Things to do in DC: concerts, tours, games

Things to do in DC: concerts, tours, games | Pro Club Bd

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Watch a performance. There are many fun shows to watch this weekend including the SOLE Defined dance performance (Thursday – Saturday, $2+, Forest Hills), The performance of the Frontera project (Fri, $7+, Chinatown), Soulkins Art Showcase (Wed, Free, Mt. Vernon Square), Performance of Persephone (Fri, $15, Tyson’s), DC Braulesque (Friday, $20+, Woodridge), and the School of Rock performance (Friday, free, Lamond Riggs). You can go on stage yourself ASL Open Mic Night (Fri, $10.73, Chinatown).

  • Live music. Some big artists are coming to town this week. catch The Weeknds After Hours Til Dawn Tour at Fedex Field (Sat, $80+, Landover), the Old Crow Medicine Show concert at the anthem (Fri, $55+, the Wharf), Vince Gill at Capital One Hall (Saturday, $60+, Tysons), Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine at Wolf Trap (Thursday, $37+, Vienna), or Phish at the Merriweather Post Pavilion (Sat, $50+, Colombia). For a more intimate concert, you can check Ray Wylie Hubbard (Fri, $32+, Ivy City) or a Elton John tribute band (Sun, $22, Ivy City) in the city winery.
  • have a laugh Listen to some jokes Live Comedy Showcase (Mon, $5+, H St Corridor), a performance of Liz Miele at DC Improv (Wed, $20, downtown), or Champagne, caviar and comedy night (Sun, $25, Georgetown)

Watch a game. City open (Starting Saturday, $25+, Rock Creek Park) starts this Saturday, so be sure to visit Rock Creek Park Tennis Center this weekend to see the first games. You can see those too Nationals vs. Cardinals at Nationals Stadium (Fri-Sun, $9+, Navy Yard) or watch a WNBA game with the Washington Mystics vs. Seattle Storm (Sat-Sun, $15+, Congress Heights).

  • Virtual Gaming. Celebrate all things video gaming with a developer showcase, eight indie games to try, and a scavenger hunt at the annual Arcades of the American Art Museum (Sat, free, Penn Quarter).

celebrations. Enjoy many tunes from Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia’s birthday party (sun, free, woodridge) or celebrate another birthday 730 day at Metrobar (Sat, free, Brentwood). The new Rockville Bar and Lounge features live music Grand opening of the Eko house with SIMI (Saturday, $60+, Rockville).

For the gourmets. Listen to traditional alphorn music while you eat Swiss delicacies in the restaurant Banquet for the Swiss National Day and the Brunch on the Swiss National Day at stable (Sat-Sun, free reservation, H St, corridor). You can also go to a Meet and greet with chef and influencer Jeremiah Josey at Ben’s Chili Bowl (Wed, free, U Street), or learn how to make papusas A taste of El Salvador cooking class (Thursday, $59, Union market).

last chances. The end of summer is fast approaching, which means some fun shows and activities are coming to an end. You can get one last free coffee this Wednesday at the Weekly coffee breaks with Commonwealth Joe (Closing Wed, Free, National Landing). After a long run Speakeasy Live! (Fri-Sun, $85+, National Harbor) and Group of men in blue at the Kennedy Center (Tue-Sun, $39+, Foggy Ground) will have their last shows this weekend.

Break a sweat. Get moving and have fun doing it Dance in the DMV (Sun – Fri, free but registration required, Foggy Bottom), throw up some bags Summer Festival Cornhole (Tue, free, Tysons), or go to Beer and boxing course (Sun, $15, park view) to enjoy a post-workout brew. You can also learn a useful skill at the Self Defense Summer Bootcamp (Tuesday, $150, Tenleytown).

For a good cause. If you are an animal lover, Give back by enjoying a brew at the Pups n Pint Philanthropy Event in the Dacha beer garden (Tuesday, $5+, Shaw) or go to this one Pet adoption event (Sat, free, Tenleytown). You can also raise money for child development below Homers for Hortons (Wed, $150+, Navy Yard) or gun violence prevention at the Super spectacular comedy show (Wednesday, $15+, Dupont Circle). The Washington DC Ride for Autism and Disabilities (Fri, $100+, Union market)

Take a tour. Discover DC on the Georgetown Murals and Public Art Tour (Sun, $25.15+, Georgetown) or the DC Monuments Kayak Tour (Sat, $110+, Columbia Island). If you want a spooky tour, you can walk through a graveyard at the graveyard Tour of the enchanted Georgetown (Sun, $24, Georgetown) or visit Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Assassination Tour (Sun, $20, the National Mall). If you prefer to be in your own home, you can attend Virtual tour: hookers, healers and heroines (Tue, $0+, virtual) to learn more about influential Washington women.

Learn something cool. Take a minute to learn something new this week by participating in a Conversation with Jason Reynolds (Thu, free, virtual) on the way to the new Determined: The exhibition “400 years of struggle for equal rights for black people”. in the Reston Museum (Opens Wed, free, Reston), or when listening to a Panel Discussion on Transnational Black Feminist Solidarity (Wed, $5, 14th St. NW). You can bring the kids to one too Playdate at the Museum of Natural History for some nature exploration activities (Tue, free, National Mall) or get even more practical with a Summer workshop for floral arrangements (Wed, $67, Ballston).

Free Movies. You can see these free outdoor demonstrations from top gun (Thu, free, The Wharf), A quiet place 2 (Thurs, free, Capitol Riverfront), dog (Thu, free, mosaic quarters), rush hour (Tue, free, McPherson Square), Lawrence of Arabia (Sat, free, Culpepper), wagon train (Sat, free, Culpepper), or Beverly Hills Cop (Fri, free, Culpepper).

  • Familyfriendly. Take your kids to one of these movies: Scooby Doo (Wed, free, Navy Yard) Spider-Man: No Way Home (Thu, free, downtown), James and the Giant Peach (Sun, free, National Harbor), or Mary Poppins (Thursday, free, National Mall).

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