Monday, June 25
Nama'Stay for Beer at Heritage Brewing Market Common: Our two favorite ways to unwind are beer and yoga, so here's your chance to enjoy them together! You'll start your evening with an hour of Vinyasa flow, followed by a beer at Heritage Brewing Co. in Clarendon. Tickets are $20.
Tuesday, June 26
Jules and Jim by François Truffaut at the Embassy of France: Whether you're a French New Wave film fanatic or just want to dip your toes in the genre, there's no better way to learn about Truffaut than enjoying this classic movie at the Embassy of France. For those of us who aren't francophones, don't worry about missing out - the movie will be screened with English subtitles. This event is free, but you have to RSVP.
2018 James W. Foley Freedom Awards: This award, which is given in the name of James Foley, an American journalist who was killed in Syria, honors those who "advocate for the safe return of all Americans taken hostage abroad, to protect independent conflict journalists and to educate regarding these threats to our freedom." This year's honorees will include Jen Easterly, C.J. Chivers and Malala Yousafzai, who will attend the Newseum event via video. Tickets are $250
Wednesday, June 27
The 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: The super-popular festival runs from June 27 to July 8, but on the opening day you can try out activities ranging from caving to learning Armenian script to wine tasting.
BBQ and Cornhole Event at National Building Museum: DC Fray's events are always fun, but the National Building Museum is incredibly beautiful and we can't think of a better place to chow down on Hill Country BBQ. The event is free, but you have to buy the BBQ on site.
Thursday, June 28
The Great War With Prohibition with Atlas Obscura: Atlas Obscura is the go-to source for odd bits of history and now you can learn all about prohibition with historian Garrett Peck. The event will be hosted at Atlas Brew Works and, although the beer may not help you remember the history lesson, the ticket includes a tour, tasting glass, and one beer flight per person. Tickets are $35.
Crave Rosé - Patio Party: Fun fact! Veuve Clicquot Rosé was first created 200 years ago. On Thursday, you can honor the classic bubbly's birthday with a patio party at the ultra-cool W Hotel. The evening includes bites, a deejay, and, of course, bubbly.
Queer Grrrl Movie Night at Republic Restoratives: Pride month isn't over yet! Republic Restoratives, which is owned by queer women, will be hosting a screening of But I'm a Cheerleader, the 1999 LGBTQ+ cult classic. The movie will be screened with captions for accessibility.