Monday, August 21
Colada Shop's First Anniversary: It has been one year since the emblematic Cuban social hub, Colada Shop, opened its doors in Sterling, VA and brought the fascinating culinary landscape of the islands’ favorite bites and drinks to Washingtonians. Now with a second location in the nation’s capital, Colada Shop continues to embody the spirit of the island and celebrate this vibrant and energetic culture. To celebrate Colada Shop’s first Anniversary, Chef Mario Monte and his team welcome friends and fans to the first annual Piña Colada Festival. Guests will have an opportunity to try five different versions of this tropical trifecta of pineapple, roasted coconut and rum, including a boozy popsicle. These selections promise to meet the requirements of the perfect treat for this hot summer weather. Both locations (1405 T St. NW or 21430 Epicerie Plaza in Sterling Va), from Monday Aug 21-Sunday August 27
New Frontiers Back to School Youth Rally: In observance of the Great American Eclipse, our nation’s first full solar eclipse in decades, the New Frontiers: Back to School Youth Rally will feature stellar youth performances by StepAfrika, Split this Rock, Washington Performing Arts’ Children of the Gospel, and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, accompanied by the NEWorks House Band. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 6 p.m., free
Tuesday, August 22
DBGB DC Booze Brews: Several of DC’s favorite bartenders like Sam Ward of Iron Gate and Kevin Egan of Le Diplomate, as well as top breweries, like Ommegang and Port City Brewing, will compete to create the best beer-forward cocktails and a chance to be featured on DBGB DC’s menu through September. Guests will have the opportunity to cast their vote which will enter them into a raffle to win exciting prizes from the participating breweries. Tickets include beer cocktails and passed canapés. DBGB Kitchen & Bar, 931 H Street NW, 7 p.m., $30
Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer: The Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer pits local breweries against each other as they each try to wow the public and the judges with a special barrel-aged brew! Boundary Stone, 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 5 p.m., $25
Wednesday, August 23
Pop-up barre3 class and eatsa dinner: Eatsahas partnered with barre3 to provide a complimentary barre3 class and dinner at eatsa to celebrate healthy living. Following the 30-minute barre3 class inside eatsa K Street -- featuring a live music set by DJ Marky Mark -- each guest will be treated to a free eatsa meal, ranging from quinoa bowls to fresh salads. eatsa, 1627 K Street NW, 6 p.m., free (RSVP by Monday, August 21 to RSVP@mokimedia.com)
Hive Late Night: Experience Hive after-hours with musical performances, drinks and food from Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue, and more. This special edition of Hive Late Night is free for teachers and administrators, but advance registration is required. National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, 6 p.m., $16
Thursday, August 24
DC Burger Battle: Eat burgers and battle hunger at the 2017 DC Burger Battle! Enjoy samples of the best burgers in the city from Due South, Hill Country, Bullfeathers, Blackfinn, Stoney's on L, 201 Bar, burgers.beer.bourbon, Hard Rock Cafe, Rebellion and 10 Tavern, and vote for your favorite. Tickets include burgers from each restaurant, and all-you-care-to-enjoy Budweiser and more. Live music from Justin Trawick & The Common Good and Trailer Grass Orchestra. Proceeds benefit SOME (So Others Might Eat). Hill Country Backyard Barbecue, (at the National Building Museum), 401 F St NW, 6 p.m., $25 -- Enter discount code Refined at checkout for $20 all-inclusive tickets!
Pups & Pints: Join Devil's Backbone and O'Connor Brewing Companies for an evening of fur-babies, friends, and free giveaways for fido! Wunder Garten, 1101 First Street NE, 6 p.m., free
Summer Evenings at Hirshhorn: In anticipation of the final week of "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," pop-up talks highlight visitor favorites! Explore bold new exhibitions by renowned artists Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, and Markus Lüpertz with private tours of the museum's masterpieces. No two nights are alike, with different pop-up activities and live performances every Thursday. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW, 5 p.m., free to enter, cash bar by Tortoise and Hare Bar and Grille.