Things To Do in DC This Weekend Jun 23-26: Outdoor Shakespeare, Babe Ruth, Ladyhawke, Red White ‘n Brew …

June 23, 2016 - garden totes


THEATER: You don’t have to trek a New York for Shakespeare in a Park—the Fat  Greasy Citizens Brigade has we lonesome with their outside opening of The Tempest during the Grace Episcopal Church. Grab a blanket, snacks, and suffer The Bard’s tragicomedy set on a remote island. The final display is Jun 24. Free; 7 PM

MUSIC: Peppy post-punkers BRNDA play Luce Unplugged during a Luce Foundation Center for American Art. Head over early to listen to an art speak by museum staff featuring works of art picked out privately by a band. Free; 5:30.


FESTIVAL: The monthly MarketSW earnings to #LotSW for another dusk of internal vendors, live performances, a drink garden and even a cigar lounge. Tonight’s song will be brought—or spun, rather—to we by a vinyl experts of Analog Soul Club DC. 4 PM

MUSEUMS: Just in time for round season, a National Portrait Gallery’s vaunt “One Life: Babe Ruth” opens. Babe Ruth was one of a many informed faces in America—which might not seem conspicuous now, when ads featuring second-tier jocks burden a airwaves—but it was down-right novel when he joined a fledgling vital leagues. Today, a Babe’s ancestral significance is reduction about home runs (thanks to chemically extended sluggers outstanding his records) than about popular culture: For improved or worse, he invented a celebrity-athlete archetype. Take a demeanour through this exhibit’s prints, photos, and ad memorabilia and confirm if we ought to censure him for everything that came next.

COMEDY: Karen Williams, a nation’s initial plainly happy black comic, will be gracing DC Improv with a set in respect of Gay Pride Month. Williams initial began behaving standup in a 1980s as a singular mom in Berkeley, and has been creation a name for herself with quick wit and chaste chaff ever since. $25, 7:30 PM

COMEDY: Jay Pharoah brings a laughs to a Kennedy Center. The comedian’s uncanny impersonation of President Obama went amply viral to get him expel on Saturday Night Live in 2010, though a Chesapeake, Virginia, native’s operation goes distant over a soon-to-be-ex-commander in chief. Witness his spot-on Kanye West and Ben Carson or a already legendary “Weekend Update” in that he impersonates 9 other comedians. In his standup act, Pharoah tries to be some-more than only other people’s voices—no consternation his Showtime special final year was titled “Can we Be Me?” $29 to $45, 9:30 PM


FESTIVAL: Show off your nationalistic side before a Fourth of Jul with Drink a District’s Red White ‘n Brew drink booze festival during The Yards. Your sheet includes total tastings, all of that are done in a United States. Pad your stomach by purchasing a juicy break from one of a internal food trucks on-hand. $45, 1 PM

FESTIVAL: Detroit-based lifestyle pattern code Shinola is branch branch 14th travel into a retard party. Enjoy live song from Greensky Bluegrass, the Howard Gospel Choir, and DJ Ben Chang, along with standard retard jubilee activities like bocce round and cornhole. You can also support Shinola’s partnership with FEED, a craving relief charity, by shopping a receptacle bag that will means a classification to yield 100 dishes to children and families in need. 3 PM

MUSIC: Indie synth-pop heavenly Ladyhawke (real name Phillipa Margaret “Pip” Brown) plays U Street Music Hall compelling her latest manuscript Wild Things, a fun, modern take on a new call dance bar hits from a ‘80s. $20, 7 PM


FESTIVAL: The parishioners from Shrine of a Sacred Heart are portion adult pupusas once again at the second annual Pupusafest. Last year, a church sole tighten to 10,000 of these stuffed, grilled tortillas internal to El Salvador, and they design to make even some-more this time. Given that a event runs probably all day, it is totally possibly (and not during all shameful) to eat a pupusa for each meal. 8 AM

FESTIVAL: The Yards Marina is celebrating their grand opening with a jubilee that helps locals get to know a area. Spend a afternoon along a H2O exploring a Anacostia River on Living Classroom’s Historic Oyster Buyboat and a Anacostia Riverkeeper pontoon, sampling bites from internal restaurants, enjoying live song and holding partial in mini golf and cornhole games. 2 PM


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