrel interior, photo courtesy of Amy Bowman

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Tuesday

District Trivia
Exiles (1610 U St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

Exiles will host its first trivia night from District Trivia. Competitors who win Tuesday’s trivia night will receive a free pass to District Trivia’s Tournament of Champions finals.

Capitoline Frappe Takeover
2 Birds 1 Stone (1800 14th St. NW)
6-8 p.m.

Local business Capitoline Vermouth will to introduce its new dry vermouth during the bar’s frappe hour Tuesday.

Radiator Luau
Radiator DC (1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW)
5-11:30 p.m.

The Logan Circle bar will throw a luau and pig roast on its patio with $3 beer and cocktail specials.

Scandal: Stories About Secrets, Double-Crossing, Double-Lives
Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St. NW)
8 p.m.

Ten storytellers are set to take the stage at Town Danceboutique to tell stories of people double-crossing one another or otherwise being scandalous.

The History of Games
Shaw Library (1630 7th St. NW)
6:30 p.m. 

This free session will look at human civilization through the lenses of historical board games like backgammon and chess.

Wednesday

Disney Open Mic Night
Cobalt (1639 R St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is hosting a Disney-centric open mic night. Patrons will be able to belt out their favorite tunes in the company of fellow Disney fans.

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by Courtney Brown July 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm 0

Golden Cinema (Photo via Golden Triangle Business Improvement District)

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Tuesday

Brianne on Your Block
14th and Girard Park (14th St. NW and Girard St. NW)
6-7 p.m.

Ward 1 residents can stop by Girard Park tonight and talk with D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. She plans to discuss public safety and other topics of concern.

Wednesday

Story Time with Paige
Walls of Books (3325 Georgia Ave. NW)
11 a.m.

Locals can bring their kids to another puppet-filled event in Park View tomorrow. The event is set to include “great music and stories,” along with puppets.

Running of the Bulls Protest
The White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PETA is slated to protest in front of the White House to speak out against President Obama’s supposed interest in attending a “running of the bulls” event in Spain this month, according to a Facebook event page.

Penultimate Blues Night at Angles
Angles Bar (2339 18th St. NW)
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Adams Morgan bar is slated to close up shop later this month, but not before hosting two final blues events.

Thursday

Queer Book Club
Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St. NW)
7 p.m.

The Shaw Library’s book club is set to discuss Bill Konigsberg’s award-winning novel, “The Porcupine of Truth.”

Comedian Frank Caliendo at DC Improv
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Various times from Thursday through Saturday

DC Improv scheduled five separate shows Thursday through Saturday with impressionist Frank Caliendo.

Friday

D.C. Bike Party’s 4th Birthday Ride
Dupont Circle
7:30 p.m.

D.C. Bike Party invites locals to bring their bicycles to Dupont Circle on Friday to celebrate its 4th birthday. There’s also an after-party planned after the bicycle ride at Milk Cult warehouse (79 Hanover St. NW), which is slated to include dancing, $5 beer, ice cream and free bicycle parking, according to a Facebook event page.

Clear and Present Danger
Farragut Park (910 17th St. NW)
8:45-11 p.m.

The Golden Triangle BID will host a screening of “Clear and Present Danger.”

Saturday

 

Silent Disco
Cambria Suites (899 O St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

The Silent Dance Society is hosting a silent disco party in Shaw this Saturday. The event will include music from three different DJs pumped through wireless headphones.

Distinctly Creative’s Summer Marketplace Event
Cloak & Dagger DC (1359 U St. NW)
6-9 p.m.

Six local vendors from fashion, art, beauty and design industries are scheduled to show up at the U Street bar for a special event.

Sunday

Grassroots Comedy Summer Spectacular
The Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St. NW)
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Eight local comedians. Tickets are $10.

Monday

Performance Art Workshop
1469 Harvard St. NW
7-8 p.m.

Local performance artist Renee Regan will host a workshop on her craft next week. Budding performance artists stand to gain not only valuable experience but a special certification, as well.

