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
Synesthetica: Music Inspired Wearable Art features recent work by Blair Anderson of SilverWorks, resident artist at Glen Echo Park. Anderson explores the visuals triggered by works of music to create this collection of jewelry. Multiple genres are tested. Hear the music that inspires each piece while viewing Anderson’s interpretation in a wearable result. June 18-July 17. Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.
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
Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit is coming to town this summer. With songs by Grammy-and Tony-winning artist Cyndi Lauper, this Tony-winning musical is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. June 14-July 10. The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW; kennedy-center.org
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
Join the fight against cancer with Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC's 18-hole golf tournament at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms. The day of friendly competition and camaraderie includes food, unlimited cocktail stations, silent auction and prizes such as Four Seasons Hotel stays and luxury retail experiences for closest to the pin and longest drive. Proceeds from the event benefit the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital. 10 a.m. 1000 Oaklyn Dr.; drivefourthecure.com
Get an intimate look at Hillwood’s gardens with Jason Gedeik, head of design operations, or Jessica Bonilla, head gardener. This tour is limited to 20 people. Tickets are distributed at the Visitor Center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be reserved by Hillwood members. June 28-30. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW; hillwoodmuseum.org
Since 1967, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival has honored contemporary cultural traditions by highlighting a different community each year in a two-weekend festival on the National Mall. This year, musicians, cooks, language experts and others from the Basque regions of Spain and France will be on the Mall to “explore themes of cultural sustainability, identity and migration” and showcase the food, crafts, music and poetry for which the culture is known. June 29-July 4. Takes place on the National Mall.
Dance group Above & Beyond is going above and beyond this Independence Day with two nights of shows at Echostage. Tickets are $40-50. July 1 and 3. 9 p.m. 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE; echostage.com
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
Rosewood Washington, DC is holding a complimentary vinyasa-based flow session led by Jessica Sandhu presented in partnership with Lululemon and local yoga studio Georgetown Yoga. Following the morning practice, yogis can take advantage of a healthy brunch at The Grill Room, Georgetown’s neighborhood restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Frank Ruta, and refuel before the holiday weekend. 8 a.m. 1050 31st St. NW. 202-617-2424; rosewoodhotels.com
In honor of D.C.'s go-go legacy, the historic Howard Theatre is hosting this concert. 11 p.m. Tickets to see the Backyard Band are $30. 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899; thehowardtheatre.com
Enjoy a day-long adventure with friends and our friends at Shock Top. For $89, Washingtonians can celebrate America’s birthday with hours of tubing, barbecue, and a Shock Top after-party. There is also a roundtrip bus to and from D.C. marsongravity.com
Join POV Rooftop for the most exclusive views of the fireworks overlooking the National Mall at Boom With a View. Indulge in an open bar and Americana theme passed bites and food stations. Enjoy signature cocktails and vibrant beats starting at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m. Open bar, passed bites, and food stations from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 515 15th St. NW.; povrooftop.com