Aug
18
Sat
Doukenie Winery Bluegrass Festival @ Doukenie Winery
Aug 18 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
DC Music Rocks Festival @ 9:30 Club
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The 2nd Annual DC Music Rocks Festival is coming to the 9:30 Club on August 18th for a full night of amazing local music. The event brings five of DC’s incredible local bands from various genres together for one awesome night that celebrates “keeping it local.”  

The Festival is hosted by DC Music Rocks, a syndicated FM radio show and podcast in the Washington DC area that “Shines a spotlight on the great songs, artists, and incredible people behind, the DC region’s local music scene.”  

Featured Bands:

Band Genre Recommended If You Like
Kid Brother Rock/Folk/Indie Modest Mouse, Muse, Portugal The Man
Pebble To Pearl R&B/Funk/Pop Prince, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Tina Turner
Fellowcraft Grunge/Blues/Rock Alice In Chains, Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Allthebestkids Hip Hop/Jazz/Indie The Flaming Lips, The Notorious BIG
Black Dog Prowl Hard Rock Soundgarden, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age

Kid Brother will kick off the festival, with a Rock/Folk/Indie vibe much like Modest Mouse or Portugal The Man. Pebble To Pearl will follow with their signature R&B/Funk/Pop sound, which has been compared to Prince, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce or Tina Turner. Next up will be Fellowcraft with their Grunge/Blues/Rock vibe, and they rock like Alice In Chains, the Black Keys, or the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Switching gears, Allthebestkids will take the stage with their Hip Hop/Jazz/Indie sound that offers a fun sound similar to Notorious BIG or The Flaming Lips.  Putting the finishing touch on the evening with a high energy dose of hard rock will be Black Dog Prowl, who rock with a sound similar to Soundgarden, Nirvana, or Queens of The Stone Age.

The DC Music Rocks Festival is sponsored by Arlington Independent Media, Alchemical Records, and roXplosion, with a portion of the proceeds supporting Girls Rock! DC, a local music education organization for girls age 8-18.

Doors open at 7pm for what will be a fun, rocking spotlight on the local DC music scene.  Follow @dcmusicrocks on social media to stay informed of updates.

August 18, 2018 – 7pm – $15 – All ages welcome #dcmusicrocks930

9:30 Club:  https://www.930.com/event/1693457-dc-music-rocks-festival-washington/

Aug
21
Tue
Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer @ Boundary Stone
Aug 21 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Boundary Stone’s fifth annual barrel-aged beer competition will take place Tuesday, August 21 from 5:30pm – 9pm for DC Beer Week.

Tickets for the event will be $25 in advance and $30 at the door and can be purchased online at boundarystonedc.com. Each ticket includes a four ounce taster of each beer and a vote in the contest.

The Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer pits local breweries against each other as they each try to wow the public and the judges with a special barrel-aged brew. Each year’s winner gets to choose the beer or barrel style for the following year. Defending champions Right Proper have chosen white wine barrels for this year’s contest. In addition to selecting the style for next year’s competition, the winner will receive a dedicated tap line at Boundary Stone, a special Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer trophy, and the love, admiration and respect of beer drinkers across D.C.!

The official event begins at 5:30pm with the winner being announced at 9pm. Special guests include brewers and representatives from all competing breweries as well as local celebrity judges.

 

DC Bar Foundation’s Baseball for Justice @ Nationals Park
Aug 21 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The DC Bar Foundation is partnering with the Washington Nationals to hostBaseball for Justice on August 21st at 5:30 p.m. This is our first year hosting the event and it promises to be a great time in support of access to justice for all DC’s residents.

Baseball for Justice includes a pre-game reception and baseline box seats for $150/ticket. We also have 4 special tickets for $250, which include the opportunity to come down to the field to hold the finish line tape for the legendary Presidents’ Race!

More information about the event is available here. If you have any questions, please contact at events@dcbarfoundation.org.

Aug
22
Wed
Ben’s Chili Bowl 60th Anniversary @ Ben's Chili Bowl
Aug 22 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

DATE:  Wednesday, August 22nd

TIME:  11:00AM- 3:00PM – PRESS CONFERENCE followed by BEN’S BLOCK PARTY

PLACE:  BEN’S CHILI BOWL, 1213 U St, NW

At 7:30PM the celebration continues at the Lincoln Theater with Ben’s Chili Bowl’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Gala, “A Tribute To Virginia Ali” benefitting theBen’s Chili Bowl Foundation (www.benschilibowlfoundation.org), whose mission is to positively impact and provide service to our community by giving back to the neighborhoods where we live and work.  All proceeds from all Ben’s Chili Bowl’s on Wednesday, August 22nd will go to the Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation.

