Workshops, gastronomic events and concerts
You can sip beer, eat delicious burgers and listen to live music at DC Burger Battle, all for a good cause. Photograph courtesy of The Wharf, Washington, DC, USA.
National Oyster Day. Head to oyster happy hours at The grillwith half-shell oysters for $2 each (Friday, the quay), Assembly fog point (Fri, Arlington), Where Succotashwhere fried oysters are only $13 (Fri, Penn Quarter). You can also celebrate with fresh seafood at cranes (Fri, Chinatown), Michele (Friday, downtown), Where Ruse at the Wildset Hotel (Friday, Saint-Michel).
- More gastronomic events. Taste burgers from your favorite restaurants, drink beer and give back to a good cause at DC Burger Battle (game, $45*, the dock). You can also try traditional Palestinian food and drink at the Palestinian food pop-up (Sun, $55, Adams Morgan). [An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that the Burger Battle was free.]
Sidewalk sale. Support local businesses around Logan Circle and U Street by heading to the MidCity Dog Day Sidewalk Festival (Sat-Sun, free, Logan Circle) where you can buy food, art, jewelry and more. You can do some shopping at 16th Annual Middleburg Summer Sidewalk Sale (Fri-Sun, free, Middleburg).
Exhibitions and events. Travel to the 50 States through images and paintings at opening of the People From Away exhibition (Sun, free, Georgetown). You can also watch amazing tricks at this magic show with Ran’D Shine (Sat, $5, Anacostia), see a solar phenomenon Black Star Park Day (Monday, Free, Rosslyn), or watch the final tennis matches at CitiOpen (Mon-Sun, $30+, Rock Creek Park).
Break a sweat. Start your day off right with outdoor yoga at Sundeck Greeting Series (Tuesday, free, Navy Yard) or paddle six miles on the Isle of Wye Kayak Tour (Sun, $140+, Greenbelt). If you like to dance, you can do some moves on a roof at Endorphin hour with The LINE DC (Tuesday, free but RSVP required, Adams Morgan) or learn salsa at Baila Thursdays Summer Salsa Social (Thursday, $7+, Union Market).
Laugh. Have fun in the architecture of the National Cathedral at the Humor and Fantasy Tour at the National Cathedral (Thursday, $30, Cleveland Park). You can also enjoy a laugh at the Friday sweets showcase (Fri, free, Cardozo) or the Comedy show Public Laughs (Tuesday, $10+, Cercle Dupont).
Learn a new skill. Design and create your own accessories to this Introduction to jewelry making (Saturday, $65, Georgetown), dive into Shakespeare at a poetry workshop (Friday, $45, Capitol Hill), work on your creative writing at DC writes! Workshop (Sea, Free, Petworth), or learn how to be a successful storyteller at Hip Hop Shakespeare Workshop (Fri – Sun, $10, Penn Quarter).
Jam out. There are plenty of free gigs around DC this week. Listen to psychedelic funk at Dock Days of Summer Show (Sun, free, Woodbridge), or a lot of jazz at first concert of the AdMo Vibe concert series (Sea, Free, Adams Morgan) Where Cider jazz jam (Sun, Free, Petworth). You can also be part of a live studio audience at Sandman & Deca Homeboy Show (Saturday, $16, College Park).
Make a difference. Head to Busboys & Poets to listen to peace-seeking professionals at 77 years later: Eliminate nuclear weapons, not life on Earth (Fri, free, Cardozo) or learn more about women and gender politics at Hear the Hear Her Roar protests and marches (Saturday, $0+, the National Mall).
Children’s corner. Children can enjoy a book read to them at Family reading books (Saturday, Free, Capitol Riverfront) Where Storytime at the National Gallery of Art (Monday, free, the National Mall). They can also enjoy more fun activities and live music at Family Day of Music and Stamps with guest artist Rafael Lopez (Sat, free, downtown), learn how to plant seeds properly Growing gardeners (Saturday, $16.75, Georgetown), To see the Comedy of Errors Production (Sea, Free, Tysons), or enjoy a Family Fun Skating (Saturday, $15+, park view).
Movies. Check out free outdoor movies this week such as Enter the dragon (Tuesday, free, Franklin Park), Mahogany (Thursday, Free, Penn Quarter), The Goonies (Tuesday, free, Georgetown), News (Sun, free, National Port), Yesterday (game, free, National Port), The parent trap (Sea, Free, Rockville), Spiderman: No Coming Home (game, free, Mosaic District), Where Wall-E (game, free, the National Mall).