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TUESDAY MAY 2

 

 

DACHA Springfest Market  //  MARKET

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TODAY 3 PM ·  @ Dacha Beer Garden

Hear Hear! To All DC Dwellers and lucky visitors! This Tuesday, May 2nd, 20 new and returning local vendors will unfurl their wares and cool fares at Dacha Spring Fest Market! The official drink of the Market and this year's festival is Weihenstephaner Kristall Weizenbock! Dacha is the only place in DC serving this highly limited and never to repeat brew from the oldest brewery in the world! This is one night you don't want to miss out on!

Rachel Pfeffer Designs Wild Roots Apothecary Cuba Skate The OutrageKicheko Goods Mallory Shelter Jewelry Wight Tea Company Happy Healthy Human Katz District Coffee Artbeforeanything Marcella Kriebel Art + Illustration Urban Jungle Nh.d Studio Bureau KUZEH Pottery Miks Letterpress Plus #PrintsbyMargoElysad #AuggieFroggyKids
#AStrangeFlowerDC #MintLola

FYI -- The event ends at 10:30 & is free admission 

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SATURDAY MAY 6

 

 

 

Funk Parade 2017  //  MUSIC

Sat 12 PM ·  @ U Street Neighborhood

 

Funk Parade is a one-of-a-kind day fair, parade and music festival, celebrating Washington DC's vibrant music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the Spirit of Funk that brings us all together. 

DAY FAIR 12-7 PM

PARADE 3-4 PM

MUSIC FESTIVAL 7-10 PM

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SUNDAY MAY 7

 

 

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Pints & Puppies  //  DRINK

Sun 1 PM ·  @ American Ice Company 

Come drink one down with your hound! Looking to socialize, enjoy great drink specials, and show off your four legged friend? Look no further. Bring your pup to the pub with Pints & Puppies.

Pints & Puppies brings all of your favorite things together: Craft Beers, a Social Setting at your favorite watering hole, and Man’s Best Friend.

A portion of the proceeds will go toward local charities supporting dog rescue. 

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Currently supporting local dog rescues with events in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

Early Bird Tickets only $15 (Limited Quantity) 
Pricing – $15 online in advance/$20 at door — includes:

- One free drink, choice of craft beers
- Continued Drink Specials
- Unlimited Photo Booth w/ your Pet

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THURSDAY MAY 11

 

 

 

Empire of the Sun  //  CONCERT

Thu 7 PM ·  @ Echostage 

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SATURDAY MAY 13

 

 

 

Cirque du Denizens Presents: Carnivale   //  DAY DRINK

Sat 2 PM ·  @ Denizens Brewing Co 

Denizens Eyes Brewery

Drink. Marvel. Play. Flirt. Dance. Indulge. Experience Cirque du Denizens' Adult Playground: Carnivale! Have you ever wanted to revisit all of the joy & excitement that you felt as a kid at a carnival but with an inappropriate spin that speaks to the twisted depths of your grown-up soul? 

"Come One & Come All" as we... 
- Marvel at the fantastical feats of jugglers, stilt walkers, & acrobats
- Play the cheeky & inappropriate carnival games
- Flirt with our favorite DBC team member by getting them all wet in the dunk tank (each dunk = Humane Society donation) 
- Dance to the DJ stylings of Blaqsquerade
- Indulge in all of the carnival fare and Denizens beer you can handle

Dress code is street, club, drag, burlesque, fetish, fantastical - whatever strikes your fancy*! Carnivale is a place to let your freak flag fly! $20 gains you admission to the madness along with your first beer and bag of popcorn. *No dressing like clowns. That shit's creepy. 

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Dirtybird BBQ 2017   // MUSIC & FOOD

Sat 3 PM  ·  @ DC Brau Brewing Company

U Street Music Hall presents DIRTYBIRD BBQ DC

LINE-UP: 
Claude VonStroke
Justin Martin
Kill Frenzy
Walker & Royce
Weiss

GA tickets and BBQ plates sold separately. 

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Halcyon Stage BalletX Pop-UP Union Market Washington DC event

Halcyon Stage BalletX (Performing to music of Amy Winehouse & indie-rock band Beirut)   //  DANCE

Sat 7:30 PM ·  @ Dock 5 at Union Market 

Philly-based BalletX, one of the nation’s most intriguing contemporary ballet companies, presents an astonishing evening of dances by choreographers Trey McIntyre and Matthew Neenan set to the music of Amy Winehouse and the indie-rock band Beirut.

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Kaskade "Spring Fling"  

// CONCERT

Sat 8 PM ·  @ Echostage 

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MONDAY MAY 15

 


Thievery Corporation at The Kennedy Center  //  CONCERT

Mon 7 PM · @  The John F. Kennedy Center

Thievery Corporation is working with composer-in-residence Mason Bates to create a symphonic/electronic presentation of the classic Thievery sound. Join us on May 15th, along with a 22-peice orchestra conducted by Teddy Abrams, for a special performance at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. An early show will start at 7:00pm with second performance at 9:00pm on the same time. Performance time for each show is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.

 

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THURSDAY MAY 18

 

 

 

The Weeknd   //  CONCERT

Thu 7:30 PM ·  @ Verizon Center 

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FRIDAY MAY 19

 

 

Daybreaker DC  "Music On The Brain"  //  WORKOUT

 

Fri 6 AM · @ The John F. Kennedy Center

Yoga 6 - 7am

Dance 7 - 9am

Breakfast / Coffee / Snacks

Crazy Costumes

& More!

