Sure, the air is hazy and the quality has been bad– though so much better today! Thank goodness you can duck into most of the Smithsonian museums without timed passes! The NMAAHC (click here for tickets) and the National Zoo (click here for tickets) still require timed tickets, but most of the rest are open and available to the public. You can also get tickets to go to the top of the Washington Monument once again. Click here to get tickets and make sure you have a recreation.gov profile ready to go before you access the ticket site.
Outdoor movies are always magical, and the Library of Congress also has a summer movie series, Summer Movies on the Lawn. Here is the whole line-up. By the way, libations are coordinated as a theme by our friends at Union Pub!
Tonight: 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 Girls Trip. Next week, it’s Best in Show. (Wear your hair in a Shih Tzu half pony. I double-dog dare you.)
Is an indoor movie more your speed? The Miracle Theatre has In The Heights and A Quiet Place Part II, among others. Want to check the schedule? Click here.
On select Mondays, the National Postal Museum holds a special virtual storytime. Their next date is July 26. Click here to sign up.
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!
Ready to let someone else do the Sunday cooking? Give Shababi Palestinian Rotisserie Chicken a try this Sunday, July 25! Although Shababi is based in Virginia, they are bringing their irresistible-sounding chicken to several DC spots this weekend. On Sunday, you can pick up your order at Stanton Park between 5-6 p.m. You have until about 10 p.m. the night before the neighborhood drop to place your order, but beware: They might be sold out by then. Order via ToastTab and tell ’em we sent ya!
If you missed Congressional Cemetery‘s Last Call: Prohibition lantern tours, they will be back for a quick engagement on August 21. Enjoy a tipple while you wander through the grounds and learn about Prohibition’s eve. Tickets.
Want to support local schools and host a varied group of folks for a dinner at your home? This year, the Capitol Hill Community Foundation’s Literary Feast is back on! Send an email to Todd.Cymrot@gmail.com as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Dinners are meant to seat 8-10 people. Registration for the dinners opens on September 1.
Off-Hill but awesome:
One of the most eye-catching items in this week’s Set List is the line-up at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. From local flavor to Latin beats to R&B and Jazz, you’re sure to find something to get you moving– for only $5 a ticket. Click here to purchase tickets.
We’ve all snickered at 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.
You can say many things about Georgetown. Add “stunning in the dark” the list: Georgetown Glow is back with four local artists displaying their stunning light sculptures in Georgetown’s alleyways. For more information, click here. Glow runs through September 26.
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.
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.