Photo via Golden Triangle BID

by Alyse Mier June 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm 0

Jokes at JR's

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Tuesday

Choose Your Nuit Du Champagne Experience
Sofitel Washington, D.C. (806 15th St. NW)
7:00-10:00 p.m.

An evening with chocolate, cheese and champagne pairings. DJ Super Jaimie will spin tunes and a caviar and champagne workshop will be held in the VIP Lounge.

Eat Well DC’s Stand With Orlando & Fight Back for Sanity Fundraiser
Commissary (1443 P St. NW)
7:00-10:00 p.m.

Open bar, hors d’oeuvres and food from Eatwell Restaurants Logan Tavern, Grillfish, The Pig and Commissary. All of the proceeds will go to victims and families of the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando.

Happy Hour at Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave. NW)
5:30-8:00 p.m.

This happy hour supports local nonprofit New Endeavors by Women. Guest speakers will share their experiences about the organization. Happy hour specials include half-priced pizza and burgers.

Movie Trivia with Joey Showbiz
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
8:00-11:00 p.m.

Suns Cinema will host a trivia night “in honor of Kathy Bates’s 68th birthday.” Prizes include $15 or $30 off your tab. Trivia begins at 8 p.m., but attendees should get there earlier for seats and drinks.

Wednesday

New Belgium Fat Tire and Friends
Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St. NW)
5:00 p.m.

New Belgium celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of five collaboration beers reimagining its flagship beer, Fat Tire Amber Ale. Fat Tire, alongside 4 of the 5 collaboration drafts will be available for $5 each.

Yoga in the Park Fundraiser for Orlando’s GLBT Center
Meridian Hill Park (2330 15th St. NW)
7:00-8:00 p.m.

The community yoga class will support Orlando’s GLBT Center. A $5 donation is recommended and all proceeds will support Stonewall Sport’s national fundraising initiative for the GLBT Center in central Orlando.

The Poverty Industry: The Exploration of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Daniel L. Hatcher, law professor at the University of Baltimore, will talk about how “consultants and entrepreneurs of for-profit agencies themselves benefit from government programs.”

Dave Holmes for Party of One
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Former MTV VJ Dave Holmes will talk with Linda Holmes, host and editor of NPR’s Monkey see blog. They’ll discuss his new memoir “Party of One,” the story of an “outsider fumbling towards self-acceptance.”

Jokes at JR’s
JR’s Bar (1519 17th St. NW)
9:00-10:30 p.m.

Comics Brock Snyder, Ross Benoit, Kasha Patel, Pete Musto, Wes Martens, Jenn Tisdale and Sampson McCormickso will entertain crowds and make them say “ha ha ha,” the noises generally associated with human laughter

Thursday

Queer Brown Voices Author Talk
Mt. Pleasant Public Library (3160 16th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Latina/o LGBT activists will talk during this special Queer Brown Voices Author Talk. This event is part of part of D.C. Public Library’s Pride month programming.

Fabio’s Whole Foods Market DC Takeover
Whole Foods (1440 P St. NW)
12 noon-2:oo p.m.

Former “Top Chef” contestant and Italian chef Fabio Viviani will hold tasting of  his new wine collection.

Friday

Farragut Fridays: Japanese Games in the Park
Farragut Park (17th and I streets NW)
Noon-2:00 p.m.

The Japan Information and Culture Center will host origami sessions along with kendama, a traditional Japanese game that tests your hand eye coordination.

You, Me, Them, Everybody Live
The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St. NW)
7:30-9:30 p.m.

You, Me, Them, Everybody is a podcast, created by Brandon Wetherbee, regularly recorded in front of an audience.

Saturday

Music to Celebrate the Second of July
Anderson House (2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
6:00-7:00 p.m.

David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute will perform 18th-century songs in costume with period instruments.

Photo via Facebook/Jokes at JR’s

by Alyse Mier June 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

rooftop silent disco

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Tuesday

Washington D.C. Tell Your Story: Storytelling for Jobs and Business Opportunities
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Participants will learn how to create elevator pitches and brand statements, define professional identities and prepare for job interviews during this free workshop.

