At the DC Burger Battle you can sip beers, eat delicious burgers and jam to live music – all for a good cause. Photography courtesy of The Wharf, Washington, DC, USA.
National Oyster Day. Catch some oyster happy hours at The grillwith half shell oysters for $2 each (Fri, The Wharf), Fog point during assembly (Friday, Arlington), or cotton candywhere fried oysters are only $13 (Fri, Penn Quarter). You can also celebrate with fresh seafood cranes (Fri, Chinatown), Micheles (Fri, downtown) or Russian at the Wildset Hotel (Fri, St. Michael).
- Other food events. Sample burgers from your favorite restaurants, sip beers and donate to a good cause DC Burger Battle (Thursday off, The Wharf). You can also taste traditional Palestinian food and drinks Palestinian food pop up (Sun, $55, Adams Morgan).
street vending. Support local businesses around Logan Circle and U Street by hitting the page Sidewalk Festival at MidCity Dog Day (Sat-Sun, free, Logan Circle) where you can shop for groceries, art, jewelry and more. You can go shopping at Middleburg’s 16th Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale (Fri-Sun, free, Middleburg).
exhibitions and events. Travel to all 50 states through pictures and paintings Opening of the exhibition People From Away (Sun, Free, Georgetown). You can also watch breathtaking tricks along the way Magic show with Ran’D Shine (Sat, $5, Anacostia), watch a solar phenomenon Dark Star Park Day (Mon, free, Rosslyn), or watch the final tennis matches City open (Mon-Sun, $30+, Rock Creek Park).
Break a sweat. Start your morning off right with outdoor yoga at Sundeck Salute Series (Tue, free, Navy Yard) or paddle for six miles on the Kayak tour on Wye Island (Sun, $140+, Greenbelt). If you like dancing, you can do some moves on a rooftop Endorphin lesson with The LINE DC (Tuesday, free but RSVP required, Adams Morgan) or learn salsa Baila Thursdays Summer Salsa Social (Thursday, $7+, Union Market).
have a laugh Find the fun in the architecture of the National Cathedral at the Humor and Whims Tour at the National Cathedral (Thursday, $30, Cleveland Park). You’re also welcome to laugh about it The Friday Funnies Showcase (Fri, free, Cardozo) or the Public Laughs stand up comedy show (Tuesday, $10+, Dupont Circle).
Learn a new skill. Design and customize your own accessories here Introduction to the jewelry design course (Sat, $65, Georgetown), Immerse yourself in some Shakespeare at a poetry workshop (Fri, $45, Capitol Hill), Assist in your creative writing DC writes! workshop (Wed, free, Petworth), or learn how to be a successful storyteller at Hip Hop Shakespeare Workshop (Fri – Sun, $10, Penn Quarter).
Jam out. Lots of free concerts in DC this week. Listen to psychedelic funk at Dock days of summer show (sun, free, woodbridge), or a lot of jazz in the first concert of the AdMo Vibe concert series (Wed, free, Adams Morgan) or The In Cider Jazz Jam (Sun, Free, Petworth). You can also be part of a live audience in the studio Homeboy Sandman & Deca Show (Sat, $16, College Park).
make a difference Head to Busboys & Poets to listen to peace-seeking professionals 77 years later: “Abolish nuclear weapons, no life on earth” plaque. (Fri, free, Cardozo) or find out more about women’s and gender politics in the Hear their protests and marches roar (Sat, $0+, the National Mall).
kids corner. Children can enjoy a book being read to them read family book (Sat, Fri, Capitol Riverfront) or Story Time at the National Gallery of Art (Mon, free, the National Mall). You can also enjoy other fun activities and live music Music & Stamps Family Day with guest artist Rafael Lopez (Sat, free, downtown), learn how to properly plant seeds Growing Gardeners (Saturday, $16.75, Georgetown), see the Production of the Comedy of Errors (Wed, free, Tysons), or enjoy one Family Fun Skate (Sat, $15+, park view).
movies. Watch free outdoor movies this week, e.g Enter the dragon (Tue, free, Franklin Park), mahogany (Thursday, free, Penn Quarter), The Goonies (Tue, free, Georgetown), Newsies (Sun, free, National Harbor), Yesterday (Thu, free, National Harbor), The parent trap (Wed, free, Rockville), Spiderman: No way home (Thu, free, mosaic quarters), or Wall-E (Thursday, free, National Mall).