30 Jul 2021

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The To Do List: Week of July 30, 2021

Yet another week is upon us and it is absolutely unbelievable that July just came and went in the blinking of a eye. Let’s not dwell too long on the inevitability of time passing– let’s just have a good time!

Let’s start with our awesome partnership with DC Music Live. Make sure you check out their bimonthly Set List column, which features reviews, photos and commentary on the local scene! 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!

This event requires you to send a DM for the address, so pay attention: Tonight there is an ALL AGES show at 7 pm to celebrate Spring Silver‘s new album with a cassette release party. The event is outdoors and everyone needs to be masked. Check it out! DM @SpringSilverGram for the location.

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. Next week, it’s Jersey Boys. Ratatouille on August 12, Ford Vs. Ferrari on August 19.

Catch a movie at the Wharf! See above for more details

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!

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 

Is an indoor movie more your speed? The Miracle Theatre has In The Heights, Peter Rabbit 2 and A Quiet Place Part II, among others. Want to check the schedule? Click here.

Plan Ahead:

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.

The National Theater is back and you can get tickets for such amazing shows as Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Click here to get those fall/winter plans going.

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.

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