Things to do in Washington this weekend: Tours, festivals, parties

Hot summer in Washington!

hello neighbor,

Remember to wear sunscreen!

So what should you do?

For your convenience, this newsletter includes emojis to help you during these unprecedented times:

  • πŸ›‹ indicates that an event is happening in person.
  • 🌲 means the event is happening outside in person.
  • πŸ’» means the event is happening almost.
  • Finally, πŸ†“ indicates that the event is free.

your last minute weekend plans

  1. Celebrate Asian Americans. πŸŒπŸ’“ Watch AAPI fashion show (Thursday, $35, πŸ›‹Logan Circle) At Instagrammable Hotel Zena.enjoy one Cambodian traditional performance (Sunday, $35, 🌲, Kennedy Center) Inspired by the “Ramayana” – accompanied by a three-course dinner.Explore Central Asia as Silk Road Festival (Sun, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹foggy bottom). Cheer on your favorite team Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday, πŸ†“, 🌲Georgetown).
  2. Art activity. πŸ–Ό Dupont ArtWalk invites the public to visit Eight Neighborhood Art Galleries (Thursday, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Dupont Circle) Free after hours.Go to a pop art themed party Hirshhorn ball (Saturday, $500+, πŸ›‹the National Mall). If you miss the EU Open Day, the Italian Cultural Institute at the Italian Embassy will arrange a pass for you Sustainable Home Furnishings Show (Friday, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Naval Observatory).
  3. go outside. 🎻 take one Urban Forestry Tour (Saturday, $37, πŸ›‹, Brightwood) Complemented by a cider tasting. Celebrate all things Bloomingdale’s at Park Celebration – with Large Yard Sale and Food Festival (Saturday, free, 🌲, Bloomingdale). Drink a Bourbon Cocktail and Tour Lincoln’s Cabin Bourbon and Bluegrass Festival (Saturday-Sunday, $80, 🌲Armed Forces Retirement Home). shop around spring outing (Saturday, πŸ†“, 🌲, Arlington) or admire rare cars Old Town Speed ​​and Fashion Festival (Sun, speculate πŸ†“, 🌲, Old Town Alexandria). to Buenos Aires Argentina Festival (Saturday, $30, πŸ›‹, Arlington).
  4. Fun hodgepodge. 🧩 If you like chess, this is your match grandmaster (Saturday, $30, 🌲, Tysons Corner). Eat cake at a 90th birthday party Dumbarton House (Thursday, donate, πŸ›‹Georgetown) or 1st birthday Southwest Library (Thursday, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹,seaside). Enjoy traditional Ukrainian folk melodies here concert benefits (Sun, $45, πŸ›‹, Capitol Hill). Dance duck at this disco party (Friday, πŸ†“, 🌲, Arlington) or eat as you go dominican food (Friday, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Fort Lincoln). laugh with me washington improv theatre (Saturday, $5, πŸ›‹, 14th Street). Learn how boiled kale and collard greens (Saturday, πŸ†“πŸ›‹, Anacostia) three ways.

What’s on our radar: Underrated indoor activities

I know the weather is fine outside today, but it will soon be too hot and uncomfortable. Here are some underrated ways to cool off.

  • Sun Cinema. 🎞 Hidden in Mount Pleasant, this townhouse becomes-independent cinema Showcase movies you may never have seen. Shows vary by date, and the theme changes each month.
  • DC bouldering project. πŸ§—β€β™€οΈ Beat the heat by tackling bouldering walls of all kinds for just $29 with a day pass DC Indoor Climbing Gym. Fuel up at the nearby Union Market.
  • The oldest museum of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art. 🌎 Nestled next to the White House, this art museum highlights collections Organization of American States Showcasing works from the Western Hemisphere.
  • Crazy golf. ⛳️ Moisture-free miniature golf ball, here hip place There’s even a food court in Dupont. If you’re going to drink, I recommend buying a package that includes a drink ticket to save money.
  • Go underground… to the catacombs, of course. 🀍 Franciscan Abbey in Brookland offers limited Tourist guide. You can take a self-guided tour, but that won’t get you into the catacombs.

your neighbor,

Jade (@clockoutdc)

Jade Womack is an energy economist by day and an events blogger by night. She started her blog, Clockout DC, while working part-time as a bartender in 2019. She grew up in Arlington and currently lives in Adams Morgan with her dog.

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