The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard. Photo by Tim Hursley.
From an email:
Friday, September 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.
@ NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY,
COURTYARD CAFE – 8TH and G ST., N.W.
Make it a “Capital” holiday! Avoid Labor Day traffic on the Bay Bridge: skip rush hour and join us for happy hour from 6 to 9 p.m. at the National Portrait Gallery.
Enjoy after-hours access to the “Capital Portraits” exhibition (http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/capital) at the start of its final weekend, and celebrate with themed drinks and entertainment.
· Courtyard Cafe (http://npg.si.edu/shop/cafe.html) will be open late, serving a special menu and drinks, including the Rickey — the official cocktail of DC.
· Hang out in the covered Kogod Courtyard with friends to the beats of DJ Natty Boom, who will be spinning Global Booty Beats, international pop, and a mix of music featuring local artists who have led the DC, national, and international musical discourse.
· Local artist Chajana denHarder (http://www.chajana.com) will present a performance art piece in the courtyard during the event.
· Culture Shock DC (http://cultureshockdc.org), a professional hip hop dance troupe, will also perform in the courtyard.
This is a free event.
No tickets or rsvp are required.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase in the Courtyard Café.”