Wednesday

Capriotti’s 40th Anniversary
1800 M St. NW
All day

The sub chain will celebrate the company’s 40th birthday by slinging a year’s supply of Bobbie sandwiches to the first 100 customers through the door. The chain will also dole out cards worth one free sub to the next 50 guests in line and give away $2 coupons to everyone else who eats there that day.

WeWork K Street Opening Party
1875 K St. NW, 4th Floor
5-9 p.m.

Shared workspace WeWork is celebrating the opening of its new K Street location with food, activities and drinks.

Thursday

Fete de la Musique
Dupont Circle Park
3:00-8 p.m.

Locals can gather in Dupont Circle park to celebrate the worldwide French holiday. The lineup for the free festival includes bands playing jazz music, music for kids and “international hits.” The event will also include French games like pétanque and other outdoor activities.

Pride in Preservation
The Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
6-8 p.m.

This event will honor the National Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Initiative with a panel discussion. The event will be followed by a light reception where guests can explore the historic home of D.C. brewer Christian Heurich.

Friday

Rooftop Silent Disco
The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Ave NW)
7-11:00 p.m.

Attendees can buy tickets to dance atop the Embassy Row Hotel to music only they can hear. The event features music pumped into wireless headphones by three DJs.

Saturday

Shinola Block Party
Parking lot on R Street across from 1631 14th St. NW
3-8 p.m.

Detroit based retailer Shinola is hosting a party with food and music. Attendees can buy seasonal treats from the Dog Tag Bakery while listening to music from Greensky Bluegrass and local group Howard Gospel Choir during the event.

Sunday

The Self Care Party
Dupont Circle Yoga (2032 P St. NW)
3-5 p.m.

Yoga instructor Annie Shiel Yoga will lead participants through vinyasa poses set to live music from local artists. This class is all levels and part of Shiel’s monthly Beats Pray Love series.

Monday

Ben Ehrenreich The Way to The Spring: Life and Death in Palestine
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St NW)
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Journalist and author Ben Ehrenreich has reported from all over the U.S. and abroad. Next Monday, he’ll talk about his experiences at Busboys and Poets.

Photo via Facebook / Embassy Row Hotel

by Courtney Brown June 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0

Photo via Dinendash

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Tuesday

The Gilded Years
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Author Karin Tanabe is slated to talk about her novel “The Gilded Years” tomorrow. The book examines class, race and ambition during the Gilded Age.

Wednesday

Dine-N-Dash
Across D.C.
6-10 p.m.

Locals can buy tickets to experience signature dishes from restaurants such as Estadio, Birch and Barley, Doi Moi and Masa 14 during the annual Dine-N-Dash event.

Thursday

History & Hops Featuring Heurich’s Lager
Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
8:30 p.m.

This event will give attendees the chance to once again sample Heurich’s Lager, the beer inspired by the famed brewer who once lived in Dupont’s Heurich House.

Saturday

Columbia Heights Day Festival
11th St. & Harriet Tubman Elementary School Field
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

This street festival celebrates diversity and community. Live music, a beer garden, local food vendors and entertainment are all slated for the event.

Shaw Open House
21 Shaw businesses
1-5 p.m.

Nearly two dozen Shaw businesses will participate in an event with free food and beer samples and a prize raffle. Discounts and special offers are also offered during the event.

Photo via DinenDash.info

by Alyse Mier June 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

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Tuesday

Burritos for Books
Any Chiptole in D.C.
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Dine at any D.C. Chipotle restaurant and help fundraise for D.C. Public Libraries. To participate in the event, tell your cashier you are supporting the cause, and 50% of your bill will go directly to support DCPL.

D.C.’s Prince Birthday Tribute
U Street Music Hall (1115 U St. NW)
9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Performers DJ Dredd and Axel F will pay tribute to the late musician. All proceeds benefit Girls Rock D.C. and U Street Music Foundation.

Wednesday

D.C. Music Salon: The Story of WHFS 102.3 FM
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library (1630 7th St. N.W.)
7 p.m.  – 8 p.m.

