August 16, 2016
August 11, 2016
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.
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. Through 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
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 through October. 1305 5th St. NE; unionmarketdc.com
Join East Side Yoga for an amazing rooftop experience of yoga, live music, scrumptious desserts from Grassroots Gourmet, bubbly beverages, and of course, the fabulous company of your fellow yogis. This four-night series will be held the second and fourth Saturdays in August and September; each evening will feature a different musical guest. Join us for any or all of these magical evenings and treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind experience at DC's only rooftop yoga studio! Each evening begins at 8 p.m. with an All-Levels Rooftop Yoga class, but instead of flowing to a playlist, you'll be grooving to a custom setlist performed live by that evening's musical guest. Afterwards, mingle with your fellow yogis over drinks and desserts in the beautiful rooftop garden. Each session is $35. 518 10th St. NE; eastsideyogadc.com
Deco Japan explores how the Japanese interpreted art deco and transformed it through their own rich art and craft traditions. Featuring a wide range of media—sculpture, painting, prints, ceramics, lacquer-ware, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and graphic ephemera—this traveling exhibition brings Japanese art deco to Washington D.C. for the first time. Deco Japan also brings focus to the Japanese-style garden, one of Hillwood’s most beloved features. The exhibition is drawn from The Levenson Collection and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Through January 1, 2017. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, 202-686-5807; hillwoodmuseum.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
ENO Wine Bar is offering guests an escape for those balmy DC summer afternoons with live music and wine at their Riesling Summer Party. Guests will enjoy specially crafted Riesling flights along with a cheese and charcuterie station. The event is priced at $30 per person including tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Space is limited at tickets are required. 3-6 p.m. 202-295-2826; 2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Explore Burberry's collection of signature bags, combining heritage-inspired details with seasonal inspirations. For a limited time, your bag can be personalized with your painted initials at the CityCenterDC store. To book an appointment, please call 202-463-3000. 970 I St. NW.
Shinola is celebrating National Dog Day this Saturday at its DC flagship store. They will have a special dog-treat bar, which will offer a variety of treats to all four-legged friends. Attendees will also receive complimentary red, white, and blue doggie bandanas. 3-8 p.m. 1631 14th St. NW., 202-470-0200
Arena Stage is celebrating the new 2016/17 season with a full day of free family-friendly activities inspired by two of this season’s most anticipated productions — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (10/28-12/24) and Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Moby Dick (11/18-12/24). Guests of all ages can try their luck on the midway with classic fair games run by Arena Stage’s finest barkers, marvel as aerialists from Gwynne with Wings Aerial Entertainment perform death-defying feats overhead, and enjoy carnival inspired food and drink as they stroll down the lobby promenade. Plus kids will love the giant Carousel bounce house and petting zoo. Throughout the day there will be special season discounts, prizes, and so much more! 12-6 p.m. 1101 6th St. SW.
Silver, a new restaurant in Bethesda, announced it will hold two fundraisers during the month of September for The Children’s Inn at NIH. In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Silver will donate 15 percent of every breakfast check to The Children’s Inn during the entire month when customers mention The Children’s Inn. September 1-30. 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; eatatsilver.com
Join a knowledgeable tour guide to learn about the history, design, and the plants and flowers of the 13 acres of formal gardens. Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. September 1-November 13. 4155 Linnean Ave NW, 202-686-5807; hillwoodmuseum.org
Macon Bistro & Larder will host its second Bubbles, Oysters, and Brews party. Guests are invited to celebrate the last days of summer on Macon Bistro's covered arcade and outdoor patio with all the bubbles, oysters, and brews they can eat and drink. Macon Bistro has teamed up with neighboring retailer, Circle Wine & Spirits, who will pour wines that pair perfectly with locally farmed oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Company, as well as pouring brews from Handsome Beer Company of Washington, DC. $35. 12-4 p.m. RSVP is required and can be made by emailing AJ Johnson at email@example.com. 5520 Connecticut Ave NW., 202-248-7807; maconbistro.com
Echostage is pleased to announce Alesso's upcoming performance on Sunday during Labor Day Weekend. Tickets go on sale July 20, 2016 at 12 p.m. Doors for the show open at 9 p.m. For more information on tickets, visit here. 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE., 202-503-2330
Experience the wonder of Hillwood with your preschooler. Explore a new mansion room each week of this three-part series through make believe, art projects, and imaginative play. Series, $30 per child (ages 2-5) with one accompanying adult; $25 Hillwood member; $18 additional adults. Single program: $12 per child; $10 Hillwood members. Limited to 10 children ages 2-5, each with one accompanying adult. 10:30-11:15 a.m. September 8, 15, and 22. 4155 Linnean Ave NW, 202-686-5807; hillwoodmuseum.org
Join Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie for a fabulous afternoon to benefit St. Jude's Hosital. This event will feature a full runway fashion show by an exclusive designer and silent auction. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit here. 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Connect with other LGBT families and enjoy Hillwood's urban oasis at this family celebration. Advanced sales: $5, free for children under 18; day-of sales: $18, free for children under 18. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 4155 Linnean Ave NW, 202-686-5807; hillwoodmuseum.org
Performing for the sixth year at Hillwood, Not What You Think presents pop, light jazz, and folk songs. 2-3 p.m. 4155 Linnean Ave NW, 202-686-5807; hillwoodmuseum.org