 

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2017 Contemporaries Bash: Berlin Underground  // PARTY


Fri 8:30 PM · @ Dock 5 at Union Market 

Inspired by Berlin’s pulsing nightlife, the 2017 Bash brings the German capital’s decadent club scene to Dock 5 for one sensational night of cocktails, music, food, fashion, and dancing. 

The Bash is a sell-out event that attracts the city’s most dynamic young professionals. Come connect with The Phillips Collection’s community of art-lovers, creative thinkers, and philanthropists.

$175 General Entry · $125 Museum Members

Featuring:
Premium open bar and outdoor biergarten by Denizens Brewing Co.
Savory and sweet bites inspired by Berlin’s street food scene
DJ, Photo booths, art-installations, and more...

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SATURDAY MAY 20

 

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Sat 11 AM · @ NOMA

Celebrate the return of POW! WOW! DC, a global art movement that celebrates culture, music, and art worldwide!

+25 Vendors, Live Art, Foods Trucks, & Music. Family & Pet-Friendly. Free & Open to the Public. Featuring Music by KERIMtheDJ, DJ Vanniety Kills, and DJ Mathias Broohm. Live Painting by Henley Bounkhong, John Grunwell, Kasey O'Boyle, and Katie Pumphrey

Proudly presented by NoMa Business Improvement District & organized by local artist, Kelly Towles, 20 extraordinarily talented muralists from DC and around the world will be creating original masterpieces beginning on May 17th through May 27th, with an Opening Kick-Off Event on May 20th.

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MONDAY MAY 22

 

 

edible dc eat drink local

EdibleDC Eat/Drink Local  

//  FOOD & DRINK

Mon 6 PM  ·  @ Long View Gallery

Join us for the 3rd Annual EdibleDC Magazine Eat/Drink Local! Your ALL INCLUSIVE ticket gets you 15+ divine drinks and 15+ fabulous foods from the best bartenders and chefs across the DMV. VIP ticket hodlers will get exclusive access to the Columbia Room patio with additional drinks/food as well as the VIP after party at Tiger Fork. VIP ticket holders also get an exculsive EdibleDC green tote with all our local picks. Sample of some of the 2017 confirmed vendors:

  • Plume
  • China Chilcano
  • Iron Gate
  • The Riggsby
  • On Rye
  • Harrimans Grill (Salamander Resort & Spa)
  • Toki Underground
  • Tiger Fork
  • Columbia Room
  • DogFish Head Brewery & Distillery
  • Lyon Distilling Gray Wolf Distilling
  • KO Distilling
  • Early Mountain Vineyards
  • Troegs Brewery
  • One Eight Distilling
  • The Gibson
  • and more...

 

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SATURDAY MAY 27

 

 

Washington National Cathedral Events

The Great Gatsby Lawn Party  

//  DAY EVENT

Sat 11 AM  ·  @ Washington National Cathedral 

Sprawled out before the magnificent towers of the Washington National Cathedral, step back into a simpler time of flapper dresses, boater hats, and the big band sounds of the 1910's, 1920's, & 1930's.  Period orchestras, performances, lawn games, two large wood dance floors, photo booths, food & beverage available for purchase, specialty alcoholic Prohibition cocktails, and more await!  Period attire strongly encouraged.

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THURSDAY JUNE 1

 

 

 

AT&T Best of Washington Party 2017  //  Food & Drink

Thu 6 PM · @ National Building Museum

Kick off your summer with Washingtonian at the Best of Washington party on June 1 at the National Building Museum! Enjoy delectable fare and cocktails from more than 75 of Washingtonian’s top-rated restaurants, all under one roof. More than 2,000 foodies, celebrities, and restauranteurs will sample, sip, and socialize, all while celebrating Washington’s best restaurants.

A portion of ticket proceeds and all funds from the silent auction at Best of Washington will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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FRIDAY JUNE 16

 


BYT & Nat Geo's Excellent Adventure  //  PARTY


Fri 8 PM · @ 1600 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

 

Join BrightestYoungThings.com and National Geographic for EXCELLENT ADVENTURE The Official Explorers Festival 2017 After Hours

With exclusive access to the new Nat Geo Museum exhibition:
National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

+ Hot jamz and vibes from:

Oddisee (DJ set)
(Taking you on a musical odyssey)
Herr Metal
(even more inspiring than Wyld Stallyns)
Axel F
(spinning the best of the 80s all night long)

Featuring a big outdoor courtyard to frolick in with Bars / Food Trucks / Photobooths / Lasers & MORE FUN TBA!

Nerd out with lightning talks from Nat Geo Explorers:
Featuring:
Lily Zeng / Butterfly Princess
Jennifer Adler / Snorkel Queen
Ella Al-Shamahi / Skull Master

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SATURDAY JULY 15

 

 

Willie Nelson

Merriweather 50th Anniversary

FT. Willie Nelson + Father John Misty + Jackson Browne + Grace Potter  

// CONCERT

 

Sat 7 PM ·  @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

 

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MONDAY JULY 17

 

 

 

Gorillaz  // Concert

Sat 7 PM ·  @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

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FRIDAY JULY 21

 

 

 

Kendrick Lamar The Damn Tour with Travis Scott & D.R.A.M.  // CONCERT

Fri 7:30 PM ·  @ Verizon Center 

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THURSDAY JULY 27

 

 

Alt-J & Saint Motel  //  CONCERT

Thu 7 PM · @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

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SUNDAY JULY 30

 

 

Jaymes Young  //  CONCERT

Thu 7 PM · @ Rock & Roll Hotel

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The D.C. Brunch Bible // Volume 2

The D.C. Brunch Bible // Volume 2

Song We've Got On Repeat  |  'Two Brothers' by Hanni El Khatib

Song We've Got On Repeat | 'Two Brothers' by Hanni El Khatib

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