05 Aug 2021

To Do:

The To Do List, Week of August 5, 2021

We made it to Thursday! Pat yourselves on the back and let’s do something fun, shall we?

First up, The Fields at RFK has Disc Golf starting today! Disc golf is just like regular golf, except that you’re tossing discs or Frisbees instead of using a club and balls. The course is open 8 a.m. to dusk, seven days a week. You can borrow discs, scorecards and pencils at The Fields office in Lot 7, open 4 – 10 pm weekdays and 8 am – 8 pm on weekends. Check out the course below:

Ready to tee off? The Disc Golf course at the Fields at RFK looks like a whole lot of fun!. Photo courtesy of CRYSP DC, via screenshot

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 

NoMa Bid is also bringing outdoor movies back with CiNoMatic (get it?) . Their series starts on Wednesday, August 25 at Alethia Tanner park. The first selection is Crazy Rich Asians. For more info, click here.

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.

Fan of free coffee and free swag? Looking for a new dentist office? Tend Dental is opening their offices on Capitol Hill on Monday, August 9 but you can get free coffee drinks at two Compass Coffee locations– the 7th Street roastery and the Georgetown location– tomorrow and Saturday, August 6 and 7. For more details, click here.

So grateful for 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!

Otakon is coming to the Convention Center this weekend. Check it out here!

Plan Ahead:

One of our favorites, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, re-opens on August 27! Are you excited? Because we sure are! It’s all about Owney! More info here.

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:

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience opens tomorrow at Bryant Street NE. The multi-sensory, multi-room, family-friendly experience is open weekdays 10 am-8 pm and weekends 9 am-9 pm. You can read more about it here and get tickets here.

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.

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.

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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