Take a trip back to the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s when free form, progressive rock radio was in its heyday. Hear from musicians, DJs Weasel, Cerphe, Josh, Adele, Thom as they reflect on a time when the music united a tribe who spoke out via the radiowaves about war, equality, and the times. Filmmaker Jay Schlossberg and special guests will be on hand to show parts of this film and swap stories on what made this station legendary.

Thursday

Borderstan Community Happy Hour
Sudhouse DC (1340 U Street N.W.)
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

We’ve reserved the upper floor of Sudhouse for a community happy hour this week. Attendees can enjoy $3 beers, $6 Moscow mules, $3 orders of sweet potato bacon fries and $6 veggie burgers. The first to arrive will receive a Borderstan T-Shirt. Hope to see you there!

Karaoke Happy Hour to support Bancroft and Cooke
Haydee’s Restaurant (3102 Mt. Pleasant St. N.W.)
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Practice your singing voice and support local schools at the first annual H.D Cooke/Bancroft elementary school karaoke night. Haydee’s Restaurant will donate 20 percent of all food and beverage sales that night.

Friday

Silent Dance Party in DuPont Circle
DuPont Circle Fountain
8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WithLoveDC is hosting yet another Silent Dance Party in Dupont Circle. A quiet crowd will gather around the Dupont Circle fountain next Friday at 8 p.m. and “dance, smile, and laugh” in silent synchronicity during the event.

Kevin McDonald from “The Kids in the Hall”
Draftouse Comedy (1100 13th St N.W.)
7 p.m.

Comedian and “Kids in the Hall” star Kevin McDonald will perform jokes onstage in this new downtown comedy venue.

Saturday

Pride Parade
Starting location: 22nd & P Streets, N.W.
4:30 p.m.

Crowds will converge on Dupont and Logan Circle for this year’s Pride Parade. The parade is slated to have floats, drag queens, entertainment, and naturally — dogs. The parade will travel 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and end up in Logan.

ANC -1B Health and Safety Summit
Girard & 14 St. N.W. Park
12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Talk with community and government agencies, get free health screenings and tour a fire engine or a police car during this event organized by local leaders.

Sunday

Faith Salie: Approval Junkie
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St NW)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Faith Salie to present the new book “Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much.” For former Rhodes Scholar, Salie, most of her life, winning approval has been her great motivator. Her essays chronicle the sometimes absurd lengths to which she’s gone to please others.

by Tim Regan May 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

"It's my midlife crisis. Instead of buying a corvette, I bought a bat suit."

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Tonight

“Rebel Without a Cause” at Adams Morgan Movie Nights
Marie Reed Elementary School soccer field (18th and California streets NW)
About 8:45 (30 minutes after sunset)

“Rebel Without a Cause,” the classic James Dean flick, will start roughly 30 minutes after sunset tonight.

Wednesday

A Taste of Shaw
Howard Theatre (900 U St. NW)
7 p.m.

Shaw Main Streets will host a “Taste of Shaw” during its Shaw Main Streets Gala at the Howard Theatre. The event will include samples of signature food and drinks from restaurants and bars including the Columbia Room and the Passenger, Convivial, Espita Mezcaleria and Right Proper Brewing Company, among others.

Friday

Awesome Con
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW)
9 p.m.

Caped crusaders, local artists, and a smattering of celebrities will converge on the Walter E. Washington convention center this weekend for this year’s Awesome Con.

“Finding Nemo” in Columbia Heights
Tubman Elementary School Field (3101 13th St. NW)
6 p.m.

The Columbia Heights Initiative is scheduled to hold “Movie Nights in the Heights” at the Tubman Elementary School Field (3101 13th St. NW) on four Fridays in June, starting this Friday with “Finding Nemo.”

Saturday

“Awkward Sex . . . and the City”
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
9 p.m.

Performers will share their most awkward and imitate sex stories in front of a live audience. Tickets are $15.

Kalorama Park Grand Reopening
Kalorama Park (Columbia and Kalorama roads NW)
11 a.m.

Locals will be able to check out the newly renovated Kalorama Park on Saturday at a reopening event that is set to include live music, workout classes and crafts for kids.

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