Visitors to Washington, DC have usually heard about Ben’s Chili Bowl long before their arrival. Many remember the news of President Obama stopping by to enjoy a Chili Half Smoke. Ben’s has been seen on The Steve Harvey Show, The Daily Show, Man vs. Food, CNN, Oprah, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Larry King Live, Larry the Cable Guy, and countless other local, national and international shows, newspapers and magazines.

Ben’s Chili Bowl has also been seen in films like Russell Crowe’s State of Play, Denzel Washington’s The Pelican Brief, and Don Cheadle’s Talk to Me. In the old days, guests included Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many other luminaries. More recently, French President Sarkozy, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, members of the US Congress, and many other noteworthy political and sports figures have stopped by to sample the world famous Ben’s cuisine.  Other recent visitors include Dave Chappelle, Bruno Mars, Serena Williams, Taraji P Henson, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, George Lopez, Terrence Howard, Jimmy Fallon, Usher, Bono, Nick Cannon, Sara Jessica Parker, Tyrese, Lance Gross, George Clinton, Chaka Khan, Joe Mantegna, Rachel Ray, Chris Tucker, Tommy Davidson, Pauly Shore, Harry Belafonte, and Danny Glover to name a few.

In addition to being known as the place in DC where everyday people brush shoulders with celebrities, Ben’s Chili Bowl has also been honored to receive numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious “America’s Classics” award from the James Beard Foundation.  In 2008, Ben and Virginia Ali were given the Key to the City by DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, and in 2009 Ben’s was honored by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. In 2010, the George Washington University enshrined Ben’s Chili Bowl’s historic papers, documents and photos into its main Gelman Library, and all documents have been digitized for students and scholars throughout the world to examine.

Yet, in spite of all the world recognition and fame, local residents of DC, Maryland and Virginia know the real truth about Ben’s Chili Bowl, and that truth is simple.  They know that Ben’s is first and foremost about FAMILY and COMMUNITY.  For 60 years, Ben’s has graciously served the people, and every guest has always been embraced as family. When segregation was still alive, Ben’s offered a peaceful gathering place and safe haven for ALL people, regardless of any differences in background or perspective. Society has grown and changed, but Ben’s remains the same and continues to celebrate people from all walks of life as they come together to eat, laugh, and discuss life as they see it. On Wednesday, August 22nd, please join everyone at Ben’s Chili Bowl as they celebrate 60 years.

Aug
24
Fri
Crystal City Friday at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
Aug 24 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Crystal City’s summertime happy hour is back, opening a month early and announcing a new partnership with The Stand  bringing food and beverage from local restaurants and an exciting live music lineup. Starting on May 4, each Friday from 5-9 pm, attendees can listen to live music from a variety of bands while enjoying local bites and drink.

This new partnership brings the focus on local flavor, highlighting some of the best new food trends the area has to offer. This free event is open to people of all ages, providing a place for residents, workers and visitors to listen, relax, and wind down from their busy week.

What: Fridays at the Fountain

When: Every Friday May – October from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Crystal City Water Park – 1751 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

Live Music Schedule:

May 4       Revelator Hill
May 11     Whiskey Pull
May 18     Zach Cutler & Friends
May 25     Gordon Sterling 3
June 1      Big Bad Juju
June 8      Mary El Band
June 15    Revelator Hill
June 22    Jonathan Sloane Trio
June 29    Holly Montgomery
July 6       The Jogo Project
July 13     The Jon Miller Band
July 20     Gordon Sterling and the People
July 27     Big Bad Juju

**Later dates to be announced**

Admission: 100% Free to enter, listen, and relax; food and drink for purchase (credit cards accepted) – $5 for beer/wine. $20 to join the Mug Club and receive a branded, reusable mug.

