Monday, June 4
ALL CAPS Hockey Fest: Just as they did for game three on Saturday, the Washington Caps have announced that the ALL CAPS Hockey Fest will return for game 4 (and game 6, should the series come to that). From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to ROCK THE RED with fellow Capitals fans as part of celebrations at 7th Street NW and G Street NW, which will include Caps Alumni participation as well as visits from the Red Rockers and Slapshot. At 6 p.m., Fall Out Boy will perform a free pre-game concert. Fans attending the ALL CAPS Hockey Fest who are not attending the game may watch the game from 8th Street NW and G Street NW on the big board above McDonald’s, plus additional screens on the street. Free to attend.
National Cognac Day with The Royal: Today is National Cognac Day, and the Royal is paying homage to the French brandy with truly creative $8 cognac cocktails at its monthly “Royal Knights” cocktail pop-up series. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., special guest bartender Frank Manganello Jr., bar director at French wine bar Primrose, will collaborate with Royal’s head bartenders Jake Kenny and Alonzo Freeman on a one-night menu featuring cognac coladas, affogato pour-overs, and even Sidecar jello shots. Free to attend.
Tuesday, June 5
Mi Vida Beehive Dinner: Mi Vida Chef Roberto Santibañez and Susana Trilling will prepare a culinary adventure, complete with bee-inspired cocktails and a four-course meal with wine pairings. To increase awareness for the role that bees play in our gardens and our food, other chefs from across the country are joining forces with Whole Kids Foundation to host fundraising dinners in their cities to bring beehives to schools. Tickets are $95.
Wednesday, June 6
Aura Spa Summer Mixer: Step out of the summer heat and relax at Aura Spa. Guests can expect two-and-a-half hours of complimentary champagne, desserts, chair massages and swag bags with the newest in summer skincare. Expert estheticians will provide in-depth skin analyses and inform Washingtonians how to prep their skin for the infamous DC humidity. All guests will be entered into a raffle. Free to attend.
Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition: Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and D.C. submitted work to the 14th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B until June 30. Free to attend.
Sunset Fitness: Every Wednesday through August 29, check out a free outdoor fitness class hosted by different Georgetown fitness studios. Kick off the summer program with a 60-minute session with Lululemon at the Georgetown Waterfront Park. Free to attend, but registration is encouraged as each class caps at 100 students. Registration opens two weeks before the first class of each month. Bring your own yoga mat.
Dine n Dash: 30 restaurants, six featured chefs and four hours of endless food, drink and live music combine to create one huge night. With five to eight dishes and four drinks at each restaurant, you won't go hungry. Roaming waitstaff and food stations at each location will keep traffic moving, so no need to worry about lines, wait times, or ordering. Enjoy unlimited food and drink at all participating restaurants until you're full, or the event ends -- whichever comes first! And don't miss a chance to rub elbows with Chef Jose Andres, Andrew Zimmern, Dana Cowin and Puerto Rican chefs Mario Pagán, Wilo Benet and Jose Enrique. All proceeds benefit World Central Kitchen. Tickets start at $150/
Thursday, June 7
National College Dance Festival: The American College Dance Association's 2018 National College Dance Festival presents three programs featuring some of the finest dance works selected from colleges and universities throughout the country. Tickets are $30.
Drag Bingo Bash: To kick-off Capital Pride, Taylor Gourmet has tapped two of D.C.’s dopest queens -- Bombalicious Eklaver and Ba'Naka -- to host a classic bingo game at its Logan Circle location. With a new game kicking off every 45 minutes, plenty of Pride partyers will have the opportunity to yell “BINGO!” during the special event, which is free and open to the public and will include complimentary Taylor Gourmet salads and cocktails, plus amazing surprise prizes. Best of all, Taylor Gourmet’s Drag Bingo night, produced in partnership with the Washington Blade, will benefit Casa Ruby.
To Future Women: What would you say to women of future generations? To Future Women is an interactive artwork by Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow Georgia Saxelby that invites Hirshhorn visitors from all over the globe to write a letter to women in twenty years time. Part art and part history, this collection of letters will be archived for twenty years in Washington, DC and re-exhibited in 2037 on the 20th anniversary of the Women’s March. Free to attend.
Caps Game 5: Come watch Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Capital One Arena with Slapshot, Red Rockers and fellow Caps fans! Several concession stands will be open and Chick-fil-A will be available. Doors will open at 7pm with pregame coverage shown in the arena bowl, followed by full game coverage starting at 8pm. Free to attend, and a reservation is not required but suggested.