Washington, DC

From an email:

“The retailers on the 800 block of Upshur Street, NW have planned all day on Saturday, August 17th, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock weekend.

Dubbed The Summer of Love on Uphsur, we are each offering the following perks:

Woodstock at Willow
– Take 69 percent off all items on the sale rack
– Enjoy Abita Purple Haze beer and an Electric Koolaid cocktail as you shop
– Catch the Woodstock movie, which will be screened all weekend
– Plus a Woodstock-themed window display!

Peace and Love at Lulabelle’s Read More

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1332 F Street, NW

From an email:

“In celebration of Wimbledon, the popular ping pong social club, SPIN, will host a series of upcoming events at its Downtown DC studio. Coming to a ping pong court near you is SPINBLEDON; During the week of July 8th-12th, SPIN locations throughout the country will host a series of events allowing players and spectators to experience the popular tennis championship like never before. The DC SPIN location is excited to debut an Astroturf installation at the studio’s center court – much like the iconic grass fields of Wimbledon – in their underground Press Building location, plus offer specialty drinks reminiscent of popular sips from across the pond. Highlights of the weeks’ events include a community ping pong tournament, a White Party with all-night happy hour for those dressed in white, and a Kids Day with free lessons, face painting and a kid-friendly drink and food menu. Read More

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350 Tingey Street, SE

From an email:

“Grab your bifocals and don your gray wig and pearls! Nando’s is throwing a Granny-themed party and you are invited.

On Saturday, June 29, Nando’s PERi-PERi will host a “Nando’s Like My Nan Does” party in DC. Fortunate guests who pre-register and are selected can show up at Nando’s Yards restaurant (300 Tingey Street, SE) from 3pm-6pm to dine for free on succulent PERi-PERi chicken and sides. Plus tea sandwiches fit for your Nana! So come for your Early Bird dinner and kick back old school with a live performance by DC’s beloved band, “Granny & The Boys.” [NPR’s Weekend Edition says 86-year-old Alice “Granny” Donahue “fronts DC’s coolest house band.”] Suggested dress code: Granny Chic. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

From a press release:

WHAT: As a satellite of Halcyon’s By The People Festival which runs through June 23rd, Culture House is showcasing Mark Kelner’s Solaris: Shelter For The Next Cold War with several curatorial and programmatic events. To commemorate the exhibit and in celebration of the festival’s closing weekend, Culture House will host a Cold War Dance Party on Saturday June 22nd. Read More

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From an email:

“Tonight is a special event at the Cafe Saint-Ex trivia. Jeopardy! contestant coordinators are in town this week doing some auditions, and a couple of them (including a senior producer) have decided to drop into the Cafe Saint-Ex trivia night to give players the down low on how to get into the contestant process and meet some of the DMV’s Jeopardy! fans. They’ll be doing some swag giveaways and special Jeopardy! themed prizes on top of the usual bar tabs that go to the top two teams.” Read More

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From Pride on the pier 2019:

“Saturday, June 8, 2019
2-9PM
The Wharf
District & Transit Pier
101 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

The Washington Blade in partnership with LURe DC and The Wharf are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Pride on the Pier celebration during DC Pride on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Pride on the Pier extends the city’s annual celebration of LGBTQ visibility to the bustling Southwest waterfront with an exciting array of activities and entertainment. Read More

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From an email:

“May is mental health awareness month, but most of us aren’t aware just how many of us struggles. Hearing that 1 in 5 of us has a mental health challenge isn’t as meaningful as hearing the humans facing those challenges.

That’s the point of All The Feels, a mental health variety show, that is next Wednesday, May 29th at Union Stage. Ten local performers will tell stories, do stand up comedy, share poetry and sing about their experiences with challenges from depression and bipolar, to substance abuse and suicide. Read More

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Ruddy Roye, whose work explores race and inequality in the U.S., is one of the noted photographers speaking in DC next week. © Ruddy Roye

From the organizer:

“Get ready for Click DC – a month-long celebration of photography in the DC area that has a little bit of everything for local photographers and photography lovers during June.

The inaugural Click DC photo festival is a grassroots effort of more than 20 photography organizations, collectives and galleries that will host exhibits, talks, workshops and photo walks throughout the month. You can find the full schedule of events at www.clickdc.org.

The celebration officially kicks off with Focus on the Story 2019, a series of talks and presentations starting May 31 on the George Washington University campus. Read More

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