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by Prince Of Petworth August 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

What to Do in D.C. This Week (8/27-8/30)

Crab, chickens, and pizza.

Photo by Ken Willis

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

FEELIN’ CRABBY…Yeah, crab is good, but crab on a MLB baseball field? That’s even better. Come eat a crab dinner on Nats Park complete with Old Bay-steamed Maryland blue crabs, garlic potatoes, an Eastern Shore corn salad, cupcakes, and all-you-can-drink Budweiser. Oh, you also get a Nats crab mallet and pint glass to take home, too.

LOCAL PLAYERS…Celebrate local artists at tonight’s Night of New Works event. Republic Restoratives will host DC playwrights, actors, and directors who will perform six new 10-minute plays. This year’s theme is (fittingly) temperature. Come early for a cocktail hour, or stay after for a post-show reception.

AND…Say bye to summer on the WharfLearn to be a landlordTalk watercolors with a masterFree zuma at Ken CenBook club at DachaWilliam Egginton at Politics and ProseMonday at a rooftop farm(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2018 at 12:40 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

What to Do in D.C. This Weekend (8/24 – 8/26)

Bollywood, beer, and dragon boats.

Photo by Beau Finley

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

CRANK IT UP…Come rock out at a punk rock-themed karaoke get-together at Black Cat. Belt out some Ramones tunes and lose your voice without fear, because it all benefits Girls Rock! D.C. The group sends girls and trans and non-binary kids to rock music camp, where they practice their skills with experienced teachers and learn to be true rockstars.

JAM ON…Are you excited for Outessa? It’s a female-forward music festival geared toward the outdoors, and it’ll be hosted next month. In the meantime, join the hosts REI at their spot for a music preview by DJ Damn Kham, cocktails from Lyon Distilling Company, and some snacks. Bonus: They’ll be giving away tickets to the festival!

CRAZY RICH ASIANS…Have you seen Crazy Rich Asians yet? The film follows Rachel Chu as she travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family…and it turns out they’re rich. Like, crazy rich. You can catch the blockbuster hit tonight at the National Museum of American History, but they’ll be showing it with subtitles, a great addition for those with hearing problems or who are learning English.

ANDGet your jazz in the garden onHit up a market in Southwest¡Muévelo!...Listen to some 80s and 90s house/technoPeter Bradley Adams at Union StageCelebrate the wine harvestMake a classic German back-to-school craft(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

What to Do This Week in D.C. (8/20 – 8/23)

Israeli cooking, Shakespeare, and burgers.

Photo by Josh Bassett

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

HISTORY, SIDE OF BEER…Come out and enjoy a beer made from a recipe stored in the National Museum of American History. This blend is made with New York, Oregon, and Bavarian hops, and it hasn’t been produced in 78 years. Try it yourself at Right Proper while a panel of historians, authors, and beer specialists talk about historical brewing. There will also be food via another recipe stored in the museum’s archives.

LEARN 2 COOK…Learn the basics of Israeli cooking at a Sixth & I class. A chef and food writer will lead you through the steps of making latkes, ceviche, date and honey cake, and plenty more. After, you’ll sit down to a buffet dinner to reward yourself for all your hard work (and everything served is kosher).

ANDMusic triviaDo some figure drawingTake a drum classAll-levels capoeiraPost-pregnancy workoutComics + cocktailsCheck out some plantsStories from the Zika fightTiki time(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

What to Do in D.C. This Week (8/13 – 8/16)

Restaurant week, yoga, and more yoga.

Photograph courtesy of Three Points Kitchen

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

OM NOM NOM…Loosen your belts: It’s summer restaurant week! Monday through Sunday, you can hit up a long list of DC-area restaurants for prix-fixe menus at a steal. Hit up $22 lunches or brunches or $35 dinners throughout the week. It’s a good way to try out restaurants that may be otherwise out of your budget, or just load up and check them all out.

NAMASTE…You’ve probably done regular yoga, but have you ever tried Soundscape Yoga? It mixes yoga, meditation, music, and technology to create a one-of-a-kind, illuminating experience. While you go through a yoga flow and meditate, DJ Kerim will play music with his electronic drums and vertical pianos–don’t be surprised if you get transported to another realm. (Also, it’s free!)

