Union Market will kick-off its drive-in movie summer series at 8 p.m. This classic American pastime will take place in Union Market’s parking lot and will project the feature presentation, Top Gun, onto the market's three-story wall, for its first movie on July 1. The family-friendly series is $10 per car or free for walk-ups in the picnic area. The series will be held on the first Friday of every month from July through October. 1305 5th St. NE; unionmarketdc.com
The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is pleased to announce the return of Open Late, the free summer concert series that takes place once a month from April through August. The event series features regional performers, craft beers, and local wineries, and guests can stroll through the art Museum from 6-8 p.m. Open Late is a free, public event. Picnics are welcome and a cash bar will be available. 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg; nationalsporting.org
Paul Mellon was one of America's greatest art collectors and remains one of the Gallery's leading benefactors. Timed to coincide with the Gallery's 75th anniversary, a special exhibition features 80 of the finest pastels, watercolors, drawings, prints, and illustrated books selected from his donations, celebrating both his wonderful generosity and his distinctive approach to collecting. May 8-September 18. 4th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, 202-737-4215; nga.gov
The series will feature free classes led by Georgetown Fitness Studios, showcasing the healthy and active options available in Georgetown to gear up for summer months. Classes will take place every Wednesday from 6–7 p.m. Featured classes will be taught by CorePower Yoga, barre3 DC, Down Dog Yoga, Yoga Del Sol, and more. Through August 31. The Georgetown Waterfront Park, Intersection of K Street & Potomac Street. georgetowndc.com
The White House Historical Association will host its annual Jazz on Jackson Place summer concert series. This year Jazz on Jackson Place celebrates its 10th season and it continues to be a widely anticipated summer event. Performers from Shanghai, New York, Europe, and Washington, DC, have entertained a long succession of sold out summer evenings at the Decatur House Museum. All of the performances are presented by Burnett Thompson Music. Tickets are $30. Attendees can enjoy great music, hors d’oeuvres, libations, and tours of the historic Decatur House. Through August 4. 748 Jackson Place NW; whitehousehistory.org
Taberna del Alabardero is a fine dining Spanish restaurant that has been a favorite in Washington for more than 27 years. Chef Javier Romero uses a mixture of authentic Spanish ingredients and locally sourced produce to achieve traditional Spanish flavors throughout the menu. Chef takes a great amount of pride in Taberna's paella and is offering paella cooking classes through August 8. 1776 I St NW; alabardero.com
This new exhibit at the National Geographic Museum covers 5,000 years of Greek history and culture, from Agamemnon to the crusades of Alexander the Great. Have your mind blown by more than 500 artifacts, many of which have never been on view outside of Greece. Through October 9. 1145 17th Street NW.
Kick off the summer with Tuesdays on 8th, every third Tuesday of the month all summer long starting June 21. Shoppers will enjoy outdoor music, extended shopping hours, and in-store activations from 5-8 p.m. Participating retailers include Landmark Theater, Kit + Ace, Riide, ServeU, Chrome Industries, Lettie Gooch, Steven Alan, Read Wall, Glen's Market, Cherry Blossom Creative, Typecase Industries, Bazaar Spices, and Washington Project for the Arts. northendshaw.com
With warm summer weather approaching, patrons will be able to delight in weekly outdoor concerts in downtown Bethesda. This series, produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, will feature free Thursday evening concerts during May, June, and July. The concerts offer a diverse range of music including rock, funk, jazz, swing, and reggae. The concerts take place on Thursday evenings, from 6–8 p.m. in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues. 301-215-6660; bethesda.org
For the active lifestyle of Washingtonians, North End Shaw will host Fitness Saturdays the first Saturday of the month through August starting July 2. Feel the burn and get your sweat on with community fitness classes including, yoga, boot camps and much more. northendshaw.com
Georgetown’s Sunset Cinema's five-week series will honor the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary by featuring iconic movies filmed in and around national parks and monuments across the country, making a stop in each decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. Movies begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be featured every Tuesday until August 5. Food vendors such as Baked & Wired, Dean & DeLuca, and Pinstripes will be available. Intersection of K/Water St. NW; georgetowndc.com
Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits at downtown Bethesda's 11th annual outdoor movie series. Show times begin at 9 p.m. A limited number of chairs will be provided and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs. Admission is free. Spend an enjoyable evening in Woodmont Triangle and have dinner at one of the neighborhood's delicious and diverse restaurants before the show. July 26-30. Corner or Norfolk and Auburn Avenues, Bethesda; bethesda.org
Dean & DeLuca, the world’s leading purveyor of fine food, is inviting guests to celebrate summer with fine wine and epicurean delights. Free and open to the public, Georgetown’s in-store event will feature three tasting areas showcasing three specialty vintners paired with delicacies from Dean & DeLuca’s catering, prepared foods, and cheese and charcuterie selections. 6-8 p.m. 3276 M St. NW.
Please take a few minutes from your busy schedule and donate lifesaving blood for the patients at Children's National, which is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The blood drive will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Park at CityCenter. To schedule an appointment, visit here. Corner of 10th & I St. NW., 202-476-5437
FGIDC Regional Director Elaine Mensah will lead an intimate discussion on the ins and outs of buying in the fashion industry with Ken Downing, the famed tastemaker who oversees women's and men's trends for Neiman Marcus. The event will be held at a location to be announced before the event and is open to all at $25 for FGI Members and $40 for non-members. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get tickets here.
Kitchen Sink Fest is a mega-collaborative movement-based performance project with theater technology and design as the rudiment, exploring the power of the "outside eye.” This evening of 50 fast-paced, one-minute pieces, juxtaposed with 10 meditative installation works, features the work of Erica Rebollar, Tia Nina, ReVision dance company and many other of DC's most daring dancers. Tickets are $15-$30. and are available at or by calling. 3225 8th St. NE, 202-269-1600; danceplace.org
This festival featuring world-famous music stars Tiësto, The Chainsmokers, Tyler the Creator, Zedd and more than 60 other acts returns to Baltimore’s Pimlico Racetrack. The Third Annual Moonrise Festival will be packed with EDM and hip hop fans at one of the largest summer music festivals in the country. General admission and VIP ticket packages for Moonrise Festival are priced at $99 to $299 and are available now. 5201 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore; moonrisefestival.com
This all-day yoga event features local yoga teachers as well as instructors from across the country. The Yoga Expo was designed to strengthen and empower the local yoga community by connecting with different instructors and yoga- enthusiasts. A variety of organic, healthy food will also be available for purchase. 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW. theyogaexpo.org
TheatreWashington and Signature Theatre are proud to announce the 5th annual Summer Hummer, a burlesque-style fundraiser featuring some of DC’s best and hottest performers. Summer Hummer V: Champions will be held at Signature Theatre with two exclusive one-night-only performances at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission or $100 for the VIP reserved section. 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, 703 820 9771; sigtheatre.org
The annual Crab Festival produced by The Trigger Agency, is returning to National Harbor and is set to benefit Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation. There are three pricing options Reserved Platinum Tent ticket at $119 per person, VIP Crab and Beer ticket at $89 per person, and Beer and 6 Crab tickets at $59 per person in advance. The event will offer live music, arts, crafts, and memorabilia exhibits. 800-830-3976; mdcrabfest.com