Aug
26
Sun
National Dog Day Brunch @ Radiator
Aug 26 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

“National Dog Day Brunch” at Radiator – Sunday, August 26

In celebration of “National Dog Day,” the Radiator team will spoil man’s best friend with an honorary outdoor brunch on the patio. Pet owners may indulge in themed cocktails and brunch dishes from Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden such as Crab BeignetsDuck ‘n’ Grits and Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo Hash, all while spending quality time with their four-legged friends. Additionally, the Radiator team will offer a “Mason & Woof” menu with a selection of dog-friendly foods including chicken & rice, a burger patty, and steak frites (steak with doggy treats).

 

Radiator’s “National Dog Day Brunch” will be held on Sunday, August 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Radiator seats patio guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for Radiator’s dining room may be made by calling 202.742.3150 or visiting www.radiatordc.com.

Aug
31
Fri
Crystal City Friday at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
Aug 31 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Crystal City’s summertime happy hour is back, opening a month early and announcing a new partnership with The Stand  bringing food and beverage from local restaurants and an exciting live music lineup. Starting on May 4, each Friday from 5-9 pm, attendees can listen to live music from a variety of bands while enjoying local bites and drink.

This new partnership brings the focus on local flavor, highlighting some of the best new food trends the area has to offer. This free event is open to people of all ages, providing a place for residents, workers and visitors to listen, relax, and wind down from their busy week.

What: Fridays at the Fountain

When: Every Friday May – October from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Crystal City Water Park – 1751 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

Live Music Schedule:

May 4       Revelator Hill
May 11     Whiskey Pull
May 18     Zach Cutler & Friends
May 25     Gordon Sterling 3
June 1      Big Bad Juju
June 8      Mary El Band
June 15    Revelator Hill
June 22    Jonathan Sloane Trio
June 29    Holly Montgomery
July 6       The Jogo Project
July 13     The Jon Miller Band
July 20     Gordon Sterling and the People
July 27     Big Bad Juju

**Later dates to be announced**

Admission: 100% Free to enter, listen, and relax; food and drink for purchase (credit cards accepted) – $5 for beer/wine. $20 to join the Mug Club and receive a branded, reusable mug.

Havana Nights on the Rooftop @ Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel
Aug 31 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

“Havana Nights” at the Rooftop at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel – Friday, August 31

To kick off Labor Day weekend, the Radiator team will embrace the island flavors of Cuba and host a “Havana Nights” fiesta on the rooftop at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel. On Friday, August 31Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden will be cooking up a selection of complimentaryCuban-inspired snacks. Food lovers will delight in Latin-inspired bites such as Tostones (shrimp, avocado, black beans, corn salsa), Summer Rolls (green papaya, mango, chili pepper, lime, cilantro), and Chicken Tacos (jicama, yellow salsa). Chef Jonathan’s popular Cuban-American mash-up Cubano Sandwich (chorizo, serrano ham, braised pork, mustard, pickles) will also be making a special appearance. To help guests feel refreshed and festive, the Radiator bar team will be shaking up tropical cocktails for purchase. ¡Que Deliciosa!

 

“Havana Nights” will take place on Friday, August 31 from 5:00 p.m. until close, weather permitting. Entry is free. Guests must be 21+ to attend.

Sep
2
Sun
Wear Your Whites Party @ DNV Rooftop
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 3 @ 1:00 AM

“Wear Your Whites” Party at DNV Rooftop – Sunday, September 2

DNV Rooftop will round out the holiday weekend fun with a Sunday night “Wear Your Whites” party on Sunday, September 2. Guests are encouraged to don their finest summer whites for an evening filled with delicious food and drink, summertime beats, and sunset photo ops.

 

While the rooftop party goes until 1:00 a.m., guests arriving at the start of celebration may take advantage of food deals from 7:00-9:00 p.m.The DNV Rooftop team will be offering favorite brunch and dinner dishes from the season including the Avocado ToastShrimp & Grits,Wagyu BurgerRosemary FriesSuperfood Nachos, and Grilled Veggie WrapLead Bartender Justin Golash will serve a variety of themed drinks including white sangria, special selection of white wines, and frozen drinks made with white tequila or white rum. Live music from DJ 215photo booth entertainment, and an evening of dancing will ease any end-of-summer blues.

 

DNV Rooftop’s “Wear Your Whites” Party will take place on Sunday, September 2 from 7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., weather permitting. Entry is free. Guests must be 21+ to attend.

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