THINGS ARE GETTING SPICEY…Yep, Sean Spicer’s back, and he’ll be discussing his book The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President at a book event today. TBD on whether he’ll address Melissa McCarthy’s impersonation of him on SNL, but there will probably be talk of President Trump’s relationship with the press, the idea of “fake news,” and that infamous Twitter account.

ANDA party on Pearl StreetSip cocktails, belt Broadway tunesShawn MendesTake a drum classVolunteer at Whitman-Walker HealthA look at the year 1968A screening of the documentary The Invisible VeganLaura Van den Berg at Politics and ProseA fiction writing workshop(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

What to Do in D.C. This Weekend (8/10 – 8/12)

Pop-up bars, classic films, and coffee.

Photo by Tim Brown

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

PARTY IN THE GARDEN…The Enid A. Haupt Garden is between the Museum of African Art and the Freer|Sackler Galleries, and it’ll be bumpin’ tonight for an after-hours event. Come by for late-night access to the African and Asian art exhibits, music by a DJ, cocktails, talks by the curators, a photo booth, and African and Asian-inspired food.

LARP IT UP…Get your Asian pop culture fix in at this weekend’s Otakon convention. Friday through Sunday, come by for all things anime, manga, film, music, video games–you name it. Not only can you listen to the music from Final Fantasy performed live, you can also see an MMA demonstration, LARP while dressed up as your favorite characters, and check out art.

JUST KEEP PADDLIN’…This is kind of like a triathlon, except way more lowkey and way more fun. Run, Paddle, Repeat is an event where you run a mile to the Capital Riverfront, then stand-up paddle board for 30 minutes, then run another mile. No training required, and you can always stay longer to paddle board, if you like.

FALL FEST…The East of the River Fall Fest in Anacostia brings together live performances, go-go music, and free Caribbean food. There’ll be a drive for back-to-school supplies, too, as well as HIV testing.

ANDHot Chip at U Street Music HallJam at a 90s dance partyDance to disco at City WineryMeditate with a gongJazz in the GardenTake a beer-tasting tour at BluejacketCatch anime film In This Corner of the WorldEast Coast and West Coast wine face-offListen to stories told by refugeesPlay board games at the Potter’s House(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 6, 2018 at 12:05 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

What to Do in D.C. This Week (8/6 – 8/9)

Glow yoga, a grandma documentary, and pickles.

Photo by Blink O’Fanaye

MONDAY, AUGUST 6

BREAK IT DOWN…Have you ever wanted to break dance, but just don’t know how? Now you can learn–this week-long break dance camp will take you through everything you need to know to expertly control your balance and movements. Taught by an experienced breakdancer, you’ll be spinning across the floor in no time.

DREAMING OF ARGENTINA…Get some Latin American flavor in your life at a concert hosted at the Embassy of Argentina. The Tango Jazz Quartet mixed the improvisation of jazz with the rhythm of tango, and has traveled around the world playing its tunes. Come hang out and hear them for yourself tonight.

GROOVE…Music is always better when it’s fo’ free–all shows at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage are always on the house, and this one will have you groovin’. Upbeat Strings is a violinist/piano duo that covers the likes of the Beatles, Coldplay, and Stevie Wonder, so you can end your Monday with good tunes.

ANDA party at the Wharf’s Pearl StreetA speed dating event just for trivia nerdsFigure drawingA Busboys and Poets open micA West African drum classLearn how to be a landlordWatch Black Panther outdoors at Union MarketDo yoga on a rooftop farm(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Things To Do in D.C. This Weekend (8/3 – 8/5)

K-Pop, soccer, and oysters.

Photo by Ted Eytan

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

MADE IN HONG KONG…As part of its summer-long screening of Hong Kong-made movies, the Freer|Sackler will screen the cult favorite film Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu. But this isn’t any regular old movie–the score will be performed live compliments of Shaolin Jazz cofounder DJ 2-Tone Jones. Watch the martial arts on the big screen while a blend of live soul, funk, and hip-hop makes you groove in your seat.

WRITE IT OUT…Washington’s LGBTQ literary festival, OutWrite, kicks off today and runs through Sunday. Come by for panels on topics such as creating non-binary characters, workshops on writing dialogue and pitching stories, and to hear speakers such as Michelle Tea. There will be several readings throughout the weekend, too.

