Jun
22
Fri
Crystal City Friday at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
Jun 22 @ 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.

Jun
23
Sat
America Now: Solstice Edition @ Three Museums
Jun 23 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Museum visitors can revel in the extra hours of daylight and reflect on American unity with “America Now: Solstice Edition” on Saturday, June 23. This special evening of festivities is a three-museum collaboration between the National Museum of American History, National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Now in its fourth year, the tri-institutional partnership of “America Now” will coincide for the first time with a full Smithsonian-wide Solstice celebration.

 

“America Now: Solstice Edition” is free to the public and open to general audiences; drinks and food will be available for purchase at each location. More information at AmericaNow.si.edu.

 

Details about the event at the National Portrait Gallery are below and attached.

 

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery

Special programs: 7:30–11:30 p.m.

Galleries open until midnight

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

Eighth and F streets N.W.

 

Continuing the festivities, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery will host an array of activities across art and performance. Guests will be welcomed by an outdoor Community Block Party composed of food trucks, lawn games and craft-making activities with local artists organized in collaboration with Made in DC. They can connect with representatives from the Downtown BID, Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, Shakespeare Theater Company and Fresh Farm Farmer’s Market. Visitors can then cool off at a boutique-designed Beer Garden inside the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, have their portraits done by a Washington-based caricature artist and explore the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery’s exhibitions throughout the first floor. “America Now” will conclude with dancing to the sounds of DJ Ayes Cold and a major live concert by Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, and Washington’s own Oddisee.

 

“America Now” is a three-museum collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of American History and Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is made possible by the support of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation. The Washington Post is the media sponsor of America Now. This year’s celebration is part of a Smithsonian’s “Solstice Saturday” program done in association with the “By the People Festival,” led by Halcyon. The Smithsonian’s Washington D.C. museums will be open until midnight on June 23 (except for the National Postal Museum). Details are outlined at www.si.edu/SolsticeSaturday.

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics @ Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery
Jun 23 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

The National Portrait Gallery presents a live concert by Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, Washington D.C.’s own Oddisee and DJ Ayes Cold in “America Now: Solstice Edition” this Saturday, June 23. This special evening of festivities is a three-museum collaboration between the National Museum of American History, National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Now in its fourth year, the tri-institutional partnership of “America Now” will coincide for the first time with a full Smithsonian-wide Solstice celebration.

 

“America Now: Solstice Edition” is free to the public and open to general audiences; drinks and food will be available for purchase at each location. Details are outlined below and at AmericaNow.si.edu.

 

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery

Special programs: 7:30–11:30 p.m.

First floor galleries open until 11:30 p.m.

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

Eighth and F streets N.W.

 

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery will host an array of activities across art and performance. Guests will be welcomed by an outdoor Community Block Party composed of food trucks, lawn games and craft-making activities with local artists organized in collaboration with Made in DC. They can connect with representatives from the Downtown BID, Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, Shakespeare Theater Company and Fresh Farm Farmer’s Market. Visitors can then cool off at a boutique-designed Beer Garden inside the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, have their portraits done by a Washington-based caricature artist and explore the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery’s exhibitions throughout the first floor. “America Now” will conclude with dancing to the sounds of DJ Ayes Cold and a major live concert by Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, and Washington’s own Oddisee.

 

“America Now” is a three-museum collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of American History and Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is made possible by the support of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation. The Washington Post is the media sponsor of America Now. This year’s celebration is part of a Smithsonian’s “Solstice Saturday” program done in association with the “By the People Festival,” led by Halcyon. Several Smithsonian museums will stay open until midnight on June 23. Details are outlined at www.si.edu/SolsticeSaturday.

Jun
29
Fri
Crystal City Friday at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
Jun 29 @ 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.

Jul
4
Wed
Fairmont All American BBQ @ Fairmont Hotel
Jul 4 @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Before heading off to or returning from the National Mall, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is offering a pre and post fireworks all American BBQ on Wednesday, July 4th in the hotel’s lovely landscaped courtyard garden.

