Happy almost weekend! Read this and go watch a movie by the Library of Congress! And don’t forget: We’re having a picnic with @eat_dc this Saturday, July 17, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be pizza from We The Pizza and baked goodies from Capitol Jill. Stay a little, stay a lot, say hello and enjoy the camaraderie and the beautiful grounds!
On with the fun!
Are you a CHAW alumnus/alumna? CHAW is gearing up for their 50th anniversary celebration by bringing alumni together! The first meeting will take place on July 16. Fill out this form so you can be in the loop.
Outdoor movies are always magical, and the Library of Congress also has a summer movie series, Summer Movies on the Lawn. Tonight’s kick-off movie event has been postponed to August 12, but here is the whole line-up. By the way, libations are coordinated as a theme by our friends at Union Pub!
Beverage: “Ogre in Paradise” – Coconut Cartel, Blue Curacao, Peach Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice
July 22: Toy Story
Beverage: “Playtime” – Bud Light Seltzer
July 29: The Sound of Music (sing-along) (!!!)
August 5: Jurassic Park
Beverage: “Dinosaur in Fiji” – Plantation Isle of Fiji, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine
August 12: The Princess Bride
Beverage: “Inconceivable” – Citadelle Jardin D’été, Empress 1908, Sprite, Lemonade
Sunset cinema is happening at the District Wharf. Through August, you can pre-register to watch new and old classics by the water. Click here to find out the line-up and to register. Tonight you can watch Goonies. Next week, it’s 42.
Is an indoor movie more your speed? The Miracle Theatre is doing a flashback series and this week, you can catch E.T. The Extraterrestrial. Tickets here.
On select Mondays, the National Postal Museum holds a special virtual storytime. Their next date is July 19. Click here to sign up.
Ginkgo Gardens is having a surprise sale through July 17. Go check it out: 911 11th Street SE.
On Sunday, July 18, celebrate National Ice Cream day with a cold one! We have many lovely ice cream shops around the area, like Moorenko’s, Jeni’s, and Ice Cream Jubilee. One of the newest, Kilwins, 1250 Half Street SE, is offering free scoops between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ice Cream Jubilee is giving out free scoops to those who pledge to get vaccinated, 1-3 p.m.
We are so excited to be partnering up with DC Music Live to bring you The Set List! The app, designed by Naomi-Grace Palnaqui and Nameer Rizvi, helps you explore all the venues around the area offering LIVE MUSIC! Download it here for iPhone and here for Android! In the meantime, check out the bimonthly column, which features reviews, photos and commentary on the local scene!
Off-Hill but awesome:
It’s not on the Hill but if you need to recycle your electronics, RLG Americas is collecting electronics at the corner of 34th Street and Volta Place on Saturday, July 17. You can get more information here. Have a question? Email email@example.com.
We’ve all snickered about Dîner en Blanc, but we’ve also all secretly wanted to be part of the fun. Guess what? It’s back on August 21. Want to join the most Instagrammable of picnics? Sign up here to get information or to get on the waitlist if you’ve never done it before.
AeroSoul is an exhibit about our street murals and our artists. You can watch a video here to whet your appetite and you can catch the exhibit and book at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library, through July 22.
Swingers Crazy Golf, an indoor mini golf experience for 21+, recently opened in Dupont Circle and it looks like a lot of fun! Check it out here.
The Citi Open is back and will happen from July 31 to August 8. Today, the organizers announced that Rafael Nadal will be part of the tournament, which is absolutely incredible! Get more info and tickets here. Tickets for the whole tournament, as well as for individual sessions are available here.