LOCAL MADE…D.C. Arts Centers debuts Theory of Theories, a play by local playwright Sean Surla. The show follows a group of folks all staying in the same house together as they explore life topics such as love, vulnerability, friendship, and connection. Check it out through August 11.

ANDGuillermo Davila at Howard TheatreAndrea Gibson at 9:30 ClubJazz in the GardenVirginia Tech Day at Nats Park...Sons of Bill at Union StageWatch Black Panther for free outdoorsDance it out at the French EmbassyReconnect with your body at the U.S. Botanic GardenToast to Friday with a party at the Freer|Sackler(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Stand-up comedy, performance art, and the Titanic’s menu.

Photo by Zach Cockrum

MONDAY, JULY 23

THE DOVE…Inspired by the storytelling show the Moth, the Dove is a show that shares stories of hope and peace. This is the third event in the series, and its will focus on personal stories tied to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Co-sponsored by the New Story Leadership for the Middle East, this night at Busboys & Poets will feature six young storytellers from Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.

LOL…The Upright Citizens Brigade is the New York-based improv group that got big names like Amy Poehler and Kate McKinnon started. The group is at Wooly Mammoth this month to perform its show Damned If You Do. The show gets an audience member on-stage to share his or her life’s story, then they use that to launch the off-the-cuff performance.

ANDYes at Warner TheatreYoga with live musicA Flying Dog tap takeoverBoxing and yoga at LululemonLadies: learn to be okay with agingAn all-women stand-up show...A free week at a coworking spot(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Puppies, museum visits, and arcade games (did we mention puppies??).

Photo by Rudi Riet

FRIDAY, JULY 20

WASTIN’ AWAY AGAIN…Calling all parrot heads: It’s Margaritaville Night at Nats Park. Show up to partake in the pregame festivities before the Nats take on the Atlanta Braves. You’ll get to rock out to some Buffet tunes, wear a festive t-shirt, and probably drink one too many blended drinks.

FEELIN’ ARTY…Head to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to see its new exhibit, Bound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career, which opens today. Krystyna Wasserman curated the museum’s collection of 1,000 artists’ books over 30 years, and the lineup is striking: Featuring books made of sheet music, semi-precious stones, linen, wood, and more, it’ll make you rethink your notion of books.

JAZZ HANDS…As part of the Kennedy Center’s District of Comedy festival, come see Baby Wants Candy, an improvised musical complete with a full band. It’s pretty much as it sounds: The crew takes an audience suggestion at the beginning of the show, then embarks on a full-fledged musical right on the spot, complete with dancing, musical numbers, and lots of laughs.

ANDAugust Alsina at Howard TheatreJanelle Monae at the AnthemTwo-spirits belong hereGet emoEat, drink, and listen to music at the Freer|Sackler...Sound bathe and meditateListen to tunes and taste beer at the American Art MuseumA Marine Corps paradeHow baseball forged a bond between the U.S. and JapanChris Gethard at Ken CenAn Emoji art show (yes, it’s a thing)(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 16, 2018 at 12:40 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

What To Do This Week in D.C. (7/16 – 7/19)

This is Spinal Tap, Burners, and zoo animals.

Photo by Tim Brown

MONDAY, JULY 16

OH SAY CAN YOU SEE…Historian Marc Ferris will be in the house to discuss all things Star-Spangled Banner. Did you know that it has British roots? Or that it was adapted from a song with much dirtier origins? Or that Congress took over 100 years to declare it as our National Anthem? Dive into the history behind the song while Ferris breaks up his talk by performing other variations of the song.

‘CUE IT UP….No need to fire up the grills. It’s BBQ & Grilling Week in the city through Sunday, which means a bunch of restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus that are all about grilled and smoky dishes. For $11, $22, or $33, you can head to spot slike Osteria Morini, Right Proper, or Slate Wine Bar for all things BBQ.

AND…The Magic Numbers at Union StageBasball’s past and futureLearn to break through your fearsChocolate City in the 80s Talk: Part TwoA rooftop dinner at Timber Pizza CoA talk on movie ratings(more…)

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