It’s the middle of summer and, barring really high heat advisory, mosquitoes or surprise thunderstorms, it’s the perfect time of year to just *be.* Some of you are out of town or just getting back from vacation, but many of you are making it a hot (working) girl summer. Let’s have some fun, shall we?
Tonight, get yourself down to Eastern Market! This month’s Funky Friday is SPARKLE themed, so wear your twinkliest threads and join the fun along 7th street SE! The market will be open until 9 p.m.!
The Live, on the Hill jazz series is going on from 5-6:30 p.m. Afterward, come up and grab your headphones for another Silent Disco Dance Party along C Street plaza, from 7-10 p.m.
Did you know that the Capitol Hill Little League kiddos won the DC Little League 10U tournament? They beat Northwest LL 5-3 after an undefeated season and they’ll be representing DC in the Eastern regional championship in Rhode Island starting August 6. But as you know, travel is not cheap, so CHLL needs your support, starting with a bake sale this weekend, July 30 and 31, at Eastern Market. Don’t want to get a sweet treat but want to support the kids? Click here to donate directly.
Tonight, July 29, and slightly off-Hill (but with Hill components) is a bilingual theater experience at the National Building Museum and part of the Folger Theater’s Playhouse: La Frontera. Learn more about the culture that brings the richness of border culture to the stage. More info here. There is an after-hours performance on August 1. More info here.
By the by, have you seen A Midsummer’s Night Dream at The Playhouse yet? Highly recommend it: from watching the sun set in the building and on our players, to their wonderful energy and ensemble work, to the innovating twist in the storytelling, this staging of the crazy lovers’ tale is sure to delight. More information and tickets here.
Join the Guerrilla Gardeners and ANC commissioner Edward Ryder on Saturday July 30 from 1-4 p.m. in celebrating the reclamation of the Potomac Triangle Parks, located along I and K Streets SE. There will be music, food, games, prizes and more. For more information or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to meet local ANC candidates? Trusty’s on Pennsylvania Avenue is holding a special Candidates’ Happy Hour on Saturday, July 30 from 6-7:30 p.m., so you can meet Alison Horn (7D10), Matt LaFortune (6B09), Edward Ryder (6B08) and Shane Seger (7D09).
Soccer fan? Wunder Garten is showing the UEFA Women’s Euro Cup final On July 31. Kickoff is at noon. There will be Atlas Brewery specials all afternoon! For more info and to RSVP, click here.
On Tuesday, August 2, from 5-8 p.m., celebrate National Night Out at Lincoln Park. This event is part of a national initiative to introduce law enforcement to the community and celebrate community. There will be food, face painting, music and more. For more information, click here.
The DC Burger Battle benefiting So Others Might Eat is coming to the Wharf! On Thursday, August 4, get your burger on from 7-10 p.m., drink cold Budweiser Supreme, pick up your swag and enjoy the beautiful Wharf views. Tickets are $45. More info here.
Feel like cooling off and watching a movie? The Miracle Theater on Barracks Row has Jurassic World and Lightyear this weekend. Tickets here.
If you haven’t attended a DDOT Open Streets event, the next one is happening this Saturday, July 30, in Ward 7 along Benning Road, from Minnesota Avenue to East Capitol Street. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. More information here. The next Open Streets event will take place in late August in Ward 5. You can find more information here.
City Winery in Ivy City is a wonderful venue for live music and fun– and the wine isn’t bad either. If you’re an Elton John fan, plan on seeing The Jets, a tribute band, this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.). Tickets here.
We may chuckle at the rebranding of Crystal City as National Landing or NaLa, but hey––it’s catchy. If you want to catch an outdoor movie, you can do so starting tonight at Movies in the Park. The first one is The original Lego Movie! More information and details here.
Can’t get enough of outdoor movies? Union Market District’s Drive-In series happens the second Friday of the month. This month is Dirty Dancing. More info and tickets here.
Are you a Studio Ghibli fan? The Japanese animation studio has created movies that are touching, funny, mesmerizing and more akin to watching a moving painting than a cartoon. Princess Mononoke, one of the best-known productions, opens Wednesday, August 3 at the Angelika Pop-Up, 550 Penn Street NE. More info and tickets here.
During the month of August, starting August 9, you can do yoga at The Yards. Called the Sundeck Salutation Series, this free class goes from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. And if you show up early, you can receive a branded yoga block for your own daily practice. Don’t forget water and a mat! More info and RSVP here.