DC has so many events to offer this weekend, its hard to choose! However, we’ve managed to narrow down the list to some of our top picks. Check out our personal recommendations of what you should DOinDC this weekend:
Friday, July 25th
For the movie goers: Ditch the traditional old movie theater and opt for a classic drive-in movie instead! This summer, Union Market will be hosting a drive-in movie series. This Friday’s film is ‘The Life Aquatic.’ The screen will be displayed on Union Market’s 3-story wall and there will also be a variety of vendors serving themed food and drinks. Get there on time, because the park gates close at 8:15. Tickets cost $10 for parking and you can buy them here.
For art appreciators: Gaze at the works of local artists with a cocktail in hand at Last Fridays DC Art Crawl. Last Fridays DC is a monthly art event that promotes local talent by showcasing artists in local venues. Attendees are able to browse different artists’ galleries by visiting the venues and enjoying the specials they have provided for the event. This weekend’s event runs from 6:00pm-10:00pm, starting at Lost Society. Click here for more info and tickets.
Saturday, July 26th
For the yogis: Start off your Saturday right with sunrise yoga on the dock. Key Bridge Boathouse will be hosting yoga class starting at 7:00 am. Click here to sign up and for a list of other classes.
For any Redskins fan who owns a dog: Olde Towne Pet Resort is having its own take on the 2014 football pre-season: Dog Agility Training Camp on Saturday. Coinciding with Redskins Training Camp, which kicks off on July 24th, Old Towne Pet Resort will host a play day where dogs will have the opportunity to participate in a training camp of their own. This ones a little pricey ($50), but who doesn’t want to splurge on man’s best friend? Also, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Washington Humane Society. The camp will be hosted at the Springfield and Dulles locations. Three classes will be offered and will begin at 9 am, 10 am and 11 am. Dogs of all ages and sizes are eligible to participate. Check out more info about the schedule here or email Katy Salo at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
For the beer lovers: Want to expand your beer tasting knowledge? Look no further than Drink the District: Beer Edition, where you can take an unlimited tasting journey through more than 50 beers from around the world and dive into DC’s most delicious food trucks. This third annual event features lawn games and live music on the main stage at the New York Avenue city block between 5th and 6th Streets this Saturday. Tickets cost $40 and include 3 hours of unlimited tastings of 50+ Beer, unlimited full pours of Bud Light & Shock Top, and live music, lawn games, & food trucks. Sign up here for the afternoon or evening session to celebrate beer and summer in the nation’s capital.
Sunday, July 27th
For the history buff: Still have some patriotic fever left over from the 4th? Join Dwane Starlin, a member of The Guild of Professional Guides of Washington, D.C., for a tour de force of Georgetown during the “Second Revolutionary War”! Starting at 10:00 am, visit & view that areas of Georgetown that were part of the conflict, which finally established the United States as a country and not a just a former British Colony. The tour ends at the Francis Scott Key Park. The ticket price ($15) includes a tour of the Dumbarton House. Get them here.
For the crab gorgers: Old Town’s Jackson 20 is set to host its annual Bounty of the Bay crab fest series this Sunday from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. The fest will include a full scale crab boil complete with Maryland blue crabs, peel and eat shrimp, oysters rockefeller, summer corn, and boiled red potatoes from Chef Brian McPherson. The summer series will be hosted in the restaurant’s spacious courtyard, dress casual and prepare to get messy! Tickets ($48) and include all food, tax and gratuity (excludes alcohol). For reservations, call (703) 842-2790.