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Piña Colada Festival at Colada Shop (Image: Courtesy Colada Shop)
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Out and About: 9 events to hit up after work this week

Monday, July 9

Royal Knights World Cocktail Cup: For the latest edition of its monthly “Royal Knights” spirits exploration series, Royal will host the "World {Cocktail} Cup” featuring guest bartender French Scotty along with Royal’s head bartenders Jake Kenny and Alonzo Freeman. The one-night menu will feature six creative fútbol-themed cocktails (all $8, except for the “Hand of God” popsicle which is $4), ranging from the vodka and beet-infused “Russian Collusion”; a Switzerland-Sweden mashup with homemade aquavit & Swiss absinthe; and a Brazilian cachaca/avocado cocktail. Free to attend

Tuesday, July 10

PIÑA COLADA Festival: Chef Mario Monte and his team from Colada Shop welcome friends and fans to the second annual Piña Colada Festival, with three different versions of this tropical trifecta of pineapple, roasted coconut and rum, including a boozy popsicle. Starting at 4 p.m., guests will be able to indulge in a variety of pineapple themed food specials and complimentary snacks like Pan con Lechón (slow cooked pork with pickled pineapple, mojo, cilantro aioli); Plantain Chips with Pineapple Salsa (fried plantains with homemade pineapple salsa); and Pineapple & Coconut Empanada (warm pastry filled with pineapple chunks and coconut). A Special Piña Colada served in a fresh pineapple and prepared with Bacardi 8 will be available for $30 and serves two people. Free to attend.

Author Talk with Caitlin Moran: Head to Politics & Prose at the Wharf for a reading from Caitlin Moran's second work of fiction "How to Be Famous." The novelfollows Johanna Morrigan, aka Dolly Wilde, already a successful music writer at age eighteen. But John, her best friend and crush, is even more successful. To one-up him—and ultimately to win him—she launches a monthly column analyzing fame. Filled with Moran’s hilarious and pointed social critiques, the venture puts Johanna in the public eye, but once there, she’s vulnerable to the downside of fame when an unfortunate moment of her own is exposed. Free to attend, book costs $26.99.

Glow Yoga on the Mall: Join DC Fray and other district yogis for the "Summer Glow Yoga on the Mall" series. Meet between 3rd St. NW and 4th St. NW, next to Madison Dr. NW to light up the night in glow sticks and paint as Andrea from Balance Gym, leads you through a 60-minute Vinyasa Flow class. Bring your own mat. Tickets are $25.

Story District presents Up S**t Creek: Story District continues its 20 year tradition of storytelling shows on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, this time, at the DC Improv. Come on out and enjoy a night of locals sharing true stories about getting in and out of trouble. Tickets are $20.

Wednesday, July 11

BBQ and Cornhole: Network with young professionals, enjoy the sunshine, and have some fun playing some cornhole brought to you by DC Fray and Hill Country Barbecue Market. Join from 6-8 p.m. on the grass next to the National Building Museum. Free to attend.

Thursday, July 12

Pilates and Pool Happy Hour: VIDA Fitness instructor Andrea Van Zile will lead a free poolside Pilates demonstration at 6:30 p.m., and guests can enjoy happy hour afterwards. Attendees can dine on light fare provided by Mighty Meals and enjoy their first drink on the house. Guests also have the opportunity to win a drawing for a free, two-week unlimited Pilates package at VIDA Fitness. Free to attend.

Jeff Foxworthy in D.C.: Catch the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history and best-selling author of more than 26 books at the Kennedy Center. In 2014, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and his style has been compared to Mark Twain’s. Expect an act that goes beyond his celebrated redneck jokes to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature. Tickets start at $39.

A League of Their Own viewing: See the stars beneath the stars at the Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie Series, showing "A League of Their Own." Movie starts at sundown, but guests are welcome to start scoping out seats at 7. Free to attend.

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