June! Can you even? The solstice is still a few weeks off so you can still take advantage of the lengthening days in this delicious lead-up to summer.
How are you spending your precious free time?
Tonight, Capitol Riverfront is calling it summer at a kick off event from 6 to 8 p.m. The event highlights Capitol Riverfront: Then & Now a photo exhibit at an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, May 30th, featuring JDLand.com creator and photographer Jacqueline Dupree. There will be live music, free scoops of ice cream from Altani Gelato and Ice Cream Jubilee, and a meet & greet with JD herself!
Friday night, the 13th Street Community Garden hosts a movie night. The feature film is Disney’s Moana. All are welcome to the free screening which will begin when the sun begins to go down—which will be around 8 p.m. Feel free to bring chairs, blankets and snacks! The park is located at
13th and C Streets SE.
Saturday at 10:30 a.m., join your friends from the DC Department of Energy and the Environment at the Annual Family & Youth Casting Call. No this is not the “I need a headshot and a 90 second monologue” kind of casting call. This event kicks off National Fishing & Boating Week so all are invited to get down to the river. Kids can learn the basics of catch-and-release fishing, learn about watershed protection and conservation, create fish art, and see some fish and other aquatic animals up close. It all kicks off at 10:30 a.m . Registration is required for certain activities.
Labyrinth Games and Puzzles hosts International Tabletop Day. They have an impressive schedule of activities lined up so get ready to roll the dice and try out some new games and chat with local game designers. You can see the schedule here.
That afternoon at 4 p.m., celebrate all that makes Northeast the best quadrant in the city. Ok so actually, NE Eats highlights the food and drink businesses that make this (my) quadrant great and the editorializing is my own interpretation. DC Brau hosts the event. (3178 Bladensburg Road, NE off the Hill. Northeast is VAST you guys) And so many of your faves will be there. NE may not have as many Michelin stars but we have the most breweries! Tickets are $50 for unlimited tastings of food and drinks. ($20 tix for designated drivers and those under age 21.)
At 6 p.m., support the Stuart Hobson Drama Players as they bring Shrek, Jr. to life! More details here.
Sunday the In Series returns to the Atlas Performing Arts Center with The Tale of Serse. Handel, best known for the Messiah, wrote this opera set in ancient Persia and tells the story of a king and his brother, both in love with the same woman. This production includes new narration, based on the poetry of Rumi. Tickets are $20-$45 and the show will close June 9th.