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The Color Purple, the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, is playing at the Kennedy Center through August 26. (Image: Matthew Murphy)
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Weekend Report: 10 events to amp up your weekend plans

Thursday, August 16

Under 35 Museum Night: Explore Ford's Theatre after hours with young history and arts fans. Meet the Under 35 staff and learn their favorite parts of the Ford’s Theatre story. Come see this historic site in a brand new light! Tickets are $18 and include two complimentary drink tickets for sponsored beer and wine.

Wubba Lubba Dub PUB opens: The latest version of the pop-up bar from Drink Company opens up tonight, honoring all of the details of 'Rick and Morty', a show on Cartoon Network aimed at millennials. The space includes a karaoke portion, but if you're feeling low key, you can still enjoy the themed cocktails and super detailed decor. As a bonus, if you dress like Rick, you can beat the line and get through the separate 'Ricks Only' door. Free to attend.

Friday, August 17

Outdoor Showing of Black Panther: Bring a blanket and a picnic and prepare to watch your fav stars under the stars in Farragut Square. After the events of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. Free to attend.

Saturday, August 18

Yoga at the U.S Botanic Garden: Start your weekend off with a yoga flow class in one of the District's most peaceful and beautiful spaces with "With Love DC." Bring your own mat and water bottle. Free to attend.

Rooftop Yoga: Rosewood Washington, D.C. has launched a summer rooftop yoga series in partnership with The Loft at Lululemon Georgetown. Led by several of the city’s most esteemed yoga professionals, the vinyasa classes will focus on linking breath to movement through a series of fluid poses and static holds intended to build strength and flexibility. Free to attend, but reserve a spot ahead of time.

Yoga at the Kennedy Center: Enjoy a free, all-levels vinyasa yoga class in the Grand Foyer as part of the Kennedy Center's Sound Health program connecting the performing arts to mind-body wellness. An instructor from a different local yoga studio leads each session, and this weekend instructor Ellen Devine is teaching. Free to attend.

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival: The 9th annual Maryland tradition returns with an all-you-can-eat-and-drink festival with over 65,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music and family fun. Tickets start at $39.

Sunday, August 19

The Color Purple: The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival is playing at the Kennedy Center through August 26. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. It’s the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Tickets start at $79.

Silver Spring Jerk and Barbecue Showcase: Check out the first ever jerk and BBQ festival in Silver Spring, and make sure you stop by the "Taste of Jamaica" booth to sample some jerk chicken and pork. There will be musical entertainment for adults and kids. Tickets are $15.

Inaugural Lager Fest: Join the DC Brewers' Guild and City Winery to kick off DC Beer Week 2018 with a celebration of the rich lager brewing history. Lager Fest will bring together more than 30 craft breweries for an afternoon of refreshing lager style beers, pilsners, and related summer favorites, including hard-to-find rare brews. Guests will receive a complimentary DC Brewer’s Guild tasting glass with unlimited pours of beer from participating breweries, plus live music from Lee, Blackwood, and Graham. Tickets are $40.


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