Jen is out of town and I am scrambling to put this together at the 11th hour and hoping she returns soon! If you have other events to add, please note it in the comments. Or even better, add it to our event calendar!
Pool season is here!
The Liaison Capitol Hill DC is pleased to announce its destination Rooftop Pool & Lounge will open to the public Thursday, May 26, following a month-long redesign and renovation. The newly-updated poolside retreat features a large swimming oasis, a dining area with intimate tables and cozy lounge seating, and strings of lights overhead – creating the perfect atmosphere to unwind while savoring the new menu of craft cocktails and light fare. Pool day passes are $35, and it is free to enter after 5 p.m. For reserved seating, guests can rent a cabana for the day. Season memberships are also available at $500 for families and $250 for individuals. Additional information can be found at jdvhotels.com/dcrooftop.
World War I: American Artists View the Great War
May 27, 2016, 8:30 am – May 28, 2016, 4:30 pm
Library of Congress – Graphic Arts Galleries, located at 10 1st St. SE
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress.
“World War I: American Artists View the Great War” will open on Saturday, May 7, in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building.
The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
The Fridge Netflix & Hulu
Friday May 27th 2016 7pm – 11pm
Saturday May 28th 2016 7pm – 11pm
July’s Art Show Party event will be a two-day group art show at the most awesome Fridge Art Gallery in Washington DC ! The artist theme for this month is Netflix & Hulu and all programming on either platform is fair reference material.
All ages welcome, free, $10 pre sale ticket donation guarantees entry on either Friday May 27th or Saturday May 28th and we’ll also ensure you get some swag!
Pups in the Park!
Take your pup to the ball game! Purchase your dog ticket at www.nationals.com/pups and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Washington Humane Society.
For questions, please contact Rachel at Rthaler@washhumane.org.
Yards Park Friday Night Concert Series
Jimi Smooth & HitTime are known for their “High Energy” and “Get Up And Boogie” style of performing. They perform regularly at Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, Universities, & Night Clubs. They have a huge following in the Chesapeake Bay and Dewey Beach, Delaware area. They have performed at the White House for a Christmas Party for President George Bush’s daughters,The Washington Redskins football games, The Washington Wizards basketball games and The Washington Nationals baseball games. Jimi Smooth, the Lead Singer for the band is a true entertainer and showman, his vast experience on the microphone will make any client, and the guest, hungry for “ONE MORE SONG,ONE MORE SONG”. Professional, Classy, Unique, & Captivating.
Dance for a Cause at the Atlas Theatre: Featuring Jean-Francis Varre and Sahel – An Open International Benefit Concert
A benefit concert to raise funds for the children of the Adja Penda Ba school in Nioro du Rip, Senegal. OPEN International is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to providing quality education for children in rural Senegal. The organization was founded in 2008 by Arlington resident Khady Lusby as a way to give back to her native village of Nioro, Senegal. Proceeds from this concert will go toward building a much-needed 5th grade classroom. More info here.
Concert at the Corner Store ~ Choro das 3 – 8 PM
Choro das 3 is a family band of three amazing sisters: Corina (flutes), Lia (7 string acoustic guitar) and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo and piano) and their father Eduardo (pandeiro). The band plays Brazilian Instrumental Music, and their main style is Choro, a gorgeous instrumental music genre that emerged in Brazil in the 19th century. The band has performed in concerts and workshops all over Brazil, the USA,
Mexico and France, and we’re thrilled to welcome them back for their annual DC performance. NOT to be missed!!! $20 Advance Donation, $25 Walk-ins
Stroll down to the Capitol lawn with a picnic for the best seats in the house to the annual National Memorial Day concert. The concert starts at 8pm, but get there early to get through security and to set up a picnic. These are the types of things that make living in our neighborhood so special.
Brunch idea: Why not try the much-vaunted Dim Sum brunch at Maketto, 1351 H Street NE, and take advantage of their Memorial Day sale? It started yesterday, but it goes on through Monday. For details and eye candy, click here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFzUVgGBi99/
In honor of Memorial Day, take a walk down the Mall to the many memorials that honor those who gave their lives while serving our country. Rolling Thunder may be a bit of a traffic headache, but the number of vets in town is also a reminder of the number of people who have sacrificed so much.