From 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., patriots of all ages will enjoy an all-you-can-eat grill station.  Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo is firing up American burgers, half-smoked beer brats, grilled jumbo shrimp, corn-on-the-cob and creamy, house-made coleslaw.

For dessert, an interactive ice cream station will include a selection of flavors and sparkling toppings.

            The Red, White and BBQ is $30 per person, $15 for children 12 and under exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity.  For reservations, please call 202-457-5020.

Jul
6
Fri
Crystal City Friday at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
Jul 6 @ 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.

Jul
13
Fri
Crystal City Friday at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
Jul 13 @ 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.

Jul
14
Sat
Hillwood French Festival @ Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Jul 14 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

French Festival

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Indulge your inner Francophile at this celebration of Bastille Day and Marjorie Merriweather Post’s 18th-century French decorative arts collection.

www.HillwoodMuseum.org 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Jul
15
Sun
Sanity Sundays Summer Yoga @ 201 M Street NE, Washington, DC
Jul 15 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
REI is teaming with local studio East Side Yoga to bring you our Sanity Sundays Summer Yoga Series. Join us once a month at 10am for a special 90’s-themed vinyasa flow practice led by Alia Khan, recovering attorney turned yoga studio owner. Each class has a different theme, so be sure to check them all out! As a bonus, all Sanity Sunday attendees will have exclusive access to shop the REI store before the yoga begins, beginning at 9:30am. And if you need a little pre- or post-yoga boost, La Colombe coffee is located right at the store entrance and opens at 8am. Tickets are just $10 and will go fast, so sign up today!
 
Tickets + Info available here: 

eastsideyogadc.com/rei

 
July 15th – 90’s Hip Hop: TLC. Biggie. Janet Jackson. Warren G.  Destiny’s Child. Tupac. The Fugees. Need we say more?  Join us Sunday, July 15th for the 90’s Hip Hop rendition of our Sanity Sunday Yoga Series. Doors open for exclusive shopping access at 9:30am, yoga starts at 10.  Bring your mat, grab some La Colombe, and let’s wring out whatever’s left of your Saturday night.  
Jul
19
Thu
Brew at the Zoo @ Smithsonian National Zoo
Jul 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual Brew at the Zoo. The event will be held on Thursday, July 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), Brew at the Zoo will feature nearly 100 craft breweries, all in support of wildlife conservation.

Local favorites such as Port City Brewing Company and 2018 RAMMY Award winner Right
Proper Brewing Company will be joined by popular microbreweries including Bluejacket, Denizens Brewing Company, and Hellbender Brewing Company.

In addition to sampling great hops, food will be available for purchase from popular food trucks. Guests will also be able to mingle with new and old friends while playing lawn games and enjoying live music from The Reflex 80's Tribute Band, Radar, and Bobby McKey’s dueling pianists.
“This event is truly unique,” said Lynn Mento, Executive Director of Friends of the National Zoo. “There is no other beer festival in DC where you can sip your favorite beers while watching the lions and tigers. But best of all — the proceeds go to support the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s work to save endangered wildlife here and around the globe.”

Several ticket types are available for purchase. General admission tickets are $50 for FONZ members and $65 for nonmembers. VIP tickets are $95 for FONZ members and $110 for nonmembers. VIP ticket holders will be granted early admission to the general event area at 5 p.m. before the general public Beginning at 6 p.m. VIP ticket holders will be given access to the VIP area at Great Cats Circle featuring exclusive animal experiences, generous pours from breweries only found in the VIP area, and unlimited food selections from top DC restaurants. Sober driver tickets are also available, $30 for general admission and $85 for VIP. Sober drivers will not receive a commemorative mug and will not be served beer.

Please note space is limited and the event typically sells out. For tickets and details about the event, please visit:
www.fonz.org/brew. Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo event benefit the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in its mission to save species.
Brew at the Zoo is sponsored by Big Bus Tours, BobbyMcKey’s, Liquid Integrity, Macy’s, The Whiting-Turner Company,ZwillGen.

This is event is for adults 21 years of age and older, no babies or children are allowed. Brew at the Zoo will be